I'm thinking about building this kit straight out of the box - something I haven't done with a kit for a long time. So opening the box I was surprised to see it has some chrome-like pieces to be attached. Is this correct? Are these parts of the kit supposed to be chrome? Did the original have these as chrome? I ask this as if I can finish it it time, I'll enter it in the IPMS Nats Comp here in November. I plan to paint it a pale-mid flat green totally, like the 3 ft model on display in London (UK) at the Star Trek exhibition back in '95. That model certainly didn't have any chrome parts on it. I have the pics to prove it. I don't think a chrome-look would go well with the overall green paint scheme I plan. Your insights into this is most welcome.