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Begemot



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Galerie de la Begemot Reply with quote

Welcome to the Galerie de la Begemot.

I’ve posted pictures to the GHQ website over the course of several years and as postings get scattered and buried as time goes by I thought it would be worthwhile (to me at least) to collect my body of work into one place, hence the Begemot Gallery.

I will post my new work here going forward and will resurrect my older contributions from other threads.




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Cet animal est très méchant,
Quand on l'attaque il se défend
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Begemot



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

US MERDC Mechanized Infantry Company, circa 1976.

This is my latest effort. A full TOE US mech infantry company, Germany circa 1976 in the Winter verdant MERDC scheme. This scheme was used year round. This is a retrospective/nostalgic project as I spent some time in such a unit in Germany during the late 1970s as a platoon leader in the 1-39 Infantry.

The MERDC pattern on each type of vehicle follows the official guidelines, which were adhered to in my unit. I only deviated slightly from the official pattern with M35 2.5 ton trucks, adding some green to the rear drop and some sand on the right front hood.

The full company: 15 x M113 APCs, 3 x M151 Mutts, 3 x M125A1 mortar tracks, 2 x M113 TOW tracks, 2 x M35 2.5 ton trucks, 1 Gamma Goat, 1 x M578 light recovery vehicle. The M578s were grouped at battalion, but I included it here.


The HQ section:


The maintenance section:


The infantry platoon, one of three:


The weapons platoon:


M113:


Mortar tracks:


TOW tracks:


Jeeps:


Deuce-and-a-halfs:


Gamma goat:




Recovery vehicle:



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redleg
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Bon travail, Dude! Your company looks amazing! Not only is the paint job fantastic, but the weathering and the canvas look superb! Keep posting!

Where were you in Germany? There are a few vets on here that spent time in Deutschland at one time or another. I was in Wuerzburg and Schweinfurt 2001-2005.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second Redleg, please keep posting some more of your work.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect looking camo Begemot.
Letting people put a complete unit together for me is what GHQ and micro armour is all about.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good MERDC, Mister B! I spent time as the BDE 4 in the early 80s. BUT was a great place at the time... Stadtkrug was my favorite gastehaus.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job on those minis- please keep posting !!! They look excellent!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:03 am    Post subject: Jeeps Reply with quote

The models look fantastic.
What stock number are the Jeeps ? Are they WW2 jeeps ?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All - Thank you for your kind comments. Very much appreciated. Next project is some infantry to go with the vehicles.

Redleg - I was in Germany from March '76 to March '79, at Baumholder with the 1-39 Inf, 2nd Bde, 8th Infantry.

Panzergater - I don't recall the name Stadtkrug, but the gasthaus that I frequented was, if I recall correctly, Haus Ulrich, presided over by the very formidable Fau Ulrich. Jager schnitzel, zwiebel suppe, escargot, and either a Mosel wein or a Kirner Pils was the usual choice, Sehr gut, es war.

Nepty - the jeeps are from #N149, M151A2 / M825 MUTT - SAW & TOW. I used the SAW configured vehicles (there are 4 in the pack). There is a hole in the rear floor for the MG, but you can fill that in which is what I did.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baumholder isn't too far from Wuerzburg! When I was there in 2001-2005 it was 1st ID territory. Baumholder had the DIVARTY and DIVENG headquarters, as well as the division MLRS battalion and a combat engineer battalion if I remember correctly.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, we remember Frau Ulrich. No patience for my German. Formidable is RIGHT! My wife stayed in that hotel while looking for an apartment when she arrived there. I would not arrive for another year. I got there March of 83 to be the 2nd BDE 4. It was 8th ID then. After that, 1st AD. Did you ever go to Im Haag in Idar-Oberstein? Oooh, an I getting HOMESICK!

We were in Wurzburg early 90s coming from Riley (1st ID). 3rd ID reflagged to 1st IS while we were there. Several great restaurant out the back gate, and the Schnitzel Factory, too!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Begemot,
Great camo for those vehicles. Really nice, well done.
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Donald M. Scheef
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going all the way back to the first posting in this thread:
Great illustration of the "grumpy cat" theme.

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pmskaar
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:05 pm    Post subject: Begemot Reply with quote

Excellent work, Begemot!

The colors and patterns are perfect.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome work. I'd be proud to be beaten by such excellently painted vehicles.
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