AMPS 2024 Show Announcement - Seminars and Seminar Presenters

Hey Armor geeks,

It’s getting close to 30 days before the largest gathering of armor modelers in North America; South Bend, Indiana, to be specific. So, get those pesky decals on, finish up your weathering and don’t forget to check AMPS judging criteria against your entries when your entries are done. And, you know, you can pre-register your entries even before they are completed to your satisfaction. If you’ve never pre-registered for an AMPS Convention, give it a try at least once. It’s a great timesaver at the show and you can fill out all you’ve added to your entries in the comfort of your own model den.

And while you are at it, reserve that hotel room from the AMPS on-line hotel links. The AMPS show team was able to get a few more rooms added to the AMPS block for this show, but they are going fast. Go to the AMPS homepage ( and choose between the Doubletree by Hilton or Courtyard by Marriott. It only takes a few clicks and your room is reserved for an AMPS blowout convention weekend.

Seminar and Seminar Presenters:

Members of the show team worked tirelessly to put together a variety of seminar topics for this convention that are sure to please everyone.

Groundwork presented by Bob Bethea - Friday April 12, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Recital Hall

You Got a 3D Printer. Now what? by BJ DeBekker - Friday April 12, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Recital Hall

Battle of the Bulge Sites by John Bonanni - Friday April 12, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Recital Hall

Figure Painting by Dan Tisoncik - Friday April 12, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Recital Hall

Common Sense Modeling by Eric Choy - Saturday April 13, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Recital HallApril 13, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Recital Hall

T-72 by Cookie Sewell - Saturday April 13, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Recital Hall

Making Tarps by Jeff Feller - Saturday April 13, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Recital Hall

Please note: All seminars are open to all convention attendees on a first come, first served basis.


On-line Judging Sessions with AMPS Chief Judge Dave Vickers. Dave will hold 2 online judging sessions and walk participants through the AMPS judging process and answer any questions you may have. Go to the AMPS homepage and use the link under " Online Field Judging Sessions" to contact Dave to reserve your spot and he’ll provide you a link to the Zoom training site.

  • Saturday, 30 March, from 1:00PM to 2:30PM EST
  • Wednesday, 3 April, from 7:00PM to 8:30PM EST

Raffle Donations: Donations for the AMPS raffle are being accepted by Georg Eyerman who can be contacted through the AMPS FB page. We are looking for newer kits, tools, reference books, figures and aftermarket items. Let Georg know what you are bringing and simply give it to him at the show. We really want this raffle to be the best ever. Proceeds go directly to AMPS in support of planning future shows and preservation projects.

Sponsorships: We are almost at 100% of having all categories and “Best of’s” sponsored and need just a handful more. Contact Frank Froment through the AMPS homepage or AMPS FB page and help push this one over the finish line. The winners will definitely appreciate it.

Well, that’s it for this announcement. Finish up those projects and get ready to enjoy a great armor-filled weekend in South Bend.

Till the next AMPS 2024 show announcement,

Model on!


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