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Title: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars, ISO, & 40s
Post by: Bub on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:22:21
GB POST IS LIVE (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114447.0)

(https://imgur.com/l1TSrBC.png)

GMK Panels groupbuy is expected to run September 3rd to October 1st!

Vendors listed below!

Inspiration

The colors and color organization for this set were mainly inspired by the 1995-1996 Volkswagen Harlequin and LEGO BRICKS. But as I started reaching out for feedback on this set, folks mentioned what the set reminded them of. Hopefully, the bold colors will remind you of something too.

(https://imgur.com/wAIN2W3.png)

(Note: I donít own any of these images. If you do, and you want me to remove your image, please reach out. These images are used to show keyboard enthusiasts what inspired the creation of this product, and the product is not an attempt to recreate anything in the above photo.)

It may go without saying, but this set is influenced by both GMK Handarbeit and GMK Greg.

More
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Colors

Request for color samples has been submitted to GMK. Samples will be approved before GB launches!

(https://i.imgur.com/dPCw7YF.png)

(NovelKey Cream for reference.)

Kits

The kiting methodology used in this set is to provide ample coverage within the base set while keep costs as low as possible. Because this set uses five different colors in a non-standard layout, I have tried to keep the base kit as slim as possible to reduce the cost of the set.

Addon kits such as NorDe, full ISO, Ortho, and maximized 40s kits are often not successful for first-time keycap designers. Because of this, I have opted not to include them. However, as a substitute, I have included basic support to these kits within the base kit.

Base Kit

Base kit features a R1 Yo key, a R4 Yo key, and support for 60, 65, 75, TKL, HHKB, Alice (with spacebars), 1800, Full size, and Minivan 40% keyboards.

(https://i.imgur.com/RCxIXsB.png)

Desk Mats

Deskmats are final, and we have sent in order for Samples. Will post pictures when they are in!

(https://i.imgur.com/KS3Er7F.png)

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Renders

TGR Alice by Yuktsi
(https://i.imgur.com/8Atvl34.png)
More
(https://i.imgur.com/wACnOMT.png)(https://i.imgur.com/7f9aWDl.png)

Cypher by Westfoxtrot
(https://i.imgur.com/WvmrwXE.png)
More
(https://i.imgur.com/KOxECaf.png)(https://i.imgur.com/MfunvT6.png)

Vanquish65 by GEONWORKS.

More
(https://i.imgur.com/CnOVDS4.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Jczm90O.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/HWv48ol.png)

RAMA 80-A by RAMA WORKS

More
(https://i.imgur.com/lt9poDs.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/JNb1738.png)

More renders coming soon!

Feedback

As I already mentioned, this is my first keycap set. Here are some endorsements that may ease anyone that is wary buying from a new designer.

(https://imgur.com/eT9uhwf.png)


Links

UPDATES WILL BE DONE VIA EMAIL (SIGN UP BELOW), DISCORD, AND HERE.

MAILING LIST: https://forms.gle/qPb5u9F5BGQpzeH67

DISCORD: https://discord.gg/RAedXPfvuv

WEBSITE: https://gmkpanels.com

Partners

Manzel for kit renders, Vanquish65 render, RAMA U80 render, assistance with the Shirt.

Ghost for the Alice and Cypher render.

Nephlock for offering excellent advice in the design of this set.

My sister for graphics used in this IC.

Special thanks to everyone who has expressed interest or given feedback

Vendors

NA: NovelKeys_
EU: Oblotzky Industries
UK: Proto[Typist]
AUS: Daily Clack
ASIA: zFrontier
SEA: iLumKB
CA: DeskHero
OTHER: TBD

Prices

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Signature

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:23:03
CHANGE LOG:

Change 1 (2/16): I am axing the Road deskmat. It is doing very poorly on the IC form. It will be replaced with something busier. Press K to give respects.
Change 2 (3/3): Added Joker inspired deskmat.
Change 3 (3/9): Added Mosaic deskmat.
Change 4 (4/30): Updated IC to reflect current status a bit more. Axed rocket deskmat.
Change 5 (5/3): Added NK_ as lead vendor. Added Alice render. Made small tweaks to IC.
Change 6 (6/1): Added Proto[Typist], Oblotzky Industries, and Daily Clack as proxy vendors. Removed space bar kit. Removed 00. Removed r3 pg up and r4 pg dn. Expanded base kit with accent bars, split bars, and Yo keys.
Change 7 (6/16): Added zFrontier, DeskHero, and iLumKB as proxy vendors.
Change 8 (7/20): I am adjusting Num Lock, Prt Sc, and Scroll Lock to Num, Print, Scroll. Render doesn't reflect this yet.
Change 9 (7/23): Added GB Date September 3rd-October 1st
Change 10 (8/20): Removed shirt.

COMPLETED TASKS:

Market set and collect data.
Design busier desk mat.
Determine if there are any IP issues in using the cartoon drawing of the car on desk mat/shirt and using joker pattern.
Finalize deskmats.
Sign Main/NA vendor.
Announce vendors.
Finalize kiting.
Sign international vendors.


CURRENT TASKS:

Obtain artisan collaborations. Please reach out if you are interested.
Complete color matching process. Request to GMK in process.
QC deskmat samples.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: MIGHTY CHICKEN on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:23:17
Handarbeit, but less eye hurting
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:25:03
Handarbeit, but less eye hurting

Yes!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: mcmaxmcmc on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:25:14
You're making me think here...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Pluto19 on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:26:22
Thank God for Desijners
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Kwub on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:26:47
Surprisingly appealing. Love 40s support in base!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Alessio01 on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:27:52
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:28:43
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).

Noted. I don't like busy desk mats, but we could do something like that NP.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: productkun on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:28:53
Ayyy I see my name in the pic hahaha, I still like it!

Looking forward for more kitting :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: marshmellohs on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:41:11
The more I look at this, the more I like it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: factoryofidols on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:42:12
I'm really impressed. As someone who searches for a harlequin golf to buy a couple times a year I feel I must get in on this. Only thing that makes me sad is 40s losing a lot of the teal. That can be rectified somewhat with the teal spacebar though and 40s in base is always a welcome sight for GMK.

Very well done.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: LittleAad on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:43:41
Absolutely amazing, I look forward to the set! Glad to see my name there too <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:44:24
I'm really impressed. As someone who searches for a harlequin golf to buy a couple times a year I feel I must get in on this. Only thing that makes me sad is 40s losing a lot of the teal. That can be rectified somewhat with the teal spacebar though and 40s in base is always a welcome sight for GMK.

Very well done.

Thanks! I've been going back and forth if I want a Teal spacebar in base. I've literally thought about it for hours lol. If the base kit isn't too expensive, I will add one in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: iinko_mk on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:45:15
I really like this lol, like better handerbeit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Izeri on Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:59:06
The better Handarbeit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: elmo on Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:06:14
For some strange reason I like this a lot more than Handarbeit... :-X
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: TyPo.mk on Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:13:06
Very cool, I guess f13 would work but maybe a yellow delete for HHKB layout to keep the color block consistent? Not sure if it would be worth for such a specific case though.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: powwu on Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:32:01
cool
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: hkiri on Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:40:19
Already loved this in Pre-IC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: futurecrime on Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:50:34
Sure, I dig it. Why not.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: misswaffle on Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:53:28
I like it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: hkiri on Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:54:53
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).

Noted. I don't like busy desk mats, but we could do something like that NP.

