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Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] SA Polyclear FINAL DAY!
« Last post by Tsumi on Wed, 27 October 2021, 13:22:30 »
This is the first GB I join, so sorry if I ask something stupid here...
What is the process now that the GB is closed?
Will there be no more updates here until suddenly one day next year I get a shipment with my caps, or will we get some updates on when production have started and such?
I'm just curious how these things are usually handled :-)
It depends on the runner (some are more transparent than others), but ideally there should be updates based on specific milestones.
glossy glossy glossy GLWGB!
Is there a reason the 40s kit is the alt mod colour? As it stands now a 40s user would need to buy base, alt mods and 40s (and maybe spacebars if they have a 2x1.75u or 2x2u board).
It seems to me it would make much more sense to have the 40s kit match the base mod colour.
Off Topic / Re: What makes you happy?
« Last post by suicidal_orange on Wed, 27 October 2021, 13:14:59 »
Just bought a new cable for my ancient earphones and bent the pins to fit the enlarged sockets (the reason they've sat unused for ... 4 years(?))  and half an hour of random music has played in a flash.

Young me wasn't wrong, this combo is sublime (Altmann Tera Player and Heir Audio Tzar 90 if anyone's interested)
Interest Checks / Re: [IC] MDA Future Suzuri
« Last post by ggggggg on Wed, 27 October 2021, 13:09:14 »
I really want this kit but I am not on a QWERTY layout so I would love the have a "scoopless" F and J key. Do you plan on having the "scoopless" versions included as well?

Just curious, what alternative layout do you use that has the letters in the same rows? MDA is not a uniform profile.
Great CW and awesome novelties. As there's UK ISO in the base, this has to be an instabuy. Nice work.
Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] GMK Rudy R2 - GB IS LIVE!
« Last post by vladimir108 on Wed, 27 October 2021, 12:46:50 »
just for a support of Dark Horse: tomorrow should start GB of Rama Works M65-C in MILK, LAKE ... and some other less interesting colours for Rudy ;-)
Interest Checks / Re: [IC] ePBT Hangwa
« Last post by Saru on Wed, 27 October 2021, 12:41:01 »
Hi, interesting set, a few concerns:

-legibility on the left-hand side legends looks yikers, please improve
-just put subs in base and print money
-adding a couple of shifts could improve base kit compatibility (also remove R1 end and pg dn, those go with numpad)
-Your 40s kit is a little all over the place. I recommend talking to people in the 40s keyset design chat
-novs kit seems overly padded (esp on 1.5us) while missing ansi and iso enter novs

Thank you for the feedback!
The pantone pink chosen should be a little darker, but I will make sure to adjust the renders accordingly to make them closer once I receive the pantone chips.
Noted regarding the shifts, R1 End, and Page Down!
Definitely will be working on the 40s kit based on the feedback I have been receiving.
Regarding the novelties kit, the 1.5us are primarily for WKL TKLs with 7u spacebar (my favorite layout) so I wanted to make sure there's full compatibility. At the moment I do not plan on having enter novelties.
Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB] GMK Panda | October 26th - November 23rd
« Last post by LittleAad on Wed, 27 October 2021, 12:34:03 »
Mechfashion sleeves are live! Fill out the following google form if you would like to purchase one!
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Hey all! So the next round of Skadi samples came in.

I have tentatively approved them! Honestly they're still not perfect, there seems to be some complication regarding how color turns out when printed vs plastic pantone chips. But I can say that I am certainly satisfied with how it turned out regardless and that it matches my vision of how I wanted the set. These differences are pretty difficult to tell with the naked eye unless you're holding them right up to your face, at least under the lighting conditions in which I viewed them, and both Apex and I have deemed it not worth the time to go for another round considering we are approaching the one year mark of an ePBT gb.

If I wanted to be extremely, minutely nitpicky I would say:

The mod color is a little bit less saturated than the pantone chip sample
The accent color is a little warmer than the pantone chip sample
Obviously we've established that the white isn't quite WS2, it has a less blue tone to it and is more neutral in my opinion, works just fine with the rest of the set
The main legend still isn't as dark as the pantone chip, this will be greatly exaggerated in photos because the dark purple of the 520C chip absorbs a lot more light compared to the printed legends
The sub legend leans a bit more toward hot pink rather than the bright purple/magenta of the Purple C chip. This is the one that personally bothers me the most, but from normal viewing distance it actually looks correct. It'll depend on lighting too.

Compared to the renders is a whole different story, we hope that having both Marco and Oblotzky's renders gave you an idea of how it'd look in different lighting conditions. Under the shady-neutral lighting as my photos in the OP, it looks pretty bang on with the Oblo renders, but under studio lighting, it kinda looks different in photographs. At the very least I can assure you that it's not as bad as GMK Alter turned out, since that was a whole different issue.

Funny story, for some reason we're missing the "S" key from the sample kit that was provided to us so when I post the pic of the set on a board it's gonna look odd.

Apex has the rest of the kits and will be trying to take photos for you guys to see. We will confirm the order some time this week and hopefully production will begin in the next. ETA according to ePBT/KBDFans is 1-2 months. This means it miiiight bleed into the holidays and delay us further but we're hoping for the best to have these to you guys just in time for the holidays.

Finally I'd like to apologize for having taken so long. A lot of it was out of our control as we were essentially stuck waiting on ePBT to send us samples. It's taken a ridiculously long time for only 2 rounds of samples, again due to many reasons out of our control such as relocating dye sub equipment, new molds, losing our pantone chips, etc. I hope you will find the final product to be as satisfactory as I have.
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