T-Birds in the North…1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109T-2, 11./JG11
Another fancy 109 scheme ? built in 2014 by my dad.
Hasegawa kit (JG77 boxing), included the lengthened wingtips and slats and the different charger intake as resin parts. Sadly the slats were too short so my dad used a piece of the kit´s plastic ones to bring them to the right length. Decals from the spares box, the "6" should have a green outline but found no such number. The flames are painted, the flat wave on the fuselage band was done with parts of "s" letter decals. The cover, as can be seen on the original aicraft, on the air-intake under the prop was scratch. Gunze and Tamiya paints used.
The model shows the aircraft of Oberleutnant Christmann which served with JG11 in the Far North.
The (de)navalized version of the Toni found use in the north for coast guarding and encountering allied bombers and ship convoys from 1941 to 1944. Serving with JG77, Jagdgruppe Trondheim, Jagdstaffel Helgoland, Kommando Skagerrak and JG11.
The books "Sea Eagles" by Francis Marshall and "Profiles in Norway Pt.3" by Kjetil Aakra and Arild Kjaeraas were used as reference.