Great photos of a well finished build. I"ll be following in your wake in a month or so after finishing off another schooner rigged pilot boat for which there is no identified scale. . . old Constructo kit from 1970, and tricked up for needed items found on an actual sailing vessel. A lot of detail depends upon the size of the model and what is visually in scale and practical to craft. Well done.Here is the method I used on my Bluenose. It is used in the same way for both attaching the sail to the mast hoops as it is used to attach the sail's to the booms and hanks. It works really well, also is easy to do because it uses one long length of rope with out knots in between. The finished result is great, everything falls into place as you tighten it the hoops will line up perfectly. You can give it a try to see what you think
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Here found a pic while tightening up the hoops hopefully shows it a little better...
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Looking at old Bluenose photos and a YouTube of movies taken aboard I think that there is a difference in what is visible there and what we like to see on a precise model in how the sails were tied to the booms. I know the kits offer options, some of which I don't see in the old movies and photos where the sail foot was tied at each clew point and loose ends hang below the boom. Maybe I am wrong but I will sail in the direction of as much authentic presentation as I can, setting aside the more smooth and finished appearing end result for which most observers will marvel. Just a choice in tacks and nothing right or wrong for personal decisions. PT-2As one of my college instructors said to the class, "it is amazing what you can learn when you read the books and assignments for lessons!" We had students complain things on tests were not taught in class, and he said the were in assignments in the books!
I have bought many books to help me learn more about modeling ships, wish I had more time to read them all!