...people don't come here to buy average looking figures or am I completly not getting it?
I see your point, but I'm not asking for 'average' figures.
What I am saying is that my kids painted their first figures for the recent kids contest......... HF figures, which as we all know are Quality
They are now wanting to paint some more figures, but the last thing I want to do now is to have them take a step backwards and move to painting lower quality stuff.
I want them to paint properly, I want them to enjoy the hobby, I want them to appreciate the quality of the miniatures that they work on. Looking at cheap, plastic, lower quality stuff would be sending the wrong message to them........ but they would do a better job (at the moment) on figures that have children in mind when they are designed, the scale chosen, and the level of detail incorporated........ besides, quality figures don't need to have minute details to be winners.
But like I say, I do see your point, but I would like my kids to continue working on quality figures and if HF can come up with a suitable range that interests them more and is easier for them to paint, then I'd be very happy........... in the meantime I reckon some of my Martial Artists are gonna get painted for me this weekend