+1 for the playmat deskmat!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: gilbert on Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:23:44
this is cool
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:29:04
A+ I'm in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: bisoromi on Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:37:01
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/518289321950707713/719101779433750578/image0.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: maxderc00le on Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:39:44
yeah so basically just Handarbeit with a few extra steps
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Kokaloo on Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:45:06
wow you're using more than three colors? looks like handarbeit!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: herfalerf on Sun, 14 February 2021, 18:30:18
I remember seeing harlequins when they were new and being a child who didn't know what I was looking at wonder why they they didn't get the right colored body panels out of the junkyard.  As a VW nerd I appreciate this set, but like the car it is based off of I am not sure I appreciate it enough to buy it.  I am gonna keep watching though, who knows.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: mawli on Sun, 14 February 2021, 18:38:48
I like this color combination a lot. Would be in for a set. GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Nuclear Nachos on Sun, 14 February 2021, 19:25:07
the virgin handarbeit vs the chad panels
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: EpicN on Sun, 14 February 2021, 19:41:24
I like this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:30:08
wow you're using more than three colors? looks like handarbeit!!!

 ;D

the virgin handarbeit vs the chad panels

lmao ill make the meme tomorrow
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:30:35
As a Handarbeit fan, please realize this into GB.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: paperassgasket on Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:31:18
GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: paperassgasket on Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:34:34
GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.

e: obligatory: please 40's kit (tho I really appreciate the nono key in base), second 3u spacebar, and second B in base please.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: synthtastic on Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:35:26
This is something indeed. I am very intrigued. Very nice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: cmitch on Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:37:23
This is a must cop for me. I would love to see the addition of the children's road play rug themed deskmat!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:38:35
As a Handarbeit fan, please realize this into GB.

Thank you! Maestro's kiting was a big influence on my own!

GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.

e: obligatory: please 40's kit (tho I really appreciate the nono key in base), second 3u spacebar, and second B in base please.

got it! I will post back here in a week or so after enough data is collected to determine how feasible a full 40s kit is. Second B is in base already!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: finalarcadia on Sun, 14 February 2021, 21:22:17
I am in. This and handarbeige gonna duke it out for top set of the year.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: NovaRMK on Sun, 14 February 2021, 21:23:10
Beautiful. Simply... beautiful.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: zedbraxmen on Sun, 14 February 2021, 22:20:30
ok ok, here me out.. what if this is in beige..?
jk jk.

Love this set though!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: CAZ on Sun, 14 February 2021, 22:30:10
Just looking at this set reminds me of my childhood, phenomenal work
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: meawto on Mon, 15 February 2021, 00:07:10
Yes !!

ดับเบิ้ลเยส
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: zekkin on Mon, 15 February 2021, 00:15:06
mom, can we get handarbeit?
no, we have handarbeit at home
handarbeit at home:
(https://i.imgur.com/CnOVDS4.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Afresh on Mon, 15 February 2021, 01:04:12
mom, can we get panels?
no, we have panels at home
panels at home:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/uld8eQl.jpg)

FTFY
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: VXQN on Mon, 15 February 2021, 03:20:36
I like the colours, and the idea, but would prefer something a little less random with regards to distribution of colours. However I do understand that it's the way it is for a reason.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: SMOKEY on Mon, 15 February 2021, 03:49:06
G.O.A.T.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: KeepCalm27 on Mon, 15 February 2021, 04:02:43
Like the color combination!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: gordonderp on Mon, 15 February 2021, 04:34:48
mom, can we get handarbeit?
no, we have handarbeit at home
handarbeit at home:
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/CnOVDS4.png)


mom can we get otd 356 mini?
no, we can have otd 356 mini at home
otd 356 mini at home:

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/398457828806754314/719962878769234010/image0.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: husnulhamidiah on Mon, 15 February 2021, 04:41:24
I'm in. Consider solid color foe deskmat. Imagine spacebar kits color but for deskmat.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: treeleaf64 on Mon, 15 February 2021, 09:14:41
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Mon, 15 February 2021, 09:28:23
I'm in. Consider solid color foe deskmat. Imagine spacebar kits color but for deskmat.

I actually strongly considered this going into the project, but I decided against it because it seemed too easy. The road deskmat isn't doing too hot on IC form... Maybe I will have to reconsider it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Owl on Mon, 15 February 2021, 13:04:19
Damn... this is actually... good. Certainly goes against conventional design practice but... it just works. Everything looks intentional and purposeful instead of chaotic. I think this is deserving of an unironic "stunning and brave" lol. Good job. Also really liked that you added a cream switch to your color chips pictures. I don't know why I haven't seen more people do that, or why I didn't think of that. Such a great way to help give the impression of the colors using something that a lot of people will have a reference to. very smart!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: i luv chuletas on Mon, 15 February 2021, 13:17:55
Yes. Yes. And F*ck Yes.

Back home we call these VW's "las payasas" aka clown gtis.

Thank you, please make this happen.

(As an aside, the first deskmat design seems very uninspired when you look at how you pulled off the coloring scheme on the base kit. Perhaps look into something that fits better, may panels alternating the colors on the mat?)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: bibobim on Mon, 15 February 2021, 17:42:14
Would love to see R5 bottom row if it's possible but other than that, this is a very pretty and creative set. Really remind me of the 90s vibe with a blend of vintage color.

PLEASE MAKE THIS SET.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: ogp3 on Mon, 15 February 2021, 18:39:43
Great to see 40s support in the base kit - definitely interested in this one  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Mon, 15 February 2021, 20:21:22
Damn... this is actually... good. Certainly goes against conventional design practice but... it just works. Everything looks intentional and purposeful instead of chaotic. I think this is deserving of an unironic "stunning and brave" lol. Good job. Also really liked that you added a cream switch to your color chips pictures. I don't know why I haven't seen more people do that, or why I didn't think of that. Such a great way to help give the impression of the colors using something that a lot of people will have a reference to. very smart!

Thank you! I wanted to use a ws1 key or something, but still waiting for my GMK ring to come in. I figure lots of folks had a NK cream lying around.

Would love to see R5 bottom row if it's possible but other than that, this is a very pretty and creative set. Really remind me of the 90s vibe with a blend of vintage color.

PLEASE MAKE THIS SET.

I will explore R5 after picking vendors... I have heard it makes the kit more expensive, but i am not sure to what extent. Keeping costs lower is my priority right now.

Yes. Yes. And F*ck Yes.

Back home we call these VW's "las payasas" aka clown gtis.

Thank you, please make this happen.

(As an aside, the first deskmat design seems very uninspired when you look at how you pulled off the coloring scheme on the base kit. Perhaps look into something that fits better, may panels alternating the colors on the mat?)

That deskmat is actually doing pretty good on IC form. Definitely will be some changes to the deskmats in the next week or so though.

Great to see 40s support in the base kit - definitely interested in this one  :thumb:

thank you!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Krelbit on Mon, 15 February 2021, 20:49:25
cursed
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: soloplayer on Mon, 15 February 2021, 20:59:29
would you consider F13 key, R0 top row and R5 bottom row?
may be a seperated add on kit for R0 and R5, i want to try a full cherry profile keyset?
although this is a must-buy keyset for me  :thumb:
best keyset of 2021
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: swagtronx on Mon, 15 February 2021, 22:19:31
Love it, GLWIC  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: husnulhamidiah on Mon, 15 February 2021, 23:14:56
I'm in. Consider solid color foe deskmat. Imagine spacebar kits color but for deskmat.

