I am not a huge fan of MDF Terrain, as the textures of the wood or never there. Scratch Building is never that satisfying for me either really, on the rare occassions I do scratch build I'm never happy with the final result, though others might "bill and coo" over it.
Resin would be ideal, but its hard to find these days - and when you do the prices are mental.
Then, I was on Ebay the other day - just searching through listings. I saw Wayland Games had some Plastcraft Wild West Buildings at £4.50 each, with free shipping on orders of £10+.
I went through all the possible options in my head, even chatting to friends (HI DAVE! - HI CARL!) about it.
THEN after looking at my Worldworks and Whitewash City PDF's - it dawned on me, Self Adhesive Photo Paper and Wood Textures!
The Doors and Windows are resin, so I ONLY need to paint those elements!
Ive already sorted out a few textures I can use -
Those are the basic planking textures, two types - one fresher looking the other faded.
I've even coloured some for Building Frontages -
Then I sourced some Wanted Posters and Signage -