After about 30 long years I have painted my first minis. Yes, that's right, thirty years! It is a really enjoyable process and I'm pretty happy with the results. I still have to figure out how to paint eyes without them looking psychotic!
On the left is a mini that my player Zach purchased for his character Skwanky Furrytoe the Halfling warrior. He picked it up over at Reaper Miniatures.
The one on the right is a good 'ol classic lead mini that I picked up at a yard sale with about 100 others for $5. I'll slowly be painting a selection of those as time permits. I'll post them here.
As for using minis in our games, well that's still up in the air. We haven't needed them but it's always fun to have a mini of the character you're playing.
Sorry about the crappy photo. I'll do better next time.