I actually strongly considered this going into the project, but I decided against it because it seemed too easy. The road deskmat isn't doing too hot on IC form... Maybe I will have to reconsider it.

nothing wrong with simplicity. maybe you can draw inspiration from this garage deskmat https://imgur.com/a/MigseYj (https://imgur.com/a/MigseYj)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: tanghus on Tue, 16 February 2021, 03:01:47
Harlekin-themed keycaps, consider me in!

For the deskmats, please consider the  VW Joker seat pattern. All Harlekins came from the factory with Joker-seats, which have a great pattern.

(https://www.kimballstock.com/pix/car/p/04/aut-30-rk3663-01p.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 16 February 2021, 04:38:37
Harlekin-themed keycaps, consider me in!

For the deskmats, please consider the  VW Joker seat pattern. All Harlekins came from the factory with Joker-seats, which have a great pattern.

Show Image
(https://www.kimballstock.com/pix/car/p/04/aut-30-rk3663-01p.jpg)


I second this.
Also, GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: DERBS on Tue, 16 February 2021, 05:59:01
I like it, but I don't like that I like it. :blank:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Tue, 16 February 2021, 07:31:02
would you consider F13 key, R0 top row and R5 bottom row?
may be a seperated add on kit for R0 and R5, i want to try a full cherry profile keyset?
although this is a must-buy keyset for me  :thumb:
best keyset of 2021

F13 is in there! I would LOVE to do R0 and R5, but I need to determine how that will impact costs first.

Harlekin-themed keycaps, consider me in!

For the deskmats, please consider the  VW Joker seat pattern. All Harlekins came from the factory with Joker-seats, which have a great pattern.

Show Image
(https://www.kimballstock.com/pix/car/p/04/aut-30-rk3663-01p.jpg)


A fan of the set made one up!!

(https://imgur.com/BWVS74b.png)

Perhaps we will work on something similar but different enough to avoid any IP issues. I saw a fabric vendor made this up. Maybe I will look into something like this too.

(https://imgur.com/NyCBIqY.png)

Either way, road deskmat is GONE. Press K to give respects.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: soloplayer on Tue, 16 February 2021, 09:44:30
would you consider F13 key, R0 top row and R5 bottom row?
may be a seperated add on kit for R0 and R5, i want to try a full cherry profile keyset?
although this is a must-buy keyset for me  :thumb:
best keyset of 2021

F13 is in there! I would LOVE to do R0 and R5, but I need to determine how that will impact costs first.

oof f*** my eyes i didnt see it! so sorry!
but please please consider adding add on kit for R0 and R5! i really appreciate that  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: KamelReds on Tue, 16 February 2021, 11:13:25
I made an account specifically for this post. Are these going to be cherry only?  I would love to get them for a Topre board.

<3 Harlequins and Mk3s
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: factoryofidols on Tue, 16 February 2021, 11:54:03
I definitely would be down for a deskmat that matched the harlequin golf seats. That dark gray with those colors works so well. I highly doubt you would have any IP issues with that but im no lawyer so I guess take that for what it is lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: cadrev on Tue, 16 February 2021, 13:09:41
I missed handerbeit because I came in late in this hobby but I for sure won't want to miss out on this one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Khaine on Tue, 16 February 2021, 16:37:55
I've stood by this set ever since I first saw it, I can't wait for this to hit GB! GLWIC  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Tue, 16 February 2021, 20:41:05
I made an account specifically for this post. Are these going to be cherry only?  I would love to get them for a Topre board.

<3 Harlequins and Mk3s

These will be cherry only this round unfortunately. Thanks for your kind words!

I missed handerbeit because I came in late in this hobby but I for sure won't want to miss out on this one.

 ;D

I definitely would be down for a deskmat that matched the harlequin golf seats. That dark gray with those colors works so well. I highly doubt you would have any IP issues with that but im no lawyer so I guess take that for what it is lol.

We are working on something! Stay tuned!

I've stood by this set ever since I first saw it, I can't wait for this to hit GB! GLWIC  :D

Thanks Khaine! That means a lot to me! Good luck on your set as well!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: $W4GK!NG on Tue, 16 February 2021, 23:22:13
This is good, personally I am not a fan of both this color and Handarbeit but this is one of the more well-planned IC I've seen lately, GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Wed, 17 February 2021, 11:03:55
handarbeit has historical significance but is fugly.
This is oddly attractive but reminds me of handarbeit, which I hate.
So I'm torn--buy it because it looks good and kind of says, "**** you" to handarbeit (for me. I'm sure that's not the designer's intent)...
Or don't buy it because it reminds me of handarbeit?

I'm gonna go with the former. 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: qriousgabriel on Wed, 17 February 2021, 17:20:04
I somehow really like this. Looking forward to GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: honpache on Wed, 17 February 2021, 17:33:25
Please add latam in the IC form u_u
love the kit so far  :llama:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Wed, 17 February 2021, 21:23:30
Please add latam in the IC form u_u
love the kit so far  :llama:


ty!

handarbeit has historical significance but is fugly.
This is oddly attractive but reminds me of handarbeit, which I hate.
So I'm torn--buy it because it looks good and kind of says, "**** you" to handarbeit (for me. I'm sure that's not the designer's intent)...
Or don't buy it because it reminds me of handarbeit?

I'm gonna go with the former. 

the former is best :)

This is good, personally I am not a fan of both this color and Handarbeit but this is one of the more well-planned IC I've seen lately, GLWIC

colorful and nontraditional color organizations arent for everyone! thanks for your kind words.

I somehow really like this. Looking forward to GB!

ty!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: MrMar on Thu, 18 February 2021, 01:18:43
What this set needs is a series of four RAMA caps, one in each color.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 18 February 2021, 02:06:03
What this set needs is a series of four RAMA caps, one in each color.
...Iíd buy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: zionsped on Thu, 18 February 2021, 02:07:49
I LOVE IT!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: milky123 on Thu, 18 February 2021, 08:44:05
Rip no 1u spacebar :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Thu, 18 February 2021, 08:49:23
Rip no 1u spacebar :(

1u will definitely get added!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Dorney on Thu, 18 February 2021, 09:42:52
I'm all in on panels.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Geten123 on Thu, 18 February 2021, 10:45:58
The less fancy offspring of Handarbeit. Love it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Smoff on Thu, 18 February 2021, 13:24:06
As a big fan of the Harlequin VW I am in :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Adqam64 on Thu, 18 February 2021, 17:03:00
I fully support this keycap set; it looks amazing.  I'd like it to have ISO-UK support (then I could buy it) but i hope it runs either way!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: IMZO on Thu, 18 February 2021, 19:24:58
Since im not willing to pay 400$ for handarbeit flip pricing, will totally get this set :)

I think its a more calmer version that looks nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Sicowa on Thu, 18 February 2021, 19:36:39
I like this alot. like alot alot.
GLWIC  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Thu, 18 February 2021, 21:52:40
Since im not willing to pay 400$ for handarbeit flip pricing, will totally get this set :)

I think its a more calmer version that looks nice!

This was a big motivation for me making the set tbh!

Thanks for all the support guys!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Rx003 on Fri, 19 February 2021, 03:02:28
I like the shirt and Ill most likely get the spacebar for future epbt sets  :p anyways good luck with this wish you all the best!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Fri, 19 February 2021, 07:30:58
I like the shirt and Ill most likely get the spacebar for future epbt sets  :p anyways good luck with this wish you all the best!

