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AMPS 2015 Show Update - February 25th
Maryland, United States
Joined: December 21, 2005
KitMaker: 188 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 05:18 PM UTC
The AMPS 2015 International Show is just 63 days away.

Preparation for the 2015 AMPS international Convention is well underway. The show team is committed to keeping with the standard of putting on an outstanding International Convention at the National Military History Center’s World War II Victory Museum at Auburn Indiana, the site of the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Conventions.

AMPS Sponsored motels: You must mention that you are with the AMPS 2015 Convention and reserve your room by April 1st to receive negotiated prices.

• Holiday Inn Express (260- 925-1900) has added additional rooms to AMPS block for Friday & Saturday nights for those arriving on Friday Morning. 9 twin queen beds rooms remain at the convention price.

• La Quinta: (260-920-1900) is sold out
• Quality Inn Auburn (260-925-6363) is also sold out

Show registration: Registration for the show is open on the AMPS Page at:

NOTE: You must be a member of AMPS to enter the International Convention

• Entry fee is $35 for up to three models and a flat $5.00 for any models after the first three.

• Membership Package: $55.00 US USD for one year AMPS Membership, AMPS 2015 Show Registration with three models included, a one time $5.00 USD flat fee for additional models after the initial three (you must enter a your AMPS Member ID).

• New Member Package: $60.00 USD for one year AMPS Membership, AMPS 2015 Show Registration with three models, a one time $5.00 USD flat fee for additional models.

• Junior Entry: Juniors do not have to be AMPS National Members to participate in the show. However, if a Junior joins, the cost is $20.00 USD with one year AMPS Membership and unlimited amount of model entries or $10.00 USD for unlimited amount of model entries and no membership.

• Walk-in Fees (non-contestant) covers the entire event.
o Adult: $15.00
o Spouse of contest entrant: $10.00
o Youth (Age 7-17) $5.00
o Children (6 and under) Free

Scheduled Events

• Seminars: Topics will include figure painting, vehicle weathering, resin casting, and historical research topics.

• AMPS has scheduled a static display of current Army National Guard Equipment form the Indiana ARNG for Saturday, May 2nd. They will have a M1151 HMMWV Gun truck & M1078 LMTV on display

• AMPS U status: Our original presenter had to back out of his commitment due to unforeseen circumstances. We are looking at a couple other hands on options for AMPS U. We will provide a show update regarding AMPS U closer to show time.

And now, the news you really want to know:

Confirmed Vendors for AMPS 2015

• Acrylicos Vallejo
• Ampersand Publishing Co., Inc.
• Challenger-N-Scale
• Creative Dynamics
• CRM Hobbies
• Dan Tisoncik (private seller)
• David Doyle
• Dean's Hobby Stop
• Easy 1 Productions
• Free Time Hobbies
• Hobbytrax
• Horner’s Hobbies
• Jane's Tools
• Larry's Legions
• Last Calvary
• M & Models
• Masterpiece Models (J & S Technologies)
• Michigan Toy Soldier
• Micro World Games LLC
• Mig Productions USA
• Chris Mrosko (private seller)
• Panther Hobby Supply
• Phil’s Hobby Shop
• Rhame House Publishers
• S & J Hobbies
• Squadron/MMD
• Tankvideo.com
• Thachweave Products
• The Tool Man
• Thomas Ferske - Personal model seller
• Tiger Models
• Tiger Productions Diorama Products
• Unique Master Models UMM-USA
• Wanamaker Hobbies
• Wespe Models

General Information

• Volunteer support is needed for 2015 AMPS International Convention:
o Setup, starting at 8:30 on Thursday, April 30th
o Field Judges/Judging support (runners and data collection
o Security (Thurs Evening, Fri & Sat)
o venue clean up on Saturday evening

• We will have a food truck will be onsite for lunch on Friday & Saturday

We hope to see you in April in Auburn. You may now return to the model bunker.


chuck willis

Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
KitMaker: 1,570 posts
AeroScale: 109 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 04:16 AM UTC
Thanks for the update. Planning on being there.

Oklahoma, United States
Joined: October 07, 2002
KitMaker: 1,246 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 05:51 AM UTC
As a point of clarification to the 2015 AMPS International Convention that Chuck Willis posted above:

1. All who are entering models for competition in the International Convention must be members of AMPS.

2. Walk-in visitors, whether they are AMPS members who did not choose to enter models or non-AMPS members, can visit the model display area as well as shop in the vendor room after they pay the entrance fee.

Any mistakes in the update are mine alone, Chuck was the only the messenger so don’t shoot him. If there are any questions, feel free to contact me via PM or the AMPS Contact page: http://www.amps-armor.org/ampssite/contact.aspx

John Charvat
2015 AMPS International Convention Show Chair
North Carolina, United States
Joined: May 17, 2012
KitMaker: 1,980 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 04:52 AM UTC
I'm going to cry because I can't go this year. I was really looking forward to it, too!
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
KitMaker: 164 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 11:00 AM UTC
Looking forward to the show
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
KitMaker: 1,570 posts
AeroScale: 109 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 07:26 PM UTC
I will not be able to make it this year but will be at the IPMS Nationals to see all of the great armor that is going to be there.