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Via The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5
Hawkeye generaly travels about in a custom built sky-cycle (also called a skymobile) modeled after a commercial snowmobile. The original skycycle was designed for Hawkeye by his friend Jorge Latham and built at Cross Technological Enterprises when the two of them were employedthere. Hawkeye employed it to great sucess, utilizing it's voice-operated, hands-off autopilot steering mechanism to free both hands for use in archery, until it was destroyed by one of Hawkeye's enemies. When Hawkeye was apointed the head of the West Coast Avengers, he hired Latham to rebuild the vehicle. Hawkeye now has three of the sky-cycles stored in the garage at West Coast Avengers Compound. They are used by him and other non-flying members of the team for short excursions, when the supersonic quinjets are either conspicuous or inconvenient.
After countless redesigns, here's my interpretation of the classic vehicle. When I read that it was modeled after an actual snowmobile, I decided it had to be small enough to compare to other small minifig vehicles like motorcycles and atvs. What resulted was a minimalist design that I am very proud of. Its made up mostly of pieces from the Helicopter/limo set and a few other CITY polys. Also, gave the minifig a smirk face and some cooler hair to look a bit more like comic Clint Barton.
If you're not familiar with the vehicle, you can see a photo of it here
. Also, check out my flickr
for more views and even a couple of photos of previous versions
I really am enjoying all of the entries so far. Good luck to all and thanks to everyone responsible for hosting this contest.