Thanks my end goal with the shirt will be something even nicer than what is pictured!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Dyto69 on Fri, 19 February 2021, 10:00:19
wow looks so nice, i missed out on Handarbeit so ill definetly buy this one (and still buy Handarbeit when its hopefully back)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Alkrite on Fri, 19 February 2021, 13:21:52
Handarbait 2: Electric Boogaloo
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Fri, 19 February 2021, 19:05:57
Harlekin-themed keycaps, consider me in!

For the deskmats, please consider the  VW Joker seat pattern. All Harlekins came from the factory with Joker-seats, which have a great pattern.

Show Image
(https://www.kimballstock.com/pix/car/p/04/aut-30-rk3663-01p.jpg)


I really like the joker deskmat idea. 

Any chance you'll use the harlequin car sketch over the rocket ?  Not a big rocket fan, but a cartoon harlequin im all over.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Fri, 19 February 2021, 19:52:14
Harlekin-themed keycaps, consider me in!

For the deskmats, please consider the  VW Joker seat pattern. All Harlekins came from the factory with Joker-seats, which have a great pattern.

Show Image
(https://www.kimballstock.com/pix/car/p/04/aut-30-rk3663-01p.jpg)


I really like the joker deskmat idea. 

Any chance you'll use the harlequin car sketch over the rocket ?  Not a big rocket fan, but a cartoon harlequin im all over.

Hey ghost! It was my original intention to use the car, but before I got into IC, I got a little scared because i REALLY don't want to step on VW's toes for IP issues. However, it is getting to the point where there is enough interest in the project that it is becoming worthwhile that I invest in some real answers here. I'll do some research this weekend and figure out what I can and can't do, and if I don't find a solid answer I will ask for help. I've added it to my to-do list.

Thanks for your interest in the project!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Fri, 19 February 2021, 21:52:36
Harlekin-themed keycaps, consider me in!

For the deskmats, please consider the  VW Joker seat pattern. All Harlekins came from the factory with Joker-seats, which have a great pattern.

Show Image
(https://www.kimballstock.com/pix/car/p/04/aut-30-rk3663-01p.jpg)


I really like the joker deskmat idea. 

Any chance you'll use the harlequin car sketch over the rocket ?  Not a big rocket fan, but a cartoon harlequin im all over.

Hey ghost! It was my original intention to use the car, but before I got into IC, I got a little scared because i REALLY don't want to step on VW's toes for IP issues. However, it is getting to the point where there is enough interest in the project that it is becoming worthwhile that I invest in some real answers here. I'll do some research this weekend and figure out what I can and can't do, and if I don't find a solid answer I will ask for help. I've added it to my to-do list.

Thanks for your interest in the project!

Considering people sell pins that are much more accurate VW representations, id think youre safe.  But if you really want to be safe, the VWoA folks are pretty well involved with the VW enthusiast community and might be open to licensing. 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Fri, 19 February 2021, 22:45:31
Considering people sell pins that are much more accurate VW representations, id think youre safe.  But if you really want to be safe, the VWoA folks are pretty well involved with the VW enthusiast community and might be open to licensing.

I think you're probably right! The streetwear industry does this all the time. Prime examples:

(https://i.imgur.com/NWoQkHe.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/cVXIec0.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: iinko_mk on Sat, 20 February 2021, 19:43:04
coming along nicely i see. Can wait for those deskmats!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: loop | esc lab on Sat, 20 February 2021, 19:44:06
Haha oh man I remember those big inflatable umbrella looking things from my grade school.. The memories..
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: KucherenkoZZZ on Sun, 21 February 2021, 10:59:56
Don't know how i feel about this teal color
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: UberPlatypus on Sun, 21 February 2021, 15:51:22
Can we get a RAMA or Thok artisan and maybe some collabs? This looks great!!!

Sent from my HD1925 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Mon, 22 February 2021, 11:38:16
coming along nicely i see. Can wait for those deskmats!

Hopefully toward the end of this week! I speak to a lawyer, and I am a bit less worried about copyright issues.

Can we get a RAMA or Thok artisan and maybe some collabs? This looks great!!!


Artisans will be in the works after vendors are announced! Stay tuned!

Haha oh man I remember those big inflatable umbrella looking things from my grade school.. The memories..

Fond memories :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: ThickJimmy on Mon, 22 February 2021, 19:48:08
Amazing job Bub. Love the set! Love the inclusion of all the comments lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Tue, 23 February 2021, 08:02:10
Amazing job Bub. Love the set! Love the inclusion of all the comments lol.

Thank you Jimmy! I saw someone else did it lol. Thought it was a nice touch for first time designers to prove that feedback has been considered on the set, so I added it on my set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: azzipa on Tue, 23 February 2021, 12:23:03
ne green available?  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/N87siUk.png)  (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0023/9763/4611/products/boo-bytes-chiclet-gum_483_1024x1024.jpg?v=1534058246)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Emir on Tue, 23 February 2021, 16:09:48
Great job, looks really nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Wed, 24 February 2021, 10:06:22
ne green available?  :D

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(https://i.imgur.com/N87siUk.png)
 
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(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0023/9763/4611/products/boo-bytes-chiclet-gum_483_1024x1024.jpg?v=1534058246)


How about this green? Hehe. Unfortunately, the colors are set in stone for this project.

(https://i.imgur.com/jbIxcRm.png)

Great job, looks really nice!

Thank you, exquisite elder
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: FishyKeebs on Wed, 24 February 2021, 10:29:33
This actually looks ok
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Thu, 25 February 2021, 07:27:42
This actually looks ok

TY!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: GSPADE on Thu, 25 February 2021, 18:48:04
Really nice. Saw the Polo on Donut media
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: MoonOperator on Fri, 26 February 2021, 03:56:54
I have this kids dictionary back from the late 90s where all the pictures are this theme. I gotta find it and post it here.

This set is so nostalgic I love it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Fri, 26 February 2021, 21:54:35
I have this kids dictionary back from the late 90s where all the pictures are this theme. I gotta find it and post it here.

This set is so nostalgic I love it!


haha you gotta post it!

Really nice. Saw the Polo on Donut media

ty :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Sun, 28 February 2021, 08:39:09
Added some updates:

Quote

CURRENT TASKS:

Continue conversations with vendor.
Finalize deskmats.
Finalize kiting. I've got some great data collected. Thanks to everyone who gave feedback.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Afresh on Mon, 01 March 2021, 09:54:31
Just wanted to make sure that this is my photo and ever since I saw this car I knew I have to cop panels day one :D
(https://i.imgur.com/jbIxcRm.png)

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Tue, 02 March 2021, 07:13:45
Just wanted to make sure that this is my photo and ever since I saw this car I knew I have to cop panels day one :D
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jbIxcRm.png)


HAHA

me: mom, i want panels

mom: we have panels at home

(https://i.imgur.com/jbIxcRm.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Wed, 03 March 2021, 14:05:34
By popular demand, added a new deskmat inspired by the Joker fabric. Let me know what you think! Another deskmat coming soon.

(https://i.imgur.com/rR10C8O.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Wed, 03 March 2021, 15:48:35
I'd buy that mat. looking forward to GB
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: MoonOperator on Thu, 04 March 2021, 01:12:40

haha you gotta post it!


I found some images of it online!

