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The Association of Model Engineers was set up in 1983. It is administered by a Committee.

At present the Association has 100 members coming from all walks of life. AME is a registered NGO, non-profit making, non-ideological association consisting of persons who have a special interest in model engineering and scale modeling and helps its members to improve standards in the achievement of excellence in their field. It is based in Malta.

AME has at present the following sections:

·         Aircraft

·         Cars

·         Crafts

·         Diecast

·         Dioramas

·         General Engineering

·         Figures

·         Marine

·         Military Vehicles

·         Space and Science Fiction

·         Trains

·         Wargaming

·         Robotics

 

Junior Members

AME has a special section for its Junior Members for persons less than 16 years of age. This section provides its junior members with:

  • Modelling Courses

  • Competitions

  • Talks and Visits

Services provided by AME to its members include:

  • Contacts with other modelers locally and abroad

  • Discounts on modeling materials

  • Newsletter

  • Publications

  • Library and photographic references

  • Modelling courses

  • Photographic courses

Annual Exhibition and Competition

Every year AME puts up an Exhibition and Competition. The competitions are divided into three categories:

  • Class A for advanced modelers

  • Class B for intermediate modelers

  • Class C for beginner modelers

Competition among the members is keen and every year our members produce very good models of outstanding quality.

AME has participated in the following International Exhibitions:

AME members have won various awards at the Model Engineer Exhibition in UK. Some of these are: Mr James Rizzo won first prize with his hot air engine, Mr Carmel Borg won first prize with his scratch built model of a Ford Mustang. Other highly commended models were an HP Hastings by Carmel Attard. A model of the golden mask of Tutankhamen by Publius Magro won a silver medal.

AME modelers have shown their skill and ability of producing winning models which brought awards, medals and trophies to our island.

AME was also awarded the British Model Soldier Society’s accolade in recognition of AME’s contribution to modeling over the years.

Two members of AME were invited for several years to act as judges in various International Model Competitions. This recognizes the quality and standard of the Maltese modeler especially for members of the Association of Model Engineers.

 

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