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Title: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB ENDS TOMORROW!! Don't miss out!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:47:56
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GB DATE : AUGUST 20th - SEPTEMBER 21st, 2021
GB LINK (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114245.0)

Website: https://sxmdesigns.com (https://sxmdesigns.com)
(Check us out! If you want yo visit GMK Pharaoh specific page pls use https://sxmdesigns.com/gmk-pharaoh)



Prices
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"Man, know yourself... and you shall know the gods."


The inspiration from this set comes from the great pyramids of Giza and the ancient Egyptian Civilization. We decided to use two simple yet meaningful colors for the people of ancient Egypt.                                                                       

Black (Ancient Egyptian name "kem") : It the color of the fertile silt left by the Nile during its annual flooding giving rise to the Ancient Egyptian name for the country - "kemet" (black land). Black symbolizes fertility, new life/beginnings and resurrection.
The gods were typically represented with gold skin with an exception of Osiris who is depicted with black skin symbolizing fertility, regeneration, and the underworld where the sun was said to regenerate every night.                                             
It was made from carbon, ground charcoal, mixed with water and sometimes burnt animal bones.                                                                                                                                                                         

Yellow/Gold (Ancient Egyptian name "khenet" and "kenit"/"nebu" or "nebw") : It repesented the color of women's skin, as well as the skin of people who lived near the Mediterranean. Gold also represented the skin of the gods and the sun itself.                 
Hence it was used for anything which was considered eternal or indestructible and perfect. The ancient Egyptians made numerous statues of the gods that were either made of gold or covered with gold leaf.                                                           
They also made yellow pigments such as yellow ochre (an ore of iron) and massicot (an oxide of lead).                                                                                                                                                                 

Sublegends : Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

We used the reference from the Australian Museum. Link : https://media.australian.museum/media/dd/Uploads/Documents/7770/Egyptian%20Heiroglyphs.340c0ac.pdf                                                                                                                                                                                                 
   





(https://i.imgur.com/lJqbD4U.png)

After a thorough excavation of the area around the Great pyramids of Giza, we decided on the following kits to represent this set. Changes will be made depending on opinions and request. So, please fill up the IC and leave us feedback.


Kemet aka Base Kit
(https://i.ibb.co/9gXMGsX/Base-Kit.jpg)

Numpad Kit
(https://i.ibb.co/CVZFn7N/Numpad.jpg)

Obelisk aka Spacebars
(https://i.ibb.co/t2CTRcZ/Spacebar.jpg)

40s Kit (Approved by the 40s community discord)
(https://i.ibb.co/k1fFNdC/40s-Kit.jpg)

International Kit
(https://i.ibb.co/BK25G5w/International.jpg)




(https://i.imgur.com/HrTz2Es.png)

Ancients aka Novelties

(https://i.ibb.co/NYz2QVN/Novelties.jpg)


R1 1u : Mask of Tutankhamun , 1U : Queen Nefertiti , 1U : Osiris                                
R1 1u : Anubis, 2U : Sphinx                                                                     
R2 1u : Horus , ISO Enter : Cartouche of Ramses II (Prenomen)                                   
R3 1u : Osiris, 1.75U Eye of Ra and Horus with Ankh, 2.25U Scarab                               
R4 1u : Mummy in Sarcophagus, 1.25U Hieroglphics (2 styles), 1.5U Hieroglyphics                 





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Kohaku65 by Singa kbd.
   

(https://i.ibb.co/9pNXzmj/kohaku-2.jpg)   


More
(https://i.ibb.co/1vWCg7g/kohaku-3.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/wLDVgzK/kohaku-4.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/qNtTd7h/kohaku-1.jpg)


Iron165 by Smith+Rune.
   

(https://i.ibb.co/nsmT4ww/Iron165-2.jpg)   


More
(https://i.ibb.co/rHVR5Zy/Iron165-7.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/XFNtPz9/Iron165-1.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/cxNcwcs/Iron165-4.jpg)


Nemui by Bachoo.

(https://i.ibb.co/G0yrzJk/Nemui-4.jpg)

More
(https://i.ibb.co/9tRpdYR/Nemui-6.jpg) 

(https://i.ibb.co/vLh7zr5/Nemui-2.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/dL8ZkZT/Nemui4.jpg)



Dalco 959 Mini by Hand Engineering.

(https://i.ibb.co/RhbWS6y/Dalco-7.jpg)

More
(https://i.ibb.co/5YFQvpP/Dalco-3.jpg)   

(https://i.ibb.co/rdLGPYK/Dalco-4.jpg)
 
(https://i.ibb.co/D8RXxts/Dalco-2.jpg)


U80-A by Rama Works.

(https://i.ibb.co/qjxymRz/U80-1.jpg)

More
(https://i.ibb.co/tLqzH8K/U80-2.jpg) 

(https://i.ibb.co/tMvLmwP/U80-4.jpg)



Paragon by Artemis Design Studios.

(https://i.ibb.co/k2NGszj/Paragon-4.jpg)

More
(https://i.ibb.co/KWQmmqt/Paragon-5.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/DzBLm1Y/Paragon-2.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/tHQ6HsX/Paragon-6.jpg)



Pheonix WK + Numpad by Cable Car Designs.

(https://i.ibb.co/tCLxyt7/Pheonix-3.jpg)   (https://i.ibb.co/VLnkw80/Pheonix-9.jpg)

More
(https://i.ibb.co/V3FHKB6/Pheonix-2.jpg) 

(https://i.ibb.co/hm29sFs/Pheonix-4.jpg)






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Archaeological excavation complete!

Artifact 1 : Giza Nights

(https://i.ibb.co/nRSvPZc/Render-giza-3.jpg)


Artifact 2 : Ankh 

(https://i.ibb.co/cXTjv03/Hieroflyphics-1.jpg)






(https://i.imgur.com/1igVgqO.png)


EU        : MyKeyboard.eu                   
NA        : Deskhero US                     
Norway    : Mekanisk (tastatur.no)           
Canada    : Deskhero.ca                     
Asia      : Ilumkb                           
China     : KBDFans                         
Oceania   : DailyClack                       
Korea     : Swagkeys                         
S.America : Fancy Customs                   
                                           

   GB Date : August 20th - September 21, 2021





(https://i.imgur.com/LCQZ0YG.png)

I am pleased to announce the D60Lite collab with KBDFans, a gasket mounted affordable keyboard. I hope you guys like it!

KBDFans D60Lite X GMK Pharaoh LINK (https://kbdfans.com/collections/interest-checks/products/ic-d60lite-x-gmk-pharaoh)

(https://i.ibb.co/mCrRYrs/D60-Lite-6.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/PhzLqKZ/D60-Lite-7.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/Z6wPMKw/D60-Lite-8.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/kHr2TYX/D60-Lite-4.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/YXfZ3TP/D60-Lite-5.jpg)


RAMA
(https://i.imgur.com/oofk3BN.jpg)

THOK
(https://i.ibb.co/FYkKSNn/thok.jpg)


More info on prices and specs will follow close to the launch date.


Here is the entire list                       
Wrist Rest                                     
                                               
1. Artisan Labs          : Resin               
2. Digital Carpentry     : Wooden             
3. Happy.coil            : Granite             
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Keyboards                                     
                                               
4. D60 Lite from KBDFans                       
5. Limited edition Luna 60 from Ungodly designs
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Cables                                         
                                               
6. Luxecables     : US                         
7. Keebstuff      : EU                         
                                               
Both can ship worldwide though!               
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Keyboard sleeves                               
                                               
8. MechFashion                                 
                                               
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Metal Artisan                                 
                                               
9. Rama                                       
10. THOK                                       
11. Asero Foundry : Limited exotic metal       
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Artisans                                       
                                               
12. Artkey                                     
13. KeyCravings                               
14. Archetype                                 
15. Melonkeys                                 
16. GSK                                       
17. Rhythm Caps                               
18. Beetle Caps                               
19. KrakenKaps                                 
20. Rathcaps                                   
21. Landcaps                                   
22. Dread Keys                                 
23. Winkeys                                   
24. 404artisans                               
25. PSYCHOkeycaps                             
26. Hungryhustlas                             
27. Bowlercaps                                 
28. PiCaps                                     
29. Black mage caps                           
                                               
                                               
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Mouse                                         
32. LeonardoDaMouse: Custom Paint job         
                 

 Pictures/ Raffles timings will be posted in the comment section.




For updates to this current project and future ones, please join our discord and follow us over Instagram at the links below. We would really appreciate it.

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If you want to support this project please add this signature and spread the word. Thanks  :thumb:
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Specials thanks to NoPunIn10Did, Pwad3 and LittleAad for all the kiting help! Also cant thank enough Dr. Ratsby and the entire 40s community for checking out the 40s kitting.


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Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:48:24
Reserved!
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: yoot on Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:52:43
Im not sure if these sublegends are possible with doubleshot and GMKs current tooling. Will they be uv/pad printed?
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Arithmetics on Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:56:47
double shot hieroglyphics or no?
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:56:57
Just go to gb already.... I want it
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Oggi on Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:57:58
I would just do black latin alpha's, but the novelties look really good, as does the set
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: DotMatrix on Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:59:54
Overall it looks cool, but some of the legends and icons look like they won't fit into GMK's restrictions for double-shot: https://uniqey.zendesk.com/hc/article_attachments/360006006819/2K_double_shot_reference_with_explanation.png
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: NoPunIn10Did on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:02:02
Personally, I'd move the gold bars from the spacebars kit to the alt alphas (or at least one of them).  Those alphas would make a heck of a standalone kit for mixing-and-matching with other GMK sets' mods, provided the spacebars were provided.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: productkun on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:04:04
Text + icon mods please, otherwise the mods are too empty imho
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Xanira on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:04:27
i mean it looks good but kinda boring with another plain black set imo. good luck though :)
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: iinko_mk on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:05:18
so Egyptian GMK spirit? Like i love the theme, but maybe the colors were not thought out enough. And GB Q2 2021? that's quite ambitious
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: nu_types on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:07:30
As others have stated, some of the designs don't meet GMKs reqs and new molds would be required if you want doubleshot sublegends - which is fine if you or the vendor can cover the cost, but that may be a hard sell since I don't imagine these subs getting much more use outside of this set. You may want to consider dyesub instead.

Also, where is the Aaru render?? :P

Also, setting a GB date of Q2 is rather optimistic without any vendors selected.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:08:37
double shot hieroglyphics or no?

Yeah its doubleshot! The designs conform to GMK specifications.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:11:06
Overall it looks cool, but some of the legends and icons look like they won't fit into GMK's restrictions for double-shot: https://uniqey.zendesk.com/hc/article_attachments/360006006819/2K_double_shot_reference_with_explanation.png
The designs were done with this image in hand. It conforms to the specs!
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: NathanAlphaMan on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:19:09
Overall it looks cool, but some of the legends and icons look like they won't fit into GMK's restrictions for double-shot: https://uniqey.zendesk.com/hc/article_attachments/360006006819/2K_double_shot_reference_with_explanation.png
The designs were done with this image in hand. It conforms to the specs!

Have you confirmed this with GMK? Because after going through the process of remaking all ShanShui legends twice to fit into spec, that "reference" is not very accurate to their actual specifications.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: HoodrowThrillson on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:21:21
Overall it looks cool, but some of the legends and icons look like they won't fit into GMK's restrictions for double-shot: https://uniqey.zendesk.com/hc/article_attachments/360006006819/2K_double_shot_reference_with_explanation.png
The designs were done with this image in hand. It conforms to the specs!
Based off of personal experience, some of that stuff isn't gonna fly.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: krzank on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:22:41
UK-ISO please.
Stepped ICON caps please.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Full on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:34:49
I will take anything on CR 
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: derpturtle on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:39:25
If the subs are gonna be doubleshot then a) hot. and b) good luck bud, this might be tough.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: FamilyJoule924 on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:42:51
i'd love to see doubleshot mono hyroglyphs
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Lizcuits on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:47:37
This looks nice but these novelties aren't going to work with GMK specs. If you used the reference image, it's not to scale so you need to take into account the actual physical sizes. The sublegends are much too small and intricate and I don't think any single one of the novelties is going to be able to make it through without a redesign.

