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GMK Good Kid - RENDERS ARE IN (09/21/18)
« on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 11:25:26 »
GMK Good Kid


GMK Good Kid on TGR-ALICE
Base Kit+Icons+Novelties+Spacebars



About

Hey guys, THRILLHOIAF here with my first foray into GMK sets, just wanted to get some general feedback on the set that is inspired heavily by Kendrick Lamars album Good Kid M.A.A.D City.



Renders!


M65A
Base Kit


M65A


TOKYO60
Base Kit+Icons+Novelties


TOKYO60 - Macro closeup


M0110
Base Kit+Icons




RAMA U80-A
Base Kit+Novelties




Huge thanks to Janglad for his quick and speedy renders! they look effing awesome!


Here is the link to the Full Render Album



Massdrop Polls
REVISED Feedback Form
Kits

Base Kit


Icon Mods


Novelties (WIP)


Spacebars


Pricing

Quotes incoming for tentative set




To do List

  • Kit Refining/Feedback
  • Novelty design if interest
  • Kit renders

All the other major stuff that comes with GB phase will be sorted out down the road if there's enough interest to warrant continuing the concept/idea
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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 11:27:25 »
Accent colors remind me of muted-- and they fit perfectly with the green.

IMO, since I think a lot of people would want to use both the purple and blue accent colors on their board at the same time (other than the only combination right now of purple esc, blue enter), an extra kit with purple spacebars would be nice.

I'd also personally kill any ideas for novelties since this base kit is going to get expensive real quick, especially with two accent colors.

Great job though!

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 11:31:48 »
Looks great!

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 11:42:02 »
Accent colors remind me of muted-- and they fit perfectly with the green.

IMO, since I think a lot of people would want to use both the purple and blue accent colors on their board at the same time (other than the only combination right now of purple esc, blue enter), an extra kit with purple spacebars would be nice.

I'd also personally kill any ideas for novelties since this base kit is going to get expensive real quick, especially with two accent colors.

Great job though!

Yes good call!

I agree about the novelties too, I know novelties for GMK can kind of make or break a set, whether they're grouped with or apart. dont want a situation where the novelties not hitting MOQ kills it entirely.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 11:49:46 »
I'd just have to wait to see color samples b/c of the subtle pantones. 

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:20:05 »
green is fantastic, what color is it?

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:22:10 »
Accent colors remind me of muted-- and they fit perfectly with the green.

IMO, since I think a lot of people would want to use both the purple and blue accent colors on their board at the same time (other than the only combination right now of purple esc, blue enter), an extra kit with purple spacebars would be nice.

I'd also personally kill any ideas for novelties since this base kit is going to get expensive real quick, especially with two accent colors.

Great job though!

Yes good call!

I agree about the novelties too, I know novelties for GMK can kind of make or break a set, whether they're grouped with or apart. dont want a situation where the novelties not hitting MOQ kills it entirely.

I honestly doubt that will happen. The colors in this seat are so beautiful stand alone, that it makes up for the need for novelties to make the set "worth it"

We'll see but I think it'll work out

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:24:20 »
I'd just have to wait to see color samples b/c of the subtle pantones.

definitely, need to see some good traction on the set though to warrant getting color samples. computer screens reflect hex/pantone colors quite poorly. so the matching process on 5 custom colors will be quite pricey if I'm getting 2/3 alternates/close matches to get the perfect representation of the renders!

so yah! tell your friends about the set :D

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:28:15 »
green is fantastic, what color is it?

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color hex is #3F5C58 which is the hex I pulled for Pantone 5477c
Think the guidebook is a bit darker so would probably end up being a different pantone, but yah thats the E-version of pantone 5477C :)


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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 13:00:29 »
I bet that green would look really good on the M65-a sage case too :)

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 14:07:36 »
Really really really lovely colors here!
Count me in for sure if the samples turn out representative of the render.

I'm not a huge fan of alternating f-row colors, but I can live with it. Maybe consider a spacebar kit so you can move the R4 2.25u blank in there? As well as include purple/blue spacebars?