(https://i.imgur.com/xNyWCSb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YbCHKg6.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: tunb on Thu, 04 March 2021, 08:02:38
Interested
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: hkiri on Thu, 04 March 2021, 16:46:06
By popular demand, added a new deskmat inspired by the Joker fabric. Let me know what you think! Another deskmat coming soon.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rR10C8O.png)


We need the playmat deskmat!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: imprevade on Thu, 04 March 2021, 20:06:47
Damn, you beat me to it. I'm in!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Fri, 05 March 2021, 12:35:42
I'd buy that mat. looking forward to GB

ty, iovercall!


haha you gotta post it!


I found some images of it online!

More
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/xNyWCSb.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YbCHKg6.jpg)

oh goodness! reminds me of the dorling kindersley eyewhitness picture books. thanks for sharing!

Interested

ty!

Damn, you beat me to it. I'm in!

Doh! thx for the support! :)

By popular demand, added a new deskmat inspired by the Joker fabric. Let me know what you think! Another deskmat coming soon.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rR10C8O.png)


We need the playmat deskmat!

I have decided not to follow through with the playmat deskmat for this project. I started wrapping my brain around what a really cool keeb community inspired play deskmat would look like, and I just don't have time work on this project and create what I think would be amazing. I may work on it in the future though if no one else does. It would be AWESOME to make the buildings vendor inspired... I.E. Cannon Keys police station, RAMA WORKS fire station, NovelKeys_ grocery store, Mechs and Co Restaurant, etc.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Lizcuits on Fri, 05 March 2021, 13:44:02
By popular demand, added a new deskmat inspired by the Joker fabric. Let me know what you think! Another deskmat coming soon.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rR10C8O.png)


Big fan of this! Looking forward to the next one as well, can't wait for this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: poodude on Fri, 05 March 2021, 23:18:00
handarbeit V2 ^-^
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: orb on Sat, 06 March 2021, 08:53:38
The colors make the serotonin machine go brrr...

I understand the comparisons to handarbeit, but handarbeit colors and composition aren't this good, even if both have kind of a color block thing going on.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Applet on Mon, 08 March 2021, 06:51:40
Please add support for the 2.25u + 1.25u + 2.75u split space (the common 6.25u split). It also aligns with Alice layout spacebars, but with the added 1.25u.

Looks great btw :D

Edit: Please also include the car and rocket-ship as stickers with the set :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Mon, 08 March 2021, 19:31:57
handarbeit V2 ^-^

 ^-^

Please add support for the 2.25u + 1.25u + 2.75u split space (the common 6.25u split). It also aligns with Alice layout spacebars, but with the added 1.25u.

Looks great btw :D

Edit: Please also include the car and rocket-ship as stickers with the set :thumb:

Working on split bars still! Not 100% sure where we will end up, but we will try to accommodate! I would love to run stickers.

By popular demand, added a new deskmat inspired by the Joker fabric. Let me know what you think! Another deskmat coming soon.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rR10C8O.png)


Big fan of this! Looking forward to the next one as well, can't wait for this set.

Thank you! Will post it this week!

The colors make the serotonin machine go brrr...

I understand the comparisons to handarbeit, but handarbeit colors and composition aren't this good, even if both have kind of a color block thing going on.

handarbeit was undeniable an inspiration for the set... i tried to differentiate a lot :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Bub on Tue, 09 March 2021, 16:06:19
Here is the final deskmat that will be offered with Panels! Let me know what you think!

(https://i.imgur.com/Cf1xegp.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Tue, 09 March 2021, 21:12:44
Bub, is this gonna be the only deskmat or is the Joker fabric inspired one from a week ago still in the mix?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Ashardalon on Tue, 09 March 2021, 22:06:51
Here is the final deskmat that will be offered with Panels! Let me know what you think!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Cf1xegp.png)


(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/561/446/27d.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Lizcuits on Wed, 10 March 2021, 02:26:17
Here is the final deskmat that will be offered with Panels! Let me know what you think!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Cf1xegp.png)


I don't know what I was hoping for but I am so glad this is what we got
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Bub on Wed, 10 March 2021, 13:50:02
Show Image
(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/561/446/27d.jpg)


LOL love it. KRONK IS THE MAN

Bub, is this gonna be the only deskmat or is the Joker fabric inspired one from a week ago still in the mix?

Opps, my wording there was poor! All three mats: joker, mosaic, and rocket will be offered!

Here is the final deskmat that will be offered with Panels! Let me know what you think!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Cf1xegp.png)


I don't know what I was hoping for but I am so glad this is what we got

Glad you like it liz!!! No lie... it took a bit of time. The goal with the mosaic deskpad is to provide a deskpad for folks who might not want to use the keycap set but want to support the set. It will look really great with BoW/WoB on polycarb keyboard!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: lz2019 on Thu, 11 March 2021, 09:52:16
Please add support for the 2.25u + 1.25u + 2.75u split space (the common 6.25u split). It also aligns with Alice layout spacebars, but with the added 1.25u.
Looks great btw :D
Edit: Please also include the car and rocket-ship as stickers with the set :thumb:
Working on split bars still! Not 100% sure where we will end up, but we will try to accommodate! I would love to run stickers.

same request, please add in one 1.25u space bar, it's very much appreciated!
the current Base+Space already contains 4 red 6.25u/6u/7u space bars, maybe can settle with 3 and add some 1.25u/1u, just my 2 cents.

btw, love the new mat, the set is already a must buy for me, thanks for the work! and hope to see more kits.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels
Post by: Bub on Thu, 11 March 2021, 19:47:17

same request, please add in one 1.25u space bar, it's very much appreciated!
the current Base+Space already contains 4 red 6.25u/6u/7u space bars, maybe can settle with 3 and add some 1.25u/1u, just my 2 cents.

btw, love the new mat, the set is already a must buy for me, thanks for the work! and hope to see more kits.

Working on finalizing spacebars! Definitely expect some changes there in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Bub on Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:33:35
Main and NA vendor has been signed! International vendors next. Will most likely announce all vendors at once. Lots of exciting stuff on the way!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: LittleAad on Mon, 15 March 2021, 08:38:10
A small question, will you be adding a 1.25u space in the spacebars kit? I feel that it would be a good addition to have and it shouldnt add to cost too much I would think.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: ogp3 on Mon, 15 March 2021, 14:42:11
Oh man i'm digging that new deskmat. Glad to hear that vendors are being lined up, really looking forward to this GB :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: darryldh on Tue, 16 March 2021, 08:46:08
Flashback to my VW days
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: alevyish on Tue, 16 March 2021, 10:21:30
This set is fire, will be my very first GMK (I'm new here).

PS. Hoping for a SA vendor!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Nukz on Tue, 16 March 2021, 11:19:27
I think some novelties would fit very nice! I like the colors and the theme, brought me some nostalgia! GLWIC! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Bub on Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:46:39
A small question, will you be adding a 1.25u space in the spacebars kit? I feel that it would be a good addition to have and it shouldnt add to cost too much I would think.

Changes will definitely be happening around space bars. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Bub on Wed, 17 March 2021, 07:31:27
This set is fire, will be my very first GMK (I'm new here).

PS. Hoping for a SA vendor!

Hell yeah! Stay tuned on proxies.