I like the designs in general, best of luck getting them to fit the specs. Please double check with GMK to get an official response on whether these are okay! I like these colors and overall design a lot so I'd like to see this make it without too much trouble.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Kokaloo on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:49:05
oh hey this is what GMK Lux was supposed to be!
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: EURA on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:50:54
Speaking from experience, the novelties and sublegends won't work with GMK manu restrictions. Not to mention that all these new molds are going to be super pricey. Utilizing dye-sub would be much more practical and cost-effective imo. I think the sublegends should be a bit bigger for better readability and to fill out the negative space a bit more. GLWIC! :)
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:55:53
As far as I understand, the design conforms to the limitations of GMK.
In any case, GMK does not talk to designers directly. The main vendor would start the talks / quotes etc. We will obviously have to work hard if necessary to make this work. The goal really is to introduce hieroglyphics sublegends.
As far as prices are concerned, I think a higher MOQ should take care of that.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: MrFixIT12 on Thu, 28 January 2021, 14:20:07
Looks good. If this works out and is in spec for double shot count me in. Would love to see doubleshot mono hieroglyphs as well
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: jijibaebe on Thu, 28 January 2021, 14:43:02
I'm here for it! 100% on my buy list.
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Gghubba on Thu, 28 January 2021, 14:51:29
Finally another black and gold set! Got into mk after gmk spirit so been looking for something like this
Are there any plans for alphas without the hieroglyphics?
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Bachoo on Thu, 28 January 2021, 14:57:28
I love this set's aesthetics and I really really like the gold on black, but I am concerned about the tolerences of these legends/novelties. Have you considered going the UV printing route?
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Khaine on Thu, 28 January 2021, 15:07:08
I dig this set so much, I hope the novelties and sub legends come out the way they should with which ever process you decide to take! GL  :D - You might want to put IC in the title too !
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 28 January 2021, 15:21:57
I dig this set so much, I hope the novelties and sub legends come out the way they should with which ever process you decide to take! GL  :D - You might want to put IC in the title too !

Thanks a lot ! Yeah I missed it  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Keeblet_257 on Thu, 28 January 2021, 16:44:50
I think it is better to remove the numpad keys from the base kit and make it a seperate kit to reduce the base kit, since I don't think that many people have fullsize keebs
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: NoPunIn10Did on Thu, 28 January 2021, 17:02:27
I think it is better to remove the numpad keys from the base kit and make it a seperate kit to reduce the base kit, since I don't think that many people have fullsize keebs

An observation based on monitoring GMK sales:

Removing Numpad from base is generally only viable for GMK when base MOQ is particularly high. A base kit aiming for around 1000 sales can support a reasonably-priced Numpad kit.

Otherwise the total price of base+Numpad can end up high enough that it loses significant base customers. For sets that *do* provide Numpad kits separately, the attachment rate as compared to base hovers around 15-30%. So, not the majority, but a pretty sizeable minority.

TL;DR
Separating Numpad in GMK tends to work out best for designers that can guarantee a particular level of popularity.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 28 January 2021, 17:06:40
I think it is better to remove the numpad keys from the base kit and make it a seperate kit to reduce the base kit, since I don't think that many people have fullsize keebs

An observation based on monitoring GMK sales:

Removing Numpad from base is generally only viable for GMK when base MOQ is particularly high. A base kit aiming for around 1000 sales can support a reasonably-priced Numpad kit.

Otherwise the total price of base+Numpad can end up high enough that it loses significant base customers. For sets that *do* provide Numpad kits separately, the attachment rate as compared to base hovers around 15-30%. So, not the majority, but a pretty sizeable minority.

TL;DR
Separating Numpad in GMK tends to work out best for designers that can guarantee a particular level of popularity.

This is absolutely true!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: n.rdy on Thu, 28 January 2021, 17:10:58
yup. i love it. in for this 100%
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 28 January 2021, 17:15:30
I'd buy the ~150$ base w doubleshot hieroglyphs or the cheaper base w UV print
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: cldskt on Thu, 28 January 2021, 18:37:16
Please color match the gold with a RAL chip / brass piece. Hopefully the gold will turn out actually looking like gold color instead of yellow like some other sets.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: sup3r170va on Thu, 28 January 2021, 18:43:53
Iím in for this.
Personally I donít need the numpads. Honestly, not sure how many people do. I note the earlier comment that the price difference doesnít make sense unless MOQ is very high. To this end, if we can bundle space bars or 40s kit inside the main kit instead of numpad, that would be nice. I suspect pricing will be similar. 
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Sephiephiroth on Thu, 28 January 2021, 19:12:35
Think this would be awesome if you could make it work in any way. Would 100% purchase. Not sure if there's any gold on black sets out there, but I'd love it - ancient egyptian themed also is sweet.

Good luck!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: martensson on Thu, 28 January 2021, 20:01:05
Fantastic set, and something I am very interested to join!

But might I suggest adding some night sky blue accents? Gold and Lapis Lazuli was often used together (Tutankhamun's golden mask as an example).
More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_blue
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: kidviddy on Thu, 28 January 2021, 20:18:45
Mentioned this in the IC form, but I'd love a monolegend alternative! It looks cool and is also usable on non-ANSI boards. It would mean a whole extra set of moulds, which may be a tough sell, but I for one would love it (I love the base set as it is, but alas I cannot use it).
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SwitchKeys on Thu, 28 January 2021, 21:07:20
I wont echo what's already been said a million times here regarding the legend issues you may have, but I will say the concept is amazing.

I had pitched almost the exact same concept early last year so would love to see someone come through with it! May be worth looking at alternatives to double shot though or reworking those novs.

(https://i.imgur.com/v10oXyz.png)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: CustomerSupport on Thu, 28 January 2021, 23:43:59
Also, where is the Aaru render?? :P

You and your AaruÖ
Title: Re: GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 29 January 2021, 07:23:08
If the subs are gonna be doubleshot then a) hot. and b) good luck bud, this might be tough.

Thanks. Yes definitely its gonna be tough :). Good things are not easy anyways :)

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 29 January 2021, 07:25:12
Another thing : I changed the tentative GB date from Q2 to Q2-Q3 2021

As a non native English speaker Q2 does not mean April 2021 in my head. I thought it May- June. In any case, the dates are tentative and depends on a ton of other things!
Sorry for the confusion!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: outerspace on Fri, 29 January 2021, 07:46:08
How about going with KAT? GMK is too limited and too expensive!

Edit: this is like a match made in heaven for the AARU TKL.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: mustardgreens on Fri, 29 January 2021, 10:20:59
How about going with KAT? GMK is too limited and too expensive!

Edit: this is like a match made in heaven for the AARU TKL.

Agreed with KAT > GMK for this.
Some of the legends are a bit busy. I'm not a fan of the mirrored Eye of Horus novelty. I think it looks weird. Just one eye is better, and put it on a 1U or a key where it can be on its own. Same with the Ankh.

Forgive me if I'm wrong but it appears that the legends are just gibberish? If you took the time to reach out to an Egyptologist / Ancient Egyptian Linguist, you might be able to get some approximate translations for the modifiers. I can put you in touch with an ancient Egyptian professor who would be happy to help with this. Feel free to pm
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Zyrophr on Fri, 29 January 2021, 10:47:43
How is it possible that there is no render with the Aaru >:(
jokes aside, looks dope, I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 29 January 2021, 10:54:08
We like to really concentrate on the community concern. However, I would like to show a small pic on why I said we are conforming to GMK specs.
However, some designers told me that GMK specs in their website might not be accurate. In any case, we will see. There is some room to redo the sublegends and novelties if need.

(https://i.imgur.com/o8DkFNB.jpg)

After a 2000 Percent Zoom

(https://i.imgur.com/RJszpHo.png)

I hope this clarifies the issues discussed in here!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Lizcuits on Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:16:19
Can we see a similar thing for some of of the other novelties? For example the eye almost certainly doesn't follow the same conventions (ex. rounded corners missing, nearly touching in some gaps)

I went ahead and circled the parts that looked most concerning to me, though I am still a bit worried that you'll be losing detail on several parts of your designs such as the mouth of the beetle even if it technically fits the specs. All of the sublegends look much too intricate to me still as well, so while I'm glad you seem to have your specs worked out, I wouldn't place any bets on them working. Consider reworking them just for clarity's sake, because even in the renders with clear "printing" they do not read super well from a distance and lose a lot of detail unless you zoom in.

I don't mean to sound harsh so forgive me if it comes across that way, I just don't want to see something like this trying something cool and new but having it turn out a bit scuffed because of manu limitations.
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760886034065260544/804758188549079140/Screenshot_20210129-120125_rif_is_fun.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760886034065260544/804759480658821180/Screenshot_20210129-120450_Chrome.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760886034065260544/804759480357224468/20210129_120630.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760886034065260544/804759480008048670/Screenshot_20210129-120617_Chrome.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:27:01
Can we see a similar thing for some of of the other novelties? For example the eye almost certainly doesn't follow the same conventions (ex. rounded corners missing, nearly touching in some gaps)

I went ahead and circled the parts that looked most concerning to me, though I am still a bit worried that you'll be losing detail on several parts of your designs such as the mouth of the beetle even if it technically fits the specs. All of the sublegends look much too intricate to me still as well, so while I'm glad you seem to have your specs worked out, I wouldn't place any bets on them working. Consider reworking them just for clarity's sake, because even in the renders with clear "printing" they do not read super well from a distance and lose a lot of detail unless you zoom in.

I don't mean to sound harsh so forgive me if it comes across that way, I just don't want to see something like this trying something cool and new but having it turn out a bit scuffed because of manu limitations.
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I will try to get some more close ups later  :thumb:

For the circled parts, the slits in the eyes, osiris ears etc all have the 0.25mm spacing. The eyes of the mask of Tutankhamun is also greater than 0.6 mm.
The designs are intricate I know but the renders dont read well while zoomed in because of color bleed and Imgurs compression. Plus I can really post 4k high dpi pics in my IC ( it would never load).

In any case. I really appreaciate the feedback/ concern. At the end of the day its GMK who has to manufacture it and if it says it cant then we redesign and make the novelties compatible :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Vegas_ on Fri, 29 January 2021, 13:12:07
absolutely phenomenal set! wonderful theming and colorway, best of luck with the IC :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Hell-es on Fri, 29 January 2021, 14:58:42
Really like theme and colorway

As a sucker for Pbt, maybe dyesub / reversevsub makes sense ;) ?


Also pls consider hytoglyphic mono legends  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: CustomerSupport on Fri, 29 January 2021, 16:39:17
How about going with KAT? GMK is too limited and too expensive!

Edit: this is like a match made in heaven for the AARU TKL.

Agreed with KAT > GMK for this.

I know it's not 1:1, but if you are looking for a sculpted Egypt-themed keyset, SA Ramses (https://sa-ramses.com/) is in IC as well. I would suggest if enough people really wanted PBT and/or non-GMK while still maintaining OP's vision, Inifinikey has had some good releases with reverse-dye sub sets in PBT Cherry profile.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 29 January 2021, 16:54:17
How about going with KAT? GMK is too limited and too expensive!

Edit: this is like a match made in heaven for the AARU TKL.

Agreed with KAT > GMK for this.

I know it's not 1:1, but if you are looking for a sculpted Egypt-themed keyset, SA Ramses (https://sa-ramses.com/) is in IC as well. I would suggest if enough people really wanted PBT and/or non-GMK while still maintaining OP's vision, Inifinikey has had some good releases with reverse-dye sub sets in PBT Cherry profile.

Avril is an amazing designer :) . SA Ramses is another great option for people.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: outerspace on Fri, 29 January 2021, 17:11:12
I'm definitely not a fan of ABS, the eventual shine looks disgusting. That aside, I think the rigid requirements of GMK and its MOQ system are going to limit sets like this. That obviously is just my opinion, OP is free to pursue his vision and I definitely wish the IC all the best!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 30 January 2021, 04:13:44
absolutely phenomenal set! wonderful theming and colorway, best of luck with the IC :thumb:

Thanks. I really appreciate that!

Really like theme and colorway

As a sucker for Pbt, maybe dyesub / reversevsub makes sense ;) ?


Also pls consider hytoglyphic mono legends  :cool:

Thanks for the love!
The goal was to achieve this design with GMK in doubleshot and provide a new variety of doubleshot sublegends. Currently not really planning to move to dyesub.

Hieroglyphic monolegends sounds good but they do add additional 35 ish new molds. So there has to be a lot of interest in monolegends for that to happen.

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Hell-es on Sat, 30 January 2021, 04:33:29
Yeah, maybe its just me - loving monolegends to annoy my co-workers ... as with dots or masterpiece katakanas  :blank:

Really following this one as my wife loves egypt history  :thumb:

Ädit: is there a readon for 4 x 1.25 noveltys but 2 x 1.5?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 30 January 2021, 05:04:06
Yeah, maybe its just me - loving monolegends to annoy my co-workers ... as with dots or masterpiece katakanas  :blank:

Really following this one as my wife loves egypt history  :thumb:

Ädit: is there a readon for 4 x 1.25 noveltys but 2 x 1.5?

The 1.25U is more common in general than the 1.5U.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 30 January 2021, 12:53:27
Also, where is the Aaru render?? :P

You and your AaruÖ

Sadly there wont be any renders for AARU. I have asked them for the 3d files but they have declined respectfully and I respect that decision!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: OmniSzron on Sat, 30 January 2021, 13:14:14
OK, this is absolutely stellar. Great colour combo, fantastic novelties and very ambitious and classy sublegends. I am just afraid how much this set is going to cost, since GMK has to make all of these new moulds. I absolutely love it, though. Great work.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Arithmetics on Sat, 30 January 2021, 13:49:26
I know Zambumon had a lot of trouble with this key. I suspect over half of the designs in this set have stricter tolerences...


