NEW! NACM "Memorial Paver Program" Chapter Donation  Challenge

Who is up to the CHALLENGE?

Go to the NACM Heritage Foundation Memorial Paver Program Webpage for more information.

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)!" 

For more information, please contact us:


Regular Club Meeting, July 13, 2016

June 2017 Model Show and Exhibition

After successfully hosting the AMPS International Convention last year, we decided we would again have our local Model Show and Exhibition this year. Fpr more info, please check our June 2017 Show Page.

Opening a gift during our Christmas Party on 14DEC16

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.

Please see Our FaceBook Page for more picture, activities and info.

NEW! Spring IPMS Model Show & Contest:

Gaston County Model Builders will host the 2017 IPMS Region 12 Regional Model Show and Contest, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The event will be held at the:

   Gaston County Citizen Resource Center

  1303 Dallas Cherrysville Hwy.

   Dallas, NC 28034

You can get more info at the Gaston County Model Builders FaceBook Page, and/or you can download their Show Flyer.

Photo Feature: Ben Brandes' U.S. M60A3 105mm Gun Tank

Ben used a Tamiya “U.S. M60A3 105mm Gun Tank” 1/35 scale kit No. 35140. Instead of building the kit “Out of the Box”, he added an Eduard Photo Etch set along with AFV Club M60 / M48 T142 Track Links Workable. Ben topped off his build with a MERDEC camouflage scheme.