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FSM 2016 AMPS Show Tour Video

Fine Scale Modeler has posted a short video walk-through of the 2016 AMPS International Convention, featuring an interview with Tim Darrah. A big “Thank You!” to new club member Bryan Moeller for sending us the link:

FSM 2016 AMPS Show Tour Video



Our chapter hosted the 2016 AMPS International Convention and it was a success!

We REALLY worked 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.

Now updated with preliminary results for some of our club members' entrys, photos and more!!

Photo Feature: Michael Child's "Battle of the Bulge" Vignette

Michael used Tamiya's M5A1 US Light Tank "Stuart", US M8 Light Armored Car Greyhound, and a Jeep Willis MB 1/4T 4X4 Truck, along with DML's Ambush at Poteau (Ardennes 1944) figure set. Well done, Michael.


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.

"Stealing" a gift during our Christmas Party on 09DEC15

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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