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[IC] GMK Black Cherry | Updated Interest Check
« on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 18:48:21 »
GMK CYL BLACK CHERRY

Hello all, I would like to take a second and thank everyone for the patience, feedback, and help that I have received on this set so far! This is a fun learning experience for me as well as great opportunity to further include myself in the hobby. Thank you for all the support, and keep being cool!



INTRO

Introducing GMK Black Cherry, designed by Django., inspired by the fruit, Black Cherry.

The dark Red-Violet, Black, and Pink are influenced by... well... cherries!

Fun to type with, not to eat!

SPECS

Manufacturer: GMK
Material: Doubleshot ABS
Profile: Cherry 1-1-2-3-4-4

COLORS

297655-0

     
NATURAL LIGHTING                                                         STUDIO LIGHTING

KITTING

Renders by Me
Novelty by SpikedSynapse
*please be advised that these renders are by no means complete, more final renders will be created based on community feedback

I regret to inform that I was unable to acquire the rights from Cherry to use their logo in this set.


KEYBOARD RENDERS
**All renders using updated colors**

PhoenixWKL by Cable Car Designs

Dalco 959 Mini WK by Hand Engineering

Fuji65 by CMM Studio

MB-44 by Melonbred

DESKMAT
not final render


VENDORS

EU: KEYGEM
US: TBA
CN: TBA
SEA: TBA

GROUP BUY DATE

TBA

ANY AND ALL COLLABS
TBA!
Please reach out to me at DJango.#3277 on Discord if you would like to collab.



THINGS TO DO (Updated 2023/09/23)

- Acquire remaining vendors
- Change Deskmat Design
- Adjust Novelty Kitting
- Acquire OG Cherry Logo
- Draft deskmat design
- Make Cherry Novelties their own Child Kit
- Create Mono Base Kit(No future plans for Mono Base)
- Create Norde Kit (Remove UK-ISO from Base, add to Norde)
- Remove Cherry Novelties from Base Kit
- Add additional 1u to bar kit
- Add UK-ISO to base
- Adjust accent colour to be less saturated
- Adjust row numbers in Base and Bar Kit


UPDATES

- Removed forced accents on 3-key kitting (2023/09/23)
- Updated Novelty Kitting, included additional novelty (2023/09/23)
- Updated Renders (2023/09/23)
- Deskmat design created, awaiting renders (2023/04/27)
- Did some adjustments to novelty kit (2023/04/27)
- Added Accent Arrows to Base (2023/03/18)
- CA Vendor Announced (2023/03/18)
- OCE Vendor Announced (2023/3/15)
- Created r/mk and r/mm IC (2023/03/13)
- Added additional 1u Spacebar to Bars Kit (2023/03/13)
- Added UK-ISO to Base Kit (2023/03/13)
- Removed Cherry Novelties from Base Kit (2023/03/13)
- Adjusted Accent/Mod Legends to RAL 010 40 53-P-T (2023/03/13)
- Added NorDeUk Kit, removed UK-ISO from Base (2023/03/13)
- Made Cherry Novs their own Child Kit (will add OG Cherry Logo's) (2023/03/13)
- Made Updated IC Form, more refined and straightforward (2023/03/13)
- EU Vendor Announced! (2023/03/13)


GENERAL REMARKS (Updated 2023/04/27)
- The idea of the inclusion of a mono kit seemed to be popular amongst those that participated in the IC form, will consider and work with some ideas! (2023/03/13)
- The split between which novelties to use are EXACTLY 50/50 at the moment, considering there is no overwhelming response for either or, I believe I will incorporate both
OG Cherry Logo and the custom Cherry Logo
- Did color matching, mainly for RAL 4004 and MG1 to produce more accurrate renders
- Still awaiting rights from Cherry MX


Thank you all to the following people!
- andromache for kitting help
- iinko_ for kitting and render help
- Cylent for kitting help
- NoPunIn10Did for kitting help
- exco for render help
- hali for the name


HUGE THANKS TO Spiked Synapse for the novelty!
« Last Edit: Thu, 28 September 2023, 15:34:30 by Django. »

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 18:58:43 »
honestly a great looking set I love it, glwic :thumb:
stuff im looking for
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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check) FIXING IC FORM
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 19:08:28 »
nice colors :p :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 19:21:49 »
Looks great! Liking the theme a lot

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 19:43:32 »
Did you mislabel the rows in your renders? If not, interesting choices.

