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Offline indiceiris

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[IC] GMK Calypso
« on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 09:43:36 »
GMK CALYPSO

15 Sep 18, update here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96175.msg2659467#msg2659467

Interest check poll here!: https://goo.gl/forms/QGufZ5Z5MK2plMYq1

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This is an early interest check on GMK Calypso, a blue/teal set inspired by the likes of SA Calm Depths and SA Abyss. I've always thought that GMK would look good in navy and here's a preliminary colorway to showcase that. Since the colours are custom, MOQ will be 250 so all and any feedback would be fantastic. If the colours are deemed too similar to other sets, I will rework them until satisfactory.

Calypso is taken from Greek Mythology; she was a daughter of the Titans who was banished to live upon an island alone, until a lost hero washed up onto the shores. She was tragically destined to fall in love with everyone that came, knowing that eventually they would have to leave.

I will have exams until next Tuesday, so if this gets attention I will work on getting more renders and novelty designs in.

15th June
Changed mod text to be lighter.
1. Lighter mod text (I am leaning towards making this the base colourway)
198090-1

2. Mono navy colourway
198092-2

3. No teal - Muted blue
198094-3

4. No teal - Muted blue, mono navy
198096-4

14th June
198052-5
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Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 09:49:43 »
more like GMK Abyss

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 09:55:30 »
Its a nice colourway that surely gathers interest, but...
[...] a blue/teal set inspired by the likes of SA Calm Depths and SA Abyss.

Its basically SA Abyss with modifier/alpha colors swapped.

Offline indiceiris

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 10:07:12 »
I understand that it is definitely very similar to Abyss; if I do stick with this colourway I will definitely approach the guys/guy at KeyboardTherapy. I thought Abyss was a set that had a lot of potential but the mixed icon text mods as well as R3 meant it wasn't as popular as it could have been. Given that GMK is lacking in a dark, more subdued blue base set, I thought it would be a nice colourway to try.

Offline mtuanvu

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 10:07:46 »
looks nice, waiting for novelties :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 10:17:59 »
it's like calm depths but not as good
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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 10:19:58 »
it's like calm depths but not as good

yup. alphas are the exact same, modifiers are just darker

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 10:32:36 »
is it me or is the spacebar a different color than the alphas?  Is that intentional?

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 10:44:00 »
I personally prefer Calm Depths over Abyss colors. This looks alright, however. GL!

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 10:51:31 »
is it me or is the spacebar a different color than the alphas?  Is that intentional?

hah.. it definitely is

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:07:32 »
Id be in for this

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:27:20 »
I like it, we need abyss for cherry profile  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:39:06 »
I think it would look better in all navy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 12:03:11 »
I like this! I would probably in for a set

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 16:18:53 »
 Thought that ICON MOD much be better than.
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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 16:44:32 »
Oh wow.... I NEED THIS



EDIT: RIP... I thought this was Purple and Cyan :feelsbadman:

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 16:49:59 »
Oh wow.... I NEED THIS



EDIT: RIP... I thought this was Purple and Cyan :feelsbadman:

skeletor?

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 17:22:24 »
Oh wow.... I NEED THIS



EDIT: RIP... I thought this was Purple and Cyan :feelsbadman:

skeletor?

Technically, it would be a twist on Reverse skeletor. I would be.

..yes I know laser looks like that a bit. still would buy though

Offline Skaazi

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 18:12:44 »
As someone who loves Abyss I'd be all over this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 18:43:23 »
GMK CALYPSO

This is an early interest check on GMK Calypso, a blue/teal set inspired by the likes of SA Calm Depths and SA Abyss. I've always thought that GMK would look good in navy and here's a preliminary colorway to showcase that. Since the colours are custom, MOQ will be 250 so all and any feedback would be fantastic. If the colours are deemed too similar to other sets, I will rework them until satisfactory.

Calypso is taken from Greek Mythology; she was a daughter of the Titans who was banished to live upon an island alone, until a lost hero washed up onto the shores. She was tragically destined to fall in love with everyone that came, knowing that eventually they would have to leave.

I will have exams until next Tuesday, so if this gets attention I will work on getting more renders and novelty designs in.

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I like this

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 18:47:47 »
is it me or is the spacebar a different color than the alphas?  Is that intentional?

hah.. it definitely is
Are the modifiers slightly different as well?