(https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/product-images/drop-zambumon-gmk-nautilus-nightmares-keycap-set/FP/CJpB3zORuECx8tXYaSaQ_05.jpg?auto=format&fm=jpg&fit=max&w=1300&h=579&dpr=2&q=40)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:58:16
OK, this is absolutely stellar. Great colour combo, fantastic novelties and very ambitious and classy sublegends. I am just afraid how much this set is going to cost, since GMK has to make all of these new moulds. I absolutely love it, though. Great work.

Thanks for the appreciation! Really means a lot.
Yes there are a lot of new molds that would be necessary.
However that does not really mean the set has to cost really high. A higher MOQ would solve a lot of issues afaik.

I know Zambumon had a lot of trouble with this key. I suspect over half of the designs in this set have stricter tolerences...


Show Image
(https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/product-images/drop-zambumon-gmk-nautilus-nightmares-keycap-set/FP/CJpB3zORuECx8tXYaSaQ_05.jpg?auto=format&fm=jpg&fit=max&w=1300&h=579&dpr=2&q=40)


Without much insight and just looking at the pic, I would say the internal spacing is much be less than 0.6mm. The specs GMK have given is being adhered to in our design. However, some designers who have already gone through this process ( NathanAlphaMan : Shanshui legends),told me that the GMK specs are not accurate in comparison to what their real tolerances are . In any case, its for GMK to decide at the end! We would keep the current design and work with GMK and make as many iterations as needed to make this work :) :thumb: . This process cant be rushed :)

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 31 January 2021, 19:11:18
Please color match the gold with a RAL chip / brass piece. Hopefully the gold will turn out actually looking like gold color instead of yellow like some other sets.

Yeah. there are color samples in the IC :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Munia on Mon, 01 February 2021, 15:41:11
Wow! Just WOW!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 01 February 2021, 17:13:29
Wow! Just WOW!!

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: AshF on Thu, 04 February 2021, 16:57:09
Super set, excellent design, love it.
If this had an international set (UK ISO set specifically....please bring this in) insta buy for sure!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: LiTurk on Thu, 04 February 2021, 17:03:37
I cant wait to see how this is going to come out
Title: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: cldskt on Fri, 05 February 2021, 02:41:42
Please color match the gold with a RAL chip / brass piece. Hopefully the gold will turn out actually looking like gold color instead of yellow like some other sets.

Yeah. there are color samples in the IC :)
Please consider an alternative color to match, such as RAL 080 60 50 (ĎBrass Goldí) which is closer to gold imo, compared to RAL 070 70 60 (ĎGorse Yellow Orangeí). We have discussed this a little over on Discord, but posting here to see what others think.

Some comparison pictures I had with Ďgoldí keycap from GMK Spirit and GMK Red Samurai (taken in indirect afternoon sun): https://imgur.com/a/hJbg74e

Hoping this wouldnít turn out to be a lighter GMK Skidata or JTK Orange on Black instead of a black-gold set.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 05 February 2021, 02:55:20
Please color match the gold with a RAL chip / brass piece. Hopefully the gold will turn out actually looking like gold color instead of yellow like some other sets.

Yeah. there are color samples in the IC :)
Please consider an alternative color to match, such as RAL 080 60 50 (ĎBrass Goldí) which is closer to gold imo, compared to RAL 070 70 60 (ĎGorse Yellow Orangeí). We have discussed this a little over on Discord, but posting here to see what others think.

Some comparison pictures I had with Ďgoldí keycap from GMK Spirit and GMK Red Samurai (taken in indirect afternoon sun): https://imgur.com/a/hJbg74e

Hoping this wouldnít turn out to be a lighter GMK Skidata or JTK Orange on Black instead of a black-gold set.

As we have already discussed in Discord, I would still reiterate that 080 60 50 looks more yellow than I would like. It is dull and on plastic it would look more "muddy".

The point of posting (this discussion on colors) here is to be transparent and take more feedback. Really looking forward to a constructive discussion here.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: yui on Fri, 05 February 2021, 03:25:35
nice to see more diverse sublegends, one more to try to add to my (rather limited) collection :)
really hope it goes smoothly.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: chyll2 on Fri, 05 February 2021, 21:16:09
Will you consider removing numpad out of the base kit?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: stevenT on Sat, 06 February 2021, 06:45:29
Can we have white alpha background like GMK Honey, I know black looks good with it but ABS plastic tends to get shiny and white looks better when it starts to shine.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 06 February 2021, 18:04:58
Will you consider removing numpad out of the base kit?

The price difference wont be enough if I dont expect 1000 MOQ. This was already explained in an earlier comment by NoPunIn10Did.

Copy paste of the comment.

"An observation based on monitoring GMK sales:

Removing Numpad from base is generally only viable for GMK when base MOQ is particularly high. A base kit aiming for around 1000 sales can support a reasonably-priced Numpad kit.

Otherwise the total price of base+Numpad can end up high enough that it loses significant base customers. For sets that *do* provide Numpad kits separately, the attachment rate as compared to base hovers around 15-30%. So, not the majority, but a pretty sizeable minority.

TL;DR
Separating Numpad in GMK tends to work out best for designers that can guarantee a particular level of popularity.
"
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: WillyWortel on Sun, 07 February 2021, 11:35:11
Awsome! Will definitely buy!

This kit fits the Helix Lab Aaru TKL perfectly. It would be great if the modifiers are also available in the sand color
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 08 February 2021, 10:22:19
Awsome! Will definitely buy!

This kit fits the Helix Lab Aaru TKL perfectly. It would be great if the modifiers are also available in the sand color

Thanks for the appreciation.

We do have plans to add more kits during the IC phase once we have gathered more responses in the IC form. We will keep your request in mind and decide later  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 24 February 2021, 04:54:08
Thinking about adding a 40s kit?? opinions?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: sup3r170va on Wed, 24 February 2021, 07:09:32
Thinking about adding a 40s kit?? opinions?

Donít mind a 40s kit. But an idea for consideration - part out the numpad as a separate kit, and build a reduced 40s kit (like the one in GMK birch) into the main kit.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Ciantha on Wed, 24 February 2021, 11:33:14
Thinking about adding a 40s kit?? opinions?

I don't know what MOQ you're shooting for but depending on what it is it might not be worth going for a dedicated 40s kit as they occasionally struggle to meet MOQ.
Instead what I would recommend is going for basic 40s support by adding 1.75 R2 backspace, 1.25 R3 tab and 1.5 R3 enter. By adding these 3 keys you provide physical support for many 40s boards.
GMK Maestro is an example of a set that used base kit 40s support.

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: nvh2092 on Wed, 24 February 2021, 15:28:41
Thinking about adding a 40s kit?? opinions?

Donít mind a 40s kit. But an idea for consideration - part out the numpad as a separate kit, and build a reduced 40s kit (like the one in GMK birch) into the main kit.
I think there are more numpad users than 40s.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: tse9192 on Wed, 24 February 2021, 15:36:37
Looks great! Really like the gold on black base. Will definitely be following this with interest
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 24 February 2021, 17:16:44
Thinking about adding a 40s kit?? opinions?

I don't know what MOQ you're shooting for but depending on what it is it might not be worth going for a dedicated 40s kit as they occasionally struggle to meet MOQ.
Instead what I would recommend is going for basic 40s support by adding 1.75 R2 backspace, 1.25 R3 tab and 1.5 R3 enter. By adding these 3 keys you provide physical support for many 40s boards.
GMK Maestro is an example of a set that used base kit 40s support.



So currently we have no idea about MOQ. You are right on 40s struggling to hit MOQ or selling very small numbers even in very hyped up sets.
Adding the 3 keys to the base is definitely possible. 
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: sup3r170va on Wed, 24 February 2021, 18:07:10
Thinking about adding a 40s kit?? opinions?

Donít mind a 40s kit. But an idea for consideration - part out the numpad as a separate kit, and build a reduced 40s kit (like the one in GMK birch) into the main kit.
I think there are more numpad users than 40s.

This is precisely why a numpad kit will meet MOQ more easily than a 40s kit.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: HappyB0T on Wed, 24 February 2021, 22:30:21
Cool - concept to force new molds. Novelties are really nice!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: nvh2092 on Wed, 24 February 2021, 23:23:20
Thinking about adding a 40s kit?? opinions?

Donít mind a 40s kit. But an idea for consideration - part out the numpad as a separate kit, and build a reduced 40s kit (like the one in GMK birch) into the main kit.
I think there are more numpad users than 40s.

This is precisely why a numpad kit will meet MOQ more easily than a 40s kit.
You forget that people may lose interest in base kit due to no-numpad or still high price (including 40s kit), they only want numpad removed to reduce the price of base kit. Not to mention GMK pricing for numpad in base kit may not be the same as 40s kit in base., a numpad in base adds about 10 to the overall price.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 24 February 2021, 23:24:40
Are the novelties open for adjustment? I love them except for the mummy one. And maybe a couple more R4 1u would be nice rather than the four 1.25u ones.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 25 February 2021, 17:25:01
Cool - concept to force new molds. Novelties are really nice!
Thanks  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 04 March 2021, 17:48:36
BUMP
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Pluto19 on Thu, 04 March 2021, 18:12:19
BUMP
Everyone please take a look at this IC!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 05 March 2021, 14:28:53
BUMP
Everyone please take a look at this IC!

Yes pls :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 05 March 2021, 16:16:33
BUMP
Everyone please take a look at this IC!

Yes pls :)
We're waiting for your Agent 01 GB.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 06 March 2021, 03:26:57
BUMP
Everyone please take a look at this IC!

Yes pls :)
We're waiting for your Agent 01 GB.

We are waiting too  :-X
Hopefully GMK gives the quotes for agent 01 faster. :-[
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: nvh2092 on Sat, 06 March 2021, 03:30:59
BUMP
Everyone please take a look at this IC!

Yes pls :)
We're waiting for your Agent 01 GB.

We are waiting too  :-X
Hopefully GMK gives the quotes for agent 01 faster. :-[
I'm starting to think that you're gonna fall into BlindAssassin's waiting line for his GMK Nightshade, he wanted to start that GB back in June 2020 but no reponse from GMK until December 2020 I believe.....It took him over 8 months for a quote. Let's hope it won't happen here.....
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 06 March 2021, 05:26:16
BUMP
Everyone please take a look at this IC!

I hope this does not happen!!!!

Yes pls :)
We're waiting for your Agent 01 GB.

We are waiting too  :-X
Hopefully GMK gives the quotes for agent 01 faster. :-[
I'm starting to think that you're gonna fall into BlindAssassin's waiting line for his GMK Nightshade, he wanted to start that GB back in June 2020 but no reponse from GMK until December 2020 I believe.....It took him over 8 months for a quote. Let's hope it won't happen here.....
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 06 March 2021, 05:47:07
So there have been a lot of people asking me regarding additional kits and other questions.
I want to clarify / announce a few stuff ahead of schedule.

There are plans to include the following kits / add stuff to existing ones:
1. 40s kits.
2. NorDeUk
3. Latin Alphas ( Not totally sure)
4. Some kit revisions
5. Possibly add a couple of more novelties to the novelties kit.
5. Definitely there will be deskmats :)

If you have any feedback / wishes/ ideas just ping me.

Regarding Artisans :
If you know from GMK Agent 01 , we go all in on artisan collabs. So be sure there will be tons of artisans in both metal and resin.
Currently, we have been in communication with some and waiting for others to reply. I will update as soon as I receive more info.

Please note: Do not expect any kit changes till GMK Agent 01 goes into GB. I just dont have the time to render new things now. Once Agent 01 is done, I will focus on this.
This is a very complicated project and there is no point in rushing this! I want to make this set really good.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: nvh2092 on Sat, 06 March 2021, 06:06:02
So there have been a lot of people asking me regarding additional kits and other questions.
I want to clarify / announce a few stuff ahead of schedule.

There are plans to include the following kits / add stuff to existing ones:
1. 40s kits.
2. NorDeUk
3. Latin Alphas ( Not totally sure)
4. Some kit revisions
5. Possibly add a couple of more novelties to the novelties kit.
5. Definitely there will be deskmats :)

If you have any feedback / wishes/ ideas just ping me.

Regarding Artisans :
If you know from GMK Agent 01 , we go all in on artisan collabs. So be sure there will be tons of artisans in both metal and resin.
Currently, we have been in communication with some and waiting for others to reply. I will update as soon as I receive more info.

