MILITARY MINIATURES RESOURCES
ORGANIZATIONS & DISCUSSION GROUPS
King & Country: Napoleonic Seated French Cavalry
Here you will find links to organizations and shows for collectors of military miniatures and
related online discussion groups.
Belgian organization established in 1992. Primarily for figure modelers
and painters. Has nice photo galleries of members' work.
"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. To this end, AMPS
publishes a 28-page journal called Boresight six times a year. This journal covers reviews,
tips, articles on preserved vehicles, and comparisons of models and related items."
Since 1975 this organization has brought together military figure painters
in the Atlanta area. They sponsor an annual show. There are photos of the
members' award winning figures and dioramas included on the site.
"APMA is an organisation which aims to promote the enjoyment of scale modelling for
all ages. As such, we would like to extend you an invitation to join us.We cater to modellers
of all ages and skill levels. Ships, aircraft, cars, military vehicles, figures, science fact and fiction
and anime are all subjects covered by our members." Includes a gallery of members' models.
"The Society seeks to encourage the collecting, studying, painting and displaying
of the flat tin figure in all its forms. A quarterly Journal is produced, with colour pages
included in two issues per year. The range of articles is diverse, reflecting the diversity
of the flat tin figure, and each Journal includes pages devoted to newly released figures."
Supports model soldier enthusiasts of any scale or period. Primarily UK based
but accepts overseas members. Sponsors annual model soldier show in London.
An online club open to all who register.
Includes photo gallery, news, scanned in manufacturers'
flyers, web links and discussion forum.
Rome, Italy based modelers club. Includes model gallery and photos
"HMGS is a non-profit, charitable and educational organization whose main purpose
is to promote historical miniature wargaming as both a legitimate hobby and as an
alternative method for the study of military history. Chapters are conveniently
located across the United States and accept members from around the world
without any regard as to residence." This is the Eastern U.S. chapter.
Here are links to the other chapters of the HMGS.
The major organization for scale modelers. Has chapters throughout North America
and the world. Very useful photo galleries of models and walkarounds of real armor. aircraft.
"The MMSI is a Chicago area based organization dedicated to the art and collection
of the Military Miniature. We hold a show/competition each year in October. There are
also monthly meetings that deal in a wide variety of subjects. We publish a bi-monthly
journal called "The Scabbard" that includes articles on history, uniforms and miniatures.
Meetings are held on the first Friday of the month."
Philadelphia-based organization establishe in 1941. Responsible for the annual show
in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Minnesota scale modelers group. Includes examples of members work.
More than just figures. Includes armor and aircraft.
"The National Capital Model Soldier Society provides the military miniatures hobbyist with
a means to exchange ideas, information, and reference materials. It creates an opportunity
for figure painters as well as collectors of miniature figures, toy soldiers, plastic models, and
militaria to meet socially and exhibit their work. We hold monthly meetings, sponsor regular
painting clinics at a local hobby shop, publish a monthly newsletter, and host a major annual
regional military miniatures exhibition. The NCMSS has been in existence for more than 45
years and is one of the premier military miniature clubs on the East Coast of the United States."
Located in Washington, D.C.
This 25 year old organization is "a group with quite diverse interests. Among our members
are collectors of antique and connoisseur figures, those who create their own miniatures,
those who paint figures and dioramas and plastic model builders. "
British-based wargaming group. Publishes a journal covering
a wide variety of wars and conflicts of interest to gamers.
Collectors' club with annual shows of members' collections.
Annual show of the British Model Soldier Society held in London.
The major North American annual show bringing manufacturers, dealers
and collectors together. A week long convention!
The annual winter convention held over 3 days in march in Lancaster, PA.
for the HMGS: East (See below).
Annual show and sale held in Hackensack, New Jersey
Website for the annual convention of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society.
This is a "gaming convention devoted to historical gaming. It's held at the Lancaster
Host PA, over 4 days in July every year. Each year draws about 5000 people and
around 100 dealers offering everything from figures to terrain. And games that range
from ancients to ultra moderns with a little Si-Fi and Fantasy. There are tournaments,
seminars and a painting competition."
Semi-annual and annual shows of toy soldiers and historical miniatures.
Shows sponsored by the Nevilles of King & Country, U.K.
Annual toy soldier show held in Irvine, California.
Devoted to diecast aircraft (planes and helicopters) both military and civilian from
1/144th scale through 1/32nd scale.
Forums sponsored by a major modelling magazine. Includes aircraft, armor, figures, dioramas,
painting tips. scratchbuilding, etc.
Includes a number of discussion groups: WWII Allies, WWII Axis, WWI, figures,
1/48th scale, modelling and painting tips.
Covers all facets of military modelling.
An online magazine for wargamers. Has excellent discussion lists. Covers wide
range of periods and topics. Great for uniform and colors information. Select
"Message Boards" from the Table of Contents.
Includes discussions of manufacturers, "how to" tips, buying and selling, and general
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