Airfix "Little Nelly"?

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Airfix "Little Nelly"?

  • Hi all.

    I will start a 1/24 Airfix Little Nelly Auto gyro soon and was hoping that someone could help with some links to good quality pix showing the collours please.

    I have done some googling and it seems that there is not all that many pix as I would have hoped for.My main worry is the exact collours of the bottom part of the fuselarge pod, I have seen some in silver and the instructions call for light grey.

    Has anyone built this model before???

    Any tips/hints will be welcome




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  • Theuns,

    There's a book, "Little Nellie 007" (ISBN 978-0-907595-75-5) by Bruce Halpenny.  It'd probably have most of the info you're looking for.  I've read a little bit about Little Nellie, a Wallis WA-116 Agile.  It's said that there were surprisingly few pics taken of her during the mods needed for the Bond movie You Only Live Twice...and that most pics you can find of her are more recent, as she's a bit of a celebrity.

    Try looking for references for the WA-116 instead of Little'd probably get more hits for the WA-116 than for Little Nellie.

    I've got one - it's kinda typical old school Airfix...a little clunky, with less than "Tamigawa" fit and detail.  To make a good model, you'll need to refine and detail many things, such as the frame, the mast, the spartan cockpit, the rotor head (I don't know if that's exactly what it's called), the engine...and the decals are hard to fit.  I ended up masking the circles around the nose.

    I'd suggest buying the DVD...and then you can pause the movie anywhere you like...maybe take screen grabs so you can use that as a reference.

    Good luck!

    Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
  • G'day Mate.

    Thanx for the advice , i will go look at the link and google the WA116 to get a better idea.Indeed it is a very basic kit, I will not be going all out with mods, just some engine detail and a bit more in the "office"



  • No problems, mate.....

    If that's the case, maybe the DVD of the movie will provide you with all you need.

    Good luck, man.

    Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
  • Well, if I ever needed an excuse to add to my JB dvd collection, this will will be a perfect time!

    I founs a pix of the WA-116 and it actually looks like an interesting variation to do. It also has no fuselarge pod to try and get fine stripes to lineup.

    It is surely a difficult choice................