It's incredible how much difference a year of practice with an airbrush makes. I started these saucers way back when I was working on the Not Mars Attacks boardgame Invasion from Outer Space I started spraying them silver back then but was very unhappy with the finish I got from the Tamiya silvers. With the official Mars Attacks Martians in hand I got out the airbrush again to finally finish these things. Using Valejo model air metallics this time: Steel, Silver, and a lot of shading which I could actually control properly this time spraying over the vents on the dishes. Also lots of blue glows done in Ultramarine blue followed by P3 Arcane Blue and white inside the cockpit, and under the belly. Pretty happy with the finish in the end. With the seats left out they easily fit in Martian.
Also since I painted these for PAX the official ones arrived so here's the comparison side by side. They are almost exactly the same size though the canopy is much larger and tougher on the Pegasus ones since it's injected plastic instead of the vac formed ones from Mantic. I think it'd be easy to arm these too since the Mantic ones come with both Heat and Freeze Ray cannons also 2 pilots to choose from should you want a Martian pilot.