Please note: Do not expect any kit changes till GMK Agent 01 goes into GB. I just dont have the time to render new things now. Once Agent 01 is done, I will focus on this.
This is a very complicated project and there is no point in rushing this! I want to make this set really good.
1/Adding a R2 1.75u backspace key, a R3 1.25u tab key and 1 R3 1.5u enter key should cover the majority of 40s layouts.
5/ISO enter novelties please, like you did with Agent 01
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 06 March 2021, 06:13:55
1/Adding a R2 1.75u backspace key, a R3 1.25u tab key and 1 R3 1.5u enter key should cover the majority of 40s layouts.
5/ISO enter novelties please, like you did with Agent 01

1. Yeah minimal 40s support is also an option. I have not decided yet on this.
2. Possibly  ;)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: sup3r170va on Sat, 06 March 2021, 06:47:26
Not sure if this is asked before. The stepped caps is text rather than icon, whereas the regular caps is icon. Is this intentional? If not, can the stepped caps be also in icon? Thanks :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 06 March 2021, 07:37:16
Not sure if this is asked before. The stepped caps is text rather than icon, whereas the regular caps is icon. Is this intentional? If not, can the stepped caps be also in icon? Thanks :)

Thanks for the feedback. Changing it to an icon is not a bad idea imo. I will look into it and possibly update it in the upcoming kit revision. Thanks again!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: khaostheory on Wed, 10 March 2021, 18:29:14
Love the design. Would be in for base and novelties!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 15 March 2021, 17:35:53
Love the design. Would be in for base and novelties!

Really appreciate it!!! Thanks!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: HaX on Mon, 15 March 2021, 20:47:33
Very excited for this. I will definitely be picking this set up once it hits GB. I want a Rama Ankh and Eye of Ra/Horus to happen.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 16 March 2021, 10:13:52
Very excited for this. I will definitely be picking this set up once it hits GB. I want a Rama Ankh and Eye of Ra/Horus to happen.
Thanks!! Appreciate it.

There will be Rama caps for sure. We are in the process of designing them.
The aakh and Eye of Ra/Horus are definite candidates :)
Stay tuned for more updates!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Myaanz on Thu, 18 March 2021, 08:02:01
So excited for this set! Will match my tattoos! 😂😅
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 19 March 2021, 04:28:29
So excited for this set! Will match my tattoos! 😂😅

Haha nice!! THIS is the first time I have heard something like this :P
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: milka158 on Fri, 19 March 2021, 12:28:04
I would love to see NorDe on this one. NorDe = I'm in!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 19 March 2021, 17:26:21
Then I guess you are in :)

We will add a International kit in the next updates :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 19 March 2021, 17:26:59
I would love to see NorDe on this one. NorDe = I'm in!

Check last comment. Forgot yo quote your reply :P
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: milka158 on Sat, 20 March 2021, 08:35:56
Then I guess you are in :)

We will add a International kit in the next updates :)

Hell yeah!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: urbanphoenix on Tue, 23 March 2021, 05:38:09
I think the theme of this set and the colors are really cool. The only problem I have is the extreme amount of clutter and how poorly the novelties integrate into the whole set. Without novelties it is not too busy, but with them it looks like a mess. Don't get me wrong I think the novelties look cool on their own, but combined with the sublegends they just seem too much to me. I think some solutions to this may be either getting rid of the sublegends (which I don't really think is a great idea as it pretty much makes the set), add a latin only alpha set, or minimalize the design of the novelties (I think this is the best idea).
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 27 March 2021, 20:04:59
I think the theme of this set and the colors are really cool. The only problem I have is the extreme amount of clutter and how poorly the novelties integrate into the whole set. Without novelties it is not too busy, but with them it looks like a mess. Don't get me wrong I think the novelties look cool on their own, but combined with the sublegends they just seem too much to me. I think some solutions to this may be either getting rid of the sublegends (which I don't really think is a great idea as it pretty much makes the set), add a latin only alpha set, or minimalize the design of the novelties (I think this is the best idea).

Noted! We will see what we can do.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: urbanphoenix on Sun, 28 March 2021, 01:48:37
I think the theme of this set and the colors are really cool. The only problem I have is the extreme amount of clutter and how poorly the novelties integrate into the whole set. Without novelties it is not too busy, but with them it looks like a mess. Don't get me wrong I think the novelties look cool on their own, but combined with the sublegends they just seem too much to me. I think some solutions to this may be either getting rid of the sublegends (which I don't really think is a great idea as it pretty much makes the set), add a latin only alpha set, or minimalize the design of the novelties (I think this is the best idea).

Noted! We will see what we can do.

Thank you! I have thought a bit more about this and would like to elaborate. I tend to be bias towards minimalism as well so take that for what it's worth. I think that this set is going to be a busy set not matter what. The sublegends guarantee that. But the level of clutter goes up significantly with the novelties. This is not inherently a bad thing. If you have a base level of clutter (say Cx) and you have a key with more clutter than Cx then the eye is naturally drawn towards it. This is fine if there is only one key which draws the eye, this key then becomes the centerpiece of your set. Many sets do this, creating a eye-drawing enter key novelty (sometimes with inverted colors as in this set). But this set also includes many other novelties that fill the same role, mostly the caps lock, backspace and hieroglyph novelties (I actually like the enter key and I think it is minimal enough to work). As a result, with all the novelties on a board, the eye is drawn to many places at once making it seem busy (to me at least). If you are going to keep the enter key novelty, then the backspace, caps locks and hieroglyph novelty should be minimalized. I have taken a shot at minimalizing the novelties myself. Thanks for being so open to feedback!

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Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: bobdenard on Sun, 28 March 2021, 02:22:50
I think the theme of this set and the colors are really cool. The only problem I have is the extreme amount of clutter and how poorly the novelties integrate into the whole set. Without novelties it is not too busy, but with them it looks like a mess. Don't get me wrong I think the novelties look cool on their own, but combined with the sublegends they just seem too much to me. I think some solutions to this may be either getting rid of the sublegends (which I don't really think is a great idea as it pretty much makes the set), add a latin only alpha set, or minimalize the design of the novelties (I think this is the best idea).

Noted! We will see what we can do.

Thank you! I have thought a bit more about this and would like to elaborate. I tend to be bias towards minimalism as well so take that for what it's worth. I think that this set is going to be a busy set not matter what. The sublegends guarantee that. But the level of clutter goes up significantly with the novelties. This is not inherently a bad thing. If you have a base level of clutter (say Cx) and you have a key with more clutter than Cx then the eye is naturally drawn towards it. This is fine if there is only one key which draws the eye, this key then becomes the centerpiece of your set. Many sets do this, creating a eye-drawing enter key novelty (sometimes with inverted colors as in this set). But this set also includes many other novelties that fill the same role, mostly the caps lock, backspace and hieroglyph novelties (I actually like the enter key and I think it is minimal enough to work). As a result, with all the novelties on a board, the eye is drawn to many places at once making it seem busy (to me at least). If you are going to keep the enter key novelty, then the backspace, caps locks and hieroglyph novelty should be minimalized. I have taken a shot at minimalizing the novelties myself. Thanks for being so open to feedback!

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If I may chime in, I much prefer the original novelties, and I donít think it looks like a mess at all even with sublegends. Not every set has to be minimalistic, god knows there are enough sets like that on monthly basis. Sometimes you can go bold and still be successful (see GMK Awaken). IMHO the set is perfect as it is and making it more subdued would kill its personality. Again, plenty of minimalistic sets out there already for those who prefer that. Just grab a GMK Lux extra ;)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SDKCAMPING on Sun, 28 March 2021, 03:24:04
Wow, this is something I never knew I wanted  :eek: Until now
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: cldskt on Sun, 28 March 2021, 04:24:23
I think the theme of this set and the colors are really cool. The only problem I have is the extreme amount of clutter and how poorly the novelties integrate into the whole set. Without novelties it is not too busy, but with them it looks like a mess. Don't get me wrong I think the novelties look cool on their own, but combined with the sublegends they just seem too much to me. I think some solutions to this may be either getting rid of the sublegends (which I don't really think is a great idea as it pretty much makes the set), add a latin only alpha set, or minimalize the design of the novelties (I think this is the best idea).

Noted! We will see what we can do.

Thank you! I have thought a bit more about this and would like to elaborate. I tend to be bias towards minimalism as well so take that for what it's worth. I think that this set is going to be a busy set not matter what. The sublegends guarantee that. But the level of clutter goes up significantly with the novelties. This is not inherently a bad thing. If you have a base level of clutter (say Cx) and you have a key with more clutter than Cx then the eye is naturally drawn towards it. This is fine if there is only one key which draws the eye, this key then becomes the centerpiece of your set. Many sets do this, creating a eye-drawing enter key novelty (sometimes with inverted colors as in this set). But this set also includes many other novelties that fill the same role, mostly the caps lock, backspace and hieroglyph novelties (I actually like the enter key and I think it is minimal enough to work). As a result, with all the novelties on a board, the eye is drawn to many places at once making it seem busy (to me at least). If you are going to keep the enter key novelty, then the backspace, caps locks and hieroglyph novelty should be minimalized. I have taken a shot at minimalizing the novelties myself. Thanks for being so open to feedback!

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Hey good job on the mocking up of simplified novelties set. I kinda like this more than the original novelties actually (especially the pyramid from pyramid+sphynx), may make the process of creating the mould much easier too. Imo, the pharaoh mask can be even simpler.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 28 March 2021, 05:41:55
I think the theme of this set and the colors are really cool. The only problem I have is the extreme amount of clutter and how poorly the novelties integrate into the whole set. Without novelties it is not too busy, but with them it looks like a mess. Don't get me wrong I think the novelties look cool on their own, but combined with the sublegends they just seem too much to me. I think some solutions to this may be either getting rid of the sublegends (which I don't really think is a great idea as it pretty much makes the set), add a latin only alpha set, or minimalize the design of the novelties (I think this is the best idea).

Noted! We will see what we can do.

Thank you! I have thought a bit more about this and would like to elaborate. I tend to be bias towards minimalism as well so take that for what it's worth. I think that this set is going to be a busy set not matter what. The sublegends guarantee that. But the level of clutter goes up significantly with the novelties. This is not inherently a bad thing. If you have a base level of clutter (say Cx) and you have a key with more clutter than Cx then the eye is naturally drawn towards it. This is fine if there is only one key which draws the eye, this key then becomes the centerpiece of your set. Many sets do this, creating a eye-drawing enter key novelty (sometimes with inverted colors as in this set). But this set also includes many other novelties that fill the same role, mostly the caps lock, backspace and hieroglyph novelties (I actually like the enter key and I think it is minimal enough to work). As a result, with all the novelties on a board, the eye is drawn to many places at once making it seem busy (to me at least). If you are going to keep the enter key novelty, then the backspace, caps locks and hieroglyph novelty should be minimalized. I have taken a shot at minimalizing the novelties myself. Thanks for being so open to feedback!

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I think the theme of this set and the colors are really cool. The only problem I have is the extreme amount of clutter and how poorly the novelties integrate into the whole set. Without novelties it is not too busy, but with them it looks like a mess. Don't get me wrong I think the novelties look cool on their own, but combined with the sublegends they just seem too much to me. I think some solutions to this may be either getting rid of the sublegends (which I don't really think is a great idea as it pretty much makes the set), add a latin only alpha set, or minimalize the design of the novelties (I think this is the best idea).

Noted! We will see what we can do.

Thank you! I have thought a bit more about this and would like to elaborate. I tend to be bias towards minimalism as well so take that for what it's worth. I think that this set is going to be a busy set not matter what. The sublegends guarantee that. But the level of clutter goes up significantly with the novelties. This is not inherently a bad thing. If you have a base level of clutter (say Cx) and you have a key with more clutter than Cx then the eye is naturally drawn towards it. This is fine if there is only one key which draws the eye, this key then becomes the centerpiece of your set. Many sets do this, creating a eye-drawing enter key novelty (sometimes with inverted colors as in this set). But this set also includes many other novelties that fill the same role, mostly the caps lock, backspace and hieroglyph novelties (I actually like the enter key and I think it is minimal enough to work). As a result, with all the novelties on a board, the eye is drawn to many places at once making it seem busy (to me at least). If you are going to keep the enter key novelty, then the backspace, caps locks and hieroglyph novelty should be minimalized. I have taken a shot at minimalizing the novelties myself. Thanks for being so open to feedback!

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Good work on the photoshop :). Really appreciate the feedback.
A redesign of the novelties to a more minimal look would involve changing everything so that they are coherent. That being said, this set was never supposed to be that minimal. Even with this approach, the keyset will still be busy.
The whole essence of having 2 lines of hieroglyphics was to show how a Egyptian temple wall would look like.
Imo, there is too much negative space in the art in this minimalistic approach which, personally, I am not a fan of. The singular eye of Horus would be better suited for a 1u key. We will have a Rama artisan for that anyways.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Re9456 on Sun, 28 March 2021, 10:59:23
Imagine this set on Aaru TKL :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sun, 28 March 2021, 14:28:07
I don't want to repeat too much of what's been said, but I'm definitely in if those sublegends work out with doubleshot. Great design idea. I too would love to see Rama artisans. Idk if it's possible, but I feel like this set might be a good time to explore a gold plated Rama keycap.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: urbanphoenix on Sun, 28 March 2021, 20:30:20

Good work on the photoshop :). Really appreciate the feedback.
A redesign of the novelties to a more minimal look would involve changing everything so that they are coherent. That being said, this set was never supposed to be that minimal. Even with this approach, the keyset will still be busy.
The whole essence of having 2 lines of hieroglyphics was to show how a Egyptian temple wall would look like.
Imo, there is too much negative space in the art in this minimalistic approach which, personally, I am not a fan of. The singular eye of Horus would be better suited for a 1u key. We will have a Rama artisan for that anyways.

