Okay, here comes yet another figure in my Silver and Bronze Age Superboy collection, Don Blake (and yes, before you say it, I know how ridiculous it must have been for readers back in the early 1970's to read about a blonde-haired kid in a DC comic named Don Blake)!
Don Blake was a blind teenager living in Smallville and an acquaintance of Clark Kent who helped Superboy capture a group of criminals despite his blindness in his single appearance in Superboy #195 (July, 1973).
To do this figure, I took the Movie Masters Dark Knight Harvey Dent figure (since the Movie Masters figures are in fact shorter than the DC Universe classics figures, and are also the exact same height as the DC Direct Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy figure, making it perfect for a 15-year-old's shorter stature), and removed the head, arms, hands, necktie, and jacket. With the figure now disassembled, I commenced a full repaint of the pants, shoulders, arms, necktie, and jacket in black. Once the black paint was dry, I gave it a coat of flat clear to bring out the look of a suit. With the flat clear now dry, I reassembled the figure, gluing the necktie back in place. Next, I took a DC Universe Classics Superboy head, removed the sunglasses, and gave him a full repaint in caucasian flesh tone paint for the skin, flat black for the eyebrows, and Cadmium yellow for the hair (I didn't touch the eyes for the simple reason that once the sunglasses were reattached, you wouldn't see them). When the paint on the head had fully dried, I gave it a coat in flat clear. While waiting for the flat clear coat on the head to dry, I used my Dremel to turn the neck ball joint into a cylindrical post (this was done because even using the boil and pop method, attaching the Superboy head to the Harvey Dent body would have been next to impossible...the hole inside Superboy's head was too small for the ball joint, EVEN with heating it). Once the head had dried completely, I used Testors Modeling Cement to glued the head in place atop the neck on the newly created post and the sunglasses back on the head, and TA-DA...Superboy's friend, Don Blake!!!!
Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated