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JoeRivers

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About JoeRivers

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    Assembler
  • Birthday 06/22/1957

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  • FirstName
    Joseph
  • LastName
    Rivers
  • IPMS Number
    51314
  • Local Chapter
    IPMS Willow Run Bomber Plant
  • City
    Ypsilanti
  • State
    Michigan
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Large scale 1/32 and 1/48 A/C, 1/35 scale armor, HO railroading, East German and Soviet era uniforms.

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  1. We have created the new WRBP logo and will present it at the January 2019 WRBP general meeting. The logo is based on an origional 1943 felt patch fron the Willow Run Ford Plant. The origional had "FORD" where we placed "IPMS". The styalized B-24 is for the planes built at Willow Run. The colors Blue and White are those of Ford Motor Company that built the Willow Run Plant and the 8000+ B-24's there. Joe
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    1/48 and/or 1/32 F-101 and F-106

    A 1/32 scale Michigan Air National Guard F-101 and F-106 would be perfect with my 1/32 scale collection!!! Joe Rivers
  3. Our WRBP Membership is proud to announce the establishment of the IPMS Willow Run Bomber Plant Chapter on December 11th, 2018. Our Chapter is located in Ypsilanti Michigan – home of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and “Rosie the Riveter”. The WRBP Chapter name proudly reflects the history and heritage of Henry Ford’s famous Willow Run Bomber Plant, in Ypsilanti Michigan This plant built over 8000 B-24 Liberators in WW2. General meetings are held at the UAW Local 898 Union Hall located at 8975 Textile Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Meetings are held on the First Thursday of the Month - Next meeting - January 3, 2019 Meeting time is officially from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, E-mail us at wrbpipms@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook at Willow Run Bomber Plant ipms
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    NEW - IPMS Willow Run Bomber Plant Chapter

    Our Web Site will be up soon. We will announce once it is up. Joe
  5. Our WRBP Membership is proud to announce the establishment of the IPMS Willow Run Bomber Plant Chapter on December 11th, 2018. Our Chapter is located in Ypsilanti Michigan – home of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and “Rosie the Riveter”. The WRBP Chapter name proudly reflects the history and heritage of Henry Ford’s famous Willow Run Bomber Plant, in Ypsilanti Michigan This plant built over 8000 B-24 Liberators in WW2. General meetings are held at the UAW Local 898 Union Hall located at 8975 Textile Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Meetings are held on the First Thursday of the Month - Next meeting - January 3, 2019 Meeting time is officially from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, E-mail us at wrbpipms@gmail.com Visit us on Facebook at Willow Run Bomber Plant ipms
  6. JoeRivers

    The Duke's Latest Aircraft

    Thank you for the positive responses! This Roden An-12 kit was a "Filling Nightmare! Nothing fit, the for and aft fuselage sections were a 1/16" off from each other! The engine nacelles fit was from another planet. This was one of those kits I built more to show it who was boss then anything. Oh, and the decals, there weren't enough stripes for the whole fuselage on both sides, . I am also a model railroader, so i found some Santa Fe blue locomotive stripes that matched and that saved the day. But, I must agree, that the finished Cub was a very nice looking transport aircraft and it is a real attention getter because of it uniqueness. Joe.
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    The Duke's Latest Aircraft

    New to the IPMS and I found your post reading through the messages. I tackled the Cub back in 2011. I feel your pain on that beast. Mine sits next to a Canadian CC-130 in UN markings. See pix attached. Joe R
  8. JoeRivers

    Some nice pictures

    My Dad was stationed at Offutt AFB from 1963 to 1970. As a kid, we would ride the shuttle bus from Capehart Base Housing over to the north end of the flight line near the north gate to Bellevue. This is where all the museum planes were originally parked. We would spend many hours wandering around underneath them out in the open marveling at the size of them. I had the opportunity to stop at the new museum in 2010 and it was wonderful to see all of those A/C now inside and protected for all time. Thank you for the pictures and the reminder. Joe
  9. Thank you for your Welcome! I am looking forward to my renewed participation in the IPMS and working with all the great folks who are part of it throughout the US and Internationally.

    Joe

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    new member

    I have cleaned up my picture galler and put it on Flickr. Please click here to go to "Joe Rivers Build Gallery" . My collection of models built over the years. Single engine aircraft are 1/32 and 1/48 scale. Multi engine are mostly 1/48 and 1/72 with a couple of 1/32 scale thrown in. Military vehicles are mostly 1/35 but there are a couple of 1/48 Japanese in there also. The 1/24th Mosquito Project will be a Canadian Fighter Bomber. Thanks again for the warm welcome! Joe Rivers
  11. JoeRivers

    new member

    Thank you for the welcoming notes from everyone. Please hit this LINK to go to my Google pix gallery for pastures of some of my completed work and the current 1/24 scale Mosquito project I’m working on. Thank you again, Joe Rivers
  12. JoeRivers

    new member

    My name is Joe Rivers, married, have 5 kids, and I live in Ypsilanti Michigan. I am a Stationary Steam Operating Engineer with Ford Motor Company and I have 43 years in my Trade as of 2018. My father was in the US Air Force for 30 years. He started as an Air Corp Cadet in WW2, became a navigator on B-29s and retires as a Colonel from SAC. He built models all his life and I followed in his footsteps. When he passed away in 2010, we were still calling each other up every week to talk models, and what we were building. My model building covers a large area of interests, but they go in cycles thru the year (As a side note, I also have a large HO train layout and I do not even count that into my model building. Railroading is a life of its own.) I tend to build aircraft and armor (WW2) of all major powers (except Russian – I have however built the Roden An 12 Cub – that was a challenge!) in 1/48, 1/35 and 1/32 from 1940 up thru about 1988. I enjoy the color and painting and airbrushing aspect of building. I was and IPMS member many years ago and I have more time now to start becoming involved again in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti/Detroit area of Michigan. If anyone is interested in contacting me or seeing some pictures of my work, please send me a note and say “HI”. Joe Rivers
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