Atlanta Figure Show 2009
A.M.F.S. - ATLANTA MILITARY FIGURE SOCIETYIn 1975 local figure modeling enthusiasts joined together to create the Atlanta Soldier Society. The group met at a local hobby shop, Historical Hobbies, to discuss figure painting and the hobby of military miniatures. Their enthusiasm led to the club's first miniature figure show, which was hosted at a local bank in 1977. Its success attracted new members to the young organization and prompted the show to become an annual event.
In 1979, the show moved to the Admiral Benbow Inn (now The Best Western Hotel in Doraville, GA), beginning the on-going expansion of the show and the transition to 3 improved sites over the next 16 years. A conscious effort within the club to educate modelers led to an extensive club newsletter, The Rebel Sabretache", which flourished until the mid 1990's when new mediums for information were well established in the hobby. Its presence in the miniature figure hobby drew more members to the organization and the hobby of miniature figure painting.
In 1995, the club was reorganized with a fresh vision and renamed the Atlanta Military Figure Society (AMFS). To better serve the figure modeling community, the club meetings were moved to Saturday mornings, more "hands on" activities were incorporated into the meetings and the show was revitalized with a move to the present site at Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Powers Ferry.
AMFS. organized the 32nd annual show on February 20-22,2009.
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