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Title: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB LIVE NOW
Post by: lewisflude on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:29:55
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GB THREAD IS NOW LIVE
 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=113137.0)


Running from June 1ĖJune 30, 2021.

British racing green is an iconic colour from the world of automotive sport. Dating back almost 120 years, the colour has been used by Jaguar, Aston Martin, Mini, Lotus and Bentley. After spending a while playing with colours, I settled on RAL 6005, RAL 1001 and GMK's WS1 as the perfect combination for a balanced set within the theme.

Interest Check: https://forms.gle/YrAXxespckzp2utN7 (https://forms.gle/YrAXxespckzp2utN7)
GMK British Racing Green Discord: https://discord.gg/XdyjCF5 (https://discord.gg/XdyjCF5)

Mood Board


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Kitting


The base kit has been designed to be inclusive, providing full coverage for 7U/6.25u bottom rows as well as complete UK ISO and numpad support. In addition, I have put together an Exotic kit which provides coverage for some favourite 40s layout, as well as that precious Alice-layout second B key.

Base Kit


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Racing Green Kit


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Exotic Kit

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Novelty Kit

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Brass Artisans by Monokei

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GMK British Racing Green on Jane V2 CE by TGR

Rendered by Oggi (https://www.oggisprojects.com/)

(https://i.imgur.com/64FUPZH.jpg)
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GMK British Racing Green on Alice by TGR

Rendered by Oggi (https://www.oggisprojects.com/)

(https://i.imgur.com/nqL41vT.jpg)
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GMK British Racing Green on Haus by Hand Engineering


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(https://i.imgur.com/ludx4Rw.jpg)

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Vendors

United States: CannonKeys
Canada: Deskhero
United Kingdom: Protozoa
Europe: MyKeyboard
South-east Asia: Monokei
Korea: Swagkeys
China: zFrontier
Oceania: DailyClack

Interest Check: https://forms.gle/YrAXxespckzp2utN7 (https://forms.gle/YrAXxespckzp2utN7)

GMK British Racing Green Discord: https://discord.gg/XdyjCF5 (https://discord.gg/XdyjCF5)

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: yoot on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:30:36
Love it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: jorj_mk on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:31:51
nice colours! glwic!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: powwu on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:33:08
I don't know why, but this set resonates good sounds. Just total good sound energy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Slayer77 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:34:26
Novelties please!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: forgot_my_pa5sword on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:34:58
This is awesome, love british racing green! What are the accent colors/legends? They probably work best, but I'm curious why you didn't go with the traditional yellow accent.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: ubmit on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:35:11
looks nice! GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: ARSLOCK on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:37:37
Looks great. More green sets are needed IMO, look forward to tracking this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: King4477 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:38:06
Lewis Flude strikes again. Very well done.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: obosob on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:38:16
I motion that we remove ANSI from the base in this set. It's only regionally relevant and we don't need to cater for that niche in the base. We could save a quid or two doing so so that's well worth it. Please move ANSI to the international kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: koenoe on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:39:38
OOF, I need this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Full on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:39:42
lookin good!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: kiandelmundo on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:40:48
Nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: violeaf on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:44:53
I motion that we remove ANSI from the base in this set. It's only regionally relevant and we don't need to cater for that niche in the base. We could save a quid or two doing so so that's well worth it. Please move ANSI to the international kit.

Haha a bit controversial but I'm not saying no!

Love this. Only thing is the white is a tad much in my view, more green the better!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Skok on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:46:29
Great set with classy colors.  Would definitely pick up if it goes to GB.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: thecyangiant on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:47:03
I motion that we remove ANSI from the base in this set. It's only regionally relevant and we don't need to cater for that niche in the base. We could save a quid or two doing so so that's well worth it. Please move ANSI to the international kit.
This is a top tier comment. Well played.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Macmutant on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:48:36
I like it! Looking forward to seeing how this set progresses.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: vheissu on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:50:45
Yes, finally!

please don't get rid of the green alphas kit <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: kbye on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:53:14
That's a great looking color combination. The green, beige and white balance out nicely. Great job lewis
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Capsy on Thu, 06 August 2020, 09:56:16
Great job Lewis
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Vyndem on Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:06:41
4M4Z1NG!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: dom on Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:12:59
I'm sold :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: NotFai on Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:22:03
This looks amazing. You are working on some fantastic projects right now. Good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: kai0 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:22:25
Aw man - I love BRG as a color too...  Hello cardboard box, goodbye money :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: VXQN on Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:49:33
Love the green, but I'm a bit unsure of the beige. I'd prefer white legends on the mods, but the beige accent is ok.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: manaorme on Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:50:17
Lovely green!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Slayer77 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:57:19
In kitting, alphas are shown as green, but render show them as white. Can you clarify on this?

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Title: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Thu, 06 August 2020, 11:05:00
In kitting, alphas are shown as green, but render show them as white. Can you clarify on this?

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To clarify, alphas are WS2 with RAL 6005 legends. Mods are RAL 6005 with RAL 1001 legends. Hope this clears it up!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lunr on Thu, 06 August 2020, 11:15:13
where's jae

i never was into green sets but i love british racing green. must buy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Jampot_298 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 11:28:14
Love ittttt! Need this on my keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: savageastr0naut on Thu, 06 August 2020, 11:29:11
Absolute genius, I love this set already. I may be bias because there is a TR3 in my garage that is being restored with British Racing Green paint and tan interior, but yeah. Nonetheless, I am in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: kuro0renji on Thu, 06 August 2020, 12:24:12
Please take my money :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: OtherAndrew on Thu, 06 August 2020, 12:38:43
reminds me of my seiko, v nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: aadk5 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 12:40:46
Oooh, definitely excited for this. BRG is my favorite car paint color aside from a few Porsche PTS colors
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: BazzerB_89 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 12:46:02
Err...yep, I need it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Thu, 06 August 2020, 14:10:30
This is awesome, love british racing green! What are the accent colors/legends? They probably work best, but I'm curious why you didn't go with the traditional yellow accent.
So for accents I went for aesthetics > theming. The accent is RAL 1001. For me it does evoke feelings of cream leather seats, and I feel it does fit in pretty nicely in a way where yellow may be overpowering.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Bachoo on Thu, 06 August 2020, 14:16:55
Lewis does it once again, GLWIC :chefskiss:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 14:31:51
Nice. I'm surprised you actually pulled this off.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: KillerkratZ on Thu, 06 August 2020, 14:33:50
Just when you thought that you've seen all the nice GMK keycaps. This is really something different. Love it
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: thejuicebox on Thu, 06 August 2020, 14:40:36
pls lordt get this in GB asap, beyond gorgeous
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: piit79 on Thu, 06 August 2020, 14:40:59
This looks great! My very first own car was a British racing green Ford Mondeo :) Ortho coverage? I'm sold!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: obosob on Thu, 06 August 2020, 15:30:19
Oooh, definitely excited for this. BRG is my favorite car paint color aside from a few Porsche PTS colors
Imagine spelling it like that on this post, smh
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Anthixious on Thu, 06 August 2020, 15:37:27
I'm super excited for this GB, glad I found it. My keyboard setup right now is kind of revolving around various shades of green <3.

