I need your help.
This is the Wednesday post but I'm actually posting it earlier Tuesday evening, because I need as much input as possible. One tradition I started with niece and nephew some years ago was to build them pinatas. I spend a lot of money on goodies. Let's just say there will be several dozen pair of bubba teeth and lots of little plastic toys and premium candy. Any little darling of mine...
Anyway, I like a multi-stage pinata, because what's the fun of it if all the good crap comes sluicing out of it with the first substantial *thwack!* Even if subject of choice for the year is boxy, I build multiple chambers in the pinata, each containing a different set of goodies.
So, on Wednesday I begin construction on nephew's pinata for a couple weeks from now. I'll start by building a framework of balsa, dowels and tape.
Here's where you come in, my esteemed readers. Nephew's subject of choice this time is a tank. The finished product will be roughly three feet long, and the sooner I get cracking, the more authentic detail I can put on it. I'm also going to paint a ferocious shark mouth on the front. OK. How ferocious it looks may be debatable. But anyhoo -
I'd like your suggestion of what type tank to build.
Sherman tank would be most easily recognizable, of course. But then I thought if it's going to be beaten the stuffing out of, wouldn't it be more delectable to make it a tank of foreign extraction? Let me know. Like I said, I've got to start construction by afternoon tomorrow, so I don't have a lot of wiggle room, time wise. Thanks for any suggestions you may make!
OOOH, I found this neat photo online of an Iraqi tank some Kurds modified. It's pretty neat.