18 - 20 February 2022
This year the show will be held at:
The Hilton Marietta Conference Center
500 Powder Springs St.
Marietta, GA 30064
Over 100 Vendor Tables! Several Armor Only Vendor Tables!
All Models Judged With The AMPS Open System!
A Great Way To Tune Up For The AMPS Nationals!
Great Southern Climate And Hospitality!
Friday, 4:00 – 9:00 pm – Vendor set up.
7:00 pm - Registration Opens
7:00 pm - Exhibit and vendor halls open
9:00 pm - Exhibit and Vendor Halls close
Saturday, 9:00 am – Registration Opens and Exhibit hall opens
11:00 noon – Registration closes
6:00 pm – Awards presentation
7:00 pm – Vendor and Exhibit halls close
Sunday, 9:00 am – Exhibit and vendor halls open
U.S. Army Armor & Cavalry Collection visit during the February show: Once again, this year we are pleased to announce a visit to the New Training Support Facility aka ‘Tankodrome’ at Fort Benning on Friday, 18 February 2022 in conjunction with the annual AMPS Atlanta show.
As in the past, there will be a nominal charge of $10 per person, but any amount above that will be accepted also since all donations will directly benefit the collection and artifacts.
Recommend those wanting to take photographs for reference bring a selfie-stick as climbing on vehicles will be prohibited at the facility.
Clubs are recommended to appoint a POC to gather names and submit a headcount to our POC to help streamline the process.
Fort Benning / Harmony Church Pass Request info: Please per-register for screening NLT 15 February for an access pass.
We will link up at 1000 on 18 February at the Contractor Visitor Control Center kiosk located on 8th Division Road at Harmony Church, Hwy 280 South. (Travel normal route to Fort Benning via I-185 S, take exit 1A towards Cusseta to Hwy 280 S, go past the Sand Hill exit to the 8th Division Road exit, the Visitor center will be on the right as you past the barriers) Plan on a 2.5 hour travel time from Atlanta to Columbus – Friday morning traffic etc.
The POC will be there to conduct a headcount, final updates and there we will pick up our Passes. Please use Building 5500 as the location for the visitor pass.
Please contact our POC, David Hobbs (via FB Messenger), if you are interested in attending. He can also answer questions or give you more information on the trip.
Possibly the most important aspect of any AMPS event is the Modeling Contest. As anyone who has been to the show knows, the AMPS judging system has led the way in terms of fairness and credibility. Judging is done by a group of four judges, who evaluate each entry - not by what is wrong with it, but by what is right with it! To ensure fairness, the lowest score of the four is removed, and the other three are added. The system is a modified open system, allowing an unlimited number of medals to be awarded to entrants who achieve a certain point total. There is no actual competition, the entrants are competing only against themselves using a defined schedule of values for comparison. Experience levels are established to eliminate the intimidation factor so often associated with most shows
Every year, people come from all over the world to experience what most consider to be the most fair and honest judging system available. As described above, AMPS judging is based on an open system, designed to reward the modeler for good work. To enable the modeler to present his most positive points to the judges, the system establishes five different classifications with which the modeler identifies himself, based on his own skill level. When the entry comes to be judged, it is reviewed to establish the skill level of the competitor and then judged accordingly. The classifications are described as follows:
Junior - Specifically set up for the younger modeler, this class gives the modeler the best chance to grow in the hobby and experience the AMPS philosophy.
Basic - This group is set up for the beginner modeler, and those of us who are just getting back into modeling after a long layoff (i.e. school or family).
Intermediate - By far the largest group, it includes modelers of varying skill levels who do not regularly enter competition or do not regularly win or place.
Advanced - For the more skilled modeler, these modelers regularly win or place in local and regional competitions.