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 19:57:27 »
I want

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 20:26:48 »
Did you mislabel the rows in your renders? If not, interesting choices.

ahhhhh, good catch. Im not trying to change the game LMAO. I will be fixing that next update

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 20:43:20 »
Yes.
fruits

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 11 March 2023, 22:03:13 »
I think a mono kit would be great. I am not too keen on the mods but I love the alphas.

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 00:25:49 »
I think a mono kit would be great. I am not too keen on the mods but I love the alphas.
I hear ya, however GMK Maroon would be best for you then when pre-orders and extras roll around :) both kits use RAL 4004

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 06:11:10 »
Novelties in base kit is never a good idea

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 08:41:25 »
real nice color combo, those mg1 accents look really good fr

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 10:21:40 »
This is super nice. Only thing I would suggest is maybe a different novelty for esc? Other than that nice kitting. Good luck!

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 10:57:15 »
very nice!  :))
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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 19:10:41 »
UGHGHHGHG I would love this so much if it weren't for the pink. Really hate pink but everything else is so perfect.
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty... Yeah that seems about right.
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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 21:42:35 »
WOW, this set looks gorgeous with the black esc and enter

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 23:27:34 »
Novelties in base kit is never a good idea

While the IC is in progress, it seems that most people have the same mindset! Next couple of updates will provide base kit adjusted without novelties :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 23:29:02 »
I think a mono kit would be great. I am not too keen on the mods but I love the alphas.

Hello! Lots of people seem to be interested in some type of mono kit. Expect some type of update soonish :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 12 March 2023, 23:54:17 »
Big fan of the colors. Looks great, and pretty good support in base kit. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 00:16:14 »
ne cherry cherries avail?

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 01:21:48 »
loving the colorway. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 09:04:22 »
ne cherry cherries avail?
People seem to be split between the custom cherry novelties and the OG Cherry Novelties. At this time I am leaning towards including both novelties.

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Updated Things To Do
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 14:32:30 »
Updated! Please see bottom of post for updates and changes. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Updated Colours, Kitting, and Renders!
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 15:27:55 »
Much better without novs in base. Now take out UK ISO and put it in norde/international  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Updated Colours, Kitting, and Renders!
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 15:59:04 »
Much better without novs in base. Now take out UK ISO and put it in norde/international  :p
That is the next step yes, will update both base kit and nordeuk by tonight or tomorrow hopefully

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Updated Colours, Kitting, and Renders!
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 17:18:33 »
oh this is nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Updated NorDeUK Kit Added, Kitting Change
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 17:30:01 »
Updated with NorDeUk Kit and adjustment to Base Kit

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Updated NorDeUK Kit Added, Kitting Change
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 23:49:04 »
As a UK resident I'm a little dismayed to see ISO-UK be removed from base but I appreciate that it's to include the rest(tm), so it's all good. You seem pretty on top of things with responding to feedback. Good luck!

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Updated NorDeUK Kit Added, Kitting Change
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 13 March 2023, 23:52:11 »
As a UK resident I'm a little dismayed to see ISO-UK be removed from base but I appreciate that it's to include the rest(tm), so it's all good. You seem pretty on top of things with responding to feedback. Good luck!
I appreciate your feedback! No hard feelings toward UK :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 14 March 2023, 10:10:10 »
UGHGHHGHG I would love this so much if it weren't for the pink. Really hate pink but everything else is so perfect.

Heyo! If it puts your mind at ease, I plan on running more sets with this style in the future :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry (Kicking Off Interest Check)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 14 March 2023, 10:17:09 »
UGHGHHGHG I would love this so much if it weren't for the pink. Really hate pink but everything else is so perfect.

Heyo! If it puts your mind at ease, I plan on running more sets with this style in the future :)
It very much does :)
Honestly I've come around to it a bit more in the days since I've posted that, and I believe theming wise it works perfectly, but like I said I just like pink all too much.
Still GLWIC!
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty... Yeah that seems about right.
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Looking real good!

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Looking real good!
Thank you Mr. Synapse  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | OCE Vendor Announced
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 10:49:34 »
OCE Vendor Announced!