Yes, I agree that it won't be minimal. My argument is that all the novelties besides the enter key should retain the same/similar amount of negative space as the alphas to make them blend in better. In my opinion (I can't stress enough that this is all my opinion) the novelties, besides the enter key, should retain the same amount (or close to) of negative space as the regular mod (the regular backspace has a lot of negative space as well). I've photoshopped this render to better illustrate my point. In this edit my eye is immediately drawn to the enter key (rather than all over the place) then afterwards is free to explore the other novelties and the alphas. I agree about the eye of Horus novelty, I couldn't make it work in this edit so I removed it as you can see. I like the 2 row hieroglyph novelties better in concept, and I think it does fulfill your vision of an Egyptian temple (have I mentioned how much I love this set? wouldn't give this kinda feedback if I didn't lol), but I think including more negative space make the keys blend in more with the alphas and the other non-novelty mods.

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Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 30 March 2021, 05:08:09

Good work on the photoshop :). Really appreciate the feedback.
A redesign of the novelties to a more minimal look would involve changing everything so that they are coherent. That being said, this set was never supposed to be that minimal. Even with this approach, the keyset will still be busy.
The whole essence of having 2 lines of hieroglyphics was to show how a Egyptian temple wall would look like.
Imo, there is too much negative space in the art in this minimalistic approach which, personally, I am not a fan of. The singular eye of Horus would be better suited for a 1u key. We will have a Rama artisan for that anyways.

Yes, I agree that it won't be minimal. My argument is that all the novelties besides the enter key should retain the same/similar amount of negative space as the alphas to make them blend in better. In my opinion (I can't stress enough that this is all my opinion) the novelties, besides the enter key, should retain the same amount (or close to) of negative space as the regular mod (the regular backspace has a lot of negative space as well). I've photoshopped this render to better illustrate my point. In this edit my eye is immediately drawn to the enter key (rather than all over the place) then afterwards is free to explore the other novelties and the alphas. I agree about the eye of Horus novelty, I couldn't make it work in this edit so I removed it as you can see. I like the 2 row hieroglyph novelties better in concept, and I think it does fulfill your vision of an Egyptian temple (have I mentioned how much I love this set? wouldn't give this kinda feedback if I didn't lol), but I think including more negative space make the keys blend in more with the alphas and the other non-novelty mods.

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Woah! Thank you so much for being so thorough. I really appreciate the effort you have put here.
Coming to the design, although I do agree with some things you are saying, I have not received enough feedback from a significant amount of people to rethink the novelties.
Although I like some of the ideas, if I were to go a minimal approach , I would definitely do a complete redesign and not change a few novelties. I like my designs to be coherent.
If I were to create something more minimal in the future I would go back to your through explanation from the start.
Sadly, a complete overhaul of the novelties at this stage is not possible since we have already finished the design/ renders to be sent to GMK(according to their specs) in the background. I hope you understand.

But whats next in store is that we have changed the kit a bit, adding an extra novelty in R1 and adding an ISO  enter novelty which was asked from us so many times in the IC.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 31 March 2021, 10:39:22
New kits including a 40s and NordeUK coming soon!
Plus we have some really nice new novelties as well. Stay tuned!  ;D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: Xury46 on Wed, 31 March 2021, 16:10:46
Awesome set! Thanks for sharing some of your process for making the novelties, that background information is really fascinating.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Excavations of ancient Kemet!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 01 April 2021, 01:53:17
Awesome set! Thanks for sharing some of your process for making the novelties, that background information is really fascinating.

Thanks a lot! It feels good to share the process since most people are not aware of it. Haha!
More sneak peaks / leeks are posted directly in my discord channel.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 03 April 2021, 13:25:28
Firstly, thanks for the huge support we have received over this concept.

We have made a ton of changes.
1. Full base kit changed to a compact base kit +  numpad kit
  - New tertiary sublegend for SH, PH, KH, CH sounds.
  - The whole essence of this set is to introduce the new hieroglyphics sublegends as a doubleshot mold. Since 26 new sublegends will cost a lot a full base kit does not make much sense. With a compact base kit, we want to make this affordable for the masses.
2. Number row hieroglyphics removed.
  - In my opinion, they did not add anything more design wise and just increased the price for molds. For DS, its unnecessary cost that I want to avoid.
3. Spacebar kit changes.
 - Replaced black mini spacebars with accent colored spacebars. Added 1u black spacebar.
4. Nebu Kit removed.
  - The alphas kits are generally quite expensive and the nebu kit with all those new molds would cost close to a compact base set.
5. Added a 40s base kit.
6. Added a International Kit.
7. Novelties changes
   - Removed accented Nefertiti and added a Osiris R1 1u key. Its better since the whole one nav cluster can be covered now.
   - Added a ISO enter novelty. The novelty represents the Cartouche of Rameses II (Prenomen)
   - Added a new hieroglyphic novelties( R4  1.25u) instead of repeating it.
8. Hieroglyphics/ novelties art : The sublegends are made larger to be more viewable and completely meets the GMK requirements. GMK has the final  say though. We are sending them for a review next week.
9. Renders : Brand new renders for the above changes.
10. We have literally a ton of collabs coming up including RAMA metal keycaps.
11. Vendors announced.

I hope I did not miss anything. Feel free to let me know if I did.
I am looking forward to see what you guys think about the changes!
Thanks for reading this super long change log.



TL;DR : New Kits and vendors. So many changes, much WOW.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: sup3r170va on Sat, 03 April 2021, 14:03:02
Thanks for the update. Can I confirm that the new molds can indeed be double shot and not pad printed? Iím not sure if the lines on some of the symbols are too fine. Otherwise Iím in :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 03 April 2021, 14:13:15
Thanks for the update. Can I confirm that the new molds can indeed be double shot and not pad printed? Iím not sure if the lines on some of the symbols are too fine. Otherwise Iím in :)

The art (sublegends and novelties) all follow the GMK double shot specifications. The sublegends width are now more than the GMK specifications. The novelties as well are designed with the GMK specs. Spec wise everything is fine.

Currently, there is no plan to go pad printed.

We will send the art next week to GMK for review. We will update when we hear from GMK.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: honoka on Sat, 03 April 2021, 15:16:46
Not sure how I missed this. Love it
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: sup3r170va on Sun, 04 April 2021, 02:01:21
Thanks for the update. Can I confirm that the new molds can indeed be double shot and not pad printed? Iím not sure if the lines on some of the symbols are too fine. Otherwise Iím in :)

The art (sublegends and novelties) all follow the GMK double shot specifications. The sublegends width are now more than the GMK specifications. The novelties as well are designed with the GMK specs. Spec wise everything is fine.

Currently, there is no plan to go pad printed.

We will send the art next week to GMK for review. We will update when we hear from GMK.

Good to hear. Keep us posted!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: WillyWortel on Sun, 04 April 2021, 07:56:06
By how much would the price of the base set increase in order to keep  the number row glymphs? I really liked those.

BTW: The new ISO enter hieroglyph is awsome. In egyptian, those  also appear horizontal. An ANSI enter with a similar horizontal hieroglyph would be a great addition to the novelties set :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: Tiff0 on Sun, 04 April 2021, 12:07:13
FWIW, I really loved the design when it was ďbusierĒ too. I thought it added to the charm, because hieroglyphs look inherently busy anyway.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 04 April 2021, 12:32:28
FWIW, I really loved the design when it was ďbusierĒ too. I thought it added to the charm, because hieroglyphs look inherently busy anyway.

The hieroglyphics on the alphas are busier since we added the CH, SH, KH and PH tertiary sublegends.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 04 April 2021, 12:34:23
By how much would the price of the base set increase in order to keep  the number row glymphs? I really liked those.

BTW: The new ISO enter hieroglyph is awsome. In egyptian, those  also appear horizontal. An ANSI enter with a similar horizontal hieroglyph would be a great addition to the novelties set :)

Dont really know about the costs. Num row tertiary sublegends also made ISO/ international kiting undoable.

I am glad you liked the ISO enter. The ansi already has a scarab novelty. That will stay. We might add something as a RAMA novelty though. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 04 April 2021, 12:34:59
Not sure how I missed this. Love it

Hehe.. Now you cant unmiss it.
Glad you like it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 04 April 2021, 19:57:25
Thanks for the update. Can I confirm that the new molds can indeed be double shot and not pad printed? Iím not sure if the lines on some of the symbols are too fine. Otherwise Iím in :)

The art (sublegends and novelties) all follow the GMK double shot specifications. The sublegends width are now more than the GMK specifications. The novelties as well are designed with the GMK specs. Spec wise everything is fine.

Currently, there is no plan to go pad printed.

We will send the art next week to GMK for review. We will update when we hear from GMK.

Good to hear. Keep us posted!

As always  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: technical_cofounder on Sat, 10 April 2021, 15:57:39
Definitively the most stylish of the Egypt-themed sets. Clear winner!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 10 April 2021, 18:05:15
Definitively the most stylish of the Egypt-themed sets. Clear winner!

Thanks! It means a lot!!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 15 April 2021, 04:03:26
Bump
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: Tiff0 on Fri, 23 April 2021, 16:48:52
Iím so excited about this. Canít get enough ancient Egyptian themed stuff!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 24 April 2021, 02:04:46
Iím so excited about this. Canít get enough ancient Egyptian themed stuff!

Thanks you  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: Frayne on Sat, 24 April 2021, 13:59:58
Love this set, any plans on a brass/gold colored metal artisan collab from Thok or Rama?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 24 April 2021, 15:05:53
Love this set, any plans on a brass/gold colored metal artisan collab from Thok or Rama?

Thank you !!

Yes there are plans to have metal artisan collabs :) Stay tuned!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 26 April 2021, 12:39:52
Small update.

1. Designs were sent to GMK. Now we wait for their reply.
2. Rama keycaps design started.
3. All Artisan collabs are almost confirmed and will be updated  in a few weeks.
4. Deskmat design is ongoing. Probably we will stick to 2 deskmats this time.

I guess thats about it.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: iShibe on Wed, 28 April 2021, 13:15:52
This is another set i've been watching for some time, even when i was just a lurker. I need it so bad, so I hope it takes off soon! This is my favorite Egyptian themed set, and the novelties are to DIE for.  ;)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: treeleaf64 on Wed, 28 April 2021, 13:19:02
Now imagine this on Aaru tkl! The coolest keyboard there ever was  :p

It would be nice to see numpad supported in base kit just for the boomers
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 28 April 2021, 13:40:12
Now imagine this on Aaru tkl! The coolest keyboard there ever was  :p

It would be nice to see numpad supported in base kit just for the boomers

Honored to have treeleaf commenting on my post.

Numpad was previously there in the base kit but was removed in order to bring the potential price down. I am also a supporter of numpad in base  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: Lazylewis on Fri, 30 April 2021, 20:01:43
I'm buying this for the M60-A LNY20 EDITION as I think it will go perfectly with the black and gold.

Can't wait tbh (although I can wait, as It took 1.5 years for my Rama board to arrive lol).

[attach=3]

The Kit in the OP says 7C spacebar, what's the difference between that and the 7U?

[attach=2]
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 02 May 2021, 10:10:13
I'm buying this for the M60-A LNY20 EDITION as I think it will go perfectly with the black and gold.

Can't wait tbh (although I can wait, as It took 1.5 years for my Rama board to arrive lol).

(Attachment Link)

The Kit in the OP says 7C spacebar, what's the difference between that and the 7U?

(Attachment Link)

The spacebars are marked as C due to their shape. They would fit the Rama board :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: peaceperfection on Sun, 02 May 2021, 10:48:22
Interested, will check back again when pricing is announced.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: Finite on Sun, 02 May 2021, 15:07:14
Small update.

1. Designs were sent to GMK. Now we wait for their reply.
2. Rama keycaps design started.
3. All Artisan collabs are almost confirmed and will be updated  in a few weeks.
4. Deskmat design is ongoing. Probably we will stick to 2 deskmats this time.

I guess thats about it.
I'm hyped to see what deskmats can come from this set. I have high expectations after seeing how absolutely stunning these hieroglyphs look for the sublegends and how great the novelties look.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: daethon on Sun, 02 May 2021, 23:26:26
Canít wait!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Kits + New Renders | Vendors
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 09 May 2021, 10:55:16
Small update.

1. Designs were sent to GMK. Now we wait for their reply.
2. Rama keycaps design started.
3. All Artisan collabs are almost confirmed and will be updated  in a few weeks.
4. Deskmat design is ongoing. Probably we will stick to 2 deskmats this time.

I guess thats about it.
I'm hyped to see what deskmats can come from this set. I have high expectations after seeing how absolutely stunning these hieroglyphs look for the sublegends and how great the novelties look.

