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Offline Fredington

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[IC] PBT Maharaja
« on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 10:42:42 »
Hi all!

Welcome to the IC for PBT Maharaja.
This set is inspired by the Pink City of India, Jaipur--and in particular, the beautiful Hawa Mahal--and is a tribute to the opulence of the Rajput style of architecture.





Specifications

Manufacturer: TBD (see note below)
Profile: Cherry 1-1-2-3-4-4
Material: PBT
Technique: Reverse dye sublimation
Modifier Style: Traditional icon+text



Regarding the Manufacturer

I've requested samples from two manufacturers: KBM (KeyBee) and DCD (Drop). I will update this thread with pictures once the samples come in, and a decision will be made at that time. Currently, I'm expecting about a 1-2 month timeline for these.



IC Form & Social Media

As always, please do me a favor and fill out the IC Form below, as it really helps! If you'd like, you can also follow me and my other projects on Instagram.

         



Now onto the set!

Kits

Base



The base kit features support for 60% to TKL form factors and includes:
  • F13
  • 2u Shift
  • Terminal ISO support
  • Bottom row swaps for alternative operating systems
  • Full Alice support
  • 4-key 40s support

Numpad



Numpad and 1800 layout support can be found here.

Devanagari



The Devanagari kit offers a set of drop-in alpha replacements with Devanagari sublegends based on the InScript layout. A 2nd Tab has also been included to help cover another board in combination with the base kit.

Forties



The forties kit, in combination with the base kit, should provide support for most 40s/ortho layouts and includes accents.

Spacebars



The spacebar kit includes more niche spacebar sizes, as well as support for split-space layouts and accents for the most popular sizes.

Novelties



The novelties kit features ornamentation for your board based on architectural details of the Rajput style and includes:
  • ISO support
  • 40s support
  • Accent arrows



Deskmat





Renders

Phoenix by Cable Car Designs





Vanquish65 by Geonworks





Polaris by Ai03 and Kevinplus







Acknowledgements

Special thanks to NoPunIn10Did for the help with the 40s kit and Manzel for the renders.



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« Last Edit: Tue, 07 June 2022, 12:03:37 by Fredington »

Offline Fredington

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 10:43:47 »
Reserved.

Offline Aiwanei

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 10:47:12 »
Lovely pink tone and great inspiration. Look forward to seeing what manufacturer you land on.
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Offline houdini

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 11:00:00 »
Looks like a great IC. For the Devanagari Alphas are you going reverse dye sub because I’ve never seen this manu’s reverse dye sub sample

Offline Fredington

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 11:03:19 »
Looks like a great IC. For the Devanagari Alphas are you going reverse dye sub because I’ve never seen this manu’s reverse dye sub sample

Yes, I forgot to add this...

For KBM, you can see some sample photos in the KBM Love Detective thread, including some reverse dyesub.

TL;DR:



« Last Edit: Mon, 06 June 2022, 11:18:23 by Fredington »

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 11:32:05 »
I like the colors here! The deskmat is fantastic too.

Some thoughts on kitting:
* If you're doing 4-key 40s in base, I'd do accent enter along with accent esc and put mod enter in the 40s kit
* in the 40s kit, I'd change the r3 1.25u control to 'meta' and add a r3 1u 'meta' as well
* be aware that most manufacturers do not have concave 1.5u spacebar molds. AFAIK only MilkyWay does right now. If your manu doesn't have that mold, I would not include those keys in the 40s kit.

Offline Fredington

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 11:39:39 »
I like the colors here! The deskmat is fantastic too.

Some thoughts on kitting:
* If you're doing 4-key 40s in base, I'd do accent enter along with accent esc and put mod enter in the 40s kit
* in the 40s kit, I'd change the r3 1.25u control to 'meta' and add a r3 1u 'meta' as well
* be aware that most manufacturers do not have concave 1.5u spacebar molds. AFAIK only MilkyWay does right now. If your manu doesn't have that mold, I would not include those keys in the 40s kit.

Appreciate the kind words and feedback. For the sake of my own knowledge going forward, could you please expand a little on the use case(s) of the R3 1.25u and 1u Meta keys?
« Last Edit: Mon, 06 June 2022, 11:49:32 by Fredington »

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 14:22:19 »
I like the colors here! The deskmat is fantastic too.

Some thoughts on kitting:
* If you're doing 4-key 40s in base, I'd do accent enter along with accent esc and put mod enter in the 40s kit
* in the 40s kit, I'd change the r3 1.25u control to 'meta' and add a r3 1u 'meta' as well
* be aware that most manufacturers do not have concave 1.5u spacebar molds. AFAIK only MilkyWay does right now. If your manu doesn't have that mold, I would not include those keys in the 40s kit.

They’re “catch all” keys for folks that don't use one of the defined legends on that row. Instead of adding a bunch of niche layout choices, meta is used as a generic key for them. This applies to both staggered and ortho boards.
Appreciate the kind words and feedback. For the sake of my own knowledge going forward, could you please expand a little on the use case(s) of the R3 1.25u and 1u Meta keys?

Offline ggggggg

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 14:27:38 »
While I'm excited at the possibility of DCX 40s molds, locking into the one vendor sucks for us outside of the US.

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 15:16:09 »
I really like this one, please don't do lock vendor. Also, white sublegends will be hard to see imo.
« Last Edit: Mon, 06 June 2022, 15:20:04 by nvh2092 »

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 20:15:18 »
This is cool! Personally would rather see Devanagari subs in the base and with latin as the alt, feels more unique and fits the theme better, but interested either way.

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 06 June 2022, 20:22:21 »

please flip the legends on this key

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 07 June 2022, 01:28:19 »
Really looking nice!! Lovely colors!
Could you consider adding the sublegends in a different color? I fear visibility might be an issue with white subs.
Just my 2 cents!

Good luck!

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 02 July 2022, 13:38:15 »
Really nice sets, just add some artisans but I'm in either way.

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 02 July 2022, 15:03:49 »
I really like the colors you went for and the alt alphas look dope! Any plans for a EU vendor?

GLWIC

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 26 July 2022, 02:25:13 »
One of my favorite cities in India. Devnagri subs are bomb!
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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 10 August 2022, 13:09:17 »
Great design, as always, gliwic!

Offline m0pher

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 10 August 2022, 20:52:24 »
Lovely kit. Suggestions: in the base kit, add Mac option keys. In the Devanagari kit, flip the legends.

Offline NixieType

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 07 October 2022, 19:18:33 »
Any updates on this?

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 06 December 2022, 01:42:18 »
Really giving me those Indian vibes. GLWIC

Offline Fredington

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 06 December 2022, 08:23:19 »
Any updates on this?

Currently, this set is on hold. I am focused on delivering SA 8010 and ePBT Scandi in a satisfactory manner, as both sets have had some setbacks with certain keys needing to be remade. Thank you for your interest and patience.

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 03 October 2023, 00:08:12 »
Any update on this set? Very interested in getting my hands on these as soon as possible! :D

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Re: [IC] PBT Maharaja
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 08 April 2024, 20:27:39 »
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