I think it's kind of cool. Probably could've used more Republic red but I almost have no dark red pieces... Not too happy with the nose either but I couldn't really find another way to give it that rounded look at the bottom.
About this creation
This is what balances it. In "flight" mode the back piece can fold up to give a somewhat rounder look like the actual design.
It's not really mini-fig scale unfortunately. Even if he's leaning forward, the handlebars are too low for him to reach.