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Title: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow - Shipping to Vendors July 2021
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Fri, 05 June 2020, 05:42:17
Hello everybody

This is the Group Buy Thread for GMK Midnight Rainbow, A dark but colourful set, designed to be the showpiece of your board.

(https://imgur.com/6gwgg9W.png)

Design & Inspiration
This idea originally began to form in the back of my head in 2017; some of you may remember the old run of GMK Rainbow on zFrontier (https://en.zfrontier.com/products/gmk-rainbow). This was a set that divided opinion, and is rarely talked about today in the western community, but still managed to make MOQ when the community was significantly smaller. I wanted to pay homage to the set, but also bring a modern, more usable set for the majority of boards. The main idea was to tone it down, and bring some clarity and order to the colours.

However; as happens with many projects, this fell by the wayside, and it was only when I saw the amazing festivities of the Manchester Pride (https://www.manchesterpride.com) event a in 2019 that I was reminded and re-inspired to bring this set to life.

(https://imgur.com/bo4iqvw.png)

Kit Design
Base
This kit supports all the most popular custom keyboard layouts from standard TKLs to 65%, WKL bottom rows, HHKB, a numpad and more. There is also UK ISO support in the base kit (as I知 an ISO user).
Due to the nature of the colourway some usual key duplication allows further kit optimisation (Mod coloured \| on ANSI for example).

Spacebars
A small kit designed to give split board users the ability to adequately cover the bottom row, as well as an extra B key for those Alice type layouts.

Base Kit
(https://imgur.com/xwzWxeu.png)
Spacebars kit
(https://imgur.com/CTmFqPj.png)

Group Buy Details
Dates: June 5th to June 26th, with estimated shipping Feb 2021

Pricing & Vendors:
(https://imgur.com/USUERvT.png)

Cables
ZeusCables: Proud to announce an awesome collab with Zeus for cables:
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/700077659987902575/708279016091811890/mid_2.png?width=1440&height=960)
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/700077659987902575/708279032457723944/mid_5.png?width=1440&height=960)

Artisans
Latralium: Meika has kindly offered to make some of her amazing caps to match this set!
Alphakeycaps: Yohan has designed the below Keypora to match the set!!
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/548916552444018691/622859433818587167/keypora_rainbow_a.jpeg?width=1413&height=1364)

Deskmats
Novelkeys:

Constellation
(https://imgur.com/a9jsv7d.png)

Midnight Rainbow
(https://imgur.com/ScJkoLO.png)

N E More Renders Avail?

(https://imgur.com/xvS2oIN.png)


J-01 by Jae
(https://imgur.com/qXIhdEr.png)

J-02 by Jae
(https://imgur.com/jl96OPL.png)

Bauer by Dixie
(https://imgur.com/x4e07a2.png)

J-02 by Jae
(https://imgur.com/WXSuLj5.png)

Lodestone by Flex &Jae
(https://imgur.com/xpDf7c2.png)

(https://imgur.com/8CMG2b5.png)


Thanks
Many thanks to the following for your help and support during the design of this set:

Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Fri, 05 June 2020, 09:26:49
Reserved
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: jonowarren94 on Fri, 05 June 2020, 09:39:48
Great pricing Jae congrats
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: Hell-es on Fri, 05 June 2020, 13:40:54
Yeah - big  :thumb: for kit and pricing.

And design :)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: MajorKoos on Fri, 05 June 2020, 13:52:12
Question about the purple - is it the same as Tokyo Nights?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: Ultimatum on Fri, 05 June 2020, 23:50:15
Color codes?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sat, 06 June 2020, 09:43:16
The colours are all Stock GMK colours and are listed in the IC thread. I知 not at home RN but I値l post them as soon as I can


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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: dantambok on Sat, 06 June 2020, 10:53:35
lookin good. joined for a set :>
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: dvorcol on Sat, 06 June 2020, 10:57:55
The colours are all Stock GMK colours and are listed in the IC thread. I知 not at home RN but I値l post them as soon as I can


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I took a quick look through the IC and couldn't find a list, but someone said they're similar to those in 2018 GMK Rainbow on Black's IC. (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96480.0)

Are any of these also Midnight Rainbow's colors?
(https://i.postimg.cc/Y9RXYKSD/2018-GMK-ROB-IC.png)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sat, 06 June 2020, 17:58:18
here are the colours:

