Thanks. Really cool to see what they started with, and then the final model.I'm not sure, the description for the photo translates to "Silver paint is applied to the entire miniature for the Death Star miniature that has just started production, and the transparent band hanging on the left side of the sphere is filled with paint. This is a guide to use when applying." doesn't sound like it's something they changed, but also doesn't look like any aspect of the Final product. Good catch.
Again, the full scan is too large to attach, but here's a screenshot of it. It's the same image, just at a lower resolution
Wonder how long it took them to complete this whole model. Guessing it doesn't say.