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Offline Neely_12

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[IC] DCS Blue Moon - New Discord!
« on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 08:59:59 »
Introducing DCS Blue Moon!
What better way to celebrate the blue moon happening today on August 22nd than with a blue moon inspired keyset!
I'm really looking forward to receiving and responding to your feedback, so please fill out the IC form.

About DCS:
DCS is a profile made by Signature Plastics. It can be made using numerous materials, but this set will use doubleshot ABS plastic. The sculpt of DCS is very similar to cherry profile.

Comparing DCS to cherry profile, the corners are rounded, and the caps are a bit thinner with a slightly taller profile. This allows them to not be affected by keycap interference resulting from a north facing switch configuration.
There is a bit more texture on the top of the caps compared to GMK, but there is virtually no texture on the sides of the caps.


Colors:
This set uses all stock colors from Signature Plastics.

Color Comparison:
Comparing Blue Moon to other sets with similar colors.
*This render may not completely resemble the colors of the sets being compared.*

Kits:
*Though renders have been colormatched as best as possible, they may not accurately depict the final product. These renders use Fooblitzky DCS models (see credits).*
All rendered by hzsh#1751.

Base:
Target Pricing: $120-$125 USD (MOQ - 250)
Has compatibility for up to fullsize, including Tsangan, 65%/75%, ISO, etc.

Novelties:
Target Pricing: $30-$35 USD (MOQ - 100)
Designed by stellaidoscope#0666.

Blood Moon Accent:
Target Pricing: $20-$25 USD (MOQ - 75)
Accent kit in red-orange to match the color of a blood moon.

10u Spacebars:
Target Pricing: See note below
I am working with Grimm, who ran a GB for 10u wires on pearlboards.com, to include one 10u wire with each kit.
Price is TBD, but hoping to keep the kit between $15-$20 USD (MOQ - 50) with the wire included.

Spacebars:
Target Pricing: $20-$25 USD (MOQ - 75)
Note: All bars less than 6u are concave blanks.


Deskmat:
Designed by stellaidoscope#0666


Renders:
(All done by hzsh#1751)







Collabs:
If you would like to collab with me on this set, please contact me on Discord (Neely#0120).

Vendors:

GB Date and Pricing:
TBD (Aiming for early February 2022)

Credits:
hzsh#1751 - All renders and a ton of help throughout this project.
stellaidoscope#0666 - Deskmat and Novelty design.
hali#4045 - Kitting advice and general help throughout the entire process.
Gleaux#9743 - Banner design, help with annotations and other text components on kitting renders.
banned#9999 and kure#5047 - General help with renders.
Fooblitzky and EndeavourSC - DCS models and Cherry Models respectively.
The Bunker - Moral support.

Contact:
Feel free to leave your opinion on the set by contacting me on Discord (Neely#0120) :D
Please join my new discord to see sneak peeks and small updates! Discord

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Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:00:21 »
Updates:
8/23: Added link to DCS Blue Moon channel in the Vala Supply Discord.
         Added GB Date and Pricing section.
8/31: Added link to my new discord.
« Last Edit: Tue, 31 August 2021, 16:56:01 by Neely_12 »

Offline interchri

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:00:47 »
lovely set neely

glwic

Offline rookb

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:03:19 »
You love to see it, nice work Neely, looking forward to this set  :cool:



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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:15:45 »
Big fan of the 10u bars.

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:15:49 »
10u GANG RISE UP (amazing job Neely!) GLWIC

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:22:03 »
I like the deskmat  :thumb:

Offline gotgoodiez

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:22:13 »
Great work on the set Neely!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:23:41 »
10u good

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:40:09 »
I'm always a fan of more nice DCS sets, glwic.
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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:41:48 »
Loving it! 10u spacebars are becoming popular?

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:41:57 »
the blue in the picture of the color sample is no where close to the navy of the renders
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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:46:17 »
FYI, SP DCS has a mould for 10u spacebars with a 7u stabilizer footprint. That'd be a lot easier logistically than the 8u one.

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 09:56:45 »
the blue in the picture of the color sample is no where close to the navy of the renders

I'll be working on this in the coming days to make sure the color is more representative of the samples. Also, a note is that the samples were taken in slightly harsh lighting I've realized, so I will retake that photo very soon. 

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 10:39:19 »
Im digging this, happy to possibly make this my first DCS set. Good luck with IC!


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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 10:41:35 »
I like the novelties and I like the deskmat I like the set, but the color sample looks a lot lighter than the renders. Maybe thats just my monitor though... glwic  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 10:57:12 »
That deskmat is incredibly well done. Set looks lovely, GLWIC!

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 10:57:29 »
FYI, SP DCS has a mould for 10u spacebars with a 7u stabilizer footprint. That'd be a lot easier logistically than the 8u one.

I'll look into that. Thank you!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 11:25:09 »
Can you consider adding a r4 1u novelty? Right now it's just a duplication of R1 and R2, the kit only has 3 dedicated 1u keys for 3 rows (R1 - R2 - R3)

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 11:30:06 »
Can you consider adding a r4 1u novelty? Right now it's just a duplication of R1 and R2, the kit only has 3 dedicated 1u keys for 3 rows (R1 - R2 - R3)

This is definitely a possibility. I'll see what I can come up with.

