The tarpaulin which has blown off at a most inconvenient time was made of regular cloth. I painted it in an olive drab and then draped it over the saucer before the paint hardened to take the form of the saucer. I had wrapped the saucer in plastic
wrap so the olive drab paint wouldn't mar the saucer's silver finish. For the rope tied downs, I unraveled some string and stiffened the strands with khaki paint which I tied here and there on the side bars and tarp to look like they had broken free thus revealing
The trailer is scratch built using a few parts from my junk box. The bed is made from wooden strips and I made resin castings of the truck's tire so they would match. The cage is 3D printed from a downloaded recipe which I altered
to allow the completed assembly fit inside the trailer's bed.
The alien is something I kinda just threw together without any forethought though it began to evolve into something based on a novelty song from 1958 called “The Purple
People Eater” (yes, those times were simpler then or at least seemed to be). Since the whole scene is based in the 1950's time frame, it was a perfect fit. If you look closely, you can see the arm of its latest meal extending from its mouth. I have a
brief video below with a snippet from the song.
The crowd is primarily made up of a mix of G figures and 1/35 scale US Army men trying to deal with the situation without letting it get anymore out of control than it already has.