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AMPS - Armor Modeling & Preservation Society  MOST VISITED
Description: The Armor Modeling and Preservation Society, or AMPS, was founded in July 1993 to take up the slack left by the collapse of the Association of Military Modelers in August 1992. Since that time, AMPS has grown to over 600 members worldwide. Although AMPS's main function is as a modeling club, it is definitely a different type of modeling organization compared to IPMS or other mainstream groups. AMPS has a Constitution and Bylaws to govern how it is run, and the AMPS judging system rewards individual effort rather than nitpicking to determine a first, second or third place winner. The purpose of AMPS is to foster a knowledge and appreciation of the history of armored vehicles, through examination of preserved examples located in both museums and private collections, in miniature through modeling. To this end, AMPS publishes a 28-page journal called Boresight six times a year. This journal covers reviews, tips, articles on preserved vehicles, and comparisons of models and related items. AMPS also hosts an international convention every spring in which the subject of armor is supreme. The convention features the best armor model vendors, seminars from armor experts, and an excellent example of the best armor models from around the world in its competition. Competition is organized into five levels - junior, basic, intermediate, advanced, and master - and the judging system rewards the modeler for his individual effort, not in comparison to other modelers. L
Added on: 05-NOV-2003 Hits: 16597 rating: 10 (1 Vote)
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AMPS - Central Virginia Chapter  MOST VISITED
Description: Located in Richmond, Virginia, we are an organization for individuals that take a serious approach to modeling armored vehicles and are willing to learn from others. We also discuss the historical aspects of the roles tanks have played in warfare since their inception. L
Added on: 07-JAN-2002 Hits: 6396
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AMPS Central South Carolina   MOST VISITED
Description: AMPS Central South Carolina "Wildcats" chapter meets at 6:00 pm on each 2nd Wednesday of the month at the HobbyTown USA store, 10120 Two Notch Road (Publix Shopping Center), Columbia, SC 29223, 803.736.0959. Membership and meetings are open to anyone interested in the history and technical aspects of military vehicles and the men and women who have served alongside of them. Our members are interested in all types of subjects from contemporary Main Battle Tanks, to military engineering vehicles and softskins, to futuristic and hypothetical sci-fi vehicles. We build in all scales using all mediums from card models, to resin and white metal, and of course, main-stream injection molded plastic. Please visit our website to learn more or contact us at: info@ampscentralsouthcarolina.org. Join us at our next meeting; we'd love to have you! L
Added on: 01-AUG-2011 Hits: 2655 rating: 9 (2 Votes)
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KC AMPS  MOST VISITED
Description: The home of Kansas City AMPS on the web. The website provides a virtual meeting place for all KC AMPS members and friends. Meeting and contact information is included and we also have a large gallery of builds and reference images which we share. L
Added on: 24-MAY-2011 Hits: 2754
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Nordland AMPS  MOST VISITED
Description: Nordland AMPS is a special interest group based on Bostonís South Shore; a group of individuals both sharing an interest in the history of Armored and Military vehicles, and all the related subjects, via the art of scale modeling. Formed in January of 2000, Nordland AMPS is and affiliate chapter of the Armored Modelling Preservation Society, based in Darlington, MD. Primary focus of this club is not just the construction of scale model armored vehicles; the history of, development of, unit biographies, and the combat use of them. Our membership is small, but is open to all levels of armor model building from novice to master. See the latest techniques, check out the newest kits, and simply learn how to improve your skill in the art of modeling Military vehicles. L
Added on: 25-APR-2003 Hits: 8994 rating: 8 (2 Votes)
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