AV-7 Antivehicle Cannon
The AV-7 Antivehicle Cannon, also called Republic Artillery Gun or Clone Artillery Cannon, was a repulsorlift self-propelled artillery unit used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. The vehicle could be operated by one clone trooper in a seat on the side of the gun, and had a chamber for refilling shells to the side of the lower chassis.
Republic Artillery Guns were used during the Battle of Christophsis where they countered the Confederacy's AATs and titanic Tri-droids. The Separatists erected an energy field which prevented the clone troopers from using the cannons, but Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano disabled it, allowing the cannons to help swing the outcome of the battle.
I love the AV-7 and had wanted to build it since seeing the Clone Wars movie. I initially got as far as while as building a leg... and it stayed that way for months! I saw that the competition was on at the weekend and started building in earnest, finally finishing and photo'ing last night. This is one of the hardest models I've ever attempted to build by far and took loads of fine tuning to get it right. Parts count well over 400, legs alone account for over 200 parts! So, here it is...
Here's a couple of extra images...
EDIT: I thought I'd add an extra photo showing minifig to leg scale. Captain Rex kindly agreed to participate!
Unfortunately I only had time to build one competition entry so this is it! Please take a look at the Bricklink gallery when moderated here to see many more photos of my AV-7.
Good luck to everyone who's taken part!
Edited by KimT, 03 April 2009 - 10:16 AM.