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In Memoriam - Scott Tobin Amey, June 2, 1968 - August 20, 2014

A few months ago we had to say goodbye to our good friend and fellow modeler, Scott Tobin Amey.  Scott was a founding member of our AMPS chapter, our club treasurer, and a damn fine model builder. Above all else, Scott was our friend.  He was a soft-spoken man whose wit and sense of humor were not immediately apparent when you first met him.  For those who were fortunate enough to know Scott, his friendship was rewarding.  He was a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of our club, and a regular “work horse” who could always be counted on to help out with our events.  His volunteering to be our treasurer was just one example of his enthusiastic support. Scott brought his latest and apparently last build to the August 12 meeting; a Hobby Boss 1/35 scale "German Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.F (VK18.01) – Early", which he had added Spade Ace Metal Tracks. The below slideshow is a sampling of some of Scott's fine work.

We will miss him more than words can say.  His absence will be felt at every meeting and club get together. Our hearts and prayers go out to Scott’s family and friends.

AMPS Central SC Intra-club Contest: Light Tanks, 20 Tons & Under:

At our November Club Meeting we held our third quarterly Intra-Club Contest, and we had four great entries.

Look at our Club Activities Page for all of the info. 

Photo Feature:

Tony Kelley's Ti-67 Tiran 5

Tony used a Tamiya “Israeli Ti-67 Tiran 5” 1/35 scale kit No. 35328. Instead of building the kit “Out of the Box”, he added "Blazer" reactive armor sections from an old ESCI M60A1 kit, along with Verlindon resin Damaged T-55 Road Wheels and Bison Decals.

The Central South Carolina "Wildcats" Chapter of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) was established in August, 2010.

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm (1800 hrs) at the HobbyTown USA, 10120 Two Notch Road (Publix Shopping Center), Columbia, SC 29223, (803) 736-0959.

Meeting Info Flyer

Our meetings are open to anyone who shares our interest and enthusiasm for the history and technology associated with armored fighting vehicles and the men and women who serve in the military forces of the world along side those same vehicles.

Christmas Party and "White Elephant" Gift Exchange on December 10, 2014

How to Make Scale 55 Gallon Barrels by Paul Lovell on January 8, 2014

To see more meeting photos, click here!

Our member interests span the entire spectrum of the subject and include all eras and nationalities, from pre-WWI experiments with armored cars to vehicles seen on the most contemporary battlefields of today.  Our interests include not only fully-tracked main battle tanks, but also engineering vehicles, halftracks, armored cars, artillery and guns, as well as soft-skin military support vehicles, figures, and even "hypothetical" and sci-fi military subjects.  Model-building genres cover all scales and mediums from traditional injection molded plastic to resin, white metal, and scratch-building.

We invite you to come and join us at our next meeting and share the comradery found in our little "band of brothers (and sisters)!"

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