Flashback to my VW days

:D

I think some novelties would fit very nice! I like the colors and the theme, brought me some nostalgia! GLWIC! :thumb:

Stay tuned! Still fine tuning addon kits.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Bub on Thu, 18 March 2021, 11:27:34
Small update: working on shirt design this week. There was enough interest in IC to make it worthwhile. Hoping to create something that everyone will like.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: TyPo.mk on Thu, 18 March 2021, 11:32:47
This set is Handarbeit for the refined gentleman
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: soloplayer on Fri, 19 March 2021, 02:52:08
can i order an Alice render, for science purpose?  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Bub on Sat, 20 March 2021, 09:53:06
This set is Handarbeit for the refined gentleman

(https://www.pngitem.com/pimgs/m/123-1237975_tips-fedora-discord-emoji-m-lady-emoji-hd.png)

can i order an Alice render, for science purpose?  ;D

I agree that one is necessary for science. I actually designed the color organization for Alice compatibility. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: Bub on Wed, 24 March 2021, 15:41:06
Just a small update. Color matching for this set will be completed before GB phase. Something not many sets have had the opportunity to do yet. We are submitting the request to GMK soon. Still finalizing international vendors!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: alevyish on Wed, 24 March 2021, 16:37:40
Small bump. I just realized there's no option for selecting South America in the IC, does that mean you're closed to having a SA vendor?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Trivent on Wed, 24 March 2021, 18:18:09
Love it! Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: fantasyrunner on Thu, 25 March 2021, 07:32:46
Amazing! I canít wait for this. Love the latest desk mat that was added too. Canít wait to see the artisan design
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats!
Post by: ogp3 on Thu, 25 March 2021, 09:31:56
Just a small update. Color matching for this set will be completed before GB phase. Something not many sets have had the opportunity to do yet. We are submitting the request to GMK soon. Still finalizing international vendors!
This is fantastic to hear! Really looking forward to this set  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Bub on Fri, 26 March 2021, 08:13:41
Amazing! I canít wait for this. Love the latest desk mat that was added too. Canít wait to see the artisan design

TY! I will be excited to share.

Small bump. I just realized there's no option for selecting South America in the IC, does that mean you're closed to having a SA vendor?

Opps, that was my fault for missing SA region. A little late, but I have added it. I am not sure yet on an SA vendor.

Love it! Looking forward to it!

TY!

Just a small update. Color matching for this set will be completed before GB phase. Something not many sets have had the opportunity to do yet. We are submitting the request to GMK soon. Still finalizing international vendors!
This is fantastic to hear! Really looking forward to this set  :thumb:

Request for samples should be in next week! Hoping to nail it the first try.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Bub on Wed, 31 March 2021, 22:34:00
Order for deskmat samples getting placed soon in addition to color samples from GMK! Will post pics if they turn out as expected! New renders in the works!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Sleepertimbre on Thu, 01 April 2021, 12:26:08
Really stoked for this set if it goes through. Count me in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Bub on Sun, 04 April 2021, 19:40:48
Really stoked for this set if it goes through. Count me in

Thank you! it will definitely go through. We are locked in! Big announcements this month.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: UGunaLOSE on Mon, 19 April 2021, 07:48:30
This does look nice! Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Bub on Tue, 20 April 2021, 13:11:16
This does look nice! Looking forward to it.

Thank you! Alice render and main vendor announcement coming very soon!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Ranger_Trivette on Tue, 27 April 2021, 02:49:32
i don't know if that was intentional, but i've just founded this on internet and i laughed  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/W6sbRR0.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Ranger_Trivette on Wed, 28 April 2021, 03:10:41
-delete-
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Bub on Thu, 29 April 2021, 06:17:11
i don't know if that was intentional, but i've just founded this on internet and i laughed  ;D

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/W6sbRR0.jpg)


LOL, nice. Apparently VW might be bringing back a colorway at some point.

Just a small note: hoping to do a major update soon with lead vendor announcement and new renders. The renders are made by a really fantastic render artist and will really show the set well. If timeline gets delayed there, I will announce lead vendor sooner.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Adqam64 on Fri, 30 April 2021, 18:19:17
Hope that the major update is including a NorDeUK kit...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: treeleaf64 on Fri, 30 April 2021, 18:20:12
It remind me of Handarbeit but a different color of it  But I think it's innovative ~!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Bub on Sat, 01 May 2021, 15:18:25
It remind me of Handarbeit but a different color of it  But I think it's innovative ~!

hi treeleaf am bub thx :D am work on making panels more innovative everyday

Hope that the major update is including a NorDeUK kit...

I hate to say it, but I think a NorDeUK/NorDe kit is unlikely for the set. This pains me because there a heavy influence in German design on this set. However, the interest on IC form for these kits (which has had quite a few replies at this point) is quite low. I do wish that GMK's pricing structure allowed for smaller language kits like this to be easier, but these are things I cannot change.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Adqam64 on Sat, 01 May 2021, 16:19:57
I hate to say it, but I think a NorDeUK/NorDe kit is unlikely for the set. This pains me because there a heavy influence in German design on this set. However, the interest on IC form for these kits (which has had quite a few replies at this point) is quite low. I do wish that GMK's pricing structure allowed for smaller language kits like this to be easier, but these are things I cannot change.
That's totally fair and I wish you all the best.  It's a beautiful colourway.  But I only buy kits with ISO-UK support, so it looks like I won't be getting this one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: jakk on Sun, 02 May 2021, 20:36:26
i really like it for being a colorful set, not my style but still super cool!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | New Deskmats, Small Updates
Post by: Bub on Mon, 03 May 2021, 08:52:27
i really like it for being a colorful set, not my style but still super cool!

Thank you!!

Added Novelkeys_ as lead vendor and Alice renders.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice Render
Post by: TyPo.mk on Mon, 03 May 2021, 08:57:09
Big Baller Bub with the Nk vendor
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice Render
Post by: ogp3 on Mon, 03 May 2021, 09:06:26
Canít wait for this groupbuy, awesome to see novelkeys as a vendor. Really hope at least one 1u makes it into the spacebar kit though!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice Render
Post by: Bub on Mon, 03 May 2021, 09:23:18
Canít wait for this groupbuy, awesome to see novelkeys as a vendor. Really hope at least one 1u makes it into the spacebar kit though!

Noted. I am fairly certain I will be able to accommodate here. What board/layout would you use this for?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice Render
Post by: ogp3 on Mon, 03 May 2021, 11:07:57
Canít wait for this groupbuy, awesome to see novelkeys as a vendor. Really hope at least one 1u makes it into the spacebar kit though!

Noted. I am fairly certain I will be able to accommodate here. What board/layout would you use this for?

Oh thatís great to hear! Would love to use this set on my Bear65 ergo - requires a 1u space :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice Render
Post by: dstaar on Thu, 06 May 2021, 22:07:17
is the planned update on Spacebar kit (like adding 1.25u) still going to happen? thx.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice Render
Post by: kaznai on Sat, 08 May 2021, 00:22:25
I just realized that I've been watching this thread without "watching" this thread. It's been a while since I used traditional forums
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: Bub on Wed, 12 May 2021, 21:57:59
is the planned update on Spacebar kit (like adding 1.25u) still going to happen? thx.

Admittedly the demand for a 1.25 spacebar isn't very high, but I am trying to accommodate as best I can. What board and layout would you like this spacebar for?

I just realized that I've been watching this thread without "watching" this thread. It's been a while since I used traditional forums

Haha, yeah geekhack has a bit of learning curve. I only saw your response just now :( thanks for your support.