Consider this guy interested!!!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 06 August 2020, 17:07:04
Stunning, another great design Lewis! In.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Rob27shred on Thu, 06 August 2020, 17:09:34
Yeah this a winner for sure, count me in if the wallet will allow when it goes live. GL with it OP!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: nasp on Thu, 06 August 2020, 17:11:31
In kitting, alphas are shown as green, but render show them as white. Can you clarify on this?

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To clarify, alphas are WS2 with RAL 6005 legends. Mods are RAL 6005 with RAL 1001 legends. Hope this clears it up!

Would you consider CP1 or a 3u bar in one of the kits? I'd love to have a 3u bar for this and currently Hineybush is doing just that with his current Spacekeys GB. But if you're gonna keep the WS2 perhaps I'll hold off on purchasing from Hiney for now. Actually, now that I think of it, if this was WS1 I could purchase the bar kit from GMK Minimal R2.




:bless:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: SlipperyPeteED on Thu, 06 August 2020, 17:46:15
AWOOOOOOOOGA

(https://i.imgur.com/fdA24h5.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: hammerbrotha on Thu, 06 August 2020, 19:20:01
Great colorway, i like it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Anthixious on Thu, 06 August 2020, 19:39:41
What happened to the green alt. alphas with beige legends? :/
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: //gainsborough on Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:25:16
very cool set.  I gotta ask, though, are there plans to send the haus65 into IC/GB? =)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: totalemon on Thu, 06 August 2020, 22:38:07
wew that looks good, can't wait to join the gb
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: break on Fri, 07 August 2020, 00:08:05
Seems like folks like this, I guess.  ;)

Best of luck with IC, Lewis!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Fri, 07 August 2020, 01:07:46
very cool set.  I gotta ask, though, are there plans to send the haus65 into IC/GB? =)


Yes! Limited Haus units will be made available to the public. No Geekhack IC, but details on public offering will be announced in Discord early next week.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: bobasweatandtears on Fri, 07 August 2020, 01:34:53
I'm not British, nor do I know anything about racing, but I appreciate a clean green set. Being Aussie, I'll just interpret it as my national colours.
P.S. small typo: "as well as complete UK ISO and numbed support." -> I guess if you have to input data and numbers all day and need that numpad you're going to be a bit numb.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Fri, 07 August 2020, 03:39:33
I'm not British, nor do I know anything about racing, but I appreciate a clean green set. Being Aussie, I'll just interpret it as my national colours.
P.S. small typo: "as well as complete UK ISO and numbed support." -> I guess if you have to input data and numbers all day and need that numpad you're going to be a bit numb.

GMK Aussie confirmed! Also, typo fixed. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: beigeandbrown on Fri, 07 August 2020, 03:47:35
A really cool idea would be a Rama cap similar to the striker japanese flag cap but with a white enamel center with a raised racing number in black and the rest of the cap in british racing green. Essentially representing the vintage aston martin race cars.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Vinchenzol on Fri, 07 August 2020, 03:56:20
WANTTTT
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Valynar on Fri, 07 August 2020, 05:16:24
This is pretty awesome. Are you going to make novelties for this set? I'd love to have some old racecars as novelties. Also, have you considered green alphas? I'd love the set even more with green alphas.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 07 August 2020, 05:28:38
In.  Cool.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: dalsu on Fri, 07 August 2020, 07:09:19
Awesome ass set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: depletedvespene on Fri, 07 August 2020, 07:20:09
I'm not British, nor do I know anything about racing, but I appreciate a clean green set. Being Aussie, I'll just interpret it as my national colours.
P.S. small typo: "as well as complete UK ISO and numbed support." -> I guess if you have to input data and numbers all day and need that numpad you're going to be a bit numb.

Oh, I thought it was for typing in Excel data while lying down in the sack.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: depletedvespene on Fri, 07 August 2020, 07:25:58
Very, VERY interesting set.

Couple nutty ideas:

- Given the base kit goes with English (UK) over ISO (plus English (US) over ANSI), consider adding R3 \| and R4 <> to the exotic kit.

- How 'bout replacing the Code legend in the bottom row modifiers with Race? Or Start?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: huey on Fri, 07 August 2020, 07:39:10
Looks good Lewis.

Thoughts:
I do think that WS2 might be a bit too bright in contrast with the mods (I think WS1 or 3K might fit a bit better) and might make the green legending look darker than they might be. British racing green is quite a drab colour and with contrast with the alphas I think will make it feel like they don't fit together. I could be very wrong though.
Automotive based novelties might go down well as a lot of people are at least interested in cars and a few iconic cars have used this colour. (carrying on from what depletedvespene said, perhaps a Pole winkey? as in Pole Position?)
Oh, and Icon+Text pretty please.

 :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: parablol on Fri, 07 August 2020, 16:23:08
best green
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Ashardalon on Sat, 08 August 2020, 00:01:54
Guess I better find a Lotus to match with this for stonks on Reddit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: hvontres on Sat, 08 August 2020, 02:04:14
Does anyone else think some "John Player Special" Novelties would just make this pop?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: udller on Sat, 08 August 2020, 04:06:47
i like the green colour, not a massive fan of the tan though. Hopefully green alphas are a thing?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Trixxur on Tue, 11 August 2020, 11:42:44
Fantastic set and looking forward to it.

Only input is that the white on the alphas may be a bit too white and can look a bit like one of the taihao green/white sets.
I think just a slightly warmer white would work better a give a more vintage vibe in keeping with the british racing green.

Otherwise still a great set. Good job!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 13 August 2020, 21:37:18
i cannot make an accurate judgement on this set because i don't know what the base kit looks like rendered out
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: dibstern on Thu, 13 August 2020, 21:49:52
Looks pretty! Iíd take part if there were option and command keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: BuddhaBen on Thu, 13 August 2020, 22:24:12
Are the legends on the alphas in black or the green?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Anthixious on Thu, 13 August 2020, 22:47:56
Are the legends on the alphas in black or the green?

The dark shade of green. Kinda hard to see but if you stare at it enough..... :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: kapowaz on Fri, 14 August 2020, 03:59:59
British Racing Green is a fantastic colourway, all for this! What about some classic days of motor racing novelties? Iím thinking driving goggles, old-fashioned steering wheels and defunct motor car companies (Austin-Healey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin-Healey#/media/File:Ahealey_Motif.jpg), perhaps?)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: RedKumaNo1 on Fri, 14 August 2020, 16:33:46
This is a nice colorway, finally one that matches my car XD
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: BioOrpheus on Fri, 14 August 2020, 23:44:29
My favorite green keyset.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: idolindisguise on Mon, 17 August 2020, 00:49:43
Nice set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Mon, 24 August 2020, 02:19:57
Thank you all for the incredible feedback here, in Discord and within the IC responses. If you haven't yet filled in the form, I'd love to hear your feedback on the set.

