I am slowly but surely chipping away at my pile of unpainted lead. Below a unit of armoured knights with lances. Figures from Grenadier if I remember correctly, and I bought them somewhere during the nineties during a big sale in my local gameshop.
These days, especially for figures that are meant to be used in large battles, I am happy with quick paint jobs. Applying a base colour, a quick wash or drybrush, and I don't bother painting every small detail.