Thanks for the appreciation!
We will be releasing the deskmat designs in a couple of days! I hope you will enjoy it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 10 May 2021, 17:21:39
GMK Pharaoh Deskmat Reveal

Presenting the 2 deskmats we have been working behind the background! Some of you have already seen the sneak peak but here is the real deal!

Artifact 1 : Giza Nights :

(https://i.ibb.co/nRSvPZc/Render-giza-3.jpg)

Artifact 2: Ankh

(https://i.ibb.co/cXTjv03/Hieroflyphics-1.jpg)

I would really appreciate if you could leave some feedback/ comments.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: iShibe on Mon, 10 May 2021, 17:28:15
Simply astounding!!! My recommendation would be for Giza Nights to add maybe some gold on the temple in the background? It kind of lacks that Black/Gold theme that the keycaps have, and I'd say doesn't fit as much as the Ankh does. I'm simply in love with both and will buy them both anyways!!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 11 May 2021, 01:03:42
Thanks for the kind feedback. Much appreciated.

The reason for keeping the to make is more pleasing. The nightscape one has elements on both sides. So a small amount of gold would just emphasize that area. We did try this but were not satisfied with the end result.
The ankh on the other hand is a single element which needed to pop out of the hieroglyphics and hence the yellow.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: WillyWortel on Tue, 11 May 2021, 02:18:07
Both are very nice.

I'm going for the Ankh :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: VAMP on Tue, 11 May 2021, 05:25:44
I had this idea before. Now I'm really glad that someone made it into reality. Definitely gonna cop! GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 11 May 2021, 09:39:39
I had this idea before. Now I'm really glad that someone made it into reality. Definitely gonna cop! GLWIC

Thank you :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 14 May 2021, 02:35:17
Both are very nice.

I'm going for the Ankh :)

Really glad that you like it :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: Myaanz on Sun, 16 May 2021, 16:45:36
Even more excited to see the Artisan collab now! These deskmats are amazing!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 18 May 2021, 02:09:13
Even more excited to see the Artisan collab now! These deskmats are amazing!

Thanks a lot!!!

Currently we are waiting for more than a month for GMK to reply.
The artisans will be crazy as usual ;)
We will announce the collabs very soon.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: YangYoga on Wed, 19 May 2021, 07:50:58
Please add latin alphas kit. I love the colors but I'm not a fan of the sublegends
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: Tomn on Wed, 19 May 2021, 19:24:11

I love the theme!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 20 May 2021, 02:10:14
Please add latin alphas kit. I love the colors but I'm not a fan of the sublegends

Sadly no latin only alphas are planned for this set.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 21 May 2021, 02:49:42

I love the theme!

Thanks!!  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 24 May 2021, 12:02:46
Bump  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: Banned on Mon, 24 May 2021, 12:15:23
Bump  :cool:

Why bump with no updates
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 24 May 2021, 12:23:01
Bump  :cool:

Why bump with no updates
To raise expectations and share my disappointment that GMK has not given quotes for almost 2 months   :(
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: Timber Mech on Thu, 27 May 2021, 18:42:52
I love it. I'll be keenly waiting for any updates from GMK, samples and the GB dates :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Deskmats revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 30 May 2021, 16:20:52
I am pleased to announce the D60Lite collab with KBDFans, a gasket mounted affordable keyboard. I hope you guys like it!

(https://i.ibb.co/mCrRYrs/D60-Lite-6.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/PhzLqKZ/D60-Lite-7.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/Z6wPMKw/D60-Lite-8.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/kHr2TYX/D60-Lite-4.jpg) (https://i.ibb.co/YXfZ3TP/D60-Lite-5.jpg)

More info on prices and specs will follow close to the launch date.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab
Post by: brunosan_. on Sun, 30 May 2021, 18:07:52
reserved
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab
Post by: codecoffeecode on Sun, 30 May 2021, 22:38:12
Is there any possibility of including an alphas set with Arabic sublegends?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 31 May 2021, 00:19:34
Is there any possibility of including an alphas set with Arabic sublegends?

sadly no  :(
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 31 May 2021, 04:46:31
GMK Pharaoh X KBDFans D60 Lite LINK (https://kbdfans.com/collections/interest-checks/products/ic-d60lite-x-gmk-pharaoh)

D60Lite x GMK PHARAOH

Group Buy Date:Undetermined
Estimated Ship Date:2 months after the group buy
Structure:Gasket mount
Layout:60% WK and HHKB
Designers:KBDfans Wei ( D60lite ); SxM Designs ( GMK PHARAOH )
Specs

PCB: DZ60RGB-WKL/DZ60RGB ANSI V2, RGB hot-swappable PCB ( QMK and VIA supportable, Type-C, support Windows, Mac, Linux )
Plate: Polycarbonate
Stabilizers: KBDfans transparent stabs
Gasket: 2 sets of gaskets, injection-molded silicone gaskets, foam gaskets
Mute mat: install between PCB and Plate
Bottom silicone pad:which is tightly fitted. Compared with kbd67lite, it is a newly added configuration.
Case: PC+ABS material, using an injection molding process, the surface is matte, opaque
USB-C Cable
Colors: color matched with GMK PHARAOH
Typing angle: 6į
Structure:Gasket mount
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab
Post by: thicthock on Mon, 31 May 2021, 08:28:49
GMK Pharaoh X KBDFans D60 Lite LINK (https://kbdfans.com/collections/interest-checks/products/ic-d60lite-x-gmk-pharaoh)

D60Lite x GMK PHARAOH

Group Buy Date:Undetermined
Estimated Ship Date:2 months after the group buy
Structure:Gasket mount
Layout:60% WK and HHKB
Designers:KBDfans Wei ( D60lite ); SxM Designs ( GMK PHARAOH )
Specs

PCB: DZ60RGB-WKL/DZ60RGB ANSI V2, RGB hot-swappable PCB ( QMK and VIA supportable, Type-C, support Windows, Mac, Linux )
Plate: Polycarbonate
Stabilizers: KBDfans transparent stabs
Gasket: 2 sets of gaskets, injection-molded silicone gaskets, foam gaskets
Mute mat: install between PCB and Plate
Bottom silicone pad:which is tightly fitted. Compared with kbd67lite, it is a newly added configuration.
Case: PC+ABS material, using an injection molding process, the surface is matte, opaque
USB-C Cable
Colors: color matched with GMK PHARAOH
Typing angle: 6į
Structure:Gasket mount
I reckon the board will only be sold via kbdfans page?

They did sell theirt lite67 on the keygem.store page and I would love if they would do the same here.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 31 May 2021, 08:53:51

I reckon the board will only be sold via kbdfans page?

They did sell theirt lite67 on the keygem.store page and I would love if they would do the same here.

 I will be contacting the other vendors of the set to see if they will also be selling this alongside the keycaps.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: AshF on Mon, 31 May 2021, 17:13:03
This set looks amazing
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 01 June 2021, 03:05:00
This set looks amazing

Thank you  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: Cryptographical on Tue, 01 June 2021, 03:14:00
bruh the caps lock key looks like a face in the top image
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 01 June 2021, 08:56:13
bruh the caps lock key looks like a face in the top image

Yes it does.
The right eye or the eye of Ra represents the sun, protective, symbol of luck and masculine/ yang energy. On the other hand lies the eye of Horus, representing the moon, protective and feminie/yin energy. In the middle lies the Ankh , the symbol of life.
Basically what I wanted to point out is that there are 2 balancing forces which encircles our lives and this is the depiction.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab $119
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 01 June 2021, 14:14:17
Update:

D60Lite X Pharoah version price $119

The keyboard doesnot come with the keycaps
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: KopekWasTaken on Wed, 02 June 2021, 03:02:31
Amazing set, can't wait for the GB to start!

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 02 June 2021, 19:32:30
Amazing set, can't wait for the GB to start!

Thanks :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: Bits on Thu, 03 June 2021, 00:07:17
The D60Lite addition looks amazing! Even more hyped for the GB now

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: scott_mk on Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:06:04
Those deskmat designs are amazing
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 04:55:52
The D60Lite addition looks amazing! Even more hyped for the GB now

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk

Thanks a lot!!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 04:56:08
Those deskmat designs are amazing

I am glad you liked them :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: Mistah on Fri, 04 June 2021, 13:44:24
This is phenomenal. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 04 June 2021, 14:12:58
This is phenomenal. Can't wait!
Thanks a lot!! Really appreciate it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 06 June 2021, 05:25:49
Some updates:

1. Officially we are waiting for 2 months for GMK to send us quotes. This project is extremely complicated and I want to see to it that everything is done correctly. Since all work is done ( minus any changes if GMK requests) , we will announce GB dates when we receive quotes from GMK.

2. Rama designs have been submitted and we are waiting on renders from them. I can make unofficial renders but I rather wait for Rama to send us the official ones.

3. For this set, we will have multiple metal artisans ( some in the GB format and some more in the raffle style). I am waiting for some exquisite artisan protos from a few artisan makers to show you guys!

4. There will be wrist rest collabs as well in different meterials. Also waiting for proto pics to share.

5. Resin artisans: you bet! We have confirmed collabs with the best artisan makers in this hobby. I will share all new shortly.

6. High end Keyboard collab : There is ongoing discussions with a very custom and limited (10 , all numbered) collab. Once this is finalized I will share.

7. Keyboard sleeves : Yes sir, we have also collaborating with some great makers to give you guys some options to cover those sexy keyboards of yours.

8. Mouse: Do you really want a Egypt themed setup with a normal looking mouse? I hope not! We are in discussions with leonardodamouse to prepare a themed mouse paint job for you guys.

Plenty more collabs and news in the coming weeks :) Thanks for all the love and support. I hope to make this set a really good one and worth it to you all!

Sneak peaks, reveals and future projects are shared often in our discord. Join us at https://discord.gg/HfQvUExspC
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: iShibe on Mon, 07 June 2021, 16:23:08
While you have my wallet, do you want my kidney too? Maybe a lung?

In all seriousness, i'm SO happy there's so much creative effort going into this set. I may just have to buy EVERYTHING.  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: LunoVonFancala on Tue, 08 June 2021, 04:38:13
I just want you to know that your keycap set is the reason why I'm on this forum. It is realy something special. And fun fact I'm really planing to use egyption keycap set with my generic gaming glorious model O mouse :D :D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 05:53:17
While you have my wallet, do you want my kidney too? Maybe a lung?

In all seriousness, i'm SO happy there's so much creative effort going into this set. I may just have to buy EVERYTHING.  :eek:

I am sorry xdddd  :p jk jk

Thanks a lot for the appreciation!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 05:55:08
I just want you to know that your keycap set is the reason why I'm on this forum. It is realy something special. And fun fact I'm really planing to use egyption keycap set with my generic gaming glorious model O mouse :D :D

It means a lot to me and I am really happy that you like the set!

Haha. Is it truly generic if it has gaming on it :P jk since I am also using my "gaming" razer viper mouse  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: saam on Tue, 08 June 2021, 17:10:40
This is very unique!
Awesome, and very great idea.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 08 June 2021, 18:20:02
This is very unique!
Awesome, and very great idea.

Thanks a lot. Really appreciate it!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : D60 Lite X Pharaoh collab + specs
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 14 June 2021, 08:42:45
Update:

Still waiting on GMK to reply. Has been around 2.5 months I think.

Collaborators are working on designs. So thats exciting.
I have already teased some in my discord. Once we are close I will reveal all here as well.
Till then!!!! Stay safe! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Kohaku65 Renders + Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 17 June 2021, 02:39:16
As we are still waiting on GMK to send their quotes, I decided to make some cool new renders.
Presenting the GMK Pharaoh on the Kohaku65 by SingaKbd


Kohaku65 by Singa kbd.
   

(https://i.ibb.co/9pNXzmj/kohaku-2.jpg)   


More
(https://i.ibb.co/1vWCg7g/kohaku-3.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/wLDVgzK/kohaku-4.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/qNtTd7h/kohaku-1.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 22 June 2021, 01:39:45

Revealing the Rama artisans.

(https://i.imgur.com/oofk3BN.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: WillyWortel on Tue, 22 June 2021, 02:06:15
 :eek: These Rama's are jummy jummy.

My wallet is going to hurt
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 22 June 2021, 09:02:28
:eek: These Rama's are jummy jummy.

My wallet is going to hurt

Really happy that you like the Rama artisans.

I gave up thinking about my wallet when I joined this hobby  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: alwaysbless on Tue, 22 June 2021, 09:52:10
Pyramid(s) rama wouldve been dope af  :-[. I like the Horus one though and the deskmats are very clean too.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: Bonta on Tue, 22 June 2021, 10:41:38

Revealing the Rama artisans.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/oofk3BN.jpg)

Damn these Rama caps are sick. Can't decide between Ankh or Horus...

Would love more caps in the novelties set if possible  ;D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 22 June 2021, 10:51:53

Revealing the Rama artisans.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/oofk3BN.jpg)

Damn these Rama caps are sick. Can't decide between Ankh or Horus...

