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Offline CosminOance

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The Box Episode 1 - Update: Toxic Romance
« on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 20:42:29 »
Some Toxic Romance at The shop
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Update 31 Jan 2021
Sale is now open at https://pixeldrama.club / https://pixeldrama.club/homepage
And in the package
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Hello
Hi, Cosmin here,
"The Box" is a short story I'm writing. It also involves comic book style animations in order to present the story. Part 1 can be found here: (The Box, Part 1)

I'm doing the writing and episode montage. I've contracted an illustrator and voice actors for part 1, a collaboration which will continue in part 2 and hopefully until the story is finished.


Pricing and additional info
  • 29GBP (~40$) per keycap. Max one of the same color per order. Payment through paypal in USD, GBP or EUR.
  • Cherry MX compatible
  • Sticker for Part1 included (2"x2"), hopefully the shipment isn't stuck at the border for much longer, due to Brexit.
  • Shipping free for Europe on 2+ colorways, free worldwide on 3+ colorways
Keycaps are FDM printed at 0.1mm, go through a 4 step gradual sanding, then receive 2 layers of each: primer, paint, matte varnish (to protect the paint).

Pre-Order info

There are a limited number of 20 pre-order slots available for each colorway. Part 1 will have a maximum of 30 of each in the wild, ever. A number of each is reserved for giveaways and bundles or future events.

Pre-order on the website will be first come-first served, but orders are limited to a maximum of 1 of the same color.

Shipping of orders start mid/late February 2021, orders are processed in the order they come in.

Final word:
A lot of time, learning, work and money went in the illustrations, voice acting, editing software, the website plugins, packaging, stickers, besides the actual materials used and countless "back to the drawing board" situations. All of it was necessary to reach a point where the experience is as streamlined as can be and where the keycaps actually have a story, a meaning behind them. I think it was worth it! I thank all of you who offered suggestions and who'll become supporters of the project.

Please feel free to join discord, instagram, youtube for store support (private ticket system), asking for info, participating in giveaways, discounts, behind the scenes and generally staying in the loop about the story.

Join the club, enjoy the drama! #MadeInLondon





Update 19 Jan
I've requested this thread be moved from IC to Artisan Services. Since I am the only person involved in making them, there's really no point in an IC/GB scenario.
Instead, I will try to implement a side-wide notification about "position in queue/estimated time" on new pre-orders on https://pixeldrama.club
VIDEO
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The Box - Artisan keycap series - part 1

In a world where big corpo is stepping in this not-so-niche-any-longer mechanical keyboards realm, I thought: "I'll make my own IP".
This is the first part of the first story of, hopefully, many other stories.

Question "So what do you want?"
I want to sell you artisan keycaps. I'm also making a story around a keycap. Or a keycap around a story? Might be s**t, but it's mine and it's original. And also in limited numbers ( :thumb:).
For the video, I've done the writing and the video editing/fx. I've also paid an illustrator and voice actors, since I can't draw and my english doesn't have a british accent :)
The fabrication is PLA extrusion through an FDM splurging nozzle, not the child of a resin vat. Closer to CNC than to the 21st century. And as things made in the past go, it should last longer, too, as PLA is sturdier than the toughest of resins (which you don't get in most artisans, anyway).
But where technology ends, crafting begins. Layer after layer of impurities sanded, followed by layer upon layers of paint.
The intention was, and is, to build a story, maybe a world, around it.
This is the prototype of "the box" that you can also see in the video.
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Chance are, I won't be using this process too often, as it takes a lot of time (compared to resin), but it's worth it, for how solid they feel.




Question "Who tf are you?"
Hi, I'm Cosmin, I live in London, you can find me under this name on most platforms.

Terms:
  • Snug fit on cherry mx stems
  • 40$ (or equiv. in Eur/GBP), Free shipping for Europe on 2+, Free shipping Worldwide for 3+
  • All 5 colors will be made in a run of maximum 30 each, no re-issues, ever. Will me marked on the inside as "1|30"
  • Verified discord members get a 5% discount code
  • All pre-orders done through https://pixeldrama.club will be processed in the order they are received.

Any other questions, hop on to discord!





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Re: [IC] The Box - Artisan R4 Keycap - part 1 - UPDATE: colorways
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 13:45:52 »
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  • Sea farer
  • Honor guard
  • Silver hand
  • Dune keeper
  • Night bound

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Re: [IC] The Box - Artisan R4 Keycap - part 1 - UPDATE: colorways
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 21:38:35 »
Prolonging IC, postponing shipping.
Matte prototypes soon (replacing the glossy ones).
Moving to keep numbers at max 150 pcs, but 30 of each instead of 50 * 3 colorways
TLDR:
  • snug fit on cherry mx
  • max. 50 30*each of the 35 colorways
  • I'll mark each cap with "1of5030" on the inside
  • 5 colours right now, I will run with 3, will go with 30* each colour after IC
  • shipping end of Marchstart of Q2, due to lack of interest

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Re: [IC] The Box - Artisan - UPDATE: longer IC
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 19:52:27 »
Update 12 January 2021.
New pics, various stages for Honor Guard and Sea Farer.
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Re: [IC] The Box - Artisan - UPDATE: 12 Jan 2021 - New pics
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 21:47:39 »
Update 17 Jan 2021
New pics of the process.
Dune Keeper
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Night Bound
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Silver Hand
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For that extra touch of speshul
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Pre-orders starting late January, shipping starts February

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Sale is now open at https://pixeldrama.club / https://pixeldrama.club/homepage
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Hello
Hi, Cosmin here,
"The Box" is a short story I'm writing. It also involves comic book style animations in order to present the story. Part 1 can be found here: (The Box, Part 1)

I'm doing the writing and episode montage. I've contracted an illustrator and voice actors for part 1, a collaboration which will continue in part 2 and hopefully until the story is finished.


Pricing and additional info
  • 29GBP (~40$) per keycap. Max one of the same color per order. Payment through paypal in USD, GBP or EUR.
  • Cherry MX compatible
  • Sticker for Part1 included (2"x2"), hopefully the shipment isn't stuck at the border for much longer, due to Brexit.
  • Shipping free for Europe on 2+ colorways, free worldwide on 3+ colorways
Keycaps are FDM printed at 0.1mm, go through a 4 step gradual sanding, then receive 2 layers of each: primer, paint, matte varnish (to protect the paint).

Pre-Order info

There are a limited number of 20 pre-order slots available for each colorway. Part 1 will have a maximum of 30 of each in the wild, ever. A number of each is reserved for giveaways and bundles or future events.

Pre-order on the website will be first come-first served, but orders are limited to a maximum of 1 of the same color.

Shipping of orders start mid/late February 2021, orders are processed in the order they come in.

Final word:
A lot of time, learning, work and money went in the illustrations, voice acting, editing software, the website plugins, packaging, stickers, besides the actual materials used and countless "back to the drawing board" situations. All of it was necessary to reach a point where the experience is as streamlined as can be and where the keycaps actually have a story, a meaning behind them. I think it was worth it! I thank all of you who offered suggestions and who'll become supporters of the project.

Please feel free to join discord, instagram, youtube for store support (private ticket system), asking for info, participating in giveaways, discounts, behind the scenes and generally staying in the loop about the story.

Join the club, enjoy the drama! #MadeInLondon

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Re: The Box Toxic Romance
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 16:31:16 »
Some Toxic Romance at The shop
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