That's what I got too. Now I guess the question is, how do we go about making them look like the prop? Red paint over the orange obviously, but any ideas how to darken the clear plastic? We can dimly see the components through the sides, so just painting the case black won't work. I've used 'glass paint' before (tinted but transparent), so maybe something like that in a smoky color?
To be honest, I think they used something with a fine mist... a Tamiya Lacquer spray can or an airbrush, and literally dusted most of the thing with black paint. If you don't lay heavy, you can cause a gradient darkening, or the smoky effect. I've done this to weather colors and darken paint that's too bright.
I don't know if there's red paint or not, sometimes those visual dictionary pictures are heavily edited - the Luke hero saber has maroon and dark green LED arrows and the real prop looks like christmas!
To me it looks like they left it orange, I think they even left the numbers and small logo. The clip part at the very bottom is red. You can just see make it out and can tell the difference between that and the top.
As for darkening the plastic, I was planning to just rub it down with 1200 then rub in some oil paint.
So I was looking at some of Schleicher's other relays, and turns out there's a two-knob relay (SPZA 52) that's a dead ringer for the Dual power cell from the Racer game. Don't think there's a real-world equivalent to the Quad power cell though (but hey, I could be wrong!)
Wow that's a lot bigger than I imagined it being, mine is out for delivery today! My plan is to see if I can possibly RIT dye the clear plastic portion to darken it up like in the visual dictionary. And then give the entire thing a few washes of acrylic to dirty it up.