2 Messerschmitts in original wartime paint
G’day all, it’s been an age since I posted here as life has been in the way of modelling recently. Unfortunately I still don’t have a project to share but I thought some of you might be interested in this.
I recently took my son to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra for his birthday. Among the AWMs impressive collection are a pair of Messerschmitts that still carry their wartime paint schemes. Me 262 “black X” and a Bf 109 G-6. In fact, in the case of the 109, the museum claims it is the only known example in original colours. The 262 shows areas of the original RLM paint as well as over painting by it’s captors in 1945.
The exhibits are kept in extremely low light in the interest of preservation, and access to all angles of the aircraft is fairly restricted, particularly with the 262. This made photographing them difficult. Nevertheless, I hope they are a useful reference. Enjoy the pics!
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