Step 1: Gather your materials
1 (for a crash scene) or
2 of the huge 11-12 foot mesh satellite dishes. these are becoming hard to find. place ads, look in neighbors backyards, ask everyone you know if they have or have seen 1. they need to be the same size and shape. metal recycling yards may have a couple floating around!
2 large silver tarps i got mine at Wal-Mart
silver duct tape (get some that closely matches your tarp in color and texture).
a grinder and grind disc
silver spray paint
various sizes of pvc pipe, caps, and fittings for the landing gear
large zip ties
a razor knife for trimming tarp
*needed for set-up*
fog machine and timer
Step 2: Strip the dishes
we did a quarter at a time so we didn't have too many loose pieces all over to confuse us.
once you have the grill work off, clean the dish with hot soapy water. it needs to be clean for the paint to adhere well. do this on a sunny day, so it will dry quickly.