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 14:42:40 »
I bet that green would look really good on the M65-a sage case too :)

You've read my mind  :)) :thumb:

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 15:45:28 »
On the suggestion of another user,

provided an alternate look of the set but with Burgundy alphas instead of white.

Added to feedback form




ooh... can you maybe try the blue alphas and purple accents.?


p.s. you posted the wrong pic :P

Editing on a phone is hard haha



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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 16:07:01 »
On the suggestion of another user,

provided an alternate look of the set but with Burgundy alphas instead of white.

Added to feedback form


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ooh... can you maybe try the blue alphas and purple accents.?


p.s. you posted the wrong pic :P
« Last Edit: Thu, 21 June 2018, 16:10:02 by dimo »

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 16:30:32 »
It's got green in it, so ofc I dig it. I saw on the reddit post you were looking for a vendor to run it maybe. Hit me up down the road if gets that far and I might have space for it.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 18:49:13 »
It's got green in it, so ofc I dig it. I saw on the reddit post you were looking for a vendor to run it maybe. Hit me up down the road if gets that far and I might have space for it.

Are you working on fixing the issues with the phantom gb related to the website being down, etc.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 19:07:05 »
It's got green in it, so ofc I dig it. I saw on the reddit post you were looking for a vendor to run it maybe. Hit me up down the road if gets that far and I might have space for it.

Are you working on fixing the issues with the phantom gb related to the website being down, etc.

Website is up currently with occasional outages. No work can be done on it until payments are in because it'll be offline for a few weeks for a rework.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 19:23:30 »
It's got green in it, so ofc I dig it. I saw on the reddit post you were looking for a vendor to run it maybe. Hit me up down the road if gets that far and I might have space for it.

Oh wow that'd be awesome! I will keep you in mind as I further this lil concept I have going on!

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 21:15:03 »
Do spacebar kits hit MOQ these days? Would be nice to see one of those. 40% is always welcome, too.

Would anyone be interested in buying both alpha kits? I've heard that GMK doesn't run alpha kits with different legends, but not sure if they run with just different colors. I feel like burgundy might make a nice secondary alpha kit.
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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 21:28:54 »
Do spacebar kits hit MOQ these days? Would be nice to see one of those. 40% is always welcome, too.

Would anyone be interested in buying both alpha kits? I've heard that GMK doesn't run alpha kits with different legends, but not sure if they run with just different colors. I feel like burgundy might make a nice secondary alpha kit.

Spacebars tend to hit MOQ without too much struggling. 40% kit and alpha kits tend to have a good bit of struggling and in many cases do not hit MOQ, often causing those who placed orders containing the failed kits to cancel their order entirely, hurting the base kit numbers.

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 21:42:43 »
Do spacebar kits hit MOQ these days? Would be nice to see one of those. 40% is always welcome, too.

Would anyone be interested in buying both alpha kits? I've heard that GMK doesn't run alpha kits with different legends, but not sure if they run with just different colors. I feel like burgundy might make a nice secondary alpha kit.

realistically breaking things down into super small kits like SA sets do probably wont fly with GMK due to their high MOQ's. best to do the major base kit, and the vey small novelty/separate spacebars kit.

I'm also leaning heavily to going with the burgundy alphas as the white alphas make the set WAY too similar to GMK Camping

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 21:43:22 »
 :thumb:the modifier is dark green ,am I right?
awesome.
If base legend use the same dark green ,would it be a better color combo?

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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 21:54:14 »
:thumb:the modifier is dark green ,am I right?
awesome.
If base legend use the same dark green ,would it be a better color combo?

I think I'm reading you right, this would be the kind of look to it



a bit too hard to read for my books.

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GMK Good Kid
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 21:55:40 »
Do spacebar kits hit MOQ these days? Would be nice to see one of those. 40% is always welcome, too.

Would anyone be interested in buying both alpha kits? I've heard that GMK doesn't run alpha kits with different legends, but not sure if they run with just different colors. I feel like burgundy might make a nice secondary alpha kit.

