After wondering if I’m really prepared to take the time necessary to do a good job on this (or any other) image I decided that I am. I estimate a month at least, just working on details. I spent quite a bit of time this morning getting the detail around the door on the house on the left, fixing the bottom window and working on some better (but not final) materials. I’m hoping that every asset I spend time on I can reuse somewhere else.
I’ve been collecting more reference too, and PureRef is certainly a great app for organizing that. My modelling skills are actually not too bad. I’m finding booleans very helpful for certain jobs such as the doorway on house left. Blender seems to be able to handle them better nowadays. Also I’m using image textures but not UV mapped.