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | OCE Vendor Announced
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 11:07:26 »
Much better with the novelties removed from the base kit

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | OCE Vendor Announced
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 11:13:04 »
Much better with the novelties removed from the base kit
Agreed  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | OCE Vendor Announced
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 11:30:57 »
I preferred MG1  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | OCE Vendor Announced
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 11:34:05 »
I preferred MG1  ;D
It was a very hard desicion in this scenario, after IC I had half saying they loved MG1 and the other half saying that it was too bright. There is a chance that I will be switching back as the renders are not final. This new RAL color was an attempt to please both parties, but I do not belive I have done that.

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 12:11:16 »
Paused for now so that color matching can be as accurate as possible :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 20:29:05 »
i think anyone who complained mg1 is too bright either have never owned a keyset with mg1 in it or are trapped in a groupthink bubble where every keyset has to be beige/yellowed or ye olde desaturated color pallete

mg1 is already a little bit dull and somewhat dark-ish for a color that is supposed to represent magenta

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 20:44:32 »
I donít think that just because several people give feedback saying to do X that you absolutely must do X. You could be more confident in your vision, in my opinion. I liked the MG1 pink precisely because it was bright. You obviously initially liked it enough to have it in the first version of renders/kitting, too. So what if people whinge? They can use the alternates this set also includes.

I liked the pink as it was. Go back to your original vision, in my opinion.

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 16 March 2023, 09:45:20 »
I donít think that just because several people give feedback saying to do X that you absolutely must do X. You could be more confident in your vision, in my opinion. I liked the MG1 pink precisely because it was bright. You obviously initially liked it enough to have it in the first version of renders/kitting, too. So what if people whinge? They can use the alternates this set also includes.

I liked the pink as it was. Go back to your original vision, in my opinion.

The reason why I halted the process is because of a couple things:
- I was starting to lose the vision of what I wanted
- Colors were not matching the way I had hoped

After some thought, MG1 will be brought back for a couple of reasons:
- Easier to match
- Overall looked better

I tried pleasing both parties at once but in the end it didnt work out. Just working on getting my swatches in to finish up color-matching, but overall MG1 will be brought back :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 16 March 2023, 10:04:41 »
After some thought, MG1 will be brought back for a couple of reasons:
- Easier to match
- Overall looked better

based and MG1pilled lessgoooooo

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 16 March 2023, 15:26:53 »
please add accent arrows to the base kit!! Alot of 65% user would love to have accent arrows

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 17 March 2023, 07:47:53 »
New color of accents and legends is making a difference. Now it’s a really nice set with matching color theme. I would only suggest to make a few different novelties for a better variety.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 17 March 2023, 10:02:20 »
Not that I've got a huge preference in pinks, but given the differences between what the internet shows, what the paper color standard looks like, and what the actual plastic looks like, might be best to take the CR black and MG1 from a color ring and put it on top of a plastic chip of 4004 and whatever other color you're choosing, with a photo in sunlight and another in artificial, and the the rest of the color ring in the background.

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 17 March 2023, 11:05:41 »
Any chance to get a modifier kit using RAL4004 for the legends OP? It would be an insta cop for me if it had that set as an extension kit! Either way it's an awesome colorway though, GLWIC/GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Black Cherry | Paused for Color Matching
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 17 March 2023, 12:59:36 »
Any chance to get a modifier kit using RAL4004 for the legends OP? It would be an insta cop for me if it had that set as an extension kit! Either way it's an awesome colorway though, GLWIC/GB!
Originally, the reason I wasn't wanting to add an RAL 4004 extension kit or mono-alpha kit is because 'GMK Maroon' exsists, and it uses RAL 4004 as well. However, I have found out recently that the RAL 4004 I am showing in my renders is too dark, therefore I am trying to match a color to the alphas you see in the renders right now. Because I don't believe I will be using 4004 anymore, (because it is too bright) there is a possibility of implementing an extension kit because it seemed that many wanted it. There is still some debate about this, but there is still definetly work to be done on this project and I am doing the best I can to listen to everyones amazing feedback :) I will be posting another update ASAP when I get my physical samples in.

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Updated!

Please check the bottom of the post to read Things to do, Updates, and General Remarks to see process.  :D

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