AMPS 2018 Show on-line pre-registration is now open!
Well, the holidays are in the rear view mirror and we are now full speed ahead to the AMPS 2018 Show in Dayton, Ohio, May 3-5, 2018. With just over 100 days before the show, anticipation and excitement are building for the biggest and greatest North American armor modeling convention under one roof for 2018. As we modelers are slipping away, staying up late at night and hunkering down to work on projects in our man-caves and bunkers, take the opportunity to pre-register your entries on-line for the show on the AMPS homepage (amps-armor.org) and avoid that rushed feeling you get when you're quickly filling out model entry forms at the registration table followed by the nagging feeling you get after dropping the forms off that you forgot to list a few things on your model entry forms as you stroll through the vendors area.
To pre-register on-line, simply go to the AMPS homepage (amps-armor.org), click the link "Pre-registration is now open" in the lower left hand side and this will bring you to the Pre-registration page where you can begin the process. Pre-registration is a great way to take your time to record all your work on the model registration forms, submit them on-line as you pay show entry fees, then skip the long registration lines at the show and go straight to the vendors, get to that seminar you want to attend or link up with some old friends.
While you are building, finishing up some builds or are still at the planning stage of what you are going to bring, be aware this year's show has several special award besides the 2018 show theme. Take a look:
Special Awards: While building for the AMPS 2018 show theme: Mishaps, be aware there are several special awards for this show as well.
AMPS 2018 Special Awards
Best Braille Scale: This award is presented to the best 1/72 scale and smaller model. All skill levels are eligible for this award. This award is presented by Central Pennsylvania AMPS.
John C. Browning Memorial Best Wheeled Vehicle Award: This award is presented for the Best Wheeled Vehicle. This award is open to all wheeled vehicles of any era and scale. All skill levels are eligible for this award. This award is presented by Pearce Browning.
George Edgehill Memorial Best Special Forces Award: This award is presented for the best military vehicle or figure used by or in support of Special Operations Forces of any country from World War II to present. All skill levels are eligible for this award. This award is presented by Pearce Browning.
David Harper Best Marine Corps Armor: This award is presented for the best Marine Corps armor in all categories except figures. Any nationality or era can be modeled as long as the armor has Marine Corps/naval infantry markings. All skill level are eligible for this award. This award is presented by David Vickers.
Richard Sullivan (R&J Enterprises) Memorial Best Brummbar Award: This award is presented to the Best Brummbar (German Strumpanzer WW II) model. All skill levels are eligible for this award. The award is presented by Mark Ford.
Visit the AMPS homepage (amps-armor.org) for convention updates, category sponsorship opportunities and the awesome product reviews done by our very own AMPS Review Crew.
Till the next AMPS 2018 show announcement, build on!