This was my 2006 enthusiasm before adopting a different style of Flock using Tamiya XF-52 Flat Earth. I liked it because it reflects the colours of the Med in the sun and Israel specifically.
In WW2 Russian architecture in villages and towns was characterized by log or plank construction with thatched or plank roofs. They were usually unpainted, but often had elaborately carved window and door frames. The churches were usually of a similar construction, but with the distinctive gilded onion dome. Some houses, particularly in the Ukraine, were plastered and whitewashed but still had the thatch roof.