Yesterday was the official start date for the Scale Model Build Contest (Winner & Podium Invite Rounds and Round 4.) Feel free to use these backdrops as proof that you didn't jump the gun and start building early.
As discussed in this Using Fresh Model Kits forum thread, here are several backgrounds for you to get creative with when photographing your scale model buildup progress. These images are all 1280x1024. If you click on the image, then click AGAIN, it will get bigger. You can set these as your desktop background, just like a wallpaper. Feel free to get creative though!
NOT MANDATORY! (But never hurts!!)