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About JoeRivers

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  • Birthday 06/22/1957

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    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. Thank you for replying. I've come up with a couple of ideas and let you now about them as they pan out. I'm just starting this project, but I'll keep you informed of my progress. Joe
  2. I am in the process of building my second Hasegawa 1/72 Scale Shinmeiwa PS-1. (I built the first one in 1974, and it has long been retired to the Boneyard). As you would guess, the kit decals are not that good. I am looking for suggestions as to sources for 1/72 Japanese decals suitable for modern JSDF aircraft. There is lots of WW2 stuff out there and some for smaller more modern Japanese A/C but I can’t find anything for larger aircraft.,, Any suggestions where to look? Thanks for any help, Joe Rivers, President - Willow Run Bomber Plant IPMS, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  3. INTERNATIONALLY CONNECTED MODELERS GROUP – ICMG ICMG Concept Overview and Program Introduction The Willow Run Bomber Plant (WRBP) IPMS/USA Chapter has developed and is introducing a new IPMS Chapter Outreach Pilot Program called the: “Internationally Connected Modelers Group” (ICMG) We are proud to announce that both IPMS/UK West Suffolk and the Norfolk Scale Model Group are now officially partners in the “Willow Run Bomber Plant – West Suffolk/Norfolk ICMG”. As a new IPMS Chapter, WRBP saw the importance of not only promoting the art and craft of model building, but a
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  5. I agree with the danger of shelf life. I have old Pactra paint that my Dad bought in the 1960's and it's still usable. The worst paint that I have seen for long term life is Humbrol. I have Model Master's that are 15 years and older that are still good as new. When the stocks dry up... then it's time to move on to something new. I am interested in trying the new True North paint line. Any news about this new line? Joe Rivers
  6. I am putting this information into our Willow Run Bomber Plant Chapter newsletter with credit to you. Thank you for this information for those of us that still use Testers enamals. Hopefully my stash lasts me the rest of my lifetime. Joe Rivers President - WRBP IPMS
  7. 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
  8. A 1/32 scale Michigan Air National Guard F-101 and F-106 would be perfect with my 1/32 scale collection!!! Joe Rivers
  9. 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 - Ne
  10. Our Web Site will be up soon. We will announce once it is up. Joe
  11. 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 - Ne
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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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