Since Davey Jones passed I thought I would grab the last train to Scratchville and attempt my first Scratch Build, a J7W1 Shinden, the revolutionary Japanese fighter that only made a few test flights before the war ended. With so much junk in the trunk I am ditching the cartoonish look of my prior kitbashes and going for a more scale appearance with the Shinden. With a left over 2.6" tube and a TLP nosecone, 24 mm mount, squishy balsa, Baby Bertha nose cone, label paper, tongue depressor and poster board it was time to start cuttin' and gluin'. The wing is a single piece of papered balsa, the canard is a tongue depressor and both are epoxied on. The canopy was made thicker and I will shape it to give a more 3D look. I'm thinking the prop blade fins will need some popsicle stick reinforcement if it actually has a rocket like flight. Most likely too heavy for a D12 3 so will go with an F12, depends on nose weight which is still to come. Having a hard time mind simming where the CP will be and if all the asymmetrical fins and canards will keep it going straight up.