AMPS Central South Carolina “Wildcats”:
The AMPS Central South Carolina “Wildcats” Chapter, the AMPS Chapter serving the Midlands of South Carolina, was formed in August 2010. They held their first model show in July 2011, and have hosted a show every year since then (with the exception of 2015). They were honored to be named the Host Chapter for the 2016 AMPS International Convention, which was held in Sumter.
For more information, go to the AMPS Central South Carolina “Wildcats” website.
The Armor Modeling and Preservation Society, Inc., or AMPS, was founded in 1993. The purpose of AMPS is to foster a knowledge and appreciation of the history of armored vehicles, through examination of preserved examples located in both museums and private collections, in miniature through modeling.
IPMS/Mid-Carolina Swamp Fox Modelers:
The IPMS/Mid-Carolina Swamp Fox Modelers Chapter, the South Carolina Midlands Chapter of IPMS/USA, was formed in 1973. Over the years, they have hosted or co-hosted many model shows in the Midlands of South Carolina. They had the honor of hosting the 2012 IPMS/Region 12 Regional Convention and the 2016 IPMS/USA National Convention.
For more information, go to the IPMS/Mid-Carolina Swamp Fox Modelers website.
IPMS/USA is the United States Branch of the International Plastic Modelers’ Society, whose roots can be traced to the startup of the first IPMS National Branch during the 1960’s in Great Britain. In 1964 a US-based modeler applied for a charter to start the US Branch. In the ensuing 4 decades, IPMS/USA has become a 5,000 member, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the modeling hobby while providing a venue for modelers to share their skills in a social setting, along with friendly but spirited competition in the form of local, regional, and national contests and conventions.
About the South Carolina Scale Model Mega Show:
In 2018, the AMPS Central South Carolina “Wildcats” Chapter, having hosted a solo show for several years, invited the IPMS/Mid-Carolina Swamp Fox Modelers to join with them and co-host a model show with the idea that the combined show would become more than just a model show, and indeed would become a regional scale modeling event. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you again this year to help our vision come to light.