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Offline Tyson

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[IC] IV Ashes | First Update!
« on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 09:59:16 »



I present to you IV Ashes, a refresh on one of my favorite sets in collaboration with IV Works!


For this run of Ashes I have corrected and added the following to the design:


- F-row has alternating colors

- Updated modifiers to standard icon mods

- Corrected the spare fn key

- Added support for Alice and Arisu layouts

- Added more novelties


We will be running a single keyset with wide capability that includes all novelty designs. This is a new product line from Joe of IV Works to offer quality keysets of popular designs with the original designer. Joe has worked closely with the manufacturer on developing the keyset and has made all the legends to his liking. Sample keysets have already been ordered for quality assurance! They will be color-matched and tested before the group buy opens. Our goal is to deliver in 120 days after the group buy closes. Proxy vendors for all major regions will be announced soon.


I had a blast working with Joe and look forward to your comments!


For a closer look please see: https://iv-works.com/ashes


IV Ashes:

Thick 1.45mm PBT Cherry Profile

Dye-sub legends

Single keyset with wide compatibility (including Alice and Arisu layouts)

Novelties included

Custom box

Limited to 500

Estimated 120 day turnaround

Aiming for $99 price for the Full kit


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Feedback: IC Form
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Renders


AV4 by IV Works
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Frog TKL by GeonWorks
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Base Kit




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Deskmats

Ariandel


Darkroot


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Metal Artisans

Bonfire


Humanity



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Thanks
Thank you IV for the amazing renders and all the support on this project being the main vendor!
Thank you for the supporting GMK Ashes! I'm glad you guys love the set as much as I do!
Thank you to my Discord for all the love and support!


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Offline AstralYT

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 10:12:10 »
Ashes with and 120 days turnaround time?

Yes please!

Please no shrink caps coz reverse dye-sub.

Please no space bar warp.

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Offline rodok

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 10:12:54 »
This is sick, perfect for an arisu user.

Offline suyashr99

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 10:16:24 »
Already love GMK ashes, so looking forward to supporting this set being run by 2 amazing dudes

Offline hali

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 10:29:02 »
very interested in seeing samples

Offline _IanOfEarth

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 10:47:05 »
This looks so awesome and cool to see IV involved! I am typing this on my Av3 😍

Please add two 1.5u Super keys and a second 1u Alt key either to the base kit or an extension kit to add support for macOS 7u and HHKB layouts. I am aware the Novelties would let you fill that layout, but I would love to see the normal mods added too for those who do not want to use novelties on the bottom row for a cleaner look or don't like the novelties but like the colorway.

Offline RachaXD

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 10:48:46 »
I'm all in!

Offline ben56k

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 11:18:51 »
hum interesting deskmat.

Offline lys.nordique

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 11:28:19 »
yes

Offline Izeri

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 11:39:51 »
Very interested on seeing samples for those, is there any chance to get another kit with the alt alphas that were offered on the original run?

Offline _rubik

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 11:56:58 »
I feel like this ran pretty recently, but maybe the pandemic has accelerated my perception of time.

Edit: Ok I'm not seeing things: GMK Ashes GB threat started Feb of 2020. Both this IC and that GB are in the Spy thread atm
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Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 12:07:37 »
The deskmats look amazing. If it's priced under $100, this would be a very compelling option, especially if the reverse dyesub is decent. Good luck!

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 12:08:14 »
Looks great

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Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 12:35:36 »
Is there a limit on the number of metal artisans? Gmk Ashes buyers will want in there...

Offline Flybeck

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 12:59:42 »
This looks awesome.

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 13:06:10 »
How are the icon mods different again?

Offline pillowman

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 13:15:33 »
Look, price, and turnaround. Bruh

Offline Tyson

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 13:19:50 »
How are the icon mods different again?

They are normal icon mods, where as GMK Ashes had left centered icon mods.

Offline DERBS

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 13:57:06 »
Any Chance for 3U bars?

Offline elongatedmusk

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 14:08:58 »
In solely for that lead time :eek:

Offline factoryofidols

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 14:47:01 »
This seems like a prime candidate for 3-key 40s support, would love to see it.

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 14:49:50 »
Good, Ashes in PBT i'm in.

Offline TyPo.mk

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 15:02:49 »
Who is the actual manu of this? I looked at IVs website and that’s apparently some dude who plays lacrosse

Offline Magnificent Bureaucrat

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 15:37:02 »
Who is the actual manu of this? I looked at IVs website and that’s apparently some dude who plays lacrosse

Good question. The absence of a specific manufacturer would suggest we're looking at a nameless factory rather than one of the big hitters, which totally makes sense if you're trying to keep the price down.

On that point it would be good to see the proposed $99 price in the original post rather than tucked away in the IC form.

Offline HelloThisIsDog

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 15:54:32 »
I for one would prefer to have black accents with mod legends rather than forced novelties. But I understand if that’s too complicated and redundant!


Offline Faceman76

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 17:16:20 »
I was just looking for the V1 on the MM yesterday.  Guessing the one for $300 really isn't going anywhere now, lol.

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Offline Tyson

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 17:22:44 »
I was just looking for the V1 on the MM yesterday.  Guessing the one for $300 really isn't going anywhere now, lol.

