Here's some update folks. I've heard of the one insult a year rule to bonsai but so far it's growing good eventhough I'm doing mutiple things to it, adding an approach graft, sphagnum moss to induce air-roots, air layer up top for the branch with a reverse taper problem and more. . .
The thread graft has taken with new leaves and buds. I won't cut off the back end until next year when the branch fattens up. I hope it does
Hopefully I can get some roots inside the S.M.
Here's the approach graft with a seedling. Its roots can't quit make it to the mix so I've added some soil over them. The goal is to expose the seedling's roots slowly once they've gone into the pot. Also the elevated/ exposed roots will help hide the drastic change in the taper from the base of the trunk upwards as I'm not too fond of the ginseng ficus look. Top of the seedling can stay and be bent outward to become a branch depend on how things look.
There are some nebari on this tree but the ginseng part is covering it up so I've carved into the ginseng for fake roots to help things show better. The zip tie around it will hopefully help even out the taper too.
Perhaps I may have to chop the trunk to get the short and stocky look.
Not this one, it's too fat.