After being inspired by other painting blogs, I've finally gotten around to making my own "set" or backdrop for my figures to be photographed on. It wasn't too hard. I didn't take pictures as I made it, but here's what I used.
Scrap wood (to reinforce the L joint of the foam,)
Resin sand for texture
Blue Sky backdrop from a Christmas store.
Liquid Nails glue
Very easy to make, just takes time waiting for all the different steps to dry or set.
Lighting is from cheap Home Depot construction lights that I had anyway. I think I need a third light overhead to get rid of shadows that the other 2 lights create. Also I might add some cut out mountains to the back piece, or some bushes/grass. The horizon needs something beind the trees, but later. Now too finish all those Gondorian troops. Knights are almost done basing.