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Offline ttom

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[GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 10:23:03 »
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Hi Geekhack. This is a set I thought of a little while back when I was much newer to the hobby, that I never got around to checking interest for at the time. Originally it was to be GMK stock colours, however now it's using two custom RAL colours instead. No long inspiration here - it's just two colours I enjoy very much. Without further ado, here are the details:

When?
GB November 15th - December 15th. Estimated shipping Q1 2023.

Where?
USA: Cannon Keys
Canada: Deskhero
Europe: MyKeyboard
UK: Proto[Typist]
China: Zfrontier
Asia: Zfrontier EN
South Korea: Swagkeys
SEA: Ilumkb
Oceania: Daily Clack
(product page links added as they go up)

How much?
Base: $126/129
Addition: $34/34
International: $76/65
HIBI: $41/40
(see product pages for other regions when they're up)

Next, some renders by my good friend, the talented pikku-allu:

Base:
My personal preference is no accents, so that's how I've kitted the base. Similar compatibility to most base kits these days, though I've included split bars and some further bottom row options.



Addition:
Accents with some more bottom row compatibility. Pretty straightforward.



International:
Your standard kit for European layouts - support for British, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and German keyboards. MOQ not reached.



HIBI Collaboration:
I've teamed up with HIBI to bring an aluminium keycap with GMK Villanelle. The anodisation colour will be the same as that of GMK Fuji's aluminium caps, as the pink is the same. The cap is called 'Pudding'.







Keyboard renders:

Ellipsis by Tom Works







Tengu by Finder Works







No. 2 by Keycult





Colour information:
As mentioned above, both colours used in the set are from the RAL Design catalogue. The pink will be the same as GMK Fuji, and so is in the process of colour matching already. Renders have been matched to physical samples, and plastic samples will be matched to RAL swatches using spectrophotometry.

Special thanks to ilikerustoo and the rest of BK for the feedback, as well as pikku-allu for all the hours of work. I feel very fortunate to be in this hobby making things with such supportive friends.
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 17:44:10 »
Approved, Gl with the GB  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 17:50:17 »
Love the colors and the Hibi.

How far is the burgundy from GMK Perestroika?

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 17:52:32 »
Are you making a copy cat?
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 17:55:57 »
looks great, nice to see a different sort of hibi caps coming out

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 17:56:37 »
Cute set. Definitely considering

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 18:29:27 »
Really like the colors and the Hibi keycap is very interesting.
Another set I'll have to get.

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 18:56:48 »
Good set by big stinker

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 19:08:18 »
love this set! hopefully it all goes great!

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 19:30:41 »
Kinda down

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 19:44:05 »
that hibi cap is wildin'

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 20:04:33 »
Big brother approves of this set

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 20:23:16 »
Love this set. Any renders with a white board?

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 23:59:04 »
Oooh, that Hibi artisan is pretty wild.

Wonder how an alt inverted base kit would look like. 

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 01:17:00 »
Ngl the pink kinda kills it for me. While I like pink itself, it really pushes the kit into s much smaller use case scenario for me personally. But if it was white instead then it would just be a perestroika clone. Maybe I can keep the lights dim, hmmmmmm....

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 04:04:58 »
This is very nice
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 05:08:57 »
Why most of GMK sets come out without R5?
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 12:22:03 »
This looks lovely. I'm in.


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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 12:41:11 »
Love love love the colours

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 13:28:32 »
I like the dual 3u bars, but no 40's makes me sad. 3-key support would have been great in this.

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 13:54:16 »
Fastest R2 in the history of GMK. Also, Villanelle is Russian.. Where is your Cyrillic kit?
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 13:58:52 »
Looks great! Missed GMK Perestroika so might as well grab a copy of this that.

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 14:02:20 »
Finally an International Kit for my GMK Perestroika!

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 14:05:01 »
Beautiful set but no 40s is tough. It's your vision; but I feel like 3-key here would have been great here...even the inclusion of just R3 1.25u tab in base like Hallyu or in addition like Masterpiece would have been nice for those using 12u/13u boards

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 19:47:48 »
I've included split bars and some further bottom row options.

Lit base kit, very much appreciated

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 23:15:36 »
I like the dual 3u bars, but no 40's makes me sad. 3-key support would have been great in this.

+1

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 09:17:59 »
There's no accents on the base kit, but then the international kit has extra keys that differ just in the accent, like three <> keys - why not keep the same no accents theme there and get that kit to a lower price?

Edit: whoops, seems I thought accent meant the sublegends...
« Last Edit: Sat, 06 November 2021, 05:49:12 by supermunny »

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 08 November 2021, 13:09:48 »
This set looks great, and has just enough kits. Excited for this to launch

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 04:50:11 »
Looks very good, I have to say that is the best looking Metal artisan I have ever seen. I love the shape of it

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 09:34:47 »
GB set to begin tomorrow. Will be updating with vendor product pages as they go up!
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 12:15:33 »
edit: sorry I got confused with another set 😅. please ignore this message.
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 21 November 2021, 08:42:52 »
Dear ttom, love the set and considering entering the GB. The only thing stopping me is not knowing the specifics of the base color. After referencing a printed RAL catalog, I can see how digital representations can be VERY misleading. Could you provide the RAL code for the red, or at least say which RAL classic/design color is the closest?

After all, we are paying here for a specific shade of red  :D
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 21 November 2021, 22:49:27 »
Dear ttom, love the set and considering entering the GB. The only thing stopping me is not knowing the specifics of the base color. After referencing a printed RAL catalog, I can see how digital representations can be VERY misleading. Could you provide the RAL code for the red, or at least say which RAL classic/design color is the closest?

After all, we are paying here for a specific shade of red  :D

Hey, totally understandable request. The set uses the following:

Burgundy - RAL 010 20 25
Pink - RAL 330 85 15 (this is already in colour matching for GMK Fuji)
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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 24 November 2021, 06:57:10 »
fanstastic set ... im in ... would you be sharing the numbers and how far along the way we are to hitting the MOQ?

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 24 November 2021, 07:23:19 »
Thank you for the information ttom! A very nice shade :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 28 November 2021, 00:04:42 »
Love the set. Base color is very nice, soothing to me personally. And the kit!? WOW. F13 and Alice and Numpad in base kit? Amazing. The only thing that's missing is a stepped ctrl but absolutely nothing is perfect. The ONLY thing that makes me hesitant is the lettering color. I dont own many pink keyboarding products to match this with and the boards I do own arent near this shade. It might be a kop for me but I must needs think on it. Still, a fantastic design and one of the best kits to date.

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Re: [GB] GMK Villanelle | November 15th - December 15th
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 14 December 2021, 16:13:06 »
Hi all - one more day to order. International has unfortunately been cancelled due to lack of sales but everything else will be made :thumb:
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