Our 2011 Show and Contest

OUR 2015 SHOW AND CONTEST

OUR 2017 SHOW AND EXHIBITION

Our 2013 "Hand Grenades & Atom Bombs" Annual Show was held on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2013 at the Sumter Convention Center, 700 West Liberty, Sumter, SC 29150. This show was ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS!  We co-hosted our AMPS show with our IPMS Gamecocks friends in conjunction with their IPMS / USA Region-12 Convention.  Contact IPMS Gamecocks, Sumter-Shaw-AFB.  The newly renovated Convention Center venue featured over 100 tables for display and 75 vendor tables!  And this year, AMPS Central SC had dedicated spaces for Judging and to present the Judges' Training.  The new venue was fantastic, and we've already received a lot of complements about this spacious and well-lit facility.

Thanks to all our participants, vendors, sponsors and donors!

A complete Show Report can be down-loaded here:

                                                AMPS Central SC 2013 Show Results (Corrected)

Click the links below to view pictures from our 2012 Contest and Show.

                                                         Entries, Displays and Vendors

We held our 2017 Annual Show on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, 2017 at the SC National Guard Armory at 1225 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC 29201. By now you’ve all heard that our 2017 show was our largest show to date.  As you can see from the stats published here, just on the AMPS side, we had 36 entrants with 102 models.  That is, hands down, the largest AMPS show we’ve ever run on our own.  If you include the additional entrants and models on the Flight Deck side of the show, this contest is even larger than the one we co-hosted with the IPMS R-12 Regional Convention in 2013.  The combined numbers this year are 46 entrants with 157 models!

And make no mistake, even though we deliberately made the Flight Deck show LOOK like something other than an AMPS event, our club planned it, we organized it, we funded and resourced it, and we operated it.  You and our club deserve full credit for the whole event – the AMPS and the Flight Deck shows!

Thanks to all our participants, vendors, sponsors and donors!

A complete Show Report can be down-loaded here:

                                                AMPS 2017 "Six-Day War" Show Report
                                          (This is a 8.6 MB file, so it take a little while to load)

                                              AMPS Central SC 2017 Show Results

Click the link below to view pictures of all the Entries and Displays from our 2017 Contest and Show.  It has 164 pictures, so it might take a little while to load. 

                                                  2017 "Six-Day War" Show Pictures

Best Of Winners Gallery:

More pictures are available of each winning entry at the link below.
                                     
                       Downloadable 2017 "Six-Day War" Show Best Of Winners Picture Set
                                          (This is a 4 MB file, so it take a little while to load)

Scott Amey Best Intermediate Model:

We again awarded the "Scott Amey Best Intermediate Model" Award in honor of Scott's memory.

We awarded the Scott Amey Best Intermediate Model Award this year to 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 show this year.















                          From left to right are Joan and Buck Amey, John Franklin, and Jeff Nelson.


Flight Deck Open Plastic Scale Model Expansion Contest














The Flight Deck Plastic Scale Model Contest featured a “free category” organization (i.e. no structured categories) and awards were made for the “Top 15” entries, regardless of subject or scale.  The Awards also included the selection of a Judges’ Best of Show winner.

For a downloadable pdf file of the results, click the link below:

2017 Flight Deck Open Show Results

For a downloadable pdf file of the Best Of Awards Pictures, click the link below:

2017 Flight Deck Open Show Best Of Awards Pictures

For pictures of the show, click the link below:

2017 Flight Deck Open Show Pictures

THANK YOU Tim Darrah for taking the pictures! Please note that the file is 6.73 MBs in size and is large, so it will take a little while to download.

OUR 2013 SHOW AND CONTEST

We held our 2015 "Go Trackless" Annual Show on Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, 2015 at theCrane Creek Gymnasium at 7405-B Fairfield Road (Highway US-321 North), Columbia, SC 29203. This show was ANOTHER SUCCESS!  The fairly new Gymnasium venue has enough space for 65 Display Tables and 54 Vendor Tables!  We weren’t able to fill the venue to this capacity, but there certainly is a lot of room for growth in future shows.  The new venue was fantastic, and we've received numerous complements about this spacious, well-lit facility, and its well-functioning air conditioning (local weather was over 100 degrees F with clear skies!). This was a new venue for us, but we were quite pleased with the facility and plan on returning there for our next local show.

Thanks to all our participants, vendors, sponsors and donors!

A complete Show Report can be down-loaded here:

                                                AMPS Central SC 2015 Show Results

                                              AMPS Central SC 2015 Show Statistics

Click the link below to view pictures of all the Entries and Displays from our 2015 Contest and Show.  It has 247 pictures, so it might take a little while to load. 

                                                  2015 "Go Trackless" Show Pictures

Best Of Winners Gallery:

More pictures are available of each winning entry at the link below.
                                     
                    Downloadable 2015 "Go Trackless" Show Best Of Winners Picture Set
                                          (This is a 4 MB file, so it take a little while to load)

Scott Amey Best Intermediate Model:

We awarded for the first time a "Scott Amey Best Intermediate Model" Award in honor of Scott's memory.

We awarded the first winner of the Scott Amey Best Intermediate Model Award to Tony Abbott for his 1/72 WWI British Mark I Female Tank. We also had the pleasure of Scott’s parents Buck and Joan Amey were able to attend our show this year.












                          From left to right are Buck and Joan Amey, Mike Roof, and Tony Abbott.

OUR 2012 SHOW AND CONTEST

SHORTLY AFTER WE STARTED OUR CHAPTER IN 2010, OUR MEMBERS DECIDED TO HOST OUR FIRST SHOW.  THIS WAS A PRETTY RISKY VENTURE GIVEN THAT WE HAD BEEN ORGANIZED FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, BUT WITH A LOT OF HARD WORK, A WHOLE LOT OF  HELP FROM OUR NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AMPS FRIENDS, AND THE KIND INVITATION OF THE MID-LANDS CHAPTER OF THE SCMA, WE PULLED IT OFF.

WITH OUR FIRST SHOW A SUCCESS, WE WERE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE IT AN ANNUAL EVENT.

OUR THIRD SHOW WAS OUR BIGGEST AND BEST YET!


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AMPS Central SC, July 11, 2011 Contest Winners

Thanks to all our participants, vendors, sponsors and donors!

Click below to view Pictures from our Inaugural Event:


2011 Contest Slide show

Our 2012, "Stranger in a Strange Land," show and contest was held on Saturday, 14 July at the Gymnasium, 432 Ball Park Road, Lexington, SC. 

This show was even more successful than our inaugural, 2011 show, with 31 participants from six different southeastern states entering 83 models for judging!

Thanks to all our participants, vendors, sponsors and donors!

A complete Show Report can be down-loaded here:


AMPS Central SC 2012 Show Results


Click the links below to view pictures from our 2012 Contest and Show.


All Entries and Displays

Contest Fun

Awards Ceremony

Our 2012 Show "Best Of" Winners​

OUR CONTESTS AND SHOWS