About the Club..
No Dues. No Politics. No Egos.
No Elections. No Criticism. No Pressure.
NMMA is a regional Chapter of the
International Plastic Modeler’s Society (IPMS), and the Armor Modeling
and Preservation Society (AMPS), independent organizations dedicated
to serving those interested in the modeling of armor and other military
vehicles. NMMA is a model club open to anyone who is interested in military
vehicle model building, painting, collecting, and research. A free exchange
of resources, tips, techniques, knowledge, and reference materials is
Our members are interested in the
construction, development, history, characteristics, and operational
use of armored and other military vehicles from World War I to the present,
in all theatres of operation. NMMA meets officially on the second Saturday
of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, followed by a Chapter social.
Meetings are held at 68 Morris Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770-3318. No
application process is required, just show up at a meeting.
Meeting attendance is not required
for membership. Long distance members can keep up to date with the monthly
club e-newsletter and in the club online forums. Love of tanks and military
vehicles essential. Sense of humor required. Passion for war films a
plus. Completion of a model in the last ten years totally unnecessary.
NMMA meetings are a casual open
conversation on any and all related subjects. NMMA members range from
beginner to master, teen to sixty…. um, well, really old. We pass around
the newest model kits, the latest books, and the coolest tools. We show
our latest works in progress, or not. We always share advice, tricks,
tips, ideas, techniques, and news. Each meeting features a shop demo
on a different technique, material, tool, or aspect of model construction,
painting, and weathering.
NMMA carpools to 10 local shows
a year and a fantastic time is always guaranteed. The NMMA calendar
features the July lakeside cookout, the August museum road trip, our
show IPMS AMPSEast, and the always memorable Christmas party. Membership
is open to all.