I believe phantom hit MOQ for a spacebar kit, and this set is much more likely to hit MOQ because I think the necessity of having a purple colored spacebar is more important than it was with phantom in this case

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 21:58:41 »
Do spacebar kits hit MOQ these days? Would be nice to see one of those. 40% is always welcome, too.

Would anyone be interested in buying both alpha kits? I've heard that GMK doesn't run alpha kits with different legends, but not sure if they run with just different colors. I feel like burgundy might make a nice secondary alpha kit.

realistically breaking things down into super small kits like SA sets do probably wont fly with GMK due to their high MOQ's. best to do the major base kit, and the vey small novelty/separate spacebars kit.

I'm also leaning heavily to going with the burgundy alphas as the white alphas make the set WAY too similar to GMK Camping

can you try the blue alphas *.*

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:03:42 »
Just saw the novelties, and I now realize I need this set to be successful just so I can have "Yawk" keys haha.

Not a huge fan of purple alphas. Have you tried changing the legend color on the white alphas from black to the dark green?

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:05:32 »
:thumb:the modifier is dark green ,am I right?
awesome.
If base legend use the same dark green ,would it be a better color combo?

I think I'm reading you right, this would be the kind of look to it

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a bit too hard to read for my books.

thank you for clarifying that  , I get that.

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:07:17 »
Just saw the novelties, and I now realize I need this set to be successful just so I can have "Yawk" keys haha.

Not a huge fan of purple alphas. Have you tried changing the legend color on the white alphas from black to the dark green?

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This too. Not many gmk legends in this format use black legends (jtk does)

Choosing the purple as legend colors might be alright too.

But green would be the best option

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:14:40 »
Also, instead of "man down" for the novelty, would you consider "brace yourself", which is also from the same song.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:21:13 »
Do spacebar kits hit MOQ these days? Would be nice to see one of those. 40% is always welcome, too.

Would anyone be interested in buying both alpha kits? I've heard that GMK doesn't run alpha kits with different legends, but not sure if they run with just different colors. I feel like burgundy might make a nice secondary alpha kit.

realistically breaking things down into super small kits like SA sets do probably wont fly with GMK due to their high MOQ's. best to do the major base kit, and the vey small novelty/separate spacebars kit.

I'm also leaning heavily to going with the burgundy alphas as the white alphas make the set WAY too similar to GMK Camping

Definitely not a good idea to try SP style kits with GMK due to their higher MOQs and their higher per-ket base fees. Best idea is to keep a decent sized base kit with a couple small child kits at best, such as spacebar and novelty.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:26:23 »
Do spacebar kits hit MOQ these days? Would be nice to see one of those. 40% is always welcome, too.

Would anyone be interested in buying both alpha kits? I've heard that GMK doesn't run alpha kits with different legends, but not sure if they run with just different colors. I feel like burgundy might make a nice secondary alpha kit.

realistically breaking things down into super small kits like SA sets do probably wont fly with GMK due to their high MOQ's. best to do the major base kit, and the vey small novelty/separate spacebars kit.

I'm also leaning heavily to going with the burgundy alphas as the white alphas make the set WAY too similar to GMK Camping

can you try the blue alphas *.*

it looks OK actually, but the theme is totally lost for me with the blue alphas. it looks good don't get me wrong, but the FEEL of the set is lost. if that makes sense. will post a KLE tomorrow when I got time to kill at work. eyes a bit burnt out today :D


Just saw the novelties, and I now realize I need this set to be successful just so I can have "Yawk" keys haha.

Not a huge fan of purple alphas. Have you tried changing the legend color on the white alphas from black to the dark green?

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with green legend color its literally just GMK Camping with cyan/purple alternate mod highlights



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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:28:30 »
Also, instead of "man down" for the novelty, would you consider "brace yourself", which is also from the same song.

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thats a good one too. I was also thinking maybe, DRINK

different song but fits in as an ENTER/RETURN novelty also

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:31:24 »
Also, instead of "man down" for the novelty, would you consider "brace yourself", which is also from the same song.

