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Photo Feature:

Mike Roof's Universal Carrier Mk. I

Mike used a Riich Models' “Universal Carrier Mk.I w/Crew” 1/35 scale kit No. RV35011. He built the kit “Out of the Box” (yeah, right!), but he extensively modified the kit crew figures to make them “fit” the model. Mike scratch-built the entire base primarily from Styrofoam sheets and plaster.

For the construction details, you can check them out on his Armorama Build Log.

Intra-Club Contest:

Anything US


We held our first Intra-Club Contest on March 12, 2014. The contest subject was "Anything US", consisting of any vehicle that has been in the US Military inventory.

We had six entries, consisting of 1 Master, 1 Advance, 3 Intermediate, and 1 Basic Skill Levels. Three Teams judged the entries using the standard AMPS Rules. 

See the entries and the contest results on our Club Activities Page.


The Central South Carolina "Wildcats" Chapter of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) was established in August, 2010.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm (1800 hrs) at the HobbyTown USA, 10120 Two Notch Road (Publix Shopping Center), Columbia, SC 29223, (803) 736-0959.

Meeting Info Flyer

Our meetings are open to anyone who shares our interest and enthusiasm for the history and technology associated with armored fighting vehicles and the men and women who serve in the military forces of the world along side those same vehicles.

Christmas Party and "White Elephant" Gift Exchange on December 11, 2013

How to Make Scale 55 Gallon Barrels by Paul Lovell on January 8, 2014

To see more meeting photos, click here!

Our member interests span the entire spectrum of the subject and include all eras and nationalities, from pre-WWI experiments with armored cars to vehicles seen on the most contemporary battlefields of today.  Our interests include not only fully-tracked main battle tanks, but also engineering vehicles, halftracks, armored cars, artillery and guns, as well as soft-skin military support vehicles, figures, and even "hypothetical" and sci-fi military subjects.  Model-building genres cover all scales and mediums from traditional injection molded plastic to resin, white metal, and scratch-building.

We invite you to come and join us at our next meeting and share the comradery found in our little "band of brothers (and sisters)!"

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