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Algernon - Big Bird Vol.5

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something new is coming......... A New Big Bird Series?
http://www.algernonproduct.co.jp/pro_mas_newer.htm

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OOOOOOOO K. I'm coming up with 97 in the formula and the background......so it definitely has to be.....something.
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Link takes me to a page with a bunch of numbers?

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97? Well, it isn't the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything, but there were plenty of "Type 97" aircraft and AFVs that served with the Japanese forces during WW2. The Chi-Ha tank? The H6K4 Mavis flying boat? The B5N1 Kate? The Ki-21 Sally? The Ki-27 Nate?

OK, at least the list doesn't include a Zero! :roll:
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The japnese character equates to "type" so would say "something" type 97 - my money would be on a H6K at the least :D

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Big Bird Vol.5 - Teaser
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H6K Mavis IS a BIG bird even in 1/144. Wings will be broken in 3 or 4 elements in order to keep them in a not-so small box. So, the mandatory Japanese part has been identified: what else can we expect? B-29? Something post-WWII?
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Moresby

On the http://ameblo.jp/niitakayama/ blog, he(?) has being trying to work out just that!
*IF* the assumption is made that the box size is not changing then there are physically limits on what can be accommodated in the packaging.

The 'Type 97' poses some issues, however it appears it can be squeezed into the regular pack size (!)

Now, on the basis not all 'Big Birds' are made equal ;) then there are a number of opportunities to be presented.

The other items in the series would tend to be 1x German and 1x Allied......
although, a look back over previous series shows they have ben a mixed bag over the years - and as for the specials!? (remember the TSR-2!)

http://kapon3.web.infoseek.co.jp/mirita ... bird1.html
http://kapon3.web.infoseek.co.jp/mirita ... bird2.html
http://kapon3.web.infoseek.co.jp/mirita ... bird3.html
http://kapon3.web.infoseek.co.jp/mirita ... bird4.html

there are various dimensions given for a range of aircraft on the blog at http://ameblo.jp/niitakayama/

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Wow, do love thier pet kitty's!

Whoa! I see a BV222 Wiking. Thats going to be some magic getting that into a box capsule!

A lot of those subjects are IXO or Altaya diecasts. The Hudson sounds like a unique place to go, or the privateer.

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the aircarft with a dimension in red indicates it wouldnt fit! (so no BV222, more is the pity - thats gonna have to go to Anigrand!?)

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