A small update today! We now have kit renders by the talented DaleSnail (you can check out his work at https://dalesnail.mx (https://dalesnail.mx)). Check the initial post at the top of the thread to get a look at them.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Mon, 24 August 2020, 06:54:16
Looks good Lewis.

Thoughts:
I do think that WS2 might be a bit too bright in contrast with the mods (I think WS1 or 3K might fit a bit better) and might make the green legending look darker than they might be. British racing green is quite a drab colour and with contrast with the alphas I think will make it feel like they don't fit together. I could be very wrong though.


I feel in context, WS2 should look really nice against the green legends/mods. From the work I've done with colour swatches against various shades of white, I feel like the bright white of WS2 should work pretty nicely. Having said that, when I posed the question of WS1 vs WS2 in Discord, people did seem divided. If you're reading this and have an opinion on shade of white, please let me know either in the IC form, or in a message. Soon I should be able to get some photos of my RAL swatches against GMK colour ring caps which should help with this process of making this set as great as it can possibly be.

Quote
Automotive based novelties might go down well as a lot of people are at least interested in cars and a few iconic cars have used this colour. (carrying on from what depletedvespene said, perhaps a Pole winkey? as in Pole Position?)
Oh, and Icon+Text pretty please.

 :D

I'm currently working on a novelties kit for this set, and you can expect an update when it's ready. From the initial feedback I've seen people are on a similar wavelength of what they think will look good. If there are any novelties you'd like to see within the theme let me know! As for mods, text + icon is actually my favourite usually, however for this set I feel the minimalism of icon mods gives the set a really crisp feel in a way that I feel text + icon wouldn't.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: gilbert on Mon, 24 August 2020, 07:10:16
Love it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Bachoo on Mon, 24 August 2020, 14:09:12
everyday becomes more painful having to wait for the beaut to come out.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: jorj_mk on Mon, 24 August 2020, 14:10:50
those new renders look great!!
is the kitting confirmed?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: hottrout on Tue, 25 August 2020, 14:14:51
A gold JPS Rama cap would be awesome with this set.  I love the colour scheme.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: dom on Tue, 25 August 2020, 16:05:32
A gold JPS Rama cap would be awesome with this set.  I love the colour scheme.

The Rama caps from GMK Grand Prix could work as well ;)

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

Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Surefoot on Tue, 25 August 2020, 17:23:18
This color set is excellent. I hope it will run on other profiles too (KAT, SA..).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 26 August 2020, 04:23:42
A gold JPS Rama cap would be awesome with this set.  I love the colour scheme.

The Rama caps from GMK Grand Prix could work as well ;)

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




Gold is most certainly the colour but I don't love those designs.  Needs to be more bold/simple.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: dom on Wed, 26 August 2020, 06:47:18
Needs to be more bold/simple.

Respect, agree! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: frankfrankfrank on Wed, 26 August 2020, 12:33:45
Dude looks so goooood. I hope you are able to do a deskmat without getting sued
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: eksuen on Thu, 27 August 2020, 00:59:58
My kind of green. Very interested.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Solotov on Thu, 27 August 2020, 07:36:01
I have a high hope for the look of novelties  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: The_judge_168 on Thu, 27 August 2020, 10:46:15
Interested, racing green my favorite green
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: sickleboom on Wed, 02 September 2020, 00:27:46
Such a classy colour combination! Reminds me of Rolex  :p Looking forward to more renders and/or kits.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: paperassgasket on Wed, 02 September 2020, 15:50:08
I'll be honest that yellow looks closer to the gold you find on a John Player Special than the Daffodil Yellow you usually see paired with a British Racing Green.
I do love the inspiration though and think this is one 'fine piece of kit.'
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Casserole on Wed, 02 September 2020, 16:54:13
Set is killer. So sharp


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: idolindisguise on Thu, 17 September 2020, 13:11:21
take my money
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Alchemist Keyboards on Sun, 20 September 2020, 12:05:57
Can you just go ahead and run this already. Please and thank you ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Anthixious on Sun, 20 September 2020, 12:54:15
Alchemist is on this set as well?! Good to see a friendly face! Also can't agree with you enough, lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: QuaintSafe on Sun, 20 September 2020, 14:52:44
nice choice of colors!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Alpha_Icarus on Sun, 20 September 2020, 18:42:34
I love a good green set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: MdotMaxson on Mon, 21 September 2020, 04:42:09
Buying this purely because green and gold are my undergrads colors (cal poly slo)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: MORSE7 on Sun, 27 September 2020, 23:17:23
Any update?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Mon, 28 September 2020, 00:43:23
Any update?
Yes! I am still working on novelties, and in the background I am looking to fill out the vendor list. Once we have the right US vendor itís my intention to run this set as soon as schedules line up properly.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Lumenoctis on Mon, 28 September 2020, 21:50:15
Absolutely interested in this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: idolindisguise on Fri, 02 October 2020, 00:48:51
run this already please lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: ILikeShorts on Fri, 02 October 2020, 02:41:59
In my opinion, this set is too busy and has too much gold and white. Those race cars are primarily green. I wo8ld recommend going all white on green, with gold accent keys. Done. Much cleaner, and much closer to British race cars. They don't have gold riddled through thum. They aren't 60% white. They're green, with white numbers (legends) and they have gold accents. Keep it simple and crisp.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Benedikt on Sat, 03 October 2020, 07:24:46
I disagree, white on green would nudge the set into nuclear data https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107254.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107254.0) territory which gives a different vibe.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Sat, 03 October 2020, 07:41:37
With this set I wanted to focus on aesthetics over theming. While evoking the feel of cars in the BRG colourway is definitely a goal I had, I didnít want to literally make the set the colours of a racecar.

I feel a lot of set designs take the inspiration/source material too literally and end up looking unbalanced as a result. This set has been designed to look great on a keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: pupper125 on Sun, 04 October 2020, 22:58:35
good.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Vaiur on Mon, 05 October 2020, 00:30:17
Would love to slap this on a sage u80a.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: thejuicebox on Mon, 05 October 2020, 09:17:10
Can't wait for this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Handsome on Wed, 07 October 2020, 20:26:54
elegant design , i'll in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: lewisflude on Tue, 13 October 2020, 11:34:37
After much feedback both here, in messages and on our Discord (https://discord.gg/NjzC8pe) the decision has been made to switch the brighter WS2 for the slightly warmer WS1. It was a close call, with a tonne of people fighting for WS2 but against the green, WS1 is just that bit more subtle. I hope people appreciate this change, and more feedback is always welcome.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green
Post by: Slayer77 on Tue, 13 October 2020, 11:37:21
After much feedback both here, in messages and on our Discord (https://discord.gg/NjzC8pe) the decision has been made to switch the brighter WS2 for the slightly warmer WS1. It was a close call, with a tonne of people fighting for WS2 but against the green, WS1 is just that bit more subtle. I hope people appreciate this change, and more feedback is always welcome.
Booo

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Mon, 26 October 2020, 03:11:26
Thank you everyone for the incredible response to this IC. We have had almost 300 responses to the IC so far and have been given some incredible feedback from the community around this set. I've been hard at work in the background working on novelties and am proud to be able to announce our initial roster of vendors. This set is happening!