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thats a good one too. I was also thinking maybe, DRINK

different song but fits in as an ENTER/RETURN novelty also
"Pour up"

And I agree, wasn't thinking about gmk camping when I made the suggestion

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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:34:39 »
Also, instead of "man down" for the novelty, would you consider "brace yourself", which is also from the same song.

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thats a good one too. I was also thinking maybe, DRINK

different song but fits in as an ENTER/RETURN novelty also
"Pour up"

And I agree, wasn't thinking about gmk camping when I made the suggestion

in my dream scenario, every modifier is just replaced with the hook for swimming pools :D

and no worries about the GMK Camping comparison, sorry if I sounded short, I meant no offense :)

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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 22:46:14 »
Also, instead of "man down" for the novelty, would you consider "brace yourself", which is also from the same song.

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thats a good one too. I was also thinking maybe, DRINK

different song but fits in as an ENTER/RETURN novelty also
"Pour up"

And I agree, wasn't thinking about gmk camping when I made the suggestion

in my dream scenario, every modifier is just replaced with the hook for swimming pools :D

and no worries about the GMK Camping comparison, sorry if I sounded short, I meant no offense :)
Let's just go halfsies on a swimming pools child mod kit. That should be what, $4000 a piece from you and I? It would be sick if there was actually enough interest to hit MOQ for a mod kit like that.

And no worries dude, all goood.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 23:02:47 »
the set already has tons of keys...

but let me be that numpad person and mention how useful the double zero (00) key is for lots of good numpads... as well as some keyboards, such as the Vortex ViBE
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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 23:11:12 »
"Backspace" looks better on the 1.5u and 1.75u backspace keys than the big arrow, imo.

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 23:12:21 »
the set already has tons of keys...

but let me be that numpad person and mention how useful the double zero (00) key is for lots of good numpads... as well as some keyboards, such as the Vortex ViBE

true story I actually had a double zero key in the original base kit but took it out cause I thought nobody would want it :D will add it to my work order as this progresses!

Also, instead of "man down" for the novelty, would you consider "brace yourself", which is also from the same song.

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thats a good one too. I was also thinking maybe, DRINK

different song but fits in as an ENTER/RETURN novelty also
"Pour up"

And I agree, wasn't thinking about gmk camping when I made the suggestion

in my dream scenario, every modifier is just replaced with the hook for swimming pools :D

and no worries about the GMK Camping comparison, sorry if I sounded short, I meant no offense :)
Let's just go halfsies on a swimming pools child mod kit. That should be what, $4000 a piece from you and I? It would be sick if there was actually enough interest to hit MOQ for a mod kit like that.

And no worries dude, all goood.

I would have to put out a massive ad campaign on every kendrick lamar subreddit, instagram page, hiphopheads, everything to try get enough buyers to make that a reality.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 01:35:47 »
Really slick set!

Have you experimented with all black legends even on modifiers/accents? Seem to fit more in line with the aesthetic in my head but I don't know how it'd turn out.
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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 02:58:27 »
Toss in a 'Don't Kill My Vibe' novelty Enter key or something, and I'm game.  Love seeing hip hop inspired cap sets! Hoping to see more.  :thumb:

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 04:14:48 »
Let do it with icon mod, bro.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 05:36:55 »
I like the original idea, I do not like the shades of red and green together

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 11:04:44 »
If a second alpha kit is infeasible nowadays, I think the white alphas look better and have more universal appeal. But the IC poll will decide.

The similarity to Camping isn't that strong IMO.
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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 12:13:21 »
Really really really lovely colors here!
Count me in for sure if the samples turn out representative of the render.

I'm not a huge fan of alternating f-row colors, but I can live with it. Maybe consider a spacebar kit so you can move the R4 2.25u blank in there? As well as include purple/blue spacebars?

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Do spacebar kits hit MOQ these days? Would be nice to see one of those. 40% is always welcome, too.

