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[GB] GMK Modern Ink | FINAL NUMBERS | All kits will be made!
« on: Tue, 14 September 2021, 08:42:22 »

GMK Modern Ink
the modern counterpart to gmk sumi.




Updates

[update 4-10/26/2021]

[update 3-10/07/2021]

[update 2-09/28/2021]

[update 1-09/22/2021]


[update 0-09/15/2021]




Disclaimer

The ETA of GMK Modern Ink is set around Q4 of 2022. With it using the same colors as GMK Sumi, the color matching process will be quicker (if Sumis color matching is completed until then).




KITTING
the set is designed with the colors ws2, ral5004 and ral3028.



   


   


   


   


   


   





Renderings
these renderings are here for a better visual representation, embracing the set in all its horizontal glory.



     


     


     



full perspective of boards + deskmats


     


     




DESKMATS
the deskmats are a combination of modern design language and expressionistic ink art.
900x400x4mm


     


     


     


     


renderings do not reflect the final product.




EXTRAS
the posters will be made from a high quality material in a sizing of a3.


   






COLLABORATIONS
all collabs that have been confirmed.


Keebstuff Kabelmanufaktur

 


Object Garage





LeonardoDaMouse

 



Luxe Cables

 



Wrist Labs









PRICING







VENDORS
these vendors will supply you once again with my creations.


Project Keyboard

CandyKeys

zFrontier

Deskhero

Switchkeys

Monokei

Prototypist







Honorable Mentions

More

Pikku-Allu for the kit renderings.
Zaum for the usage of the Werk One and helping me out with rendering in general.
Milo from Kindakeybaords for the usage of the CONONE80.
Mozaic for the usage of the System 65.
RAMA Works for the usage of the Koyu.
Scucka for the Hiragana Alphas, used in the other renderings.











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Offline TieuNgu

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 14 September 2021, 15:56:53 »
sad to see that the rama caps didn't make it :(

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 14 September 2021, 16:09:27 »
Curious, how hard is it to see the blue tint to ral5004? Do you really need to look for it, like hold it up to the light? Or is it more like a dark navy that obviously isn't black?

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 14 September 2021, 16:16:03 »
Curious, how hard is it to see the blue tint to ral5004? Do you really need to look for it, like hold it up to the light? Or is it more like a dark navy that obviously isn't black?

Once we approve the color samples for GMK Sumi I can demonstrate the darkness of the ral5004 the best. If you take a look at, for instance, the RAL K7 color picker, you can see that it's a really dark navy. Almost black but with a hint of blue.

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 14 September 2021, 16:38:47 »
Is it WS2 that noticeably yellows pretty quickly?

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 01:56:06 »
Is it WS2 that noticeably yellows pretty quickly?

I made a statement to that in the IC thread. You an find it over here!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th | LIVE!
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 01:57:36 »
Update






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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th | LIVE!
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 02:32:27 »
Great as always! Good luck in GB Virtual

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th | LIVE!
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 09:47:41 »

Update




Means we are now live across all regions. Let the show begin!





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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th | LIVE!
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 15 September 2021, 13:58:47 »
no ramas? bummer

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th | LIVE!
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 00:48:57 »
Are the posters happening? I don't see it on Deskhero

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th | LIVE!
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 16:21:45 »
Love this set

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | GB from September 15th - October 15th | LIVE!
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 11:56:47 »
Are the posters happening? I don't see it on Deskhero

Just got back to deskhero in that regard. Will soon be fixed!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 12:03:51 »

Update


[update 1-09/22/2021]
  • Week one numbers
Base - 71
Mono Hiragana - 13
Novelties - 39
Spacebars - 22
Extensions - 9
International - 14

'the modern' - 41
'the mountain' - 21
'the fading' - 26
'the valley' - 9

the mountain poster - 7
the valley poster - 6


*some vendors are outdated


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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 17:06:15 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 00:35:16 »
Love the idea of clean design, and no english. Speaking of which, the "no english" kit would have been awesome. Right now it requires to buy 3 kits (base+mono+novelties) at $238 total. Is it too late to consider?

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 08:16:11 »
Oh man, it pains me to see this set struggling, Virtual.

I think we seem to have reached a kind of saturation in the hobby, particularly when it comes to high-end sets with delivery timelines of over one year. When I discovered this community over a year ago, there was no real choice but to get in line and buy into GMK GBs (none of which have delivered to this date). With lots of budget keycap newcomers backed by big names (such as NicePBT by Cannonkeys), people only join group buys they are extremely excited about. My order for this set was to the amount of 285 Euros (or 335 USD) for Base, Novelties and International (incl. VAT). It feels like newcomers are nowadays choosing the cheaper sets they get quickly. Those that have been around or are taking a deep dive in right away are already in many buys. They are waiting on many sets so that they're spread thin.

Long story short, I really hope this makes it across the finish line with all kits intact - but overall, there is a lesson to learn here for the community - or, more exactly, the industry.

Also: Tell CandyKeys to finally feature this set on the front page. What do they want with that GMMK for cryin out loud!

