Wing colours for a messerschmitt 109E

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    All right so for the group build i'll be making a messerschmitt 109E-1 but with an unusual paint scheme.http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/photos/profile_bf109_09.gif
    But it only shows the scheme from the side and despite my googling i cant find any birds eye pics of it. So would it have the same splinter wing pattern as other 109's but with rlm 02 and 70? or would it be a totally different pattern?
    Thanks.
     
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    #2 Wayne Little, Jul 27, 2011
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    JG53 experimented with a series of different patterns through 1940, your subject was flown by Oblt. Wilfred Balfanz, part of the I/JG53 Gruppenstab, in early 1940.
    i have one port side shot from 8 o'clock but the wing pattern is indistict, however from what i see it looks like a non standard pattern seen on a number of aircraft.

    Will dig out the pattern for you.
     
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    Thank you wayne, any pictures would be a help.
     
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    Some pics for you....

    source : History of JG 53 Part 1 Jochen Prien and Model Art Bf109E

    The first the wing camo pattern, backed up with a couple of shots showing the pattern, it varied slightly on some airceaft but not much.
    The colours were 70/02 or 71/02 yellow 1 is clearly 70/02

    There were other fuselage and wing patterns as well...
     

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    Great pics Wayne. Never got the stones to buy Prien's epic.
     
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    Cost me a few bucks, but worth it!
     
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    Wow wayne thank you, those are great pictures and will be massive help.
     
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    Good stuff Wayne.
     
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    #9 Wurger, Jul 28, 2011
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    :thumbright:

    I think these colours might have been of RLM70/71/65 with mottling of RLM02 and RLM65 though.
     
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    That's true...the RLM62 might look like the RLM71 in B&W pictures.
     
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