I've been running an augmented version of Red Hand of Doom, and I think I've finally gotten all the miniatures I need.
(1) I bought a lot of boxed sets of the WotC plastic miniatures, and boy, do I have a lot of spares and figures I'm not going to need (Oh, boy; another displacer beast pack lord...). What should I do with the spares?
(2) Eventually, I broke down and bought some unpainted pewter figures. I've never really painted miniatures before. Any suggestions about getting started?