Best,
Johannes

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 08:38:37 »
Oh man, it pains me to see this set struggling, Virtual.

I think we seem to have reached a kind of saturation in the hobby, particularly when it comes to high-end sets with delivery timelines of over one year. When I discovered this community over a year ago, there was no real choice but to get in line and buy into GMK GBs (none of which have delivered to this date). With lots of budget keycap newcomers backed by big names (such as NicePBT by Cannonkeys), people only join group buys they are extremely excited about. My order for this set was to the amount of 285 Euros (or 335 USD) for Base, Novelties and International (incl. VAT). It feels like newcomers are nowadays choosing the cheaper sets they get quickly. Those that have been around or are taking a deep dive in right away are already in many buys. They are waiting on many sets so that they're spread thin.

Long story short, I really hope this makes it across the finish line with all kits intact - but overall, there is a lesson to learn here for the community - or, more exactly, the industry.

Also: Tell CandyKeys to finally feature this set on the front page. What do they want with that GMMK for cryin out loud!

Best,
Johannes


I am in this camp sadly.
I really like this set, but with the current GMK waiting times and also the fact that I got "similarish" sets already, I can't justify taking the plunge for a GMK set atm unless it trully speaks to me and I consider it a 10/10.

I will try my luck on extras in 2 years, and I really hope the final numbers are good.
       

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 09:55:04 »
Oh man, it pains me to see this set struggling, Virtual.

I think we seem to have reached a kind of saturation in the hobby, particularly when it comes to high-end sets with delivery timelines of over one year. When I discovered this community over a year ago, there was no real choice but to get in line and buy into GMK GBs (none of which have delivered to this date). With lots of budget keycap newcomers backed by big names (such as NicePBT by Cannonkeys), people only join group buys they are extremely excited about. My order for this set was to the amount of 285 Euros (or 335 USD) for Base, Novelties and International (incl. VAT). It feels like newcomers are nowadays choosing the cheaper sets they get quickly. Those that have been around or are taking a deep dive in right away are already in many buys. They are waiting on many sets so that they're spread thin.

Long story short, I really hope this makes it across the finish line with all kits intact - but overall, there is a lesson to learn here for the community - or, more exactly, the industry.

Also: Tell CandyKeys to finally feature this set on the front page. What do they want with that GMMK for cryin out loud!

Best,
Johannes

You are absolutely right about the hobby being well saturated.
I can understand why people are afraid to buy any GMK sets as of right now, the circumstances aren't ideal. With that in mind, most of my upcoming sets won't feature GMK as a manufacturer.
I'll take this as a good insight to the current market situation and will try to improve on the things that may be lacking or simply didn't go as planned. We can only improve from now on.

Still looking forward to the end of this GB and I hope that we will see this set being made.

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 12:13:31 »
I'm only speaking for myself, but as much as I love this set, I have no interest in shelling out $200 (base+novelties) for something I know I will not receive for a minimum of 1 year. I dunno where I'll be at that time, nor will I know if I'll still be interested in this hobby. It's not even a matter of price really. I'd much rather pay $300 if it mean I'll receive it within the week. Regardless, this hobby is not in a good place.  When nothing you've purchased is in hand for a over a year, its hard to contextualize how much you've spent.

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 10:11:33 »
I'm only speaking for myself, but as much as I love this set, I have no interest in shelling out $200 (base+novelties) for something I know I will not receive for a minimum of 1 year. I dunno where I'll be at that time, nor will I know if I'll still be interested in this hobby. It's not even a matter of price really. I'd much rather pay $300 if it mean I'll receive it within the week. Regardless, this hobby is not in a good place.  When nothing you've purchased is in hand for a over a year, its hard to contextualize how much you've spent.

You do make a great point. When it comes to manufacturers like GMK the wait times are so ridiculous, the only way you can get a set in a reasonable time is to buy an aftermarket set for 3+ times the price or buy a set from Drop. At this point we need others companies to do a similar deal with that they have with Drop but ideally still take ideas for the set from the community too to cut down on the delivery times since they can order large quantities compared to a GB. I've personally gotten into around 10 keycap GBs and only 2 have arrived, 1 is about to arrive and the rest are still in production limbo, it can get infuriating but that's when you say enough is enough and don't get into more GBs before the others are fulfilled.

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 26 September 2021, 05:57:34 »
I'm only speaking for myself, but as much as I love this set, I have no interest in shelling out $200 (base+novelties) for something I know I will not receive for a minimum of 1 year. I dunno where I'll be at that time, nor will I know if I'll still be interested in this hobby. It's not even a matter of price really. I'd much rather pay $300 if it mean I'll receive it within the week. Regardless, this hobby is not in a good place.  When nothing you've purchased is in hand for a over a year, its hard to contextualize how much you've spent.

You do make a great point. When it comes to manufacturers like GMK the wait times are so ridiculous, the only way you can get a set in a reasonable time is to buy an aftermarket set for 3+ times the price or buy a set from Drop. At this point we need others companies to do a similar deal with that they have with Drop but ideally still take ideas for the set from the community too to cut down on the delivery times since they can order large quantities compared to a GB. I've personally gotten into around 10 keycap GBs and only 2 have arrived, 1 is about to arrive and the rest are still in production limbo, it can get infuriating but that's when you say enough is enough and don't get into more GBs before the others are fulfilled.

