Tim Bates did not have far to go to enter the competition at the 2019 US IPMS National Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee, since he lives there. However, no one can attribute his win with this entry to home cooking by the judges, as the excellence
of his build speaks for itself. Tim won
2nd Place Destroyers in 1:350 Scale with his build of the USS Chevalier DD-805 in her 1945 fit from the Dragon kit. He used the kit supplied and White Ensign Models brass photo-etch. He also used Alliance
Model Works 40mm Bofors and Master Model 20mm Oerlikons.The rigging is stretched sprue and Model Master paints were used. Tim also scratch-built some of the smaller parts.