AMPS 2023 Show Announcement - Hotel Availability, Sponsorships and Online AMPS Judges' Training

Greetings once again fellow tread heads. We are now less than 2 months away from the largest armor model show in North America and there’s no turning back. If you are planning on attending this year’s show, please take note of the items below:

Hotel Availability for the AMPS 2023: Besides our overflow hotel Comfort Suites our primary venue, the Penn-Harris, has had some rooms open up just a couple of days ago at the convention rate of $128.99. Please use the link Penn Harris Hotel Harrisburg, Trademark by Wyndham Rooms & Rates? checkInDate=05/03/2023&checkOutDate=05/08/2023&groupCode=050323AMP

to check for availability. Remember, first come, first served; if none are available, check with our overflow hotel Comfort Suites at 717-857-8800, press “0”, group name: Armor Modeling & Preservation Society AMPS.

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Sponsorships: AMPS is still looking for sponsorships in the “Best of’s” and several category sponsorships, but they are going fast. Sponsoring a category or a “Best of” is a great way to directly support the show. Visit the AMPS homepage, select “The Society” link at the top of the page, then select “Contact the AMPS Executive Board” and send Marketing Director Frank Froment a message indicating what you or your chapter would like to sponsor.

AMPS Judges Training Sessions: As April draws near, remember the Online Judges Training via Zoom: AMPS Chief Judge, Dave Vickers will be hosting 2 online AMPS Judges training sessions Saturday, April 1st from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone and Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Eastern Time Zone. Visit the AMPS homepage ( and click the link under the “AMPS Judges’ Training Online” section. You will receive an email from Dave Vickers confirming your interest and will be forwarded the Zoom link closer to the actual training date.

“How to Do” Seminars: Reserved seating is still available in each of these 4 seminars. Preference is first 25 pre-registered for the show or pre-paid admission. All necessary supplies for these “How to Do” seminars will be supplied to each attendee. Visit the AMPS homepage ( to read more about these excellent seminars:

  1. Soldering Photo Etch (PE) delivered by Rob Riviezzo
  2. Weathering Track delivered by Dan Feldman
  3. Desert Groundwork delivered Frank Blanton
  4. Creating stone / brick / cobblestone with foam board delivered by Jeff Feller

Continue to build away and remember that warmer weather is fast approaching.

Until the next AMPS Show announcement, model on!