Then I added beams sticking out from under the roof (for the tiles to rest on) as a typical scruffy detail for a 17th century building.
I had saved some cereal packages as these offer the perfect brand of cardboard for tiles (thin and free of charge!) The method is simple. Cut out rough rectangles in copious amounts. Glue them from the lowest row up on the roof base and repeat until finished. Sanity rolls may be required with large buildings like these, as they take a zillion cardboard rectangles before the entire roof is covered.
The main window of the guest room.
The finished roof.
Then that magical moment was there: I could start painting! Here´s the result.
Now "all" that remains to be done are the details. Furniture, a hearth, bottles and glasses, beer barrels etc etc . Stay tuned for part 3!