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Offline twgecko02

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[IC] GMK Cascadia
« on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 13:19:31 »
GMK Cascadia



IC Form Here

Themed around winter in the Cascade Mountains of the PNW, Cascadia aims to be a clean, minimal set,
offering simplistic and straight forward kitting that provides the best possible balance between support and value.


Colors
GMK Cascadia uses entirely GMK stock colors, with WS2 on 2B mods, N9 on WS2 Alphas, and WS2 on TU2 mods.
The use of only stock colors does two important things -- it helps to keep the cost of the set as low as possible, and also avoids the sometimes complex and slow process of color matching.
By using only stock colors for this set I'm hoping to help combat some of the recent sentiment about longer lead times and high cost often associated with GMK sets.


Kits

Base Kit



The Base Kit provides support for all common layouts (60, 65, 75, TKL, 1800, Full Size, etc), as well as offering 3 key 40s support and an Alice B


Spacebars



The Spacebars Kit offers greater support for Alice, 40s, Ortholinear, and other less common layouts


Novelties



The Novelties Kit has been kept on the smaller side in order to maintain affordability.
Novelty designs by SpikedSynapse




Deskmat

WIP


Collaborations

WIP


Renders
See how the set looks on various boards!
All renders done by Skok

TGR 910



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TGR Alice



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Alpine 65



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Rama Works U80



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To-Do List

Clean up / Finalize Deskmat
Collaborations for Artisans / Boards
Determine Vendors
Finalize GB dates
Determine Pricing
Incorporate feedback from IC form and comments

Please Note -- I will be off the grid for approximately the next three weeks starting tomorrow (6/25) and thus unable to respond to questions or
feedback during that time. Please don't hesitate to leave feedback or comments, however, and I will answer them as soon as I am able to!
« Last Edit: Thu, 24 June 2021, 15:23:53 by twgecko02 »

Offline dudeship

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 13:27:06 »
reserved

(nice set gecko good job)

Offline Ram

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 13:29:11 »

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 13:37:05 »
Very clean. I like. Where the f13 at tho

Offline pfcmickey

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 13:43:10 »
Have you considered text mods? I think it would look much better with the gray

Offline hali

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 13:53:12 »
p simple, good execution

Very clean. I like. Where the f13 at tho
+1

Offline Technofrikus

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[IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 13:56:57 »
There are very few mods in 1u available. Enter, shift, tab etc is all missing for Ortho. So no need to put ortho spacebars in the kit. Oh, Except maybe for the recently popular orthos with big mods. Ok then maybe they do make sense.

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 14:14:16 »
Consider making the novelty kit a bit more thicc. I would like to see more 1u's to fill in an xt column. Otherwise the set looks great.  :thumb:

Offline hzsh

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 14:18:24 »
Damn, those novelties are really nice. The teal works really well with the light-ish gray and white. Plus, the PC in the renders looks near flawless to me. Great job here, GLWIC!

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 14:54:10 »
hot  :cool: :eek: ;D :D :-* ^-^ :) :p :thumb:

Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 15:13:56 »
Is this the spiritual sequel to GMK Boulder?

Offline aleeex

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 15:15:10 »
bussin

Offline nvh2092

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 15:36:40 »
Consider making the novelty kit a bit more thicc. I would like to see more 1u's to fill in an xt column. Otherwise the set looks great.  :thumb:
+1, I'd prefer more novelties to cover the right nav column with at least 3 1u novelties at R1. Please consider at least an accent novelty for ISO enter as well for us iso user. And F13 in mod color please.

Offline wholypantalones

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 16:19:15 »
text and icon mods plz.

Offline dallman5

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 16:34:01 »
I dig it, looks like Honeywell with icon mods and turquoise accents.

Why not use 2B for the alpha legends as well instead of N9? I feel like that would look more cohesive than introducing another color.
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Offline twgecko02

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 19:35:28 »
I dig it, looks like Honeywell with icon mods and turquoise accents.

Why not use 2B for the alpha legends as well instead of N9? I feel like that would look more cohesive than introducing another color.

I did try this, I felt like the 2B legends didn't provide quite enough contrast on the WS2, felt a little bit washed out to me.

Offline deadwolfbones

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Re: [IC] GMK Cascadia
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 00:46:52 »
As a Bend resident, I approve. But I think that three novelty could be improved a lil.