Okay, here comes the first figure in my series of conjectural characters based upon the premise that what if another Golden Age hero other than Superman was given a teenage superhero career? So, using that idea as my basis (as well as some of the ideas presented in Bob Rozakis‘ “Secret History of the AA Universe“), I came up with Kid Lantern.
To do this figure, I first took a DC Direct Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy figure and, using the boil and pop method, completely disassembled the figure. Next, I used my Dremel to remove the figure’s spit curl, cape, belt, and trunks. Next, I used my Exacto to trim down his forearms a bit to accommodate the new hands, which I took from a DC Direct First Appearance Green Lantern (using Milliput, I attached the new hands and made the forearms seamless). Next, I used a bit of Milliput to create the belt and new boot tops. With the Milliput now dry, I sanded the belt and boots smooth, and then commenced a full repaint. Once the paint had completely dried, I reattached the legs and arms. Next I used a small batch of Milliput to reshape the hair and create the mask on the figure's face. When the Milliput had finally dried, I repainted the hair and the mask and reattached the head to the figure once all paint had dried. Next, I drilled a small hole in the figure‘s back and glued a trimmed down DC Direct Trinity Series 1 Ra's al Ghul cape that I had previously repainted to match the cape worn by the Alan Scott Green Lantern. Lastly, I glued a new chest symbol to the figure that resembled the design used in Bob Rozakis’ “Secret History of the AA Universe” as the design for a 1980’s Green Lantern (the symbol was made by hand at a larger size, and then photocopied and shrunk to proper size) and the boot stripes, and TA-DA...Kid Lantern!!!
Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated.