Richard Sliwka of Missouri entered his build of the USS Nicholas DD-449 in the 2019 US IPMS National Convention. He modified a Blue Water Navy kit produced in 1992 to show the ship in 1942. He added brass mast and details, as well as detailing the
aft control position and enhancing deck detail. The boats and 1.1-Inch Chicago Pianos are from
L'Arsenal. Paperlabs searchlights were used. Infini 20mm Oerlikons were added.