Airfix JAMES BONDAutogyro “Little Nellie” 1:24 scalemodel # 04401 plastic kit in good condition original display box.
Contents are still sealed in their original clear plastic bags with all decals and assembly instructions.
All are in superb condition.
These model kits are rarely seen these days, the last being marketed in 1996 and so are now regarded as unique collectors’ items.
The kit gives the modeller the choice of two alternative models to construct – one being the British Army open framed version WA-116 XR942 with its own unique Army markings and the other being the full James Bond ‘Little Nellie’ model with cockpit nacelle and full armaments. Both models are derived from the same basic airframe construction and if so desired, the open framed army version can be converted to the full ‘Little Nellie’ version, bearing in mind that different markings and transfers apply.
‘Little Nellie’ was the code name of the diminutive Autogyro used in the James Bond film ‘You Only Live Twice’ is a Wallis military type WA-116 flown by its designer – the late Wing Commander K.H. Wallis MBE, RAF retired who doubled for James Bond played by Sean Connery in the exciting aerial sequences. The type WA-116 was granted a special category Certificate of Airworthiness in 1962 and three military examples ( XR942-3 and 4) were used until 1964 for various trials by the British Army – XR943 went on to become ‘Little Nellie’. An optional set of markings is included for an open framed WA-116, XR942.
Shipped in strong box to ensure protection of original display box.