In-Box Review
Ball Check Valve
Ball Check Valve 50mm w Pipe Line
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by: Mario Matijasic [ MAKI ]


All in Resine specializes in producing accessory sets for dioramas and vignettes in form of 3D printed pieces. The company offers several slightly different valves in 1/35 scale, perfectly suited for various industrial setting dioramas. This review covers one of these kits: Ball Check Valve (50mm with Pipe Line (AC5016).


The kit is packed in a zip-lock bag with a CAD box art image showing the particular type of valve included in this set. The set consists of a single 3D printed piece, nicely delivered in scale. Although most of the All in Resine offerings I reviewed so far featured only miniscule printing lines which required no additional cleanup, I feel this set should be primed and sanded to get the optimal surface finish. This might involve some extra work, but it is well worth it.

The set depicts a typical ball check valve… small, simple and cheap. These valves are commonly used in liquid pump dispenser spigots, spray devices, air pumps, etc. so using this 1/35 scale set in different factory settings is a viable option.


Ball Check Valve (50mm with Pipe Line (AC5016) is a very useful accessory piece which could be used in various 1/35 scale dioramas. However, some additional cleanup of the piece is needed.

Highs: A single 3D piece which should be a very welcomed addition to many factory dioramas.
Lows: Some printing lines that need to be taken care of.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: AC5016
  Related Link: All in Resine website
  PUBLISHED: Mar 24, 2017

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0For what it is worth I believe AiR misnamed this part. It appears to me to be a gate valve a type of block valve characterized by a hand wheel on top. This valve stops flow in both directions and is operated manually. A check valve is made to keep flow from going the wrong direction in a pipe and shouldn't have any manual operations (hand wheel). I am in the USA and maybe wherever AiR is from uses different terms for their valves. That said it looks pretty nice and could be quite useful, although I would have designed it with holes in the flanges on each end to make it easier to join to tubing as opposed to lengths of piping possibly needing added length.
MAR 23, 2017 - 09:52 PM
I think you are correct David. Thanks for the explanation. Mario
MAR 23, 2017 - 10:32 PM
I have NO idea where I'd be able to use something like this but kudos for them fostering the technology that went into it!
MAR 24, 2017 - 06:56 AM
Add some drinking straw pipes and some of the terrorists from Trumpeter for a "Red Storm Rising" inspired Diorama.
MAR 25, 2017 - 09:17 PM

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