The Atlanta Military Figure Society

presents the

37th Atlanta Model Figure Show

It will be held

February 14-16, 2014 at the

 Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

2000 Century Boulevard NE

Atlanta, GA 30345

404 325 0000

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...century-center

 

Latest Show News!

2014 Show Theme: The Atlanta Campaign, 1864

For those who elect to support the Theme Competition by entering a figure(s) from the Atlanta Campaign, 1864 we will be presenting a full size replica of the Southern Cross of Honor in appreciation of your efforts.

Description: [Southern Cross of Honor]

The "Southern Cross of Honor"

The Atlanta Military Figure Society warmly invites you to our 37th Annual Show on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 14-16, 2014, at the Atlanta Marriot Century Center . This year's show promises to be a fun and enjoyable weekend for all. Over the past 36 years, our show has become one of the most prestigeous exhibitions/competitions for miniature figures in North America. From novice to master, modelers from across the Nation and around the World come to meet and exchange ideas with other modelers and to forge friendships that last a lifetime.

 

Our Event showcases the works of modelers from the four corners of the globe and offers a shopping bonanza with a great selection of figures, supplies, and reference material for the miniature figure enthusiast. You will discover the span of figure modeling at our Show - from historical and military re-creations to the unlimited imagination of science fiction, fantasy, and anime.

Deadline for Hotel Reservations/Registration and room rate

The dead line is February 04, 2014 with a rate of $90.00 a night. If you are not able to get this rate or have any problems with reservations/registration please contact our Show Chairman David Oswalt to help get a resolution to your problem.

The deadline for pre-registration is January 31, 2014.

HOTEL REGISTRATION

There are two easy ways to register for the 2014 show and receive Event rates.

1.) You can call the hotel at 404 325 0000 and make reservations using the convention code word of AMFS.

2.) You can register online by clicking on REGISTER NOW below. By using this link, the dates will prefill 02/12/2014 to 02/17/2014 and Group code of "AMFAMFS" REGISTER NOW

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

Please contact Lou Coroso Contact Us (See our contact page) if you would like to purchase a vendor table. Vendor Registration Form

Vendor Registration Info

 

Tentative Schedule

Friday, February 14, 2014

  • 5:00 PM Vendor set-up begins
  • 6:30 PM Pre-Registration opens for Pre-Registered Exhibitors
  • 7:00 PM Exhibitor room opens for registration; Vendor Hall opens to the public
  • 9:00 PM Exhibitor registration closes for the day
  • 9:00 PM Vendor Hall closes for the day

Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • 7:00 AM Vendor set-up opens
  • 9:00 AM Exhibitor registration and set-up opens; Vendor Hall opens to the public
  • 9:00 AM Exhibit Hall opens to the public
  • 10:00 AM AMFS Seminar-
  • TBD
  • 12:00 PM (noon) Exhibitor registration closes for the show
  • 1:00 PM Seminar- TBD
  • 3:00 PM AMFS Seminar-
  • TBD
  • 7:00 PM Vendor Hall closes for the night
  • 9:00 PM Exhibit Hall closes for the night

Sunday, February 16, 2014

  • 9:00 AM Exhibit and Vendor Halls open to the public
  • 12:00 PM (noon) Awards presentation

 

The Exhibition and Competition

ADMISSION

Non-exhibitors: $5.00 per day.

Children under 12: FREE (Must be accompanied by an adult).

Exhibitors: $20.00 at the door, $15.00 pre-registration (Unlimited entries).

Juniors: $5.00 (Unlimited entries).

PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is available to allow exhibitors to move swiftly through the registration process, freeing more time to enjoy the Show. Our pre-registration lines have been revamped and improved to ensure you will spend less time waiting in line. We strongly encourage potential exhibitors to take advantage of this opportunity. All pre-registrations must be postmarked by 01/31/2014. Simply download and print the Pre-registration Form and return it with the registration fee to:

Pre-Registration Coordinator

Juli Johnson

P.O. Box 154

Lindale, GA 30147

All exhibitors must register their entries regardless of competition participation.

Exhibits must be displayed in the following Categories:

JUNIOR

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For modelers and painters aged 15 and under

 

 

 

BASIC

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For modelers and painters preferring not to exhibit in the Advanced divisions and who have been awarded no more than three medals in Basic and none in the Advanced divisions in past competitions

 

 

 

HISTORICAL - PAINTERS

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For stock figure entries with minor conversions - judging is based primarily on painting skill

 

 

 

HISTORICAL - OPEN

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For figure entries with major conversions, original or diorama entries - judged on painting skill as well as imagination, skill in sculpting, converting and/or scratch-building.

 

 

 

FANTASY - PAINTERS

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For stock fantasy entries with minor conversions - judging is based primarily on painting skill

 

 

 

FANTASY - OPEN

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For fantasy entries with major conversions, original or diorama entries - judged on painting skill as well as imagination, skill in sculpting, converting and/or scratch-building.

 

 

 

TOY SOLDIER

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There are multiple categories within this division - One Gold Award will be offered in each of the following categories.

