AMPS is all about armor modeling and the preservation of armor and mechanized heritage.

  International Convention   View Details

AMPS 2022 International Convention
Thursday, April 7, 2022 to Saturday, April 9, 2022
Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA

You Can Reserve Your Hotel Room for 2022 Now!

The Marriott City Center in Newport News, VA has cancelled all the 2021 reservations scheduled for this April. Reservations are open now can be made for the rescheduled show on April 7 to 9, 2022.

You can call the Marriott reservation system at 866-329-1758 and ask for the AMPS International group block, or you can also click the link below to go directly to the Marriott hotel registration site:

Click here to reserve your room online

Time Left to Finish Your Models:


AMPS 2021 South Bend Super Regional Joint Show
with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) 

12-14 August 2021 at the Century Convention Center, South Bend, Indiana.

It’s all the fun and features of our traditional AMPS shows, plus as this is a joint show with the MVPA you’ll also have access to all MVPA show areas and activities. See hundreds of 1/1 scale vehicles and all of the real-world scale associated vendors in addition to all the AMPS scale model goodness that you’re used to seeing at our shows! The entire 100,000 square foot convention center (and acres of vehicle parking next to the convention center) is reserved for this huge joint show. The theme for this show is "Armor of Desert Storm."


Pre-Registration for the model contest is now open. Click here to Pre-Register.

For more information, click here

  Boresight View Issues


Volume 29, Issue 2,

  • Barbarossa Casualty by Brian Mikulencek, Henry Nunez, Bob Bethea : A ready-built diorama by three modeling buddies
  • AMPS 2021 Rescheduled by Ashley Abernathy : AMPS 2021 is rescheduled to April 7-9, 2022
  • Steve Andreano Built A Truck! by Steve Andreano : Building a Tamiya classic
  • Ancient Tank Modeling by Dave Hansen : Or tank modeling by ancients?
  • Introduction to 3D Printing for Scale Model Makers (Part 2) by Mike Roof : The future of scale modeling is here now
  • A Genie for Tamiya Square Bottles by Eric Choy : A "no-spill" product review
  • Local Chapter News & Upcoming Shows by Editor : What's going on in the AMPS community

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Armand Bayardi Model Maker

10% discount on all Armand Bayardi products.
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  The AMPS Store

The AMPS Store

Visit the official AMPS Gear web page, where you can buy AMPS branded apparel. Wear some AMPS spirit!

Please note. At this time, the AMPS Store can only ship within North America.

  Reviews View Reviews

ICM- FCM 36 with French Tank Crew
Posted on May 5, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Hobby Boss- M26A1 Pershing Heavy Tank
Posted on May 4, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Hobby Boss Soviet T-60 Light Tank
Posted on May 3, 2021 by  Dan Egan

TAKOM Pz.Kpfw 1 Ausf. B ( Full Build )
Posted on May 2, 2021 by  Chuck Aleshire

Hobby Boss Last Consultation
Posted on April 30, 2021 by  Dan Egan

Osprey- Allied Tanks in Normandy 1944
Posted on April 25, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

Kagero: German Medium Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf G/H/J
Posted on April 24, 2021 by  Dan Egan

Miniart - Soviet Villagers
Posted on April 23, 2021 by  Dan Egan

Pen & Sword- M113 American Armoured Personnel Carrier
Posted on April 22, 2021 by  Michael Reeves

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