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AMPS Club Display at the 23rd South Eastern Toy Soldier Show, SC State Museum:

The AMPS Central SC "Wildcats" were graciously invited by our friends in the South Carolina Military Miniatures Society (SCMMS) to once again participate with a club display at the 2014 Southeastern Toy Soldier Show held on August 9 at the SC State Museum.
Find out all about it at our Club Activities page.
Photo Feature:

Tony Kelley's Ti-67 Tiran 5

Tony used a Tamiya “Israeli Ti-67 Tiran 5” 1/35 scale kit No. 35328. Instead of building the kit “Out of the Box”, he added "Blazer" reactive armor sections from an old ESCI M60A1 kit, along with Verlindon resin Damaged T-55 Road Wheels and Bison Decals.

Intra-Club Contest:

Any T-44 to T-62 Family AFV


We held our second Intra-Club Contest on June 21, 2014. The theme was “Any T-44 to T-62 Family AFV”, which included T-44, -54, -55, -62 and vehicles built on that chassis.  We also held an "Armor Model Geek Day".

We had four entries, consisting of 1 Advance, and 3 Intermediate Skill Levels. Two Teams judged the entries using the standard AMPS Rules. 

To ee the entries, the contest results, and also all about our "Armor Model Geek Day" event on our  Club Activities Page.


2014 AMPS International Convention

The "Wildcats" had a significant impact at the 2014 AMPS International Convention held April 3-5, 2014. Please see our Club Activities page for our entries and "unofficial" results.

Below are (left to right) Dave Neuman, Dave Varettoni, Carl Wethington, Jeff Nelson, Kerry Brenstuhl (guest AMPS All American member), Mike Roof, Shiela Roof (the one with the horns), Tim Darrah, and Trevor Edwards.
  Two of our group, Rebecca Hettmansperger and Tony Abbott, were absent when the picture was taken.


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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