We did our dry fit for our two UFO's today...finally picked up the last of our satellite dishes a few days ago, so thought we'd better make sure they were going to work according to plan. They are all in fairly rough shape so are in need of some patching/ painting/ accessories, then the fog and lighting effects of course. We scored a 40 foot radio/ tv tower (in 8 ft sections) so we have drilled holes in the two smaller dishes to attach the tower pole thru the dishes and they (our smaller 6 ft ufo) will be suspended 12 to 16 feet in the air, while our 12 foot ufo has landed in the middle of the crater in our back yard (our sunken firepit). I have attached a couple of pics, please excuse the junk around the yard (everything will be put away prior to the big reveal)...normally it is actualy quite pristine. Our neighbors are used to seeing what is normally one of the nicest yards in town transform into the local junkyard this time of year, but hey it's Halloween. Please remember these are the raw goods, I will be sure to post more pics as the build progresses.
This (first pic) was a five minute job for hubby and I...two 12' mesh satellite dishes, base from our fire pit, and a truck ramp. Lots of painting and patching to do on this one to repair tears in the mesh. Once we add the lighting , accessories and the fog effects she'll be good as new.
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The next pics are of the small ufo that will be seemingly "suspended" in mid air. The radio tower will be painted matte black and the ufo silver, then just the lights and accessories to add before we stand her up (we stood her up today when we did the dry fit, and even with only one 8ft section, it looks great, but the hubby thinks we need to up at least another four feet, but we'll see
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