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 11:52:03 »
me V E R Y likey. amazing work man  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 12:07:53 »
10u gang

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 12:33:58 »
Have dcs prices gone up?

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 12:36:16 »
I approve of this. Gorgeous deskmat to cap it off.

Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 12:58:33 »
Loving the set guys! Looking forward to seeing this do well :thumb:

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 13:08:14 »
That deskmat steals the show. So good.

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 14:11:43 »
Moral support <3

GL with the IC, guys!


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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 14:13:08 »
10u support! Love it
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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 14:16:42 »
I dig!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 15:02:38 »
It's all turned out really great! Enjoyed helping work on this. :D Looking forward to the GB.

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 19:36:24 »
Amazing work!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 19:57:30 »
Love the deskmat design. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 21:09:41 »
Nice, I like what I see!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 22 August 2021, 23:40:51 »
Loving that lead time, though I do think from that sample pic we should be seeing colours that are closer to GMK Striker in the renders (e.g. a much brighter, lighter blue).

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 04:47:45 »
This dark blue looks beautiful. The contrast with this light blue is also very nice.

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 10:54:22 »
Very cool set! Really digging the colors and that blood moon accents! glwic!!
feedback I have:
-The moons in the novelites/accents/deskmats look a little too cartoonish. Like a circle with some random holes drilled in it. Would you be able mimic the moons visible crater features more 1:1?
-The iso novelty fisherman looks a little janky

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 12:10:30 »
Please can you add full UK ISO support? These keys:

R1 [`] [2"] [3]
R3 ['@] [#~]
R4 [\|]

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 15:12:32 »
Loving that lead time, though I do think from that sample pic we should be seeing colours that are closer to GMK Striker in the renders (e.g. a much brighter, lighter blue).

Better pictures of the samples and renders will be coming out in the coming weeks, which will take care of this. :D

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 15:14:00 »
Please can you add full UK ISO support? These keys:

R1 [`] [2"] [3]
R3 ['@] [#~]
R4 [\|]

I want to make the base kit relatively big, but adding uk iso will add about 5$ to the kit, which I don't really want to do unless there is a lot of support for it. Please fill out the IC, and if there is enough demand I will consider adding it!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 22:17:57 »
Gorgeous. That blue, at least in the renders, looks phenominal and the White is a great contrast. I'd also love to see it in other language legends, or sublegends but I dont know if ot would fit with whatever theme your going for, or if you even care about that sorta thing.

And look at that! A render of what it would look like on our Pca's.👍🏽 - I definitely want in. Any chance of an OrthoErgo kit with 1.5u + 2u Blanks/Mods & Verticals? I think this would look nutty on a Boardwalk.

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 23 August 2021, 22:53:39 »
Really awesome looking blue. Being from the midwest - we like blue moon out here :D

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 09:36:26 »
Could you possibly add a 1.75u Enter or a 1.75u R3 Novelty?

Prime-E, JD40, JD45, AMJ40, SP40, The40, BM43a, Daisy, Pheonix45, Nightmare, Neko, UD40, Chicory, Mechmini, and more - almost all non-Minivan 40s use 1.75 enter.

I get that there is physical compatibility with the 1.75u control, but come on like two thirds of all 40s boards use the 1.75u enter and it is extremely annoying that it isn't included in the minimal-40s compatibility base sets.
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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 10:22:58 »
Please can you add full UK ISO support? These keys:

R1 [`] [2"] [3]
R3 ['@] [#~]
R4 [\|]

I want to make the base kit relatively big, but adding uk iso will add about 5$ to the kit, which I don't really want to do unless there is a lot of support for it. Please fill out the IC, and if there is enough demand I will consider adding it!

Some money could be saved by removing the US ISO keys (R3 [\|] and R4 [<>]), there are very few sets that support both US ISO and UK ISO.

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 17:27:20 »
would love to see this with wyse legends instead of cherry but it's DCS so there are good odds i buy it regardless

blue moon has always been a pet deck of mine in modern
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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 19:47:13 »
Colorway looks clean af. I'd be more than happy to pick up a set later down the line

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 21:48:01 »
Beautiful New set! Looking forward to the group buy!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 24 August 2021, 21:49:15 »
Wow these are some amazing novelties!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 25 August 2021, 10:46:55 »
This looks great! Consider adding colors from gmk stargaze to your color comparison. It looks very similar to me. However, set looks awesome. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 25 August 2021, 23:40:18 »
This is like if GMK Stargaze and GMK Nightlight and I'm here for it. (already got Stargaze and gettin' Nightlight)

I do think that WA is gonna turn out a lot more sharp and contrast-y than the pale yellow in the renders.
Did you consider something more pale yellow like WCK?

GLWIC

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Re: [IC] DCS Blue Moon
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 31 August 2021, 16:54:40 »
Update: Please join the new discord I have created to follow DCS Blue Moon and my future projects  :D  https://discord.gg/Zk9PqTw8cG