This staff came from an original mold so its exactly what you would have seen in DS9. I did take pictures but left my camera out today and it rained…heavily and since it was only a few pictures here and there i was only using internal memory…ugh! I sanded, Dremeled out the mold ridges, made it look nicer than the screen used ones were then it sat here for months. I then found an old can of the correct gold paint, then the search was on for the two cans of different colored toner that were used for the wood. I did finally find some NOS of it and went to painting it the same way they did at HMS. I have to say it does look different from other replicas but I have seen an original and it looks pretty spot on…unlike others on the net claiming to have an original!!! The darker toner did turn out a bit shinier than expected but will try and see what they did about that on screen.