Yeah. The project potential was obvious so I popped over to the craft store and bought some 1/2" wooden balls. These I sawed in half - surprisingly difficult to do evenly. Fastened to the underside of the switch, they give us a retro-chic "Adamski" UFO look that many people probably recognize.
I decided to leave the cord holes, but added mesh inserts to make them look like some kind of sensor or port, and scribed some lines suggesting a ramp or hatch on one side. Lastly, I added some view ports made from smallest brass washers I could find, and primed.
After a couple of coats of silver spray, and a few accents (ramp borders in steel and viewports in gloss black), I had a UFO! Not too bad if I say so myself; a bit "clean", but it seems to suit the subject. And as befits a budget project, it came in at around $8.00 (and some of that was Canadian Tire money!), including a fresh can of silver spray paint.
|Scale is about right for a small "scout" type UFO...|
|(Note my lazy failure to fill the screw holes)|
|"'Klaatu Barada what', Mulder?"|