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    Durable Scarecrow

    There's an abandoned Nike missile base in my town that just happens to be a popular site for urban legend tourists and stoned teenagers to congregate. I was thinking about putting up a scarecrow dressed like a clown at the site to **** with these people. Thing is, though, I've never built a scarecrow before so I'd thought I make this thread to get some tips from youse guys.

    The dummy needs to be sturdy, life-sized, and spacious enough on the inside for me to fill it with raw meat and sugar (I want to facilitate the growth of a wasp nest). What materials should I get?

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    I would think 2x4s would be durable enough for a project like this.
    Also was like meat so throw some really small pieces of ground beef in that thing. Really small as to not attract a larger predator.
    You can also wrap that fucker up in Razor or Barb Wire.
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    A maniquin would be the go.


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    Have to be less for a used one.
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    I would think 2x4s would be durable enough for a project like this.
    Also was like meat so throw some really small pieces of ground beef in that thing. Really small as to not attract a larger predator.
    You can also wrap that fucker up in Razor or Barb Wire.
    Maybe I'll just go with sugar, apple juice, and soda. I'll also salt all the grass around the area where I put it, and put a few sonic motion detectors in the woods nearby. My goal is to get into Weird NJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    Maybe I'll just go with sugar, apple juice, and soda. I'll also salt all the grass around the area where I put it, and put a few sonic motion detectors in the woods nearby. My goal is to get into Weird NJ.
    Salt in a pattern would be cool.

    Battery juice works better by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    There's an abandoned Nike missile base in my town that just happens to be a popular site for urban legend tourists and stoned teenagers to congregate. I was thinking about putting up a scarecrow dressed like a clown at the site to **** with these people. Thing is, though, I've never built a scarecrow before so I'd thought I make this thread to get some tips from youse guys.

    The dummy needs to be sturdy, life-sized, and spacious enough on the inside for me to fill it with raw meat and sugar (I want to facilitate the growth of a wasp nest). What materials should I get?
    I fully approve of this project. Muhahahahaha!

    Have you considered any characters other than a clown? I was thinking a Victorian gentleman in evening wear and cloak with a doctor's bag... Or since it's a military base, why not a soldier in 1950's/60's olive drab uniform?


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    This might be a neat addition:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    Maybe I'll just go with sugar, apple juice, and soda. I'll also salt all the grass around the area where I put it, and put a few sonic motion detectors in the woods nearby. My goal is to get into Weird NJ.
    You can buy wasp attractant as well...they sell them as refills for wasp traps. This **** works, I've used it. Adding hamburger or a dead mouse two would be icing on the cake.

    and some advice...
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5612528_make...ttractant.html

    How about used PVC pipe with holes drill in it (maybe drain pipe with pre-drilled holes?). ?


    Sometimes you can find it used (at landfill or otherwise).

    I like your idea, keep us up to date on your progress !
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    You could make the torso out of chicken wire or a wicker basket.

    Then you can load it up with whatever weird **** you want.

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