|Founded 1964||Founded 1993|
|Last Update: 2 November 2018|
About ECPM, IPMS, and AMPS
Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers, a modeling hobby club since 1992,
invites you to join us, attend our monthly meetings, and take part in our many modeling activities.
Our purpose is to bring together people of all ages, interests, and skill levels who enjoy the art and hobby of modeling.
Club interests cover ALL types of models, from automobiles, aircraft, and armor to ships, spacecraft, trains, and science fiction.
Mostly we build plastic models, but all modeling -- plastic, resin, vacuform, wood, etc, etc are welcome as we have broad interests.
Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers (ECPM) is a chartered chapter in Region 12 of the USA Branch of the International Plastic Modelers Society and is also a chapter in the South Region of the Armor Modeling & Preservation Society.
The International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) started in the United Kingdom (now IPMS/UK) in 1963, with the US (IPMS/USA) branch following shortly thereafter in 1964. The Armor Modelling & Preservation Society (AMPS) started in the USA in 1993. There are now branches of IPMS and AMPS all over the world.
IPMS/USA is a non-profit association of individual plastic modelers and modelers united by a common bond of mutual interest in all aspects of our hobby.
The purposes of IPMS/USA are to
a). cultivate interest in the hobby of modeling, particularly through use of commercially manufactured plastic model kits, and to provide information, data, and other assistance to such members to continually raise the standards and techniques of their work;
b). ensure timely exchange of modeling information; and
c). provide for the members' interests by keeping them informed through the Society's publications of new products and services.
Within IPMS/USA, ECPM is a member of IPMS/USA Region 12, which comprises Chapters in North and South Carolina.
We also have close ties with many IPMS Chapters in southern Virginia which are part of IPMS/USA Region 2.
AMPS was founded in July 1993. Since that time, AMPS has grown to around 700 members worldwide.
Within AMPS, ECPM is a member of AMPS South Region.
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