Last night I managed to get the supporting roof panels for my Dark Age barn in place and the thatching glued on. The thatching material is made from old terry-towelling bath mat with a double layer at the apex of the roof line. The thatching is also wrapped around the roof edges to hide the supporting panels underneath.
Here's a couple of progress shots before painting.
Once dry the barn walls were masked off and the roof was given a spray of black primer. Over that there are successively lighter coats of brown paint with the last couple being dry brushed to highlight the thatching material. Finally, some static grass, flowers and weeds were added in appropriate places to finish off.
Here's some more shots of the completed barn with a cart and 28mm miniature for scale. It's quite large but then barns are as a rule compared to houses or huts.
Overall I'm pretty pleased with it. It took quite a bit of time but it was an interesting exercise and will look great on the table.