Added a Cypher render. Next update will include finalized kiting and international vendors. The cypher render features a split backspace with a 1u \| that is blue instead of yellow in the current base kit posted. Final base kit will contain blue. I am changing it because I like the full color block of blue it will offer.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: dstaar on Thu, 13 May 2021, 04:08:02
is the planned update on Spacebar kit (like adding 1.25u) still going to happen? thx.
Admittedly the demand for a 1.25 spacebar isn't very high, but I am trying to accommodate as best I can. What board and layout would you like this spacebar for?

It's pretty common nowadays to split standard 6.25u Space to 2.25u + 1.25u + 2.75u, for example DZ60, or even 65% like KBD67 MKII solder pcb.
Within the GMK and SA sets in the past year, I believe the number of sets supporting that is majority.
Thanks for the great work anyway.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: Bub on Wed, 19 May 2021, 13:14:05
is the planned update on Spacebar kit (like adding 1.25u) still going to happen? thx.
Admittedly the demand for a 1.25 spacebar isn't very high, but I am trying to accommodate as best I can. What board and layout would you like this spacebar for?

It's pretty common nowadays to split standard 6.25u Space to 2.25u + 1.25u + 2.75u, for example DZ60, or even 65% like KBD67 MKII solder pcb.
Within the GMK and SA sets in the past year, I believe the number of sets supporting that is majority.
Thanks for the great work anyway.

Thanks for your support! I will do what I can accommodate. I plan on posting updated kiting early June.

Also, everyone please check out this alice render my friend iinko did of the set for some render practice (please consider seafarer preorders :P).

(https://i.imgur.com/iUJah1Oh.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: iinko_mk on Wed, 19 May 2021, 16:06:39
Quote

Also, everyone please check out this alice render my friend iinko did of the set for some render practice (please consider seafarer preorders :P).

Show Image
(https://imgur.com/heqo9tB.png)


:peepolove:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: Darthbaggins on Wed, 19 May 2021, 17:15:58
LMAO, was wondering when someone would use the Golf/GTI as a colorway (wanted this car so much when I was in HS - friend had a 450HP VR6 turbo version). 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: Tomn on Wed, 19 May 2021, 19:19:12

Super nice and vibrant colors!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: Ranger_Trivette on Fri, 21 May 2021, 11:45:04
Iíve just found this close to my house  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: Bub on Sun, 23 May 2021, 14:13:52
LMAO, was wondering when someone would use the Golf/GTI as a colorway (wanted this car so much when I was in HS - friend had a 450HP VR6 turbo version). 

hell yeah i drive a GTI as well :)

Iíve just found this close to my house  ;D

wow super stylish love how the color scheme pops up everywhere


Super nice and vibrant colors!

<3

Next Major update ETA June 2nd
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: MelkieOArda on Tue, 01 June 2021, 20:46:06
Make sure you cop a matching set of the oh-so-wonderful Teva Originals! https://www.rei.com/product/865476/teva-original-universal-sandals-mens

(That link goes straight to the '90's colorway' for me, YMMV!)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Novelkeys_ lead vendor, Alice & Cypher Render
Post by: Bub on Wed, 02 June 2021, 08:07:12
Make sure you cop a matching set of the oh-so-wonderful Teva Originals! https://www.rei.com/product/865476/teva-original-universal-sandals-mens

(That link goes straight to the '90's colorway' for me, YMMV!)

LOL i won't lie i already own a pair of Tevas.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: TyPo.mk on Wed, 02 June 2021, 11:13:58
Worth buying just for Yo keys
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Wed, 02 June 2021, 11:20:23
Worth buying just for Yo keys

Yo
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Skok on Wed, 02 June 2021, 13:56:16
yo
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Fraaaan on Wed, 02 June 2021, 14:09:58
yo
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Slayer77 on Fri, 11 June 2021, 04:08:11
I like this.
I don't know why.

Sent from my GM1911 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Afresh on Fri, 11 June 2021, 04:59:43
I like this.
I don't know why.

Sent from my GM1911 using Tapatalk

Cuz it's good yo.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: kidpid on Fri, 11 June 2021, 10:04:27
Loving this base kit. Physical 40s support and split space :chefkiss:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Sat, 12 June 2021, 13:58:59
I like this.
I don't know why.

Sent from my GM1911 using Tapatalk

Cuz it's good yo.

Haha, thanks guys. Just wanted to do something a little different.

Loving this base kit. Physical 40s support and split space :chefkiss:

:chefkiss:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: zea on Sat, 12 June 2021, 18:19:23
someone has probably suggested this before, but why not do color-block t-shirts? it seems like this theme is perfect for those kinds of shirts, and I personally love them.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Mon, 14 June 2021, 07:38:52
someone has probably suggested this before, but why not do color-block t-shirts? it seems like this theme is perfect for those kinds of shirts, and I personally love them.

Haha well, no one has suggested it other than you yet, but stay tuned :P
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: iinko_mk on Mon, 14 June 2021, 09:20:47
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KEY WOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Trigozen on Mon, 14 June 2021, 11:13:38
Can't wait for GB. Definitely gonna pick up a set. Its very pleasing to the eye!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Tue, 15 June 2021, 11:26:54
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KEY WOOOOOOOOOO

yo iinko

Can't wait for GB. Definitely gonna pick up a set. Its very pleasing to the eye!

<3

Hoping to do a mini update with additional (but not necessarily final) vendors this week.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: sup3r170va on Tue, 15 June 2021, 19:04:03
Pls consider ilumkb or Monokei as the SEA vendor. Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Wed, 16 June 2021, 11:46:50
Pls consider ilumkb or Monokei as the SEA vendor. Thanks.

Your wish is my command.

Added iLumKB, DeskHero, and zFrontier as proxy vendors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: Oblotzky on Wed, 30 June 2021, 10:25:21
too lazy to check if this was asked on the 4 pages of this thread:

can we have this as a deskmat?
(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/6b3293cf-67af-45f6-b1d1-d8ea52b50831.974c23d18ac07a675c4e1897cb1a4b25.jpeg?odnWidth=undefined&odnHeight=undefined&odnBg=ffffff)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: Slayer77 on Wed, 30 June 2021, 10:35:47
too lazy to check if this was asked on the 4 pages of this thread:

can we have this as a deskmat?
Show Image
(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/6b3293cf-67af-45f6-b1d1-d8ea52b50831.974c23d18ac07a675c4e1897cb1a4b25.jpeg?odnWidth=undefined&odnHeight=undefined&odnBg=ffffff)

+1

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: alevyish on Wed, 30 June 2021, 10:58:58
too lazy to check if this was asked on the 4 pages of this thread:

can we have this as a deskmat?

