SUPERBOY


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SUPERBOY
1974 Aurora issue (first issued 1965).

If you follow the comic books, you know that at one time there was a concept known as the "alternate Earths", sort of a parallel universe kind of thing.  This was a way of letting the writers explore the lives of their heroes without some fan writing in saying "but in issue so-and-so, it is obvious this story couldn't have happened."  When DC decided the word for the '80s was "continuity", they destroyed all the alternate Earths.  Superboy not only doesn't exist, he never existed in the comic world of today, and Superman first donned the costume after he had started working for the Daily Planet as a grown man.  But, back when I was a kid, the adventures of Superboy and his dog Krypto let me fantasize about being a boy with superpowers.

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This is a restore job. I've stuck a page in the tips section that covers some of the problems.  I had to paint the three "S" emblems that appear on the model by hand; it's not as hard as you might think.  The biggest problem is that neither red nor yellow cover very well, you have to put on multiple coats to get a solid color.  Same drybrush technique I always use on most of the model, for instance the dragon is a simple flat black base coat, then bronze drybrush.

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