Would love more caps in the novelties set if possible  ;D

Thanks a lot for liking the designs! Really appreciate it!

Regarding more novelties : That is not possible at this point of time. Sorry  :-[
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: Surefoot on Sat, 26 June 2021, 03:19:54
Those Rama keys are perfect indeed. Novelties are fantastic too.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 26 June 2021, 17:45:34
Those Rama keys are perfect indeed. Novelties are fantastic too.

Thank you! Means a lot!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh :RAMA artisans + Still Waiting on GMK quotes
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 28 June 2021, 10:49:57
Hey, can we have scarab feces as R1 1u novelty?  :D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : THOK Artisan revealed!
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 06 July 2021, 13:00:20

Revealing the THOK Artisan for GMK Pharaoh! Enjoy!

(https://i.ibb.co/FYkKSNn/thok.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Quotes in!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 22 July 2021, 02:58:49
So finally I have some good news!

GMK quotes are in and the sublegends and novelties are approved! This is the best news I have heard in a while!

Next steps are for vendors to decide pricing and fix a date. I will keep you all updated as we chug along!

I know a ton of people have been waiting for months. I really appreciate it and thanks for all the love.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Quotes in!
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 22 July 2021, 03:19:08
So finally I have some good news!

GMK quotes are in and the sublegends and novelties are approved! This is the best news I have heard in a while!

Next steps are for vendors to decide pricing and fix a date. I will keep you all updated as we chug along!

I know a ton of people have been waiting for months. I really appreciate it and thanks for all the love.
Too late, I have decided to take a break from this  :-[
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Quotes in!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 22 July 2021, 03:48:56
So finally I have some good news!

GMK quotes are in and the sublegends and novelties are approved! This is the best news I have heard in a while!

Next steps are for vendors to decide pricing and fix a date. I will keep you all updated as we chug along!

I know a ton of people have been waiting for months. I really appreciate it and thanks for all the love.
Too late, I have decided to take a break from this  :-[

Awww then I hope you wont ask for daily updates in the discord server  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Quotes in!
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 22 July 2021, 04:39:15
So finally I have some good news!

GMK quotes are in and the sublegends and novelties are approved! This is the best news I have heard in a while!

Next steps are for vendors to decide pricing and fix a date. I will keep you all updated as we chug along!

I know a ton of people have been waiting for months. I really appreciate it and thanks for all the love.
Too late, I have decided to take a break from this  :-[

Awww then I hope you wont ask for daily updates in the discord server  :p
Nah, I won't let you off that easy  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Quotes in!
Post by: LunoVonFancala on Thu, 22 July 2021, 08:52:01
So finally I have some good news!

GMK quotes are in and the sublegends and novelties are approved! This is the best news I have heard in a while!

Next steps are for vendors to decide pricing and fix a date. I will keep you all updated as we chug along!

I know a ton of people have been waiting for months. I really appreciate it and thanks for all the love.

Congrats  :thumb:, I can almost feel them under my fingertips.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GMK quotes are in!
Post by: xephyron on Thu, 22 July 2021, 09:01:32
Fantastic. Can't wait for these!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GMK quotes are in!
Post by: ahauser31 on Thu, 22 July 2021, 09:04:50
Awesome! Hope GB can start in August! Let's gooo
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Quotes in!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 22 July 2021, 09:27:34
So finally I have some good news!

GMK quotes are in and the sublegends and novelties are approved! This is the best news I have heard in a while!

Next steps are for vendors to decide pricing and fix a date. I will keep you all updated as we chug along!

I know a ton of people have been waiting for months. I really appreciate it and thanks for all the love.
Too late, I have decided to take a break from this  :-[

Awww then I hope you wont ask for daily updates in the discord server  :p
Nah, I won't let you off that easy  :p

I know I know :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Quotes in!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 22 July 2021, 09:30:08
So finally I have some good news!

GMK quotes are in and the sublegends and novelties are approved! This is the best news I have heard in a while!

Next steps are for vendors to decide pricing and fix a date. I will keep you all updated as we chug along!

I know a ton of people have been waiting for months. I really appreciate it and thanks for all the love.

Congrats  :thumb:, I can almost feel them under my fingertips.


Haha !!! Lets go!!!

Awesome! Hope GB can start in August! Let's gooo

I hope so too! I will keep everyone updated as usual!

Fantastic. Can't wait for these!

Thanks a lot for the love! Really means a lot!


Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GMK quotes are in!
Post by: Zeryph on Thu, 22 July 2021, 09:56:22
Best news Iíve received all week! Canít wait!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GMK quotes are in!
Post by: the_useless_turtle on Thu, 22 July 2021, 11:31:47
It seems like my bank account is going to be emptied again.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GMK quotes are in!
Post by: Finite on Thu, 22 July 2021, 13:13:15
Is it happening? It's happening!? Thank f*ck, it's finally f*cking happening! Let's go!!!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GMK quotes are in!
Post by: WillyWortel on Thu, 22 July 2021, 16:41:03
yes yes YES! Very good news.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GMK quotes are in!
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 23 July 2021, 08:23:10
Best news Iíve received all week! Canít wait!

Same here :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GMK quotes are in!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 24 July 2021, 01:38:05
It seems like my bank account is going to be emptied again.

Likely  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 27 July 2021, 19:41:51
Vendors are currently sorting out the prices! GB SOON  :cool:

WHO ELSE IS HYPED FOR THIS TO START?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: Zeryph on Tue, 27 July 2021, 21:50:36
Vendors are currently sorting out the prices! GB SOON  :cool:

WHO ELSE IS HYPED FOR THIS TO START?

Me! Me! Me!
Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: Mojo_lo on Tue, 27 July 2021, 23:26:28
LETS ****ING GOOOOO ;D ;D :eek: :eek: :p

Been waiting for this moment for a long time, cant wait for the GB. Ill be the first one to buy a set.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: nvh2092 on Wed, 28 July 2021, 01:06:18
LETS ****ING GOOOOO ;D ;D :eek: :eek: :p

Been waiting for this moment for a long time, cant wait for the GB. Ill be the first one to buy a set.
Then I'll be the last one  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: LunoVonFancala on Wed, 28 July 2021, 09:44:24
Vendors are currently sorting out the prices! GB SOON  :cool:

WHO ELSE IS HYPED FOR THIS TO START?

My body is ready  ;D.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: iShibe on Wed, 28 July 2021, 10:59:12
MY WALLET IS READY
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 29 July 2021, 03:39:58
MY WALLET IS READY

YES!!! Lets go already  :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: Timber Mech on Sat, 31 July 2021, 19:58:54
This is the only keycap set I keep coming back to, super keen for base kit + Ancients.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 31 July 2021, 20:24:40
This is the only keycap set I keep coming back to, super keen for base kit + Ancients.

Its almost time. We start in a few weeks  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: chinchilla on Sat, 31 July 2021, 20:26:40
ooooooooh,I want to buy one
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 31 July 2021, 20:31:44
ooooooooh,I want to buy one

Who doesn't :p :p :p ??
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: ChaoticEnigma on Sun, 01 August 2021, 00:43:54
Very glad this is making progress. Very upset I'm going to miss out on it :( :( :(
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 01 August 2021, 02:04:15
Very glad this is making progress. Very upset I'm going to miss out on it :( :( :(

I am sorry to hear that but thanks for the love. It means a lot :)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: pluepatrol on Sun, 01 August 2021, 20:42:02
This is going to pair so well with the Aaru TKL!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: WinKeys on Sun, 01 August 2021, 20:52:17
SxM is always knocking the deskmat designs out of the park!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics approved!!! GB SOON!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 02 August 2021, 08:57:56
This is the moment you have all been waiting for!

GB STARTS AUGUST 20th 2021 and ends on September 21st 2021
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: WillyWortel on Mon, 02 August 2021, 11:28:03
I have a feeling this GB goes nuts and you need a warehouse for all orders :)

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: B62 on Mon, 02 August 2021, 12:57:27
Straight to my buy list!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 02 August 2021, 14:18:47
I have a feeling this GB goes nuts and you need a warehouse for all orders :)

Good thing is I have 10 vendors across the world with very big warehouses if need be :p
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 02 August 2021, 14:19:15
Straight to my buy list!

Straight to my " Thank you" list!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: xephyron on Mon, 02 August 2021, 18:04:39
Day 1 buy for sure.

Question though, are the RAMA and THOK artisans different gold tones?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 02 August 2021, 18:05:36
Day 1 buy for sure.

Question though, are the RAMA and THOK artisans different gold tones?

Day 1 is the best day to buy :)

Thok : Matte Gold Sand Brass PVD
Rama : Brass with Gold PVD and Black enamel fill
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: nvh2092 on Tue, 03 August 2021, 03:32:05
You know you can reply to multiple comments in one reply?  :D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 03 August 2021, 03:45:33
You know you can reply to multiple comments in one reply?  :D

I like to be more "personal" in my replies ;D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: nvh2092 on Tue, 03 August 2021, 06:19:18
You know you can reply to multiple comments in one reply?  :D

I like to be more "personal" in my replies ;D
Or use each comment to pump your thread  ;) separately
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: KopekWasTaken on Tue, 03 August 2021, 06:23:05
And what is the problem with that? It is a great kit that deserves attention.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 03 August 2021, 10:19:37
And what is the problem with that? It is a great kit that deserves attention.

You bet!  :thumb:
Thanks a lot for the support!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 04 August 2021, 03:09:09
You know you can reply to multiple comments in one reply?  :D

I like to be more "personal" in my replies ;D
Or use each comment to pump your thread  ;) separately

You are just right  :-*
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 06 August 2021, 02:11:46
14 more days!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: KopekWasTaken on Fri, 06 August 2021, 02:47:53
14 more days!
Was the pricing released yet? I need to prepare my wallet before the GB starts
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 06 August 2021, 03:13:21
14 more days!
Was the pricing released yet? I need to prepare my wallet before the GB starts

Not yet. We have a lot of vendors who need to agree and set up prices accordingly. With different timezones it will take some time.

A little bit longer and you will get updated!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: B62 on Fri, 06 August 2021, 11:53:18
I kept looking at my watch and not the calendar. Ready to surrender my $
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 06 August 2021, 13:17:53
I kept looking at my watch and not the calendar. Ready to surrender my $

 :cool:
14 more days :) Tick tock!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: khraxion on Sat, 07 August 2021, 06:00:37
Any plans for a UK vendor?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 07 August 2021, 15:40:22
Any plans for a UK vendor?

Mykeyboard will be handling UK  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: streetmeat5 on Sun, 08 August 2021, 01:34:37
This looks sick. Take my money
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: vanda on Sun, 08 August 2021, 02:21:32
This is sick. I'm in!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: LunoVonFancala on Sun, 08 August 2021, 06:43:05
I've checked mykeyboard calendar today and pharaoh isn't among august GBs. https://calendar.mykeyboard.eu/calendar/
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 08 August 2021, 08:13:00
I've checked mykeyboard calendar today and pharaoh isn't among august GBs. https://calendar.mykeyboard.eu/calendar/

Dont worry about it. Maybe they just missed updating the calender. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: KrakenkapTeam on Mon, 09 August 2021, 02:57:51
😘😘💪💪💪
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 09 August 2021, 03:32:22
😘😘💪💪💪

 :-* :-*
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 09 August 2021, 03:33:00
This looks sick. Take my money

Sure! In a few days  :))
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 09 August 2021, 03:33:37
This is sick. I'm in!

Thanks for the love!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 09 August 2021, 11:06:04
Our new website: https://sxmdesigns.com (https://sxmdesigns.com)
(Check us out! If you want yo visit GMK Pharaoh specific page pls use https://sxmdesigns.com/gmk-pharaoh)



Check out our collaboration with some fantastic creators across the world!

