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GMK Panels groupbuy is expected to run September 3rd to October 1st!

Vendors listed below!

Inspiration

The colors and color organization for this set were mainly inspired by the 1995-1996 Volkswagen Harlequin and LEGO BRICKS. But as I started reaching out for feedback on this set, folks mentioned what the set reminded them of. Hopefully, the bold colors will remind you of something too.


(Note: I don’t own any of these images. If you do, and you want me to remove your image, please reach out. These images are used to show keyboard enthusiasts what inspired the creation of this product, and the product is not an attempt to recreate anything in the above photo.)

It may go without saying, but this set is influenced by both GMK Handarbeit and GMK Greg.

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Colors

Request for color samples has been submitted to GMK. Samples will be approved before GB launches!


(NovelKey Cream for reference.)

Kits

The kiting methodology used in this set is to provide ample coverage within the base set while keep costs as low as possible. Because this set uses five different colors in a non-standard layout, I have tried to keep the base kit as slim as possible to reduce the cost of the set.

Addon kits such as NorDe, full ISO, Ortho, and maximized 40s kits are often not successful for first-time keycap designers. Because of this, I have opted not to include them. However, as a substitute, I have included basic support to these kits within the base kit.

Base Kit

Base kit features a R1 Yo key, a R4 Yo key, and support for 60, 65, 75, TKL, HHKB, Alice (with spacebars), 1800, Full size, and Minivan 40% keyboards.


Desk Mats

Deskmats are final, and we have sent in order for Samples. Will post pictures when they are in!




Renders

TGR Alice by Yuktsi
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Cypher by Westfoxtrot
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Vanquish65 by GEONWORKS.

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RAMA 80-A by RAMA WORKS

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More renders coming soon!

Feedback

As I already mentioned, this is my first keycap set. Here are some endorsements that may ease anyone that is wary buying from a new designer.



Links

UPDATES WILL BE DONE VIA EMAIL (SIGN UP BELOW), DISCORD, AND HERE.

MAILING LIST: https://forms.gle/qPb5u9F5BGQpzeH67

DISCORD: https://discord.gg/RAedXPfvuv

WEBSITE: https://gmkpanels.com

Partners

Manzel for kit renders, Vanquish65 render, RAMA U80 render, assistance with the Shirt.

Ghost for the Alice and Cypher render.

Nephlock for offering excellent advice in the design of this set.

My sister for graphics used in this IC.

Special thanks to everyone who has expressed interest or given feedback

Vendors

NA: NovelKeys_
EU: Oblotzky Industries
UK: Proto[Typist]
AUS: Daily Clack
ASIA: zFrontier
SEA: iLumKB
CA: DeskHero
OTHER: TBD

Prices


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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:23:03 »
CHANGE LOG:

Change 1 (2/16): I am axing the Road deskmat. It is doing very poorly on the IC form. It will be replaced with something busier. Press K to give respects.
Change 2 (3/3): Added Joker inspired deskmat.
Change 3 (3/9): Added Mosaic deskmat.
Change 4 (4/30): Updated IC to reflect current status a bit more. Axed rocket deskmat.
Change 5 (5/3): Added NK_ as lead vendor. Added Alice render. Made small tweaks to IC.
Change 6 (6/1): Added Proto[Typist], Oblotzky Industries, and Daily Clack as proxy vendors. Removed space bar kit. Removed 00. Removed r3 pg up and r4 pg dn. Expanded base kit with accent bars, split bars, and Yo keys.
Change 7 (6/16): Added zFrontier, DeskHero, and iLumKB as proxy vendors.
Change 8 (7/20): I am adjusting Num Lock, Prt Sc, and Scroll Lock to Num, Print, Scroll. Render doesn't reflect this yet.
Change 9 (7/23): Added GB Date September 3rd-October 1st
Change 10 (8/20): Removed shirt.

COMPLETED TASKS:

Market set and collect data.
Design busier desk mat.
Determine if there are any IP issues in using the cartoon drawing of the car on desk mat/shirt and using joker pattern.
Finalize deskmats.
Sign Main/NA vendor.
Announce vendors.
Finalize kiting.
Sign international vendors.


CURRENT TASKS:

Obtain artisan collaborations. Please reach out if you are interested.
Complete color matching process. Request to GMK in process.
QC deskmat samples.
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Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:23:17 »
Handarbeit, but less eye hurting

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:25:03 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:25:14 »
You're making me think here...

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:26:22 »
Thank God for Desijners

Offline Kwub

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:26:47 »
Surprisingly appealing. Love 40s support in base!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:27:52 »
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:28:43 »
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).

