My Dads boat is nearly finished and he passed a detail pack from Macs Mouldings over to me for painting.
The resin items are quite nice: an old fashioned (to da kidz nowadays, but just how I remember them when I had one to load programmes on to my ZX81) radio/tape player, clipboard, mug, binoculars, ashtray and packet of cigarettes.
These last two gave me pause for thought. I've never smoked, never even tried to. As far as I'm concerned the smoking ban in pubs means I don't have to spray my clothes with Fabreeze after a few beers. If you look at TV and films these days, characters puffing away are rare and those that do are usually baddies - smoking being directors shorthand for "a wrong 'un".
Look back a few year and things were very different. Everyone smoked, even the Thunderbirds puppets. If you wish to build a realistic model, cigarettes are part of the deal. To modern eyes though, they seem anachronistic.
Anyway, I painted the parts up, including the fags and even stuck the paper label on the packet. The ashtray is filled with grey weathering powder. I didn't feel good about doing it though. Slightly grubby if you see what I mean. Maybe realism isn't everything.