International Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS/USA is the United States Branch of the International Plastic Modelers' Society. 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 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.  There are over 220 active US chapters.

IPMS/USA Facebook page

IPMS/USA Review Index

IPMS/USA Region 6 - Southwest

IPMS/USA Region 6 - Southwest


Austin Armor Builders SocietY (ctsms partner club)


Austin Armor Builders Society has been in existence since 1997 and has around 30 members. AABS is the home of the regional AMPS Centex show that is held every other October.

AABS meets at 7PM, first Wednesday of the month, at the Old Quarry Branch of the Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Drive.

Austin Armor Builders Society - Facebook Page

SEP 2019 “SABOT AWAY!” (pdf download)

AUG 2019 “SABOT AWAY!” (pdf download)


Austin Scale Modeler's Society (CTSMS PARTNER CLUB)


Austin Scale Modeler's Society "ASMS" is a chartered member of IPMS/USA. Mission is to promote scale modeling in the Central Texas region; holds monthly meetings and an annual model show/contest, to which the public is invited. 

Austin Scale Modeler's Society - Facebook Page

AUG 2019 SPRUE EXAMINER (pdf download)