Glad someone contributed with this, I'd buy that deskmat in a heartbeat! (I'm buying the whole set anyways :))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: Skok on Wed, 30 June 2021, 13:41:01
too lazy to check if this was asked on the 4 pages of this thread:

can we have this as a deskmat?
Show Image
(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/6b3293cf-67af-45f6-b1d1-d8ea52b50831.974c23d18ac07a675c4e1897cb1a4b25.jpeg?odnWidth=undefined&odnHeight=undefined&odnBg=ffffff)


Yeah sure, I'll trade ya mod pipe
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: illusixn on Wed, 30 June 2021, 13:48:40
too lazy to check if this was asked on the 4 pages of this thread:

can we have this as a deskmat?
Show Image
(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/6b3293cf-67af-45f6-b1d1-d8ea52b50831.974c23d18ac07a675c4e1897cb1a4b25.jpeg?odnWidth=undefined&odnHeight=undefined&odnBg=ffffff)


the previous offer was too generous. throw mod tilde into base as well and you have a deal.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Thu, 01 July 2021, 07:10:30
too lazy to check if this was asked on the 4 pages of this thread:

can we have this as a deskmat?
Show Image
(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/6b3293cf-67af-45f6-b1d1-d8ea52b50831.974c23d18ac07a675c4e1897cb1a4b25.jpeg?odnWidth=undefined&odnHeight=undefined&odnBg=ffffff)


hey guys! so a playtown deskmat isn't in the works for Panels. there's a few reasons for this, but the main is that i'd like to drive color blocking as the theme for Panels rather than 90s inspiration (even though the playtown mat was definitely an inspiration for the project)

That being said, I am interested in running a playdesk mat. Once work for Panels slows down, I will look into it. I'll post a channel in my discord for it then. I did determine that most of these designs are copywritten, so a full new illustration would be needed.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: konstantin on Sun, 04 July 2021, 01:21:09
Hey, I've been following this set for a while. I thought I'd take this opportunity to give you some feedback on the kitting. I'd like to see this set do well come GB time, so hopefully this will be of some help.

Consider including R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn for covering modern 65% layouts. Seeing as 65% is one of, if not the most, popular layout in the hobbyist community currently, and R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn is one of the more popular layout choices in this form factor, including these keys would make a good number of people happy.
Not including them in base is fine if your set offers an extension kit, or right column novelties that can serve as a substitute; but as far as I can tell, neither seems to be the case here. So a good portion of 65% users will be left without keys they need and nothing to use in their place.

Consider swapping out two-line Num↲Lock, Scroll↲Lock for one-line Num, Scroll for a more uniform look across the set. I'd also suggest changing PrtSc to Print.
You may also want to consider using the icon variant for the R3 1.75u Control key, again for visual uniformity (here's a  comparison (https://i.imgur.com/ngbaQa9.png)).

Finally, you may want to include a R1 1u Delete key in yellow. This is for all the users that like putting Delete in the top-right in a split backspace configuration (usually on 60%/HHKB). Using the blue Delete key there would look quite off.
Alternatively, you could change the yellow F13 key to a generic legend, like you did with R4 1u Yo. This way that key will be able to work as both F13, the aforementioned Delete, and a few other things.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Sun, 04 July 2021, 16:46:19
Hey, I've been following this set for a while. I thought I'd take this opportunity to give you some feedback on the kitting. I'd like to see this set do well come GB time, so hopefully this will be of some help.

Consider including R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn for covering modern 65% layouts. Seeing as 65% is one of, if not the most, popular layout in the hobbyist community currently, and R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn is one of the more popular layout choices in this form factor, including these keys would make a good number of people happy.
Not including them in base is fine if your set offers an extension kit, or right column novelties that can serve as a substitute; but as far as I can tell, neither seems to be the case here. So a good portion of 65% users will be left without keys they need and nothing to use in their place.

Consider swapping out two-line Num↲Lock, Scroll↲Lock for one-line Num, Scroll for a more uniform look across the set. I'd also suggest changing PrtSc to Print.
You may also want to consider using the icon variant for the R3 1.75u Control key, again for visual uniformity (here's a  comparison (https://i.imgur.com/ngbaQa9.png)).

Finally, you may want to include a R1 1u Delete key in yellow. This is for all the users that like putting Delete in the top-right in a split backspace configuration (usually on 60%/HHKB). Using the blue Delete key there would look quite off.
Alternatively, you could change the yellow F13 key to a generic legend, like you did with R4 1u Yo. This way that key will be able to work as both F13, the aforementioned Delete, and a few other things.

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Konstantin! thanks for your feedback here. These are all things I've been considering for a while. Please see my responses and let me know what you think.

Regarding no R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn: I've tried to survey on this as much as I could because it was removed from the original kiting. Of the people that I found preferred this layout, I asked if it was a deal breaker if they had to rebind the keys, all of which said no. I do FIRMLY believe I am not in touch with all of the users of this layout (i.e. Chinese community). As someone who prefers this layout, is it a deal breaker to you?

Regarding one-line num, scroll, lock: I've had one or two other folks suggest this. I'm not necessarily against this, and I will think it over. I think most people are indifferent here, but a small subset prefer the one liners. I originally chose the two because I felt like that was more consistent with a lot of older keyboards I grew up with. But I do want to do what other people would prefer here, since I am mostly indifferent.

Regarding icon R3 control for HHKB: I'll do some more research here and make a call. I do agree it looks more consistent.

Regarding yellow delete key: this was originally yellow actually, but I changed it to suite my preference. Because the theme of the set (at its core) is color blocking, I changed it to blue because I really LOVE the panel it produces. I will probably be using this layout myself on a Thermal+.

(https://i.imgur.com/NmVCaWK.png)

HOWEVER I do like the idea of changing the F13 to a Yo key. I bet it could be used in some other configurations too. I will see what NK thinks there.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: konstantin on Tue, 06 July 2021, 18:49:44
Regarding no R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn: I've tried to survey on this as much as I could because it was removed from the original kiting. Of the people that I found preferred this layout, I asked if it was a deal breaker if they had to rebind the keys, all of which said no. I do FIRMLY believe I am not in touch with all of the users of this layout (i.e. Chinese community). As someone who prefers this layout, is it a deal breaker to you?

As a user of primarily 65% boards with split backspace, I do think this would be a deal breaker for me, as it is in most other GMK sets that don't include these keys and (importantly) don't give you any alternative options. I don't mind paying extra for an extension or novelties kit, as long as I'm able to get the keys I need (or suitable replacements for them in the form of novelties). I know that oldcat and several other heavy 65% users also share my opinion. However, I am aware that every keyset has a slightly different audience, and I'm not going to try and argue against an actual user survey if you conducted one. :)

That being said, I'm still going to try and make a case for why I think including these keys is beneficial. When talking about this, I usually like to mention four things:
There are a few other arguments to be made, but these are the main ones.


Regarding one-line num, scroll, lock: I've had one or two other folks suggest this. I'm not necessarily against this, and I will think it over. I think most people are indifferent here, but a small subset prefer the one liners. I originally chose the two because I felt like that was more consistent with a lot of older keyboards I grew up with. But I do want to do what other people would prefer here, since I am mostly indifferent.

Regarding icon R3 control for HHKB: I'll do some more research here and make a call. I do agree it looks more consistent.

Both of these are indeed purely aesthetic considerations. Some may prefer it one way, others may prefer it the other, and a third group of users might not care at all. I personally always like to err on the side of consistency and visual cohesiveness, which is why I suggested those changes. It's up to you to make the call on what you think will work better for your set.


Regarding yellow delete key: this was originally yellow actually, but I changed it to suite my preference. Because the theme of the set (at its core) is color blocking, I changed it to blue because I really LOVE the panel it produces. I will probably be using this layout myself on a Thermal+.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NmVCaWK.png)


You're right, that does look cool! Now that I see it in an actual picture rather than just in my head, I think you should keep the blue one (or rather, not add an extra yellow one). :)


HOWEVER I do like the idea of changing the F13 to a Yo key. I bet it could be used in some other configurations too. I will see what NK thinks there.

It could be useful, but then again I know some people will be against that change because they prefer having clear F1–F13 legends (I might be among them too). Now that the Delete issue is sorted, I don't think you actually need to change the F13 key.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: SwirