I've seen a lot of models in museums that are just amazing. But almost have sails that can't compete with the realism like the rest of the model. They look dead.
When I'm sailing, I'm all about sail shape. I have to have those sails trimmed just right and you will find me tweaking them constantly. It's one of the things I love about sailing. There's a pureness and beauty in seeing a properly trimmed sail.
My first build will be a J-Class model and I would either want the sails to look like when the boat is sailing (I would also mount it heeling) or flake the sails on the deck and make a dock to mount it to if I can't achieve the look of a properly trimmed sail.
Can a model sail ever look like the real thing? If so, what methods do you use?