Can you give me an idea of what you plan to use of the canopies?
What it looks like, then we can go from there.
Oh... Okay here's what I'm planning on doing.
First, to answer your question I'm using the tops of cubicle clips for my canopies. To see what I mean go to www.officedepot.com
& do a search for "panel wall clips". It is a bit difficult to see in the picture, but they are a tad bit shorter than normal jetbike canopies & quite a bit deeper. They a much rounder front-to-back & if positioned correctly could either provide a more 'muscular' look on the lateral axis or plunge the front below the horizontal to give a tougher , more armored look. The effect I am hoping to go for is to have them lend an almost 'beetle-like' look to my bikes.
The clips have been stripped into simple tops & bottoms with the bottoms rotated 180 degrees to make a base.
I'm intending to make a rather high-backed seat with a 2-3mm thick 1/3 oval cut on the diagonal... somewhat like what Mr. Peanut describes above. I'll center that on the reversed clip-base & glue it in place.
The winglets will be slightly redesigned. It will still be the basic diamond w/ two oval-bites taken out of it, but I'm going to curve the outermost edge in a bit... making more of a scythe-like winglet like you see on the Vyper.
The jets will be simple nacelles made from $0.99-a-dozen plastic carbochon 'gem stones' mounted top & bottom at the join between the clip-base. I might paint over them... or I might leave them all purty. I dunno yet.
As for the riders... I'll have to buy Guardians & covert them, but that'll have to wait until I can A) afford it & B) have bikes for them to ride.
I'd like to make these guys Saim-Hann, but I'm afraid the rounder canopies would make a unit of red jetbikes look like an armada of Ladybugs.
We'll see... Maybe I'll do them up pirate-style.
So, that's what I'm doing. If you can give me any pointers feel free to cut loose with 'em.
As for my other question... I was curious what other people might like to see in their own fantasy redesign of the jetbike.
I would love to see split-canopies... cut down the middle with their weapons mounted through the apeture, but I can't see how to make that work & still look good with the current model.
The bike would have to be significantly wider & might look too flat & bladelike.