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It's been a couple years, but we were able to pull off a successful Show!

AMPS Central SC "Wildcats" 2015 Model Contest and Show

For all of the Results, please see our June 2015 Contest Page for all of the info!


Uh-Ohhhh, We've gone and Done It NOW!

Our chapter bid to host the 2016 AMPS International Convention, and we WON!

Now we REALLY have to work our tails off to pull this off. Between this and the IPMS USA Nationals that will be held later in 2016, South Carolina is going to be THE place next year for modelers!

Please go to
our 2016 AMPS International Convention Page for information of this big event next year.

Photo Feature: Rebecca Hettmansperger's M113 ACAV

Rebecca kit-bashed her 1/72 scale M113 ACAV, 25th Infantry Division, from kits made by Trumpeter and S-Model. She also added an Eduard PE set to improve the details. She then placed the completed model on a simple picture frame holding a image of the 25th ID's "Tropic Lightning" patch.


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.

  Monthly Club Meeting at the NE Columbia Hobby Town USA Store on 13MAY15

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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