Hey all! Question for this thread, and if this question was answered in the thread already, I'm sorry, I must have missed it when I read through.
I am doing a boomerang phaser build, and I'm just curious about the black paint on the nozzle and around the buttons. What is the consensus on the finish? I've see it with gloss black, satin black, and matte black. And looking back at First Contact, I can't really tell myself.
Based on what I've seen in Voyager, DS9 and First Contact, the emitter is satin-gloss. The area around the buttons is matt.
You can see the reflection of the light on the emitter here.