Okay, here comes yet another figure in my Silver and Bronze Age Superboy collection, the Kryptonite Dog!
The Kryptonite Dog was the canine companion to the Kryptonite Kid, a telepathic alien juvenile delinquent who was shot into space. Both, after passing through a strange radiation cloud, were imbued with Kryptonite radiation, able to generate it from their bodies at will, fire bursts of it from their hands, and even imbue objects with K-radiation, effectively turning ordinary household objects into Kryptonite temporarily.
The figure was pretty simple to make. I took the Silver Age Krypto the Superdog figure from the Silver Age Superboy and Supergirl boxset and used the boil and pop method to remove the Krypto head, collar/cape, and all four legs. Next, I sanded the neck post into a peg, applied a glob of Milliput around the post and neck to build it up, and then attached a modified PVC Rottweiler head into the Milliput to create a new socket. Once the Milliput dried, I glued the head into the new socket, and once the glue dried, I sanded it smooth. Next, I used Tamiya Putty White to build up the neck around the seam between head and neck (and to hide the seam). Once the Tamiya Putty White had dried, I sanded it smooth, and then repeated the process for a second coat. Once this was completed, I trimmed the Krypto tail down into the Kryptonite Dog's stubby little tail using my Dremel and some sand paper. Immediately after that, I painted the figure's body and legs with the same shade of green paint that I used to create the Kryptonite Kid figure some months back (HINT-HINT, WINK-WINK, NUDGE-NUDGE). As soon as the green paint was dry, I painted the eyes with black paint. Lastly, once all of the paint had dried, I again used the boil and pop method to reattach the legs to the body, and TA-DA...the Kryptonite Dog!!!!
Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated.