I am guessing it will have the chrome finish, since the box's sticker proclaims its chromed, and this model is what - to have a model to show the factory or some execs who are going to approve the final design.
Why would HAS be distributing prototypes in this case without the chrome finish? Since it's a follow-up to the original Raven, there would be no need to prove the original shell design, they'd just be showing off the chrome.
One way is the sniff test and I believe Cagey will back me up on this.first smell a regular night raven and then a sky patrol vehicle.smell the difference?then find a seam on the box and sniff you will definetly smell the difference....
Actually, holy geez - Deadfish is on to something. The chroming should actually leave behind a slightly more acrid scent like estery. Is there any way you can get to an original Night Raven for comparison????