We will hold our 2018 Scale Model MEGA-Show on Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, 2017 at the SC National Guard Armory at 1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201. For our show this year we will co-host with a local IPMS club, the Mid-Carolina "Swamp Fox Modelers", which should make the show quite good, since we are planning to have lots of Vendors, a joint Raffle, and of course, the SC Military Museum is right behind the Armory! The air conditioned Armory Drill Hall venue has enough space for 65 Display Tables plus 45 Vendor Tables, plus a classroom for Judges' Training, too! AMPS Membership not required for entry!
For more information about the Show, please click the link below:
Click on form name to download a fill-able form.
Instructions can be found in this file.
For information about the IPMS side of the Show, please click on the image above or the link below, which should be added to their website shortly:
For more information about the SC Military Museum, please click the link below:
SC National Guard Armory at 1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201
This year's Theme for the AMPS side of the Show is "I want my MTV! ~ I love the '80s!". Modeler's Entry(ies) must meet the following requirements for Theme Award Eligibility:
"AMPS qualifying model subjects that were in-service between 01 January, 1980 and 31 December, 1989, inclusive of all nationalities and locations. Markings, camouflage, and other technical or historical aspects of the model must accurately place it somewhere along that timeline. Subjects that are depicted with technical or historical features or aspects that fall outside of this timeline will be ineligible even if the subject "basis" for that model was existent during some period within the specified timeline. Hypothetical, imaginary or sci-fi model subjects must be based on recognized fictional works that were first published or broadcast during the specified timeline. Neither the specific genre of the fictional work nor the media by which it was published or broadcast will be the basis used to determine eligibility. Models of proposed vehicle / weapon / equipment designs must be based on sources that were first published during the specified timeline. It will be the entrant’s responsibility to provide, on request, corroborating information of his or her model’s theme eligibility. This may be done by submitting “Research Bonus” information IAW AMPS rules. However, theme eligibility does not require accompanying “Research Bonus” material. The entrant may use some other method to corroborate his or her model’s eligibility if it is questioned. In all cases, the entrants must notify the show registrar and Ram Rod of his or her model’s eligibility for the theme award during registration. Failure to so may result in that model being overlooked by the judges." (These rules apply to the AMPS side Theme Award ONLY!)
Any questions about eligibility will be decided by the AMPS Chief Judge whose decision will be final.
Adult Registration: (18 And Older) $15 for the First 3 Models, $4 each Additional Model
Junior Registration: (17 And Under) $6 for the First 3 Models, $4 each Additional Model
AMPS National Member Discount $2 Off
General Admission (GA) FREE
Trophy Sponsorships $25
Vendor Tables $30
Please Make Checks Out To: “AMPS Central South Carolina”
Please Note: Entrants must provide their own display table for any models / entries that exceed 48” in any dimension.
We will use the standard AMPS Categories for organizing all entries on the AMPS side of the Show (IPMS Categories and Rules will be used on their side of the show). The below list shows these categories along with the Best Of Awards we are planning.
If you are not already a qualified AMPS Field Judge, you should consider attending an AMPS Judges Certification Class we will conduct on Friday evening. Attendees will then have to execute the required number of Judging Shifts (at least two). This invite is open to modelers of all experience levels, even Junior Modelers under 17 years of age!
If you are already a certified AMPS Field Judge, we can certainly use your help in the Judging Pits.
SCALE MODEL MEGA-SHOW CHAIR, SITE COORDINATOR
290 Old Ruff Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
SCALE MODEL MEGA-SHOW VENDOR & SPONSOR COORDINATOR
3175 Caitlynn Drive, Sumter, SC 29154
SCALE MODEL MEGA-SHOW RAFFLE CHAIR
168 Coventry Lake Dr., Lexington SC 29072
Our awards are sponsored by generous donations from numerous companies, fellow modelers, and friends. Below are the various Awards Sponsorship available or already sponsored. Contact the Sponsor Coordinator listed above.
Special Awards Sponsors
The following vendors are planning to sell their wares at our show this year:
We've lined up a couple great Food Vendors for Saturday, June 23, 2018, who will setup in the parking lot just outside of the Venue.
The Wolf Pizza Co. Southern Mama's Catering
We'll once again give out our Club's Custom Awards for Judges' Best of Show, Best Theme, Scott Amey Best Intermediate (see below), Best Basic, Best Junior, Best U.S., Best Russian, Best German, Best Commonwealth, Best Small Army, Best Figure, Best Diorama, and Best Vignette.
This year we will again use our Chapter exclusive "Wildcat" (called "Kitty" by some) Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award Medals for each Category.
Our "Wildcat" Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award Medals
We will also award a "Scott Amey Best Intermediate Model" Award in honor of Scott's memory, a club member who passed away suddenly in 2014. Below are the previous winners:
1. 2015 - Tony Abbott for his 1/72 WWI British Mark I Female Tank.
2. 2016 - [Information not available - awarded during the AMPS 2016 International Convention].
3. 2017 - John B. Franklin for his 1/48 scale "British Sherman Ic".
We were fortunate to once again have the pleasure of Scott’s parents Buck and Joan Amey attend our 2017 show last year.
From left to right are Joan and Buck Amey, John Franklin, and Jeff Nelson
130 Bayshore Ct., St. Mary's, OH 45885
Powder Springs, GA
124 Highlander Road, Stephens City, VA 22655
HQ72 Resin Products
1324 Shoreland Drive, Sumter, SC 29154
GT Resin Products
204 Elmwood Ave, Ladson, SC 29456
JUNE 2018 SHOW
IPMS/Charlotte Scale Modelers
4012 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
(Munday Hall, Memorial United Methodist Church)
NEW!Updated Vendor Information further down this page.
Diane & Hub Plott
G-Man Collectibles (Gary Remy)
824 Stockard St., Burlington, NC 27217
Midway 66 Models
1016 S Topsail Dr., Surf City, NC 28445
Dr. Mike's Glue
P.O. Box 1401, Ashland, VA 23005-1514
2715 Belhaven Dr., Mesquite, TX 75150
New Brookland Railroad & Hobby
405 State St., West Columbia, SC 29169
Morehead City, NC
Tiger Productions Diorama Products
4393 Harrison Pike, McDonald, TN 37353
Scale Racing Parts
2657 Harmony Hwy, Harmony, NC 28634