Would anyone be interested in buying both alpha kits? I've heard that GMK doesn't run alpha kits with different legends, but not sure if they run with just different colors. I feel like burgundy might make a nice secondary alpha kit.

realistically breaking things down into super small kits like SA sets do probably wont fly with GMK due to their high MOQ's. best to do the major base kit, and the vey small novelty/separate spacebars kit.

I'm also leaning heavily to going with the burgundy alphas as the white alphas make the set WAY too similar to GMK Camping

can you try the blue alphas *.*

Really slick set!

Have you experimented with all black legends even on modifiers/accents? Seem to fit more in line with the aesthetic in my head but I don't know how it'd turn out.

If a second alpha kit is infeasible nowadays, I think the white alphas look better and have more universal appeal. But the IC poll will decide.

The similarity to Camping isn't that strong IMO.

Hey guys so fortunately I had time to kill this morning at work, between watching World Cup and fooling around with KLE.

I must say, I think as a whole each color, the cyan, green and burgundy/purple could easily all represent as the alphas

that being said, I added my notes on my personal opinion on each variety.

The colors to me have to resonate with the theme of GKMC

Alternates 1



Alternates 2



So yeah in case the notes don't translate well,

Alternates 1 image:
Top Left: cyan alphas look good! I think individually each color (green, cyan, burgundy/purple) could act as alphas) but I think the theme is lost the most with the cyan alphas

Bottom Left: the current iteration I intend to go with, with which I've requested quotes on from GMK, I truly think the burgundy.purpler alphas nail the aesthetic and theme that I'm trying to go for, while standing apart from the norm of colors, remaining legible, and really nailing the theme that the set is based on

Top Right: All black legends on alphas and mods, looks ok, but again I'm leaning heavily away from the white alphas. The black is a little TOO plain for the set. just too generic looking

Bottom Right: is the green legends on the og alphas. I know it literally isn't a carbon copy of Camping. but to me it still is the camping aesthetic of green and white (cream in campings case)


Alternate 2:

Top Left and Bottom Right: This is the OG alphas but with the mod/highlight colors as legend colors.... kinda cheapens the set. loses its theme IMO

Top Right and Bottom Right: again just illustrating how the aesthetic of GMK Camping (for me anyways) is too apparent in green on white alphas.


Conclusion:

Its a tough pick because right now all the feedback I've received has been a 50/50 split on burgundy or white alphas. with most saying the burgundy still looks great, but what they're really in for is the novelties hahah

so its wtv, I'm leaning HEAVILY on the burgundy alphas, i think it looks ****ing sick and rocks the GKMC vibe.

I'm due to receive renders from GMK for the burgundy alphas base kit, spacebars kit and a novelties kit so I'll pitch another IC about to get more feedback and we'll go from there!

Regardless I'm not in a rush as there are a **** ton of GMK GB's and IC's in progress so it isn't the worst thing to take my time with this one :)

Thanks guys for all the feedback and help figuring this one out :)

Offline StrangPrisoner

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 17:12:38 »
Definitely think that the burgundy fits the GMKC vibe the best. Personally wouldn't consider the others I like the burg so much.

Offline garbo

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 17:37:39 »
To throw my opinion on the pile: I'd buy what's rendered in the original post, but not the alternatives.

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 25 June 2018, 11:56:28 »
Is it just us or are the forum images not working for us? (And your website too)

White alphas are very nice, the purple ones really do add for some contrast but will not hit everyones liking!
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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 25 June 2018, 16:54:58 »
Is it just us or are the forum images not working for us? (And your website too)

White alphas are very nice, the purple ones really do add for some contrast but will not hit everyones liking!

It's something about imgur and some ISP's at the moment. I can only view some https url's, but the ones that don't do work through a proxy. Is weird.
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Offline Lormania

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 21:25:21 »
Maybe make a novelty enter key that is purple but has the minivan on it? Love the colors so far!

Offline Corgiattackkk

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Re: GMK Good Kid
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 21:53:47 »
I like the minivan idea! Love the first image colorway, definitely interested. Still unsure about the novelties but I would probably get it even without.