It has been a while since I updated this thread - I also had posted this in my customs thread, but probably should have posted here.
This is a Tatooine town receiving some First Order guests. I made it for our current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge.
The buildings were made from crafting board, cut/glued together. Then I spread wood glue all over them to make some plaster-esque textures using a basic spackling tool like you'd use for drywall.
After it dried, I did various degrees of painting/weathering. I topped it off with some diorama accessories from http://www.holeinthegroundpro.com
and some steel looking grates off of eBay.
Turns out I really learned some new techniques with the buildings through trial and error (which I always feel is the best way to learn this stuff) - which will I'm hoping will get me to a point where I can make a much better cantina playset someday.