Vendors

United States: CanonKeys
Europe: MyKeyboard
South-east Asia: Monokei
Oceania: DailyClack
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: Slayer77 on Mon, 26 October 2020, 05:35:31
Has a date been set?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Mon, 26 October 2020, 05:39:38
Has a date been set?

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Will be announcing that later on!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: Slayer77 on Mon, 26 October 2020, 05:41:25
Has a date been set?

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Will be announcing that later on!
Thanks, and novelties soon I would guess?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Mon, 26 October 2020, 08:17:23
Has a date been set?

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Will be announcing that later on!
Thanks, and novelties soon I would guess?

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Exactly! As mentioned before I am currently hard at work on novelties and other aspects of this set. I want to get it right. Have had a tonne of feedback on novelties. If you're reading this and there's a cap that you really think belongs in the kit, post in the Discord channel or in the IC form.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Wed, 11 November 2020, 09:13:15
Happy to announce Ashkeebs has been added as a vendor for Canada. 🇨🇦
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Wed, 11 November 2020, 21:44:00
Great to see this set is to be made, GLWGB! As a Univ. of Oregon alumni (similar colorway), this is a must have!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: mirubere on Wed, 11 November 2020, 21:55:12
This looks great!
It reminds me of my dad's car, which I have fond memories of, and is painted British Racing Green.
Will be glad to see this made!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: paperassgasket on Fri, 13 November 2020, 01:28:12
I would really love to see a green alphas kit. Guaranteed 2 full sets out of me if that happens. 3 if I land a Dalco 959 Mini.
(https://i.imgur.com/PoGtfCI.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: sp.people on Fri, 13 November 2020, 04:56:41
looks amazing :thumb: I like green colour~
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: dolphin160 on Thu, 10 December 2020, 00:32:43
This is awesome!! Gotta get this to rep for Vettel next year  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: aclassynerd on Thu, 10 December 2020, 07:44:50
is there a gb date? also, any other renders available?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: captainscurvy7 on Thu, 10 December 2020, 09:33:32
This looks pretty nice! Do you have any plans for novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: treeleaf64 on Thu, 10 December 2020, 09:46:00
Been supporting this since the beginning. Love it
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 11 December 2020, 05:17:52
So happy to see UK ISO covered in the base, job well done.  What this kit now needs is a well thought out and high quality RAMA cap in gold to go with it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: AllieBlairThomas on Fri, 11 December 2020, 11:19:01
Looks super clean, will fill out the IC form later today when I get time.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: donny_pete on Fri, 11 December 2020, 11:24:07
Very interesting color combo I never knew I needed. Bring in some novelties please and this will be a full set most will want
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: 2fifty3 on Fri, 11 December 2020, 13:23:47
Love the deep green - I plan on snagging the exotic kit as well for my ortho! Any chance of green alphas?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: seikoholic on Fri, 25 December 2020, 04:11:03
immediately thought of Jeremy Clarkson when I saw this set lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Sat, 23 January 2021, 13:17:53
Love the deep green - I plan on snagging the exotic kit as well for my ortho! Any chance of green alphas?


Iíve been considering it! But the reason I held off in the IC was to reduce overlap with GMK Nuclear Data. I wouldnít expect a dark alphas set, but never say never!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: Kinesiologist on Sat, 23 January 2021, 18:28:37
Looks great, is it possible to add in an F13 in mod color?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lunabutler on Sat, 23 January 2021, 22:57:23
So elegant  :)

Would also be interested in a dark alphas version
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: asmashedpumpkin on Sun, 24 January 2021, 00:30:07
Oh yes... please include a dark alpha kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: ForsakenCoffee on Sun, 24 January 2021, 12:40:29
Love the deep green - I plan on snagging the exotic kit as well for my ortho! Any chance of green alphas?


Iíve been considering it! But the reason I held off in the IC was to reduce overlap with GMK Nuclear Data. I wouldnít expect a dark alphas set, but never say never!

I would love to see green alphas, definitely a buy for me. while I understand not wanting the overlap with Nuclear Data, I think this is sufficiently different with the gold legends/accents
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: Jigster on Sun, 24 January 2021, 19:37:23
TKC just released a similar colorway.. Vanir.. but its not GMK though
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: paperassgasket on Mon, 25 January 2021, 00:19:52
Yeah I've said it before, but I'll say it again... having a single color that is somewhat similar to another set's color does not a copycat make.
This set with green alphas and beige legends would be so far off from Nuclear Data in any configuration that it shouldn't be a problem. ESPECIALLY if you avoid using "Dixie" mods like Nuclear Data does.

(https://i.imgur.com/PoGtfCI.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/QZwjpv7.png)

Now there are other reasons why you might choose not to run an alt alphas kit, for example if you were shooting for a very high MOQ, but mimicry shouldn't be an issue.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Thu, 28 January 2021, 10:48:58
Yeah I've said it before, but I'll say it again... having a single color that is somewhat similar to another set's color does not a copycat make.
This set with green alphas and beige legends would be so far off from Nuclear Data in any configuration that it shouldn't be a problem. ESPECIALLY if you avoid using "Dixie" mods like Nuclear Data does.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/PoGtfCI.jpg)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QZwjpv7.png)


Now there are other reasons why you might choose not to run an alt alphas kit, for example if you were shooting for a very high MOQ, but mimicry shouldn't be an issue.

Good news, I spoke to hiney and he doesn't see any issue with me running an all green alphas kit. So I'm now happy to announce that pending quotes and final kitting, an all green alphas kit with beige legends is now a very real possibility. I'll update renders soon with a show of this potential kit as well as the new novelties that are being worked on in the background.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: paperassgasket on Thu, 28 January 2021, 10:49:58
**** YES LET'S GOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: ForsakenCoffee on Sat, 30 January 2021, 22:56:32


This is excellent! even more excited for this this set now!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:07:45
Those of you wanting a green kit, check out the initial post for a render of my idea of a "Racing Green Kit", a dark alphas kit with coverage for F keys, numpad and more. It's quite expansive and could be pared down a little, so if you'd rather a slimmed down Racing Green Kit, let me know. I feel at this time, a second full green kit is off the table, but it's something I am willing to discuss with vendors.

There are also new renders for the base and exotic kit, which have been tuned a little. Now it's on a more neutral background.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: paperassgasket on Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:34:26
Those of you wanting a green kit, check out the initial post for a render of my idea of a "Racing Green Kit", a dark alphas kit with coverage for F keys, numpad and more. It's quite expansive and could be pared down a little, so if you'd rather a slimmed down Racing Green Kit, let me know. I feel at this time, a second full green kit is off the table, but it's something I am willing to discuss with vendors.

