I hate mentioning it, but the possibility of cyborg looking "clip on armor and back saddle" could work very well over the standard swiftwind horse buck/body... alot would disapprove of this method...
BUT I will explane why it would work.
This method would require ALOT less toolin and as a simple clip together body cover for each section, as that would only be like 13 cover cliparound parts, and thats counting the 3 "plugged-in"" guns, plus it would also help "beef up" the size an more Robotic out the build of the body being done this way.
Also the holes for the wings would provide a easy use lock in anchor for the clip over armor for the large torso/body.
To date this method HAS been used with EXTREME success for clothing, and armored detailing on figures. Just look at alot of the figures their neck cover sculpting, armor, and clothing...
We have already seen how EXCELLENT the quality of these that the 4H have created can look for the body armor/clothing clip-on accessories, so I would def buy this style of Stridor/NightStalker, as the 4H would NOT do it just half way.
It would cover the body areas very well, I would expect it to clip together like the Marlenna "Queen gown", but for each area- torso, upper legs, middle legs, neck, head.
I mean at BEST... new body sculpt parts would only be larger hoofs for each foot, a diffrent neck, and head.... rest could be recycled.