THE SCREWS

During the build of the Fanhome 1:10 scale Optimus Prime partwork model, you will use many different kinds of screws. They vary in types and sizes, but are all Phillips-head and appear to be metric. Each type of screw is bagged separately and marked with a two letter code, such as AP, BP, AM, CM, etc. The first letter indicates the type/size of screw and the second letter indicates which material that screw is driven into:

  • P = Plastic
  • M = Metal

I thought I would share the details on each type of screw as I collect them. Please note that these values are based on my own observations, so they may not be perfect (use at your own risk). Any missing data in the tables will be added when I receive those screws in later issues.

Screws for Plastic

DESIGNATIONCOLORHEAD TYPESIZE (in mm)USED IN ISSUE(S)
APSilverPan2.3x401, 09, 50
BPSilverCountersunk1.7x401
CPSilverCountersunk2.0x401, 41, 45
DPSilverCountersunk2.3x401
EPSilverPan1.2x2.502
FPSilverPan3.0x1003, 07, 09
GPSilverPan3.0x1403
HPSilverPan3.0x805, 07, 09
IPBlackPan2.3x503, 04, 23, 25, 27, 35
IPSilverPan2.3x506, 07, 08, 15, 17, 31, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40
JPBlackCountersunk2.3x403
KPBlackPan2.6x603, 31, 42, 46
LPBlackFlanged2.6x804
MPBlackFlanged2.3x4x603, 06, 13, 16, 22, 30
NPSilverPan3.0x1814
OPBlackFlanged2.0x3x508
PPBlackCountersunk2.3x511
QPSilverPan2.3x916
RPSilverPan2.3x620
SPSilverPan2.3x520, 43, 47
TP
UPSilverFlanged1.7x3x535, 37
VPSilverPan3.0x1631
WPSilverPan2.3x528
XPSilverPan3.0x840
YPSilverCountersunk1.7x450

Screws for Metal

DESIGNATIONCOLORHEAD TYPESIZE (in mm)USED IN ISSUE(S)
AMSilverCountersunk2.3x402
BMBlackPan2.3x503, 04, 11, 18, 19, 28, 44, 48
CMBlackFlanged2.6x3x704, 10
DMBlackPan2.0x408, 29, 49, 51
EMBlackCountersunk2.3x409
FMBlackPan2.6x511, 40, 42, 46
GMBlackFlanged2.3x618
HMBlackFlanged2.3x4x613, 14, 16
IMSilverPan2.3x431
JM
KM
LM
MM
NMBlackCountersunk6.0x513
OM
PMSilverCountersunk3.0x843, 47