One of the foci of the action would be a Monastery that blocks a supply route.
I gave Boe a couple of pictures I found that covered the basics. He did a Work in Progress series as he built it and I wanted to do some of the process of finishing the complex.
Boe delivered the finished foamcore complex. The first step was to add aa stucco texture. I used a mixture of Liquitex Ceramic Stucco, Liquitex Heavy body matte gel, Golden Coarse pumice and some latex paint. Years ago I found a good base ground color in the "OOPS" bin at the hardware store. These generally cost less than half the cost of custom mixes. I mixed a big batch since I did not want to run out before everything was coated at least once.
I also prepped the damage sections with gravel, sand and some glue binder
Natural crack from the crackle paste
The building is painted so I needed to work on the base and courtyards. I laid out the compound and cut a piece of HDF board so that I would have a couple of inches on each side. I used a coarse sandpaper to bevel the edges. I then spread a tube paintable white caulk across the base, pressed the buildings into place and left to dry.
I really wanted to secure the buildings so I caulked around the edge of the buildings then pressed in cardboard pieces to represent flagstones
The painted ground color is then flocked. I started with flowers and tufts. Then a liberal coat of two colors of static grass.
Stray picture of the cracking
The roof was basecoated with spray TerraCotta then drybrusheda lighter shade