For some reason – perhaps my insatiable need to make models, I've not been keeping up with either of the two town builds.
I see that your first post was more than a year ago, or am I reading the dates wrong! I see there is one question you asked, but I haven't replied. The answer is that I know of one other person who has made only one of the villages and like me, gave up.
I see there is another post about another town – it looks interesting. These threads have renewed my interest in towns - so I've started on yet another version – you will have to wait for a new thread.
However I will make one comment – although I am not a fan of Richard V's limited pallet, I think that his town is the best kit, on the one I'm making, there are too many areas where the plain side of the card is visible – complete with printing!
I like your idea of copying the kit – It makes the colours more muted and therefore a bit more “real”
Earlier, I saw a few comments about cars in medieval villages. A few years ago, my wife and I took a touring holiday on the “Romantic Road” in Germany. I had booked a four door saloon but was told when we arrived in Munich that because they didn't have any saloons I would be upgraded to a big 4X4 SUV ! It was fine on the Autobahns, but when we got to the town for our first night's stay, (Rothenburg) the road was so narrow that I had to drive onto the footpath and get as close to the hotel as possible – even then, a car coming in the opposite direction had to drive on the opposite footpath to squeeze past.
Keep up the good work – both of you !!