It looks like it has some texture or the paint has given it some. They could never get close to the original with a factory paint job though. Sadly, the lens isn't even accurate. Still, really love the sculpt but I guess I won't be getting it.
I have searched high and low for the best pics that are out there. Even paused the blu ray at stages to get a good look. The best available are in the gallery I think. Even then its hard to get a nice clear image. There are many posts on the P1 lenses but I think it just goes back and forth on what their idea of what they look like and what they are made out of. For the sideshow piece I think its good they are going for an actual mesh instead of just a printed piece of paper. There is no clear film over it but it's close enough.
Well on mine I sandwiched some mesh in-between 2 bits of clear film. I think the darkness comes from not being able to see any light coming through the back. A lot of people say they used some mirrored film on the original. I don't see it myself.