There are also new renders for the base and exotic kit, which have been tuned a little. Now it's on a more neutral background.

It's understandable not wanting to do a full separate green kit. However there's also no green spacebars so split space users are left out if they want an all green set.
I'm seeing a 1u CODE key in renders but I can't seem to find it in the kits (not that I personally care). Was this just a mistake in the renders?
Also, not my thing but I figured I'd ask; are there no plans for Ortho support? Was there not much interest shown in the IC form?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: vladimir108 on Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:48:00
No 7U spacebars?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:59:16
No 7U spacebars?

Forgot to toggle the tsangan keys. Fixed now! If I had it my way, the kit would be only 7U.  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: vladimir108 on Tue, 09 February 2021, 11:03:58
No 7U spacebars?

Forgot to toggle the tsangan keys. Fixed now! If I had it my way, the kit would be only 7U.  ;)

Thanks! Anyway pics issue: you've replaced pic for "Exotic kit" by new "Racing Green Kit".
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: smshark on Tue, 09 February 2021, 11:13:48
A few general suggestions for the kit:
-minivan backspace (1.75u R2) in exotic kit
-mod 1.5u pipe and mod tilde in base kit
-separate spacebar kit with accent and/or green minibars so alice users who want green alphas don't have to use white bars
-extra B in base kit and extra B in green alphas kit

looking forward to this hitting GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Tue, 09 February 2021, 11:50:11
A few general suggestions for the kit:
-minivan backspace (1.75u R2) in exotic kit
-mod 1.5u pipe and mod tilde in base kit
-separate spacebar kit with accent and/or green minibars so Alice users who want green alphas don't have to use white bars
-extra B in base kit and extra B in green alphas kit

looking forward to this hitting GB!

Great feedback! I'll consider minivan backspace. As for mod pipe/tilde, will also have a think on this. Bars kit could be interesting, if this happens, expect a rejig of the exotic kit. I don't think second B is a good fit for base kit, given you'd need bars in addition. GB date for this set is locked in (unannounced), but there is still some time to make some revisions like this, so if anyone else has any major wants, feel free to leave a post or fill in the IC form.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: paperassgasket on Tue, 09 February 2021, 12:11:20
I don't think second B is a good fit for base kit, given you'd need bars in addition.
I don't disagree with you on this except in the case that you have a separate spacebars kit. QC-ing spacebars separately from concave alpha keys is a lot easier and might translate to a slightly cheaper spacebars kit vs including the extra B in the spacebars kit.
However if you have spacebars and 40's all in one kit it won't make a difference.
Having minibars but not an extra B is useless. If anything, you could include both alice spacebars and extra B in base. But then you also run into the issue of what to do for the green kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Tue, 09 February 2021, 12:16:36
I don't think second B is a good fit for base kit, given you'd need bars in addition.
I don't disagree with you on this except in the case that you have a separate spacebars kit. QC-ing spacebars separately from concave alpha keys is a lot easier and might translate to a slightly cheaper spacebars kit vs including the extra B in the spacebars kit.
However if you have spacebars and 40's all in one kit it won't make a difference.
Having minibars but not an extra B is useless. If anything, you could include both alice spacebars and extra B in base. But then you also run into the issue of what to do for the green kit.

I agree with you here. I want to make sure Alice users only need to buy one extra kit to get full compatibility. One of my goals with this set was an expansive base kit that makes UK ISO a first class citizen rather than the more minimal kitting you see (which also has it's perks). However, even trying to be inclusive with the base kit, I feel Alice support would be better off in it's own kit along with other special layouts. Thank you for the great feedback!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: treeleaf64 on Tue, 09 February 2021, 12:17:38
New kit render is good
When you have a treeleaf living in the neck of the woods
He's desperate to approve something
When you get a nice comment We all know you're blushing   ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: paperassgasket on Tue, 09 February 2021, 12:30:59
I don't think second B is a good fit for base kit, given you'd need bars in addition.
I don't disagree with you on this except in the case that you have a separate spacebars kit. QC-ing spacebars separately from concave alpha keys is a lot easier and might translate to a slightly cheaper spacebars kit vs including the extra B in the spacebars kit.
However if you have spacebars and 40's all in one kit it won't make a difference.
Having minibars but not an extra B is useless. If anything, you could include both alice spacebars and extra B in base. But then you also run into the issue of what to do for the green kit.

I agree with you here. I want to make sure Alice users only need to buy one extra kit to get full compatibility. One of my goals with this set was an expansive base kit that makes UK ISO a first class citizen rather than the more minimal kitting you see (which also has it's perks). However, even trying to be inclusive with the base kit, I feel Alice support would be better off in it's own kit along with other special layouts. Thank you for the great feedback!

Yeah I totally get that. I think that if you decide to do a separate spacebars kit, then you should include the extra B in base (or in 40's which is kinda silly because you'd need TWO B's in that kit, but better than nothing) and leave the spacebars as just spacebars. Including the extra B in base and in the Green kit shouldn't increase costs and would allow easier QC of the spacebars kit separately.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: whirlwind on Tue, 09 February 2021, 12:39:01
So good, in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: Hawksmoor on Tue, 09 February 2021, 14:31:59

No ISO in the Racing Green kit?
Would you think there's enough interest for a full base kit for it?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: Beenoman on Tue, 09 February 2021, 15:04:19
so excited for this set, looking good!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: paperassgasket on Tue, 09 February 2021, 23:21:04
I think I just realized what my hang up is with this set with regards to green alphas...
It would be a lot easier to have a full green base set with the white alphas being a separate kit. The white kit could just be alphas and it would work. you wouldn't need to add a numpad and F row keys in there to balance it out since the numpad would match the mods and nav cluster.
That being said, I'm not advocating that it's the right thing to do for this set, I just think that seems like an easier route to take.

GMK Dandy wound up doing two full base sets including Alice support in base for a not terrible price.
GMK Thai Tea also accomplished a dark alphas kit AND included ISO enter and numpad, but they also had a separate spacebars kit with accent spacebars and second b.

One thing that would really sell me on buying the Base set + Green + 40's would be the inclusion of enough keys to cover two full keyboards. So like if there was a novelties set I could use to cover the mods on a 40% and the 40's set had a little better coverage as mentioned previously plus green accent spacebars, I would EASILY buy all the kits to cover 2 boards. That's a huge value add over spending almost as much to cover a single board and having a LOT of plastic leftover. A perfect example of this would be GMK Cafe, which included the novelties and a second Tab in base so you could just buy the second alphas kit and cover two boards. However that set did not include a numpad or ISO enter in base as a result, and I totally understand that is a priority here.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: BuddhaBen on Sun, 14 February 2021, 23:41:25
Could the exotics kit include green space bars as well?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: VXQN on Mon, 15 February 2021, 03:24:25
I'd also like to see ISO in the green kit!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: Surefoot on Mon, 15 February 2021, 04:52:08
Base kit is lacking the '@ key for ISO (got all the other keys but that one)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: ogp3 on Wed, 10 March 2021, 07:53:12
Kind of wish there were gold accents in the 40s kit, but otherwise the kitting looks sweet!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Vendors Announced
Post by: lewisflude on Wed, 10 March 2021, 16:18:05
I'd also like to see ISO in the green kit!

