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Modelpalooza/AMPS 2019 will be held at the WorldGate Resort Hotel and Conference Center on October 18th through the 20th.

This is the same great show you have come to appreciate – all scale models of all types are welcome.

New for 2019, all Military Vehicles will be judged using AMPS scoring rules. All remaining Entry Groups will be scored using the open judging rules specified on the Judging page. (AMPS is the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society.)

WorldGate Resort Hotel and Conference Center
3011 Maingate Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Register for rooms at the resort for $74 per night Single/Double Rate with no Resort Fee added. Important:  note that you may find what seems like a lower rate by using Expedia or another booking agent – however you will be required to pay the $20 Resort Fee unless you book by calling the resort. You must also book your room before October 3rd to get the Modelpalooza room block. Please call (407) 396-1400 option 1 to reserve a room (Monday to Saturday from 8:30AM to 6:00PM, and Sunday from 8:30PM to 4:00PM).

Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 18th
9am – Advanced Aircraft Workshop (Oleander Room)  pre-registration $120 required

5pm – 7pm AMPS Judges Training Course (Oleander Room – outside main ballroom)
7pm – Venue Open for Registration (Royal Palms Ball Room)
9pm – Venue Closes

Saturday, Oct. 19th
9am – Venue Open for Registration (Royal Palms Ball Room)
9am – Venue Open for Attendee Access
12pm – Modeler Registration Ends
1pm – Seminar: “Weathering Essentials: Chipping and Washes”Johnny and Jay Grenot
3pm – Seminar: “Salt and Hairspray Weathering” – Vince Pedulla
5pm – Venue Closes
8pm – Hospitality Room – 7th Floor Presidential Suite

Sunday, Oct. 20th
9am – Venue Open (Main Ball Room)
10am – Seminar: Modeling using 3D Printing” – Mike Roof
12pm – Awards Ceremony (Seminar area – Royal Palms Ball Room)
1pm – Show ends promptly after Ceremony
3pm – Venue Closes for All Access

New Modeler Entry Fee Calculation for 2019

The fee to enter Modelpalooza/AMPs will be $8 per Entry Group that the Modeler enters. A maximum of 20 entries maybe submitted. For example, if you bring 3 aircraft and 1 ship, you are entering two Entry Groups, and the fee is $16.

The fee for Juniors is $5 per Entry Group.

New for Military Vehicle Modelers in 2019 – AMPS Model Classifications

Military Vehicles will be further divided into these four sub-groups:

  • Tracked Vehicles 1945 and earlier based on markings
  • Tracked Vehicles 1946 and later based on markings
  • Wheeled Vehicles (all eras) including Halftracks
  • Ordnance (Towed only, emplaced or with Prime Movers) (all eras)

Modelers in Military Vehicles can choose from one of four skill divisions:
– Juniors (under the age of 16)
– Basic
– Intermediate
– Advanced

For AMPS entries, judges will only record scores for the first three Models entered in a given Group.

For complete information about the Modelpalooza/AMPS partnership, please refer to the Judging page.