Hello! Normally I don't venture into this area of the forum but I had a few questions before I bought a model to convert for my space marines army. The model in question is the mechanical steed for the master engineer. My lists feature a chapter master riding a bike with a thunder hammer and a fancy storm shield (in non 40K terms my armies leader on an armored motorcycle with a giant shield and a big hammer). While trying to figure how to model him I ran into the problem of how he would steer the bike with both of his hands holding something. I had come up with a couple ideas that I had never really been happy with until I remembered the robo-horse and thought it might be able to solve all of my worries and allow me to be able to make my leader the unique centerpiece he deserves to be.
I have never seen the mechanical steed in person so I wanted to know a.) Are the legs of the rider are a piece of the horse or are they separate? b.) What is the size of the horse in particular in relation to a space marine? If you could give me a picture of the two standing together you would be my hero. c.) If you have any tips for how to paint or convert this monster I would love to hear them.
If and hopefully when I get this bad boy started I will do my best to get some pictures up for you guys. Thanks in advance for the help and interest.