Base kit is lacking the '@ key for ISO (got all the other keys but that one)


ISO keys will be added to Racing Green kit! ISO support will be fixed in base kit also. The intention is to cover full UK ISO at a minimum.

Kind of wish there were gold accents in the 40s kit, but otherwise the kitting looks sweet!

Could the exotics kit include green space bars as well?

Very interesting suggestions r.e. Exotic Kit. We may revise the kit before things are finalised. I want this kit to be a really exciting thing for 40% users. Feedback like this is really appreciated.


Title: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: lewisflude on Fri, 12 March 2021, 06:37:12
Big announcement today!


(https://imgur.com/yuMgOPM.jpg)

GMK British Racing Green will be running in May!

A GB thread will be posted before the buy goes live. Final kitting and novelties will be announced soon, in addition to some exciting collabs.  ;)

More info on Discord
 (https://discord.gg/XdyjCF5)
Vendors are
United States: CanonKeys
Canada: Deskhero
United Kingdom: Protozoa
Europe: MyKeyboard
South-east Asia: Monokei
Korea: Swagkeys
Oceania: DailyClack
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: hottrout on Sat, 13 March 2021, 04:46:04
Will you be adding prototypist as the UK vendor? You can't have British racing green set with no UK vendor.
Title: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: lewisflude on Sat, 13 March 2021, 05:02:10
Will you be adding prototypist as the UK vendor? You can't have British racing green set with no UK vendor.
My UK-based product design studio Hand Engineering will proxy for the UK if there is sufficient interest and will be outright vending all future projects (have many exciting things cooking in the background).

Edit: as there has been a tonne of demand, I have decided to add Protozoa as UK vendor!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: Ciantha on Sat, 13 March 2021, 05:48:05
I would like to urge you to consider the R2 1.75 backspace for the exotic kit.
For staggered 40s the three essential keys for physical compatibility are R3 1.25 tab, R2 1.75 backspace and R3 1.5 enter. If I'm not mistaken you already have R3 1.25 tab and R3 1.5 enter but are missing the backspace.
I'm not aware of any keyboard that uses 1.5 enter that doesn't also use the the 1.75 backspace, so if you want to include one of them the other one should be included also.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: lewisflude on Sat, 13 March 2021, 06:01:14
I would like to urge you to consider the R2 1.75 backspace for the exotic kit.
For staggered 40s the three essential keys for physical compatibility are R3 1.25 tab, R2 1.75 backspace and R3 1.5 enter. If I'm not mistaken you already have R3 1.25 tab and R3 1.5 enter but are missing the backspace.
I'm not aware of any keyboard that uses 1.5 enter that doesn't also use the the 1.75 backspace, so if you want to include one of them the other one should be included also.
Thanks for the great feedback! You arenít the first to suggest this, and I really appreciate it. I want the exotic kit to make sense for 40% users. Before kitting is finalised, going to be making a few tweaks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: hottrout on Sat, 13 March 2021, 07:01:10
Good news on UK vendor, thank you.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: cfox21 on Sat, 13 March 2021, 07:48:38
I would also be interested in Uk Vendor for this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: lewisflude on Sat, 13 March 2021, 07:52:17
I would also be interested in Uk Vendor for this set

Well great news, we just added Protozoa as UK vendor!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: paperassgasket on Sat, 13 March 2021, 12:41:04
I would like to urge you to consider the R2 1.75 backspace for the exotic kit.
For staggered 40s the three essential keys for physical compatibility are R3 1.25 tab, R2 1.75 backspace and R3 1.5 enter. If I'm not mistaken you already have R3 1.25 tab and R3 1.5 enter but are missing the backspace.
I'm not aware of any keyboard that uses 1.5 enter that doesn't also use the the 1.75 backspace, so if you want to include one of them the other one should be included also.

Ciantha hit the nail on the head.
40's kit needs r2 1.75u backspace.

I've been peeping the thread waiting for that kit to get updated and didn't even realize that nobody had brought it to your attention lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: ForsakenCoffee on Sat, 13 March 2021, 19:15:09
I would like to urge you to consider the R2 1.75 backspace for the exotic kit.
For staggered 40s the three essential keys for physical compatibility are R3 1.25 tab, R2 1.75 backspace and R3 1.5 enter. If I'm not mistaken you already have R3 1.25 tab and R3 1.5 enter but are missing the backspace.
I'm not aware of any keyboard that uses 1.5 enter that doesn't also use the the 1.75 backspace, so if you want to include one of them the other one should be included also.

Ciantha hit the nail on the head.
40's kit needs r2 1.75u backspace.

I've been peeping the thread waiting for that kit to get updated and didn't even realize that nobody had brought it to your attention lol.


Isn't this key in the Base kit next to the ISO keys?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: Prestley on Sun, 14 March 2021, 03:08:00
Really dig this. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: mr_foggy on Wed, 17 March 2021, 06:32:20
beautiful!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: xeon on Thu, 18 March 2021, 11:40:46
Excited for this!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: dededecline on Fri, 26 March 2021, 00:07:14
I would like to urge you to consider the R2 1.75 backspace for the exotic kit.
For staggered 40s the three essential keys for physical compatibility are R3 1.25 tab, R2 1.75 backspace and R3 1.5 enter. If I'm not mistaken you already have R3 1.25 tab and R3 1.5 enter but are missing the backspace.
I'm not aware of any keyboard that uses 1.5 enter that doesn't also use the the 1.75 backspace, so if you want to include one of them the other one should be included also.

Ciantha hit the nail on the head.
40's kit needs r2 1.75u backspace.

I've been peeping the thread waiting for that kit to get updated and didn't even realize that nobody had brought it to your attention lol.


Isn't this key in the Base kit next to the ISO keys?

That's 1.5u (HHKB backspace)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: Havattack on Wed, 07 April 2021, 13:02:01
No novelties? A hubcap novelty, or a series of novelties with a green number in a white circle, like the "7" and "102" in the inspiration pic, would of been dope...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: JKKEEBS on Fri, 09 April 2021, 01:54:36
Nice Colors GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: dededecline on Fri, 09 April 2021, 13:54:58
With GB roughly a month out, is there any idea when kitting updates will be released?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: lusitenny on Fri, 09 April 2021, 14:11:55
I would like to urge you to consider the R2 1.75 backspace for the exotic kit.
For staggered 40s the three essential keys for physical compatibility are R3 1.25 tab, R2 1.75 backspace and R3 1.5 enter. If I'm not mistaken you already have R3 1.25 tab and R3 1.5 enter but are missing the backspace.
I'm not aware of any keyboard that uses 1.5 enter that doesn't also use the the 1.75 backspace, so if you want to include one of them the other one should be included also.

Ciantha hit the nail on the head.
40's kit needs r2 1.75u backspace.

I've been peeping the thread waiting for that kit to get updated and didn't even realize that nobody had brought it to your attention lol.

Echoing this point, please add a r2 1.75 backspace!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: jabe8i on Mon, 12 April 2021, 19:33:53
Not sure if the kitting is final or if anyone has said this, but a 2u shift + an extra 2.25 shift on the base kit would be nice. An extra tab key on the green kit would be nice too
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: hottrout on Tue, 13 April 2021, 03:06:02
You need to add the missing UK ISO keys to the Racing Green set please.  The all green racing set with green mods is really nice.  Love it and will buy all sets and most likely any special caps you might make.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: lewisflude on Tue, 13 April 2021, 17:32:57
I would like to urge you to consider the R2 1.75 backspace for the exotic kit.
For staggered 40s the three essential keys for physical compatibility are R3 1.25 tab, R2 1.75 backspace and R3 1.5 enter. If I'm not mistaken you already have R3 1.25 tab and R3 1.5 enter but are missing the backspace.
I'm not aware of any keyboard that uses 1.5 enter that doesn't also use the the 1.75 backspace, so if you want to include one of them the other one should be included also.

Ciantha hit the nail on the head.
40's kit needs r2 1.75u backspace.

I've been peeping the thread waiting for that kit to get updated and didn't even realize that nobody had brought it to your attention lol.

Echoing this point, please add a r2 1.75 backspace!

This key is already in base kit! Look next to ISO enter, unless I'm mistaken
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: dededecline on Tue, 13 April 2021, 17:40:00
I would like to urge you to consider the R2 1.75 backspace for the exotic kit.
For staggered 40s the three essential keys for physical compatibility are R3 1.25 tab, R2 1.75 backspace and R3 1.5 enter. If I'm not mistaken you already have R3 1.25 tab and R3 1.5 enter but are missing the backspace.
I'm not aware of any keyboard that uses 1.5 enter that doesn't also use the the 1.75 backspace, so if you want to include one of them the other one should be included also.

Ciantha hit the nail on the head.
40's kit needs r2 1.75u backspace.

I've been peeping the thread waiting for that kit to get updated and didn't even realize that nobody had brought it to your attention lol.

Echoing this point, please add a r2 1.75 backspace!

This key is already in base kit! Look next to ISO enter, unless I'm mistaken

That's 1.5u in the base kit not 1.75u but definitely can see the confusion
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: Buburoo on Sat, 17 April 2021, 16:55:51
I believe the @ / Ď key is missing from base. This would ironically mean that this kit was missing full ISO-UK keys.

EDIT: Saw your comment above. me dumb.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: UselessStemCell on Mon, 19 April 2021, 15:43:37
Nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: HelloThisIsDog on Mon, 26 April 2021, 12:24:09
Any update on the May-ness of the GB date?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: treeleaf64 on Mon, 26 April 2021, 13:19:45
Ok  the canon key   my favorite vendor
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: quantumlocke on Wed, 28 April 2021, 15:07:33
So are the novelties happening? Seeing a group buy announcement without mentioning them makes me think no....
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: barbarousbeard on Wed, 28 April 2021, 22:40:16
No novelties? A hubcap novelty, or a series of novelties with a green number in a white circle, like the "7" and "102" in the inspiration pic, would of been dope...
My thoughts exactly. I dig the theme, but whatís the fun in getting a set with no novelties?!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: g_hack_it on Thu, 29 April 2021, 07:52:18
No novelties? A hubcap novelty, or a series of novelties with a green number in a white circle, like the "7" and "102" in the inspiration pic, would of been dope...
My thoughts exactly. I dig the theme, but whatís the fun in getting a set with no novelties?!
I felt the same way at first, but the more I think about it and look at these renders, the more I think novelties would actually cheapen it. Part of what makes brg the color so special is its classic and timeless simplicity, so keeping this set simple feels appropriate to me.

Don't get me wrong, I really wanna build a cool car themed board with dope novelties (shifter for shift key too on the nose?), but imo that would feel more appropriate on a Ferrari or lambo themed set. (Or a honda set, as a 90s kid I'd be really into a honda set).

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: hottrout on Thu, 29 April 2021, 10:38:25
I would agree that novelties would cheapen this set, in fact a lot of novelty sets are not needed in my opinion.  That said, what I always look for is a well thought out and executed RAMA or THOCK for example.  This set needs that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: bobasweatandtears on Mon, 03 May 2021, 11:52:30
I would agree that novelties would cheapen this set, in fact a lot of novelty sets are not needed in my opinion.  That said, what I always look for is a well thought out and executed RAMA or THOCK for example.  This set needs that.
Novelties are optional and not mandatory. If you don't like them you don't get them. Whether or not they are included as a kit for groupbuy does not devalue or 'cheapen' a set. That's just a snobby perspective. Please tuck your pinky finger away lol.
If Lewisflude, the GB runner doesn't want to do novelties that's totally within their rights, as this set is obviously appealing to many people without actually needing them. I'm not a car racing fan so I wouldn't care for the theme related novelties personally, but that doesn't mean I can't see that those who actually do vibe with the theme, are wishful there's a bit more thematic pizazz.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: g_hack_it on Mon, 03 May 2021, 15:37:31
Please tuck your pinky finger away lol.

NEVER!
/s

You make a good point and I agree they would not cheapen the `set`. What I should have said was that in my opinion novelties would cheapen the board (specifically the one I want to build with this set). At the end of the day it's all preference after all :) I did not intend to be snobby or gatekeep, was just trying to defend the designer's (apparent?) decision.

At the end of the day, I'd probably buy the novelties if they were added to the set :/
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: Lazesummerstone on Wed, 05 May 2021, 22:22:20
I always say theres gotta be more green keycap sets, and I love seeing a new color combo. I'm definitely gonna pick this set up (also I just got a minicooper in british racing green specifically so I have to right?!)  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: lewisflude on Fri, 21 May 2021, 13:11:53
Hey there! Two major updates!

Firstly, originally we said this would run in May. It's now been delayed to June 1st 2021. It'll run for the whole month.

Secondly, I'm proud to reveal the novelties kit designed by the amazing Morgana!

(https://i.imgur.com/oLy6UYW.png)

I'm really looking forward to kicking off this project and really appreciate all the support friends, family and strangers have given me in pulling this all together so far. I feel very lucky to have great vendors on board for this. Looking forward to revealing deskmat design, artisan and other collabs in the coming days and weeks.

