My intention is do Ens. Gay's aircraft as he had to ditch during the battle. He said his rudder was shot up so he couldn't yaw and the pitch was gone because the rear elevators were also destroyed.
This means that have them in tatters the plastic parts won't do.
This is a first attempt... I am using balsa with tissue paper then Bare Metal Foil then two more layers of tissue paper. This gives a lot of thickness to the tail pieces but since they are the trailing edges maybe they won't be seen.
The photos show the process.
If this doesn't work, I have another idea that may work better with very thin sheets of plastic layered so that I can do some thinning and damage from the inside out and vice versa.
Your comments and criticism is always welcome.