Offline indiceiris

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 18:51:45 »
spacebar is meant to be the same colour, that's just a rendering thing
 Mods are slightly different in blue-grey

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 20:19:58 »
i like where you're going here
Click it OR Ticket!

Offline indiceiris

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 22:07:56 »
Updated post with four new renders - mainly focused changing mod text color.

Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 22:10:46 »
Updated post with four new renders - mainly focused changing mod text color.

I love the last one!

Making the alphas and mods same color is a good move since making them different but so similar in tone is gonna be hard to produce and make sure it turns out perfectly like the renders. Also digging the lighter accent color. Both of the changes differentiate itself from calm depths and abyss and thats great imo


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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 22:11:35 »
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edit: sorry, posted the same thing 3x
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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 22:25:12 »
i like the mono navy
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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 22:41:39 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 23:58:05 »
Oh wow, the mono navy with muted blue looks incredible. Any chance of icon mods?

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 00:06:02 »
Another vote here for the mono navy, it looks awesome.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 03:34:51 »
Would be great if the mononavy have green words on the mods too

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 07:04:06 »
Would be great if the mononavy have green words on the mods too

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That's what I like about the first "GMK calypso.png" render. Also the Enter is nice; Enter mod text on some other renders stands out a little too much...


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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 07:20:04 »
I wish the alphas + mods +space bar are the same exact colors

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Offline indiceiris

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 07:30:02 »
Updated post with four new renders - mainly focused changing mod text color.

I love the last one!

Making the alphas and mods same color is a good move since making them different but so similar in tone is gonna be hard to produce and make sure it turns out perfectly like the renders. Also digging the lighter accent color. Both of the changes differentiate itself from calm depths and abyss and thats great imo


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Thanks for the feedback!

Oh wow, the mono navy with muted blue looks incredible. Any chance of icon mods?

Yep, will be rendering icon mods and will do a poll to gauge interest.

I wish the alphas + mods +space bar are the same exact colors

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Since the mono renders seem to be more popular, they will all be the same colour. The spacebar being a different shade is not intentional and appears to be a side-effect of kle-render, this will be fixed next week when I do more proper renders.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 07:39:34 »
My vote is for 4. No teal - Muted blue, mono navy

Offline StrangPrisoner

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 11:45:21 »
My first choice is set 2 followed by set 4. The muted mods are to subtle a difference.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 16:35:23 »
If you message me color codes I can make some quick renders. I like this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 18:48:06 »
If you message me color codes I can make some quick renders. I like this.
That'd be awesome :) I'd be interested in seeing the slightly different modifiers.

Offline indiceiris

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 19:40:02 »
If you message me color codes I can make some quick renders. I like this.

Thanks for the offer, PMed!

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 16 June 2018, 22:05:19 »
I would be in for this colorway. I was interested in seeing SA abyss in a different profile and this is close enough. I think the base set you are thinking of going with is right on the mark and I dont think you should change it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 17 June 2018, 17:40:10 »
I got the colors, I'll try and find some time to do this today or tomorrow.

Offline SwordLaker

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 06:58:21 »
Voting for option 3: no teal and muted blue.

Also, obligatory request for Plank compatibility in the base kit. A separated 40% compatibility kit is doomed to the fail the MOQ.
 

Offline krey

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 13:07:13 »
I like the look.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 13:08:48 »
Options 3 and 4 look good.

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 15:39:23 »
Go with the muted blue, no teal. Either mono or two tone. Those are the most original and look nice. 
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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 18:37:36 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 19 June 2018, 14:13:17 »
I think you should go mono for sure. My vote is on #4 Mono, Muted Blue.

BUT the spacebar really should be alpha.
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Offline Raqem

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 19 June 2018, 21:56:05 »
I love it.

While I acknowledge that the colors are in the same class as Calm Depths and Abyss, I have zero interest in those keysets and a take_my_money.jpg reaction to this set.

I'd be down for any of the options, but #2 (mono navy) is my favorite followed by #4 (muted blue, mono navy). On top of the colors looking fantastic, I really like the idea of this being a GMK set. Good luck!

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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 19 June 2018, 23:46:04 »
it's like calm depths but not as good


Ya but calm depths is SA so that doesn't really matter cause SA is one of the worst things the planet has to offer
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Re: [IC] GMK Calypso
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 07:09:40 »
feeling #3 and #4