Exactly, you're just throwing money into the void hoping something will come out at the other end within a reasonable time. Lol I have noticed more designers moving their sets to other manufacturers, but even they seem to be getting bogged down because of the plastic shortage.

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week one update
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 10:26:51 »

Update


[update 2-09/28/2021]
  • Week two numbers
Base - 107
Mono Hiragana - 20
Novelties - 61
Spacebars - 29
Extensions - 12
International - 22

'the modern' - 68
'the mountain' - 30
'the fading' - 35
'the valley' - 14

the mountain poster - 11
the valley poster - 8



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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week two update
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 13:52:23 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week two update
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 30 September 2021, 14:31:30 »
ooof. come on lil buddy you can do it

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week two update
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 15:43:29 »
Placed my order.
Hopefully this set will make it!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week three update
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 09:30:56 »
Update


[update 3-10/07/2021]
  • Week three numbers
Base - 121
Mono Hiragana - 23
Novelties - 68
Spacebars - 35
Extensions - 13
International - 22

'the modern' - 86
'the mountain' - 31
'the fading' - 39
'the valley' - 17

the mountain poster - 12
the valley poster - 10


*most vendors are outdated

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week three update
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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week three update
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 09 October 2021, 15:18:40 »
come on, we can do it!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week three update
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 10 October 2021, 01:51:16 »
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aint gonna make it unless someone buys out

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week three update
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 10 October 2021, 04:51:16 »
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aint gonna make it unless someone buys out

Or GMK magically drops MOQ like they have done with other sets.

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week three update
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 10 October 2021, 05:07:25 »
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aint gonna make it unless someone buys out

Or GMK magically drops MOQ like they have done with other sets.

depends on the given factors, doesn't always happen.


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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | Week three update
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 10 October 2021, 07:20:14 »
I feel it will get bought out. Many other recent GMK sets that were struggling either had the "all kits will be made" treatment or something similar.
I guess refunding a couple hundred orders is more complicated than buying out 50% of the remaining MOQ for vendors.

But I wanted to say I very much respect you for posting numbers, so many other GB runners will just vanish from their own thread if numbers are bad or best case will just write "all kits will be made" but everybody knows what that means.

I still really wish this set would have been ePBT.
       

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST 3 DAYS!
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 12 October 2021, 10:01:25 »

LAST 3 DAYS ARE ON!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST 3 DAYS!
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 12 October 2021, 19:23:05 »
Let's do it people!!!
THIS IS A GREAT SET!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST 3 DAYS!
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 13 October 2021, 12:50:16 »
Second that.
Plz consider and spread the word.

Let's do it people!!!
THIS IS A GREAT SET!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST DAY!
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 01:34:46 »

The last day is on guys!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST DAY!
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 03:03:59 »

The last day is on guys!

Good luck Virtual!! I am sure you will blast past MOQ   :thumb:


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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST DAY!
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 14 October 2021, 09:03:01 »
bought base, novelties and spacebars, thanks for the AMAZING presentation and work on this set Virtual!  :-*

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST DAY!
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 16 October 2021, 08:43:52 »
So....how did we do?

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST DAY!
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 13:53:56 »
So....how did we do?

Apparently waiting for final numbers from vendors.

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST DAY!
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 18 October 2021, 22:00:45 »
So....how did we do?

Apparently waiting for final numbers from vendors.
I suppose that's a good sign, right?

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST DAY!
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 20 October 2021, 22:21:07 »
So....how did we do?

Apparently waiting for final numbers from vendors.
I suppose that's a good sign, right?

I would be carefully optimistic. Candykeys has updated their numbers and it looked decent, even though not even base kit hit MOQ. But it was relatively close.

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th | LAST DAY!
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 24 October 2021, 13:04:58 »

I would be carefully optimistic. Candykeys has updated their numbers and it looked decent, even though not even base kit hit MOQ. But it was relatively close.

It feels like we should know by now...

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | September 15th - October 15th
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 13:55:23 »
Update


[update 4-10/26/2021]
  • FINAL NUMBERS
Base - 593
Mono Hiragana - 103
Novelties - 328
Spacebars - 176
Extensions - 100
International - 103

'the modern' - 389
'the mountain' - 167
'the fading' - 212
'the valley' - 89

the mountain poster - 29
the valley poster - 29


BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK PART IN THIS GROUP BUY AND HELPED TO GET IT TO MOQ!


*all vendors updated, extras included



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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | FINAL NUMBERS | All kits will be made!
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 14:42:23 »
Glad to hear!
ETA?

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | FINAL NUMBERS | All kits will be made!
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 15:39:56 »

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | FINAL NUMBERS | All kits will be made!
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 18:33:16 »
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That is awesome! Super pumped about the results!

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Re: [GB] GMK Modern Ink | FINAL NUMBERS | All kits will be made!
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 27 October 2021, 11:18:34 »
very cool