Old Toy Soldiers

  • A: Small Groups (1-10 figures)
  • B: Large Groups (11 or more figures)

New Toy Soldiers

  • A: Small Groups (1-10 figures)
  • B: Large Groups (11 or more figures)

Youth Award

    Old or New Toy Soldiers, unlimited number of figures, 15 years old or younger

Old Toy Soldiers in Historical Context

    Awarded to the exhibit representing the antiquity and rarity of the figures, as well as demonstrating their historical significance in the production of Toy Soldiers - Unlimited number of figures

 

MODELS

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There will be one category (Models) in this division. The model division includes any stock, conversion or scratch built kits including Ordnance, Aircraft, Water Vessels and Ships, Spacecraft, Science Fiction and Non-Military Vehicles.

 

 

Entry in more than one division requires separate displays because divisions are physically separated within the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibits cannot exceed 30" (depth) by 36" (length) without prior written approval from the Show Chair and all groundwork must be permanently attached to the display base.

 

 

 

MEMORIAL AWARDS

Bob Knee Memorial Award

Best figure(s) representing the United States Marine Corps, any period.

Charlene Prince Memorial Award

Best figure(s) representing the spirit of Hope, Courage and Joy.

Howard Goshorn Memorial Award

Best figure(s) representing the Napoleonic era, 1800-1815. Sponsored by Earl Levitt and AMFS.

Charles Morton Memorial Award

Best figure(s) any scale or period representing the spirit of the American fighting man throughout history. Sponsored by Joe Singletary.

 John Roberts Memorial Award

 

 Best British Empire figure(s). Sponsored by Ron Werhman

 

 The Scotland Forever Award

 

 Best Sponsored by Lou Coroso

 

SPECIALTY AWARDS

Best of the West Award

Best figure(s) or vignette, any scale or subject representing the American West, 1830-1880. Sponsored by Tyler and Terry Martin.

Napoleon's Eagle Award

Best French Napoleonic figure(s). Sponsored by Terry Martin.

The Equitatus Award

Best Mounted Figure any period Sponsored by Pete Garrison.

Historex Award

Any Historex figure(s), single or mounted Sponsored by Pete Garrison, Terry Martin, Ron Wehrman..

Best Collection Award

Best collection of acquired figures; primarily an award for collectors. Sponsored by AMFS.

 

 

FANTASY AWARDS

Phoenix Award

Best figure(s) or bust(s) in the Fantasy Division. Sponsored by The Atlanta Military Figure Society.

Best Horror

Best classical or modern figure(s) or bust(s) in the Fantasy Division. Sponsored by Dr. David Wiggins.

Best Super Hero

Best figure(s), bust(s) or diorama featuring a single or multiple Super Hero, Heroine, Villain or Villainess in the Fantasy Division. Sponsored by Dr. David Wiggins.

 

 

 

 

MANUFACTURERS AWARDS

Michael Roberts, Ltd., Award

Any Michael Roberts, Ltd., figure(s). Sponsored by Michael Roberts, Ltd./ Mike Stelzel.

Red Lancer Award

Best painted lancer, any nation, Napoleonic era or later. Sponsored by The Red Lancer.

 

 

AMFS 2014 SHOW THEME AWARDS

The best figure(s) or bust representing The Atlanta Campaign, 1864

For those who elect to support the Theme Competition by entering a figure(s) from the Atlanta Campaign, 1864 we will be presenting a full size replica of the Southern Cross of Honor in appreciation of your efforts.

 

 

 

  

 

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

This year's Show promises exciting and informative seminars geared to enlighten and entertain attendees. As always, these seminars will be offered free of charge to all show attendees. Seminars will be on Saturday.

The Show is proudly considered a family-oriented attraction. We particularly welcome the opportunity to introduce children and youth to our wonderful hobby. Participants are kindly asked to respect all attendees, and exhibitors are expected to use good taste and judgement in selecting displays. It is not our intent to restrict artistic expression; however, the AMFS Show Committee reserves the right to decline entry or remove from display any exhibit deemed inappropriate for this Show. The Show's exhibition is open to modelers of any skill level, and we encourage the participation of new and junior modelers.

 

JUDGING

The AMFS Show operates its competition under the Open System, in which entries are judged independently on merit. The title of Grand Master may be conveyed to a deserving individual by a consensus of all Grand Masters in attendance. The winner of competition between Grand Masters will be presented the Atlanta Cup.

The Judges Best of Show Award is the Derek Holmes Trophy in honor of the late sculptor, modeler and Atlanta Grand Master who contributed selflessly to this Show and the figure modeling community. This award is presented to the figure(s) or display deemed by the judges to be the most outstanding in the show.

A variable number of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals as well as Pewter Medals will be awarded in the Figure-Painters, Figure-Open, Fantasy-Painters, Fantasy-Open and Models categories.

Junior and Basic Categories will be awarded the AMFS Specialty Medallion and Certificate of Merit

Numerous memorial, specialty, commemorative and manufacture awards will be presented for exemplary displays at the Show.

 

 

Photography

All Show attendees are invited to photograph displays and Show happenings. We request that you observe these guidelines:

  • Do not touch any display without prior authorization from the Show Committee and exhibitor;
  • Do not use tripods in the Exhibit Hall;
  • Do not interfere with the general viewing and judging of displays.

While visiting Atlanta check out these other places to go and things to see! Visitor Guides

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