Thanks to all who attended the AMPS 2018 International Convention here in Dayton back in May. What a tremendous turnout of modelers, vendors, and family members! This was the largest AMPS “Big Show” yet: 197 modelers entered and 708 models judged! Vendors turned out in force to meet the unending demand for kits, aftermarket, references, and consumables. In all, 23 vendors filled 103 tables with their wares and went home with their inventories far lighter than when they arrived.
Behind the scenes for the year prior, a cadre of dedicated volunteers worked to make the show a huge success even before the doors opened that Thursday morning in Dayton. Special thanks go out to the 2018 AMPS “Cadre:” Ashely Abernathy, Mike Petty, John Charvat, Mike Del Veccio, John Robinson, Glen Martin, Mike Reaves, Brian Messier, Frank Cicarrella, Neil Stokes, Chuck Rothman, Chuck Willis, Dan Egan, Eric Choy, Tom Faith, Paul Helfrich, Chris Bumgarner, and Camden Koukol.
Thanks are also due to Sandi Petty, Kim Aleshire, Janice Rothman, and Sheila Roof for their tireless efforts keeping the registration and judging data and forms straight.
To all who volunteered to help with judging, running, registration, raffle, and vendor support duties, a hearty “thank you” is extended for your role in making the event a huge success.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors are in order, with special recognition of our corporate sponsors:
Micro World Games
- Sprue Brothers
- Squadron/ M M D
- AFV Club
- Thatchweave Productions
- Tiger Model
- Merit International
- Scale75 USA
Your support enabled us to go the “extra mile” in making this a successful and enjoyable show for all.
Eyes are now focused downrange towards the 2019 show in Buffalo, NY, which is shaping up to be a great one. I look forward to seeing you all there. Now it’s time to get to the bench and start cranking out pieces for the City of Light.
AMPS 2018 Int’l Convention Show Chairman