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Re: [GB] GMK Rouge ♥2 - **Production**
« Reply #100 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 01:47:22 »
Another update, "bad news"

So GMK now came back to me, 2-3 render cycles in and over a year after I provided a vector for the novelty 2 <3, and they told me they don't have the mold and to provide a vector (which I of course know since before GB and that's why we sent the vector which they already used for 2 renders to me...)

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All we can do is laugh, but we took the opportunity to update the vector traced from the actual 2 <3 key (macsurfy freehanded the render one), so something positive came out from this at least. At the time, I didn't own the actual <3 2 key but have since then bought the g80-1800 board that features it (to my knowledge, 1 of 4 in circulation):


Will let you know as soon as I know more as always.

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Re: [GB] GMK Rouge ♥2 - **Production**
« Reply #101 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 02:00:42 »
Thank you Emir.

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Re: [GB] GMK Rouge ♥2 - **Production**
« Reply #102 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 04:06:16 »
Just received updated render and novelty now looks good.

Finally, we can move into production! :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Rouge ♥2 - **Production**
« Reply #103 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 15:58:40 »
Thanks for not shortcutting and for keeping us posted!

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Re: [GB] GMK Rouge ♥2 - **Production**
« Reply #104 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 12:55:21 »
Update:
GMK are having issues sourcing plastic for one specific color; the background to my understanding (they just said blue).
Their supplier has no ETA so they decided to find a secondary supplier which in turn means another resampling for this.

The good news, they've already made a new sample and have sent it to me. I hope it is alright and doesn't need another resample.

When color is confirmed, they'll let me know of a production ETA (I hope). This sucks but it is what it is...

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Re: [GB] GMK Rouge ♥2 - **Production**
« Reply #105 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 03:58:46 »
Update:
New sample was received this monday but there was a 'problem' that I had to investigate before posting here (was updating discord realtime).
The color itself is approved, but I noticed that the sides were textured just like the top surface is; usually the sides are blank and have a smooth texture instead of the grainy top surface. This was now on the sides too.

Here's an image:

Nevermind the color itself, this is just to highlight the textured sides compared to r1 sample.

I have owned more than 30 GMK/Cherry sets and I have never once noticed this before, so I sent the question back to GMK and asked what this is about. To my understanding, this is due to molds aging and there have already been several sets shipped like this recently. I.e, nothing can be done about this currently from my end (I tried).

Next question was: Ok, will this be consistent across all caps, all sizes? If it's there then at the very least it's important not to have some with blank surfaces and some grainy, and I was informed it is consistent across all caps.
I imagine some will like this while some won't, some will be indifferent about it. But I just wanted to highlight this so you know what to expect from sets being produced now and onwards until GMK decide to retool(?).

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Re: [GB] GMK Rouge ♥2 - **Production**
« Reply #106 on: Tue, 27 July 2021, 08:39:23 »
after 1 year 8month(ish), came finally!