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Some people like PBT, others like only GMK, I'm sure the price for the set will still be how it is since this isn't a GMK set. Don't get me wrong, I don't really approve of people flipping the set, but that's the way it's become with how scarce the set is to get. I sold all my extras at extras price and they sold in less than 10 mins. I'd love to see the price of the GMK Ashes to lower after this set runs, but realistically I don't really see that happening.
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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 17:57:18 »
I was just looking for the V1 on the MM yesterday.  Guessing the one for $300 really isn't going anywhere now, lol.

Some people like PBT, others like only GMK, I'm sure the price for the set will still be how it is since this isn't a GMK set. Don't get me wrong, I don't really approve of people flipping the set, but that's the way it's become with how scarce the set is to get. I sold all my extras at extras price and they sold in less than 10 mins. I'd love to see the price of the GMK Ashes to lower after this set runs, but realistically I don't really see that happening.

As I see it, you're 1) addressing a scarcity issue 2) setting a good example with a fast turnaround 3) adding a little variation to the market -- a triple win in my book.

Super excited to see samples.
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Offline Faceman76

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 18:01:03 »
 I hate shiny, slippery keycaps and will buy PBT whenever possible.

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Offline alevyish

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 18:47:13 »
Super excited for this.

Offline Ashen_21

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 18:55:30 »
Oh my god yes!!! Those artisans are so damn gorgeous!!!

Offline PJohns

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 20:08:16 »
I want this on my board yesterday.

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 20:12:06 »
Set looks good! Would you consider some sort of 40s support? For a single base, I would recommend 3 key : 1.75u r2 backspace, 1.5u r3 Enter and 1.25 r3 Tab are generally used and allow for a wide physical compatibility among 40s, from 12us to 12.75, passing by some 13us
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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 20:29:21 »
really good kitting.

shame this is limited to 500 sets. I think you guys can definitely sell these off.

Interested to see the samples when they come out.

Offline eljudio42

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 23:45:36 »
any chance of having a bonfire artisan? like having a coiled sword and everything cast in resin?





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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 00:46:33 »
Please clarify if its normal dyesub or reverse dyesub/5 side dyesub. Given that alpha font colours are lighter than the keycaps itself, I would assume its 5 side dyesub. Please do not omit such information, especially because of the quality issues surrounding this method of dyesub.

If its 5 side, please clarify if the warping and shrinking issues that come along with this method will be fully resolved or if your QC will cover such flaws.

Also, given that the manufacturer is new and their quality unproven, I think your IC is too early because you have yet to receive samples, and you won’t be able to confirm what you have claimed on the IC.

I urge people considering this set to hold off any impulses until pictures of samples are shown as PBT, 5 sided dyesub sets tend to have many issues regarding QC, colour, warpage, shrinkage and the like.
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Offline interchri

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 01:30:36 »
Everything you're offering here looks so good, I'm so in!  :thumb:

Offline Xeptance

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 04:43:45 »
I really like the clean, minimal look of this set. Those deskmats are really nice too!

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 04:50:04 »
Looks great, and also it's the perfect time for new manufacturers.

I also would like to have the option of the black accent of Esc and Enter to be non-novelties, like the GMK version had.

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 05:03:14 »
Please clarify if its normal dyesub or reverse dyesub/5 side dyesub. Given that alpha font colours are lighter than the keycaps itself, I would assume its 5 side dyesub. Please do not omit such information, especially because of the quality issues surrounding this method of dyesub.

If its 5 side, please clarify if the warping and shrinking issues that come along with this method will be fully resolved or if your QC will cover such flaws.

Also, given that the manufacturer is new and their quality unproven, I think your IC is too early because you have yet to receive samples, and you won’t be able to confirm what you have claimed on the IC.

I urge people considering this set to hold off any impulses until pictures of samples are shown as PBT, 5 sided dyesub sets tend to have many issues regarding QC, colour, warpage, shrinkage and the like.

This should be the very first thing that a new PBT manufacture has to clarify before launching a groupbuy

Offline CookieFlow

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 05:33:45 »
Looks very interesting.

But I guess that means no EU Vendor? That would be a shame.

Also please don't make the metalcaps too limited.
       

Offline piit79

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 07:42:20 »
Looks great, will probably get a set at this price.

Is there any chance for some minimum ortho support in the base? I guess not, right :(

Offline Friendship

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 07:57:09 »
Interested!

one little nitpick -  the 0 in the numpad is light mod color while the rest of the numbers are that dark alpha color

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 11:58:55 »
Single keyset with wide compatibility (including Alice and Arisu layouts)
Great to hear! I see you're still missing a few keys for (basic) 40's compat though. Could you at least look into including the "3 key" support please?
3 key being:
a.    R2 1.75u Backspace
b.    R3 1.5u Enter
c.    R3 1.25u Tab
The 40's community would be very greatful!

small edit: I do agree with the people asking for samples before the GB for sure and would also like to ask for an EU vendor pretty please :)
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Offline R4YN3

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 12:56:03 »
If we are unlucky and don't manage to get a set, will the artisans still be available to non set buyers? Also, will there be a max amount?

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 13:00:38 »
Seems like a pretty easy pickup for me!

Offline kwitiii

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 19:59:07 »
Definitely in for this if it gets the 3 key 40s support! Hoping this can be accommodated because I really love this set :)

Offline Mecxs

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 20:49:44 »
Definitely needs 3-key 40s.

Offline santela

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Re: [IC] IV Ashes
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 02:23:59 »
Oh yes. But why limited... I'm never fast enough for limited.