Here is the entire list                       
Wrist Rest                                     
                                               
1. Artisan Labs          : Resin               
2. Digital Carpentry     : Wooden             
3. Happy.coil            : Granite             
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Keyboards                                     
                                               
4. D60 Lite from KBDFans                       
5. Limited edition Luna 60 from Ungodly designs
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Cables                                         
                                               
6. Luxecables     : US                         
7. Keebstuff      : EU                         
                                               
Both can ship worldwide though!               
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Keyboard sleeves                               
                                               
8. MechFashion                                 
9. FromScratchusa                             
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Metal Artisan                                 
                                               
10. Rama                                       
11. THOK                                       
12. Mode                                       
13. Asero Foundry : Limited exotic metal       
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Artisans                                       
                                               
14. Artkey                                     
15. KeyCravings                               
16. Archetype                                 
17. Melonkeys                                 
18. GSK                                       
19. Rhythm caps                               
20. KrakenKaps                                 
21. Landcaps                                   
22. Dread Keys                                 
23. Winkeys                                   
24. 404artisans                               
25. PSYCHOkeycaps                             
26. Hungryhustlas                             
27. Bowlercaps                                 
28. PiCaps                                     
29. Black mage caps                           
30. Rathcaps                                   
                                               
-----------------------------------------------
Mouse                                         
32. LeonardoDaMouse: Custom Paint job         
                 

 Pictures/ Raffles timings will be posted in the comment section.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Website |GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics| &more
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 11 August 2021, 02:34:09
GMK Pharaoh X Artisan Labs Resin Wrist Rest

(https://i.ibb.co/KLTx6nL/4123-C00-B-EB22-4430-ACED-49-A5-EDA82-CE8.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/JQMDqmQ/62-AC0-F2-A-AD90-4883-87-C6-9177-A101-F4-E0.jpg)

These will be sold by Artisan Labs during the GB period.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Website |GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics| &more
Post by: nvh2092 on Wed, 11 August 2021, 03:15:16
GMK Pharaoh X Artisan Labs Resin Wrist Rest

Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/KLTx6nL/4123-C00-B-EB22-4430-ACED-49-A5-EDA82-CE8.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/JQMDqmQ/62-AC0-F2-A-AD90-4883-87-C6-9177-A101-F4-E0.jpg)


These will be sold by Artisan Labs during the GB period.
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Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Website |GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics| &more
Post by: Timber Mech on Wed, 11 August 2021, 20:06:55
Website looks great  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Website |GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics| &more
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 12 August 2021, 13:14:47
Website looks great  :thumb:

Thank you .. If you see any mistakes please let me know.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Website |GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics| &more
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 13 August 2021, 03:42:16
Website looks great  :thumb:

Thank you .. If you see any mistakes please let me know.  :thumb:
I prefer dark instead of white mode for your website. Also, please consider adding tentative pricings or moq here.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Website |GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics| &more
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 13 August 2021, 12:14:07
Website looks great  :thumb:

Thank you .. If you see any mistakes please let me know.  :thumb:
I prefer dark instead of white mode for your website. Also, please consider adding tentative pricings or moq here.

I might try to implement a dark mode in the future. I will add princing/ links etc both in geekhack and also in the website.

ALSO WE ARE ONLY 7 DAYS AWAY FROM THE START!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : New Website |GB AUGUST 20th | Double shot hieroglyphics| &more
Post by: SxM Designs on Sun, 15 August 2021, 04:32:04
5 days till we start. Wish us luck and thanks to all of you who have supported us throughout.

Prices are almost ready. Expect them in a couple of days. If you are in my discord, you already got a sneak peak  :p

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 16 August 2021, 12:47:04
Prices
(https://i.imgur.com/6izTVGz.jpg)
 

Let me know what you think
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 16 August 2021, 12:51:45
Hmm, acceptable :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:09:30
 
Hmm, acceptable :rolleyes:

Trolling starts?  :p xddd
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:13:03
Hmm, acceptable :rolleyes:

Trolling starts?  :p xddd
Maybe, maybe not  :rolleyes:.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:15:09
Hmm, acceptable :rolleyes:

Trolling starts?  :p xddd
Maybe, maybe not  :rolleyes:.

I like the uncertainty!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 16 August 2021, 13:17:52
Hmm, acceptable :rolleyes:

Trolling starts?  :p xddd
Maybe, maybe not  :rolleyes:.

I like the uncertainty!
I'm the uncertainty
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: euphxenos on Mon, 16 August 2021, 17:13:47
Prices
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/NWQwQcN/price-list-final-01.jpg)
 

Let me know what you think

I think the prices in that image are illegible.  The text is small and blurry, and if I click on the image I am presented with a smaller, even less readable version.  If you really meant to post the prices, please consider either posting them in text, or using a higher resolution image.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: LittleAad on Mon, 16 August 2021, 17:19:40
Prices
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/NWQwQcN/price-list-final-01.jpg)
 

Let me know what you think

I think the prices in that image are illegible.  The text is small and blurry, and if I click on the image I am presented with a smaller, even less readable version.  If you really meant to post the prices, please consider either posting them in text, or using a higher resolution image.

This^ pls fix
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: euphxenos on Mon, 16 August 2021, 17:29:25
There's a reddit post that has the prices in legible text:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/p5km0r/gbgmk_pharaoh_pricing_doubleshot_hieroglyphics/
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 16 August 2021, 18:27:13
Prices
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/NWQwQcN/price-list-final-01.jpg)
 

Let me know what you think

I think the prices in that image are illegible.  The text is small and blurry, and if I click on the image I am presented with a smaller, even less readable version.  If you really meant to post the prices, please consider either posting them in text, or using a higher resolution image.

Looks like it was some issue with the website itself since the pic 9503X5229 pixels. I hope its fixed now. Otherwise I will reupload it again.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: Mecxs on Mon, 16 August 2021, 19:14:33
Prices
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/NWQwQcN/price-list-final-01.jpg)
 

Let me know what you think

I think the prices in that image are illegible.  The text is small and blurry, and if I click on the image I am presented with a smaller, even less readable version.  If you really meant to post the prices, please consider either posting them in text, or using a higher resolution image.

Looks like it was some issue with the website itself since the pic 9503X5229 pixels. I hope its fixed now. Otherwise I will reupload it again.

Yes. That is the exact problem. The image is a million pixels and the website you're using to host it sends about 4 pixels per second.

Please use a more reliable image host. This is an issue with every IC that you've posted - loading the images is incredibly frustrating and it stands out on this forum because it only happens with your posts.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 16 August 2021, 19:29:48
Prices
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/NWQwQcN/price-list-final-01.jpg)
 

Let me know what you think

I think the prices in that image are illegible.  The text is small and blurry, and if I click on the image I am presented with a smaller, even less readable version.  If you really meant to post the prices, please consider either posting them in text, or using a higher resolution image.

Looks like it was some issue with the website itself since the pic 9503X5229 pixels. I hope its fixed now. Otherwise I will reupload it again.

Yes. That is the exact problem. The image is a million pixels and the website you're using to host it sends about 4 pixels per second.

Please use a more reliable image host. This is an issue with every IC that you've posted - loading the images is incredibly frustrating and it stands out on this forum because it only happens with your posts.

Yeah you are right. Rescaled it and changed hosts. It should be fine now.

(https://i.imgur.com/6izTVGz.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: Mecxs on Mon, 16 August 2021, 21:51:56
That's beautiful.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 17 August 2021, 01:42:10
That's beautiful.

Thanks :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: nvh2092 on Tue, 17 August 2021, 04:41:31
That's beautiful.

Thanks :thumb:
I think you can just separate price for each vendor so people only need to see their proxy. The whole matrix thing seems confusing.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : PRICES|GB AUGUST 20th |New Website|Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Tue, 17 August 2021, 12:07:11
That's beautiful.

Thanks :thumb:
I think you can just separate price for each vendor so people only need to see their proxy. The whole matrix thing seems confusing.

Yeah this is fine for now. I will make some additional ways to view it later. Thanks  ;D :llama:

But the main thing is 3 more days till we start !!!!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 18 August 2021, 04:14:54
Having been involved in this project for most parts of a year, it excites me to say we start in 2 days!!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: nvh2092 on Wed, 18 August 2021, 04:45:23
Having been involved in this project for most parts of a year, it excites me to say we start in 2 days!!
So, where's the gb thread?
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 18 August 2021, 08:10:27
Having been involved in this project for most parts of a year, it excites me to say we start in 2 days!!
So, where's the gb thread?

Working on it Sir!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: WillyWortel on Wed, 18 August 2021, 08:50:34
I can't take it anymore... ...please let me spend my money  ;D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: SxM Designs on Wed, 18 August 2021, 12:34:42
I can't take it anymore... ...please let me spend my money  ;D

Just a bit more. Vendors are setting up shop as we talk!!

Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 19 August 2021, 02:57:41
GB STARTS TOMORROW!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 19 August 2021, 07:29:27
GB STARTS TOMORROW!

GB DATE : AUGUST 20th - SEPTEMBER 21st, 2021
GB LINK (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114245.0)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: Chozo Ghost on Thu, 19 August 2021, 07:59:49
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there an alternate Base Kit at one point, where the alphas were the sandy color and the sublegends were black? I remember really loving the look of that one; kinda sad that it's not in the final cut, but still a really sick-looking set!

Might be snagging me some Novelties and a Base Kit if my wallet allows lol
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 19 August 2021, 09:28:41
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there an alternate Base Kit at one point, where the alphas were the sandy color and the sublegends were black? I remember really loving the look of that one; kinda sad that it's not in the final cut, but still a really sick-looking set!

Might be snagging me some Novelties and a Base Kit if my wallet allows lol

Yeah you are right. There was a alternate alphas kit but sadly it was removed.

Thanks for considering this set!! ;D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: LunoVonFancala on Thu, 19 August 2021, 13:03:43
At what time it will go live on mykeyboard? At midnight? At 6am? I have no clue cause I'm GB virgin ;D
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 19 August 2021, 14:03:53
At what time it will go live on mykeyboard? At midnight? At 6am? I have no clue cause I'm GB virgin ;D

The page is almost ready in the website. It should be live in the morning maybe 11 a. I dont know the exact time. However I will be pushing posts here and in my discord server when each vendor goes live!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | LIVE
Post by: SxM Designs on Thu, 19 August 2021, 20:04:12
KBDFans is LIVE!!!
GMK Pharaoh has risen out of the ancient sands near Giza and is finally up and running!
More vendors will follow soon.

Spread the word!

Keycaps : https://kbdfans.com/products/ic-gmk-pharaoh
D60 Lite : https://kbdfans.com/products/ic-d60lite-x-gmk-pharaoh
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : LIVE NOW | Double shot hieroglyphics
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 20 August 2021, 01:02:46
WE ARE LIVE IN THE FOLLOWING REGIONS

US   :     https://www.deskhero.shop/

Canada : https://www.deskhero.ca/products/gmk-pharaoh

Europe : https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/keycaps/gmk-pharaoh_560/


China/ Worldwide : Keycaps : https://kbdfans.com/collections/group-buy/products/ic-gmk-pharaoh
                                D60 Lite X Pharaoh Keyboard : https://kbdfans.com/collections/group-buy/products/ic-d60lite-x-gmk-pharaoh

Australia :  Keycaps :  https://dailyclack.com/products/gmk-pharaoh
                   D60 Lite X Pharaoh Keyboard :  https://dailyclack.com/products/d60lite-x-gmk-pharaoh-keyboard-kit

Norway :  https://tastatur.no/collections/forhandsbestilling-1/products/gmk-pharaoh
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | LIVE
Post by: Timber Mech on Fri, 20 August 2021, 02:04:36
Paid for!

Now to forget about this for 16 months or so.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | LIVE
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 20 August 2021, 06:21:07
Paid for!

Now to forget about this for 16 months or so.

All part of the journey!

Thanks a lot champ!
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | LIVE
Post by: LunoVonFancala on Fri, 20 August 2021, 07:06:33
The real waiting game has started  :confused:.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: Chozo Ghost on Fri, 20 August 2021, 09:32:02
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there an alternate Base Kit at one point, where the alphas were the sandy color and the sublegends were black? I remember really loving the look of that one; kinda sad that it's not in the final cut, but still a really sick-looking set!

Might be snagging me some Novelties and a Base Kit if my wallet allows lol

Yeah you are right. There was a alternate alphas kit but sadly it was removed.

Thanks for considering this set!! ;D

Awwww man, that's what I was afraid of ;w; Guessing it had to be scrapped for cost concerns, which is totally understandable... maybe it'll appear again if there's an R2 of this set? :D (Hey, a man can dream, can't he? lol)
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | GB AUGUST 20th | PRICES
Post by: SxM Designs on Fri, 20 August 2021, 10:29:32
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there an alternate Base Kit at one point, where the alphas were the sandy color and the sublegends were black? I remember really loving the look of that one; kinda sad that it's not in the final cut, but still a really sick-looking set!

Might be snagging me some Novelties and a Base Kit if my wallet allows lol

Yeah you are right. There was a alternate alphas kit but sadly it was removed.

Thanks for considering this set!! ;D

Awwww man, that's what I was afraid of ;w; Guessing it had to be scrapped for cost concerns, which is totally understandable... maybe it'll appear again if there's an R2 of this set? :D (Hey, a man can dream, can't he? lol)

Yeah you are right. The costs would have been too high for stand alone alternate alphas kit.

Depending on how well Pharaoh does in R1, everything is a possibility in R2  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : Double shot hieroglyphics | LIVE
Post by: SxM Designs on Sat, 21 August 2021, 18:41:59
South America went live late today. Here is the link. GO get yours

https://fancycustoms.com/en/products/group-buy-gmk-pharaoh
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Pharaoh : GB ENDS TOMORROW!! Don't miss out!
Post by: SxM Designs on Mon, 20 September 2021, 07:50:26
GMK Pharaoh GB closes tomorrow. You guys have only 1 more day to get it! Don't miss out!

GB thread : https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114245.0

We already blew past the MOQ so all kits will be made! Thanks for the immense support!

(https://i.imgur.com/CS3b9iYh.jpg)

Locking the IC post. All future updates will be done in the GB thread!