I love painting figures. I've painted hundreds for wargames and RPGs. Good paper standups have their place though (you can't beat their transportability). I recently got into the old TSR Buck Rogers Cliffhanger Adventures. The standups that come with that are really cool, easily scanned and reproduced to make mass attackers, and fold flat when not in use.
The Picts are super! I would encourage Mongoose to publish downloadable sets of Conan standups.