The IPMS/Mid-Carolina Swamp Fox Modelers and the AMPS Central South Carolina Wildcats co-hosted the Second Annual South Carolina Scale Model MEGA-Show on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2019 at the SC National Guard Armory, 1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201. By any and all measurements, it was a resounding success! We again sold out all Vendor Tables, and our joint Raffle went off very well, too.
First, some overall MEGA-Show Stats:
On strictly the AMPS side:
(For comparison, last year we had 42 entrants and 96 models)
"I've heard nothing but good comments online from our show patrons (IPMS and AMPS). Everyone who's had anything to say about it has sounded most impressed. I know those were the same kinds of comments that I was getting at the show, too. It seems like we also attracted a goodly number of new show patrons - lots of folks making it a point to tell me that this was the first model show they'd ever been to.
We've already had several vendors ask if they could reserve tables for next year, and the venue manager made a point of coming to me to tell me that he would be in his office all next week and to just give him a call with our dates for next year.
Thank you all for your hard work and the time you put in. It sounds like everyone went away happy and wanting more!"
- Mike Roof, Chapter Contact
Please check back soon for full results and more photos!
For all of the important Scale Model MEGA-Show information, please go to our new 2019 Scale Model MEGA-Show Page!
Opened gifts during our Christmas Party, December 8, 2018
The Central South Carolina "Wildcats" Chapter of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) was established in August, 2010.
We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Richland Library Sandhills (Village of Sandhills Shopping Center), 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia (NE).
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.
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Robert P. "Bob" Spagnola
March 5, 1956 – July 29, 2019
On July 29th our good friend and fellow modeler, Robert P. "Bob" Spagnola departed from this world. Bob was a founding member of our AMPS chapter, an AMPS National Member, an AMPS Certified Field Judge, and a prolific model builder who was always improving. Bob struggled with pain and health issues, but he had been doing better in the last year. He judged during a number of shifts during our MEGA-Show last month, and also was awarded 3 Bronze and 1 Silver Medals for his entries. Above all else, Bob was our friend, more well known to some, but who will always be remembered for his positive attitude.
More than words can say, Bob will be missed greatly by all of the Wildcats.
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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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Regular Club Meeting, February 14, 2019
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