Noted. I don't like busy desk mats, but we could do something like that NP.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:28:53 »
Ayyy I see my name in the pic hahaha, I still like it!

Looking forward for more kitting :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:41:11 »
The more I look at this, the more I like it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:42:12 »
I'm really impressed. As someone who searches for a harlequin golf to buy a couple times a year I feel I must get in on this. Only thing that makes me sad is 40s losing a lot of the teal. That can be rectified somewhat with the teal spacebar though and 40s in base is always a welcome sight for GMK.

Very well done.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:43:41 »
Absolutely amazing, I look forward to the set! Glad to see my name there too <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:44:24 »
I'm really impressed. As someone who searches for a harlequin golf to buy a couple times a year I feel I must get in on this. Only thing that makes me sad is 40s losing a lot of the teal. That can be rectified somewhat with the teal spacebar though and 40s in base is always a welcome sight for GMK.

Very well done.

Thanks! I've been going back and forth if I want a Teal spacebar in base. I've literally thought about it for hours lol. If the base kit isn't too expensive, I will add one in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:45:15 »
I really like this lol, like better handerbeit
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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:59:06 »
The better Handarbeit

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:06:14 »
For some strange reason I like this a lot more than Handarbeit... :-X

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:13:06 »
Very cool, I guess f13 would work but maybe a yellow delete for HHKB layout to keep the color block consistent? Not sure if it would be worth for such a specific case though.
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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:32:01 »
cool


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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:40:19 »
Already loved this in Pre-IC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:50:34 »
Sure, I dig it. Why not.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:53:28 »
I like it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:54:53 »
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).

Noted. I don't like busy desk mats, but we could do something like that NP.

+1 for the playmat deskmat!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:23:44 »
this is cool
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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:29:04 »
A+ I'm in

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:37:01 »
(credits to Kokaloo)

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:39:44 »
yeah so basically just Handarbeit with a few extra steps

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:45:06 »
wow you're using more than three colors? looks like handarbeit!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 18:30:18 »
I remember seeing harlequins when they were new and being a child who didn't know what I was looking at wonder why they they didn't get the right colored body panels out of the junkyard.  As a VW nerd I appreciate this set, but like the car it is based off of I am not sure I appreciate it enough to buy it.  I am gonna keep watching though, who knows.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 18:38:48 »
I like this color combination a lot. Would be in for a set. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 19:25:07 »
the virgin handarbeit vs the chad panels

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 19:41:24 »
I like this

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:30:08 »
wow you're using more than three colors? looks like handarbeit!!!

 ;D

the virgin handarbeit vs the chad panels

lmao ill make the meme tomorrow

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:30:35 »
As a Handarbeit fan, please realize this into GB.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:31:18 »
GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:34:34 »
GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.

e: obligatory: please 40's kit (tho I really appreciate the nono key in base), second 3u spacebar, and second B in base please.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:35:26 »
This is something indeed. I am very intrigued. Very nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:37:23 »
This is a must cop for me. I would love to see the addition of the children's road play rug themed deskmat!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:38:35 »
As a Handarbeit fan, please realize this into GB.

Thank you! Maestro's kiting was a big influence on my own!

GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.

e: obligatory: please 40's kit (tho I really appreciate the nono key in base), second 3u spacebar, and second B in base please.

got it! I will post back here in a week or so after enough data is collected to determine how feasible a full 40s kit is. Second B is in base already!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 21:22:17 »
I am in. This and handarbeige gonna duke it out for top set of the year.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 21:23:10 »
Beautiful. Simply... beautiful.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 22:20:30 »
ok ok, here me out.. what if this is in beige..?
jk jk.

Love this set though!


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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 22:30:10 »
Just looking at this set reminds me of my childhood, phenomenal work

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 00:07:10 »
Yes !!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 00:15:06 »
mom, can we get handarbeit?
no, we have handarbeit at home
handarbeit at home:
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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 01:04:12 »
mom, can we get panels?
no, we have panels at home
panels at home:
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FTFY

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 03:20:36 »
I like the colours, and the idea, but would prefer something a little less random with regards to distribution of colours. However I do understand that it's the way it is for a reason.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 03:49:06 »
G.O.A.T.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 04:02:43 »
Like the color combination!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 04:34:48 »
mom, can we get handarbeit?
no, we have handarbeit at home
handarbeit at home:
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mom can we get otd 356 mini?
no, we can have otd 356 mini at home
otd 356 mini at home: