As it turns out, the solution to that equation is…. A cybergiraf! Yup, sure, they are out there, looming in the future. Make sure you tell your grandchildren.
I was going a bit for Victorian Sci-fi feel for the wirering and the implants, with big hoses and clunky, bulky implants. I went all out star-wars on the controll panel. The round thing on the metal howdan is, in time, gonna contain a Cybergiraf commander, once I find the perfect miniature for it.
The hoses were made from tightly wrought coil, theres an old plasma-gun from GW inthere, and a good lot of plastic rod and sheet.
I regret to admit that I forgot to snap a shot of the giraf before I cut it up. But these will have to do.