The start of the building this is linked here
The roof was a difficult choice. First it was going to be thatch but finding a suitable way of doing the thatch was still causing me problems so then I thought about doing a tile and wood roof but that didn't really fit with the 'style' of building so it was back to the thatch. I finally found a suitable material in Japan and got to work.
The roof construction was a 1.5mm card construction then a 5mm blue foam build with rounded edges with the material on top. This was then given a liberal coat of 'browned' wood glue and left to dry. Several ink washes and light drybrushes later it didn't turn out too bad.
There was also a little led 'tea light' stuck in the roof to allow the appearance of occupation which should hopefully be apparent in the bottom two pictures.
Having got a feel for the construction I think I'll be making a bigger and more complex compound in the near future.