Use of Miniature Figures With the Game

"The special figures cast for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons add color to play and make refereeing far easier..." 

DMG p. 10

All minis shown here were painted by yours truly and are meant to be used in actual game play. No effort at true display quality has been made, but reasonable effort was invested; averaging 6 hours of paint per mini.

Here is a great chart for miniature scale conversion that I've found useful for gaming purposes. 25mm - 30mm is the range for our table, 32mm is just too big for player characters. 

Best paints I have worked with.  I also use Andrea and Liquitex Inks and, of course, Winsor & Newton series 7 brushes.