The three ships from 1966
I was very young, and my parents went with friends on a trip to Spain. I don't remember where they went, and not even in what year. It looks likely to me that I was at the first year of school, then in 1966. While there, my father bought 3 wooden ship models. He built them on his return, and like all things fathers do, they seemed like masterpieces to me.
He did not follow up on his new passion, the ships remained in my room and over the years they got a little damaged. When I came to adolescence I decided to "restore" them, gluing what had come off and in one case (alas) repainting the hull with the paints I had available: Humbrol colors to paint plastic planes and ships. The Fine Arts are a 'else.....
Over 40 years have passed, I found them with a lot of damages and dust. I decided to "restore them". Without adding anything this time, leaving everything exactly as I had left it after my youth intervention. I replaced many tops and shrouds that had broken, attacked some masts, removed the dust. The sails have become dark because so the canvas do: it is the detailI like best, because they are old ships and they are proud to show their age!