While I know there is a new OEM hot end on the way, I went ahead and created my own experimental one.  And, it really works!  To save time, I purchased a “universal” one offered on ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/110781340223) and modified it to work in the Sumpod head.

Does it work?  Yes, indeed it does.  Now, on to a real build!