With five different main armaments to chose from, the Gideon can fill any roll you might need it for, With a little hobby savvy, I decided to have it all.
I originally thought magnets for my Gideon, and I may still end up adding a couple down the line. For now, I decided on a male female connector using styrene tube and rod.
First thing I did was drill a 1/16" pilot hole in the center of the gun mantlet. From this hole I lined up the four barrels and drilled pilots into each one. Then I centered the mantlet on the turret and drilled another pilot. For the autocannons, I placed the gun mantlets back to back and drilled the pilot. The pilot holes were all bored out to 3/16". On the turret I then drilled in deeper with a 1/8" bit, then deeper again with the 1/16" bit.
Next up is the assembly of the main hull.