CR as base
RO2  red
V2 Orange
GE1 Yellow
N7 Green
V4 Blue
DY purple
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 06 June 2020, 18:27:12
dang this looks great
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: MajorKoos on Sat, 06 June 2020, 22:55:41
here are the colours:

CR as base
RO2  red
V2 Orange
GE1 Yellow
N7 Green
V4 Blue
DY purple

Awesome - thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: dvorcol on Sun, 07 June 2020, 12:53:21
(https://i.postimg.cc/Fs8YPs2q/GMKmid-Rainstatus200607b.png)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: CGreat on Sun, 07 June 2020, 16:26:43
To use a common quote from Jae: This set looks absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: konstantin on Sun, 07 June 2020, 20:22:20
Woo, I'm happy to see this set is doing so well! Great work, Jae
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: -Jehos- on Mon, 08 June 2020, 12:46:18
What sizes are the space bars in the space bars kit?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: ttom on Tue, 09 June 2020, 12:15:40
What sizes are the space bars in the space bars kit?

looks like 2.75, 2.25, 2, 1.25, 1, 1 and two sets of 6u (centred and off-centred)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: KMPLSV on Fri, 12 June 2020, 02:31:30
any idea when we can find out more about the artisan caps?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Fri, 12 June 2020, 06:32:35
any idea when we can find out more about the artisan caps?

Latralium and Alphakeycaps will release the caps when they are ready, I dont know how they will manage them but keep an eye out on their discords and sites!!
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: dvorcol on Fri, 12 June 2020, 13:47:59
(https://i.postimg.cc/hv0ym9Gv/GMKmid-Rain-Status200612b.png)

More
(https://i.postimg.cc/y8PnjCNv/GMKmid-Rain-Progress200612.png)
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: thanatic on Sun, 14 June 2020, 15:42:08
Awesome Jae, as always. Nice and simple and straight to the point.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow LIVE NOW!
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 22 June 2020, 16:42:16
(https://i.postimg.cc/jq6kBrhT/GMKmid-Rain-Status200622.png)

More
(https://i.postimg.cc/28zXDXHZ/GMKmid-Rain-Progress200622.png)
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Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Fri, 26 June 2020, 10:30:41
Hey folks - final day to join!!

All kits are past MOQ,

Vendors:

USA - Novelkeys (https://novelkeys.xyz/collections/frontpage/products/gmk-midnight-rainbow-gb)
AUS - Switchkeys (https://www.switchkeys.com.au/collections/keycap-collections)
EU - MyKeyboard (https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/keycaps_2/?q=&sort_by=newest)
UK - Prototypist (https://prototypist.net/collections/gmk-midnight-rainbow/products/group-buy-gmk-midnight-rainbow-keyset)
CAD - Deskhero (https://www.deskhero.ca/)
Asia - iLumKB (https://ilumkb.com/)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: udller on Fri, 26 June 2020, 20:54:24
nearly forgot about this. just bought a set. love the yellow extra b
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: dvorcol on Mon, 29 June 2020, 16:51:32
Final numbers including extras

(https://i.postimg.cc/sxc7brLk/GMKmid-Rain-Status2006226y-Ext.png)

(https://i.postimg.cc/L4BtJtsx/GMKmid-Rain-Progress200626y-Ext.png)
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: konstantin on Tue, 30 June 2020, 13:18:54
Nice numbers.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 10 July 2020, 17:23:39
PSA: Check out GMK Colorchrome. The RAMA caps look sick, and I'll definitely be buying one to pair with this set if it goes to GB.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: mgsickler on Thu, 14 January 2021, 09:36:04
Just got a round of updates from GMK.

This is estimated now for June 2021
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: Anthixious on Sun, 28 February 2021, 00:11:51
I don't think I heard of any extras announcement(s). Have I missed them?
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: mgsickler on Sun, 28 February 2021, 05:52:23
I don't think I heard of any extras announcement(s). Have I missed them?

We (NovelKeys_) will announce extras after the GB ships out through our newsletter.
Title: Re: [GB] GMK Midnight Rainbow FINAL DAY - ends 26th June!
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sun, 06 June 2021, 16:18:46
Latest update from GMK confirms the set is on target to ship to vendors early July - I can稚 wait to see people get the sets in their hands finally :)


As soon as the keyset is with vendors the spiritual Sequel to this will be announced for IC in full - currently under the working title of Daylight Rainbow :)


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