As always, join our Discord (https://discord.gg/XdyjCF5) for the most up to date news on GMK British Racing Green and other Hand Engineering projects!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: Bub on Fri, 21 May 2021, 13:14:35
this set reminds me of aime leon dore. very nice and super popular right now.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: Avishay on Fri, 21 May 2021, 13:21:19
very nice  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: pararch on Fri, 21 May 2021, 14:31:53
Niice, those novelties looking swag. Aston martin DB5?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB in May
Post by: Langelandia on Fri, 21 May 2021, 14:40:44
I would agree that novelties would cheapen this set, in fact a lot of novelty sets are not needed in my opinion.  That said, what I always look for is a well thought out and executed RAMA or THOCK for example.  This set needs that.
Novelties are optional and not mandatory. If you don't like them you don't get them. Whether or not they are included as a kit for groupbuy does not devalue or 'cheapen' a set. That's just a snobby perspective. Please tuck your pinky finger away lol.
If Lewisflude, the GB runner doesn't want to do novelties that's totally within their rights, as this set is obviously appealing to many people without actually needing them. I'm not a car racing fan so I wouldn't care for the theme related novelties personally, but that doesn't mean I can't see that those who actually do vibe with the theme, are wishful there's a bit more thematic pizazz.

I note that the designer also hasn't made a deskmat design, and given that I only care about the colourway and not the theme that much, I'm in fact going to get this keycap set and match it with this Wave deskmat (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111411.0):
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/qCQpRkX.png)

(Yes I'm the groupbuy runner for the deskmat, so I'm being a total shill lol).

Howdy, friend.

It's more than poor form to shill something in another thread. Please don't.

<3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: g_hack_it on Fri, 21 May 2021, 15:00:39
Where can I go to have my foot surgically removed from my mouth. I'm soooo in for the novelties.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: mizuwolf on Fri, 21 May 2021, 15:35:33
Hey there! Two major updates!

Firstly, originally we said this would run in May. It's now been delayed to June 1st 2021. It'll run for the whole month.

Secondly, I'm proud to reveal the novelties kit designed by the amazing Morgana!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/oLy6UYW.png)


I'm really looking forward to kicking off this project and really appreciate all the support friends, family and strangers have given me in pulling this all together so far. I feel very lucky to have great vendors on board for this. Looking forward to revealing deskmat design, artisan and other collabs in the coming days and weeks.

As always, join our Discord (https://discord.gg/XdyjCF5) for the most up to date news on GMK British Racing Green and other Hand Engineering projects!

The novelties are quite a different color to the set - which colors is the set actually going to be? D:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: lewisflude on Fri, 21 May 2021, 17:42:00
Hey there! Two major updates!

Firstly, originally we said this would run in May. It's now been delayed to June 1st 2021. It'll run for the whole month.

Secondly, I'm proud to reveal the novelties kit designed by the amazing Morgana!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/oLy6UYW.png)


I'm really looking forward to kicking off this project and really appreciate all the support friends, family and strangers have given me in pulling this all together so far. I feel very lucky to have great vendors on board for this. Looking forward to revealing deskmat design, artisan and other collabs in the coming days and weeks.

As always, join our Discord (https://discord.gg/XdyjCF5) for the most up to date news on GMK British Racing Green and other Hand Engineering projects!

The novelties are quite a different color to the set - which colors is the set actually going to be? D:

Very good point! The novelty renders were done by someone else (I did all the other renders myself) and I would say those colours are slightly closer to the physical RAL swatches I have on hand, but it does depend on lighting.

Iíll do some work to tune the renders to be a little more consistent. In terms of colour matching, Iíll be using physical RAL chips as a source of truth and as with any GMK set, expect a level of variance between what you see on screen and what you see in real life when the set ships.

Link to a digital representation of RAL 6005 (https://www.ralcolorchart.com/ral-classic/ral-6005-moss-green)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: lewisflude on Fri, 21 May 2021, 17:47:17
Niice, those novelties looking swag. Aston martin DB5?

Thank you! Yep, youíre right about the inspiration there. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: lewisflude on Wed, 26 May 2021, 09:22:51
Happy to announce we have added zFrontier as vendor for China! Additionally, there are some new renders by oggi in the first post in this thread. Much more to announce in these last 6 days. Thanks to all the friends, family and strangers who have given me so much support in planning and preparing this group buy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: akzh on Wed, 26 May 2021, 10:25:05
The novelties are absolutely fantastic and might have convinced me to pick this kit up. Are there any RAMAs in the works?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: lewisflude on Wed, 26 May 2021, 10:33:04
The novelties are absolutely fantastic and might have convinced me to pick this kit up. Are there any RAMAs in the works?

Not Rama caps, but something special is coming that will be revealed soon.  :thumb:

sǝᴉʇlǝʌou ssɐɹq
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: nsyinc on Wed, 26 May 2021, 15:48:56
renders show gold colored arrow keys but not actually offered in kits. maybe update your renders or update your kits.

will pricing info be shared prior to the GB post?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: lewisflude on Wed, 26 May 2021, 15:52:45
renders show gold colored arrow keys but not actually offered in kits. maybe update your renders or update your kits.

will pricing info be shared prior to the GB post?

Was wondering when someone would notice this oversight! New renders are being worked on sans-beige arrow keys which sadly didnít make it into any of the kits.

Iím hoping to release international pricing over the next week, sometime before the group buy starts. Plenty of fun announcements for this week.

Update: the renders have now been changed!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: soslim on Wed, 26 May 2021, 15:59:37
super sick novelties, good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: ForsakenCoffee on Wed, 26 May 2021, 19:19:14
Maybe its just me but, I feel like the novelty enters should have the car facing the other way, into the alphas. I think it would be more representative of the enter key arrow if the car is pointed in the same direction.

That being said i still love the novelties and this set. The colors are fantastic.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
Post by: lewisflude on Thu, 27 May 2021, 02:37:40
Maybe its just me but, I feel like the novelty enters should have the car facing the other way, into the alphas. I think it would be more representative of the enter key arrow if the car is pointed in the same direction.

That being said i still love the novelties and this set. The colors are fantastic.

Thatís a really clever idea! Although the return arrow points left, and the history of the carriage return in typewriters creating a big push in the leftward direction, I feel there is something very natural about the left -> movement. Itís an interesting subject and I appreciate your thoughts.

Cool video on direction in cinema:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Running June 1 | Brass Monokei artisan reveal
Post by: lewisflude on Thu, 27 May 2021, 10:20:33
I'm proud to announce our artisan collaboration with Monokei. A stunning racing car ANSI return and a finishing line flags escape key.

(https://i.imgur.com/8M7bhfH.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/x3s1yx6.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Running June 1 | Brass Monokei artisan reveal
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 30 May 2021, 03:44:02
Love the flags cap, nice addition.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Running June 1 | Brass Monokei artisan reveal
Post by: hayasaka on Sun, 30 May 2021, 04:19:00
very tempting.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Running June 1 | Brass Monokei artisan reveal
Post by: rooski15 on Tue, 01 June 2021, 00:01:48
I realize I'm late to the party here, but any chance at 6u spacebar support?  WS1 maybe not so much (there are plenty of 6u WS1 in the wild), but for that custom green it would be excellent to be able to lend support to 6u. As a 6u cypher / topre user, it would make a world of difference to me.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB LIVE NOW
Post by: lewisflude on Tue, 01 June 2021, 15:47:26
The GB thread is now LIVE!
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=113137.0)