Hi All, After shooting photos for my projects in card models for more than a few years now it dawned on me that I was missing something that I used to use all the time with my styrene models. I will admit that I do sort of have a reason aside from just plain forgetting about it, I usually take a spring/summer/early fall break from model making to pursue out doors pursuits. In that length of time I neglected to start using back drops for the photos. I had some that I had made up from some large sized pieces of 1/8 inch card board that were sort of grey shades layered up that didn't detract from the model work at hand and kept back ground distractions to a minimum. With card modeling, my subjects of choice have been ships and I wanted a bit of a more suitable looking backdrop to use. While it has been a bunch of years since I did any sort of art stuff other than what we do here, and argueably, card modeling is an art form all in it self, I am talking more like painting. I do have some water colors on hand in addition to the stocks of acrylics, and enamels that I use for models so I decided to turn to and see what I could come up with. I had an old drawing tablet that still had a few sheets of medium grade paper that would work for this sort of thing and this evening after getting home from work I started tinkering. Now bear in mind it has been a bunch of years since I did any real art stuff and I am sure I have a whole bunch of long dead art teachers that are probably whirling dervishes in their graves by now with my efforts. But this is my first effort for a back drop. I will work on some more as I get time, but this will look a bit better than a cluttered up workbench top or the cover of a card model kit. So what do you guys use for this sort of thing? Do you have anything specific that you like to use or what?