ANYZ | AN016: Line Connectors
Reviewed by Kevin Futter
ANYZ is a relatively new firm operating out of Germany, and producing a range of aftermarket resin and decal accessories. The company's catalogue largely features generic utility products, and in this review we'll be taking a look at set AN016, which features pairs of line connectors in three different sizes. The set contains 90 parts in all.
I believe the parts are 3D-printed in resin, and are housed on a platform of the same material:
As you might imagine, these parts are tiny and quite difficult to photograph clearly. Each piece is mounted on a small vertical pillar of resin, and removing any from the inner rows will require their outer counterparts to be removed also; alternatively, you could remove one of the upright protection slabs at either end of the parts bed.
No specific scale is given for any of the parts, so the aim would be to select the size that most closely matches the target application for the scale you're working in.
Inside the package there is also a tiny sheet with an illustration of the parts in situ:
Note that this appears to be a 3D rendering rather than the actual parts. I deduce that there are 15 pairs of each size in the set. Each pair consists of one each of the connectors shown in the illustration above. It would be prudent to drill holes in those pieces large enough to take them, in order to accept whatever material you've used for piping. A butt joint may have to suffice for the smallest sizes.
As utility accessories go, this one is rather specialised, but fabricating convincing hose connectors by hand is quite difficult, and this set provides exactly what you need. As with all small parts, the challenge will be in using them and not losing them!
Thanks to ANYZ for the review sample.
© Kevin Futter 2020
This review was published on Sunday, January 26 2020; Last modified on Sunday, January 26 2020