ANYZ | AN018: Nuts & Washers Type 1
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 AN018, which features 200 nut & washer pieces in five different sizes. Each nut/washer combination is a single piece, so no ultra-fiddly assembly required!
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, and I managed to break off two of the smallest examples while handling the part for photography.
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. To aid in that selection process, the five sizes included (0.6mm, 0.7mm, 0.85mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm)) are marked on the inside of one of the protection slabs:
Forty of each size is included in the set.
Inside the package there is also a tiny sheet with an illustration of the basic design the parts:
Note that only the Type 1 parts are included in this set; Type 2 parts are available separately in set AN019. The basic Type 1 design simulates a bolt protruding through a nut and washer combination.
As utility accessories go, this one is rather specialised, and will probably only have limited applicability to aircraft models. Still, when you do need this kind of detail, fabricating them by hand is tedious and fiddly, and this set solves that challenge very neatly. 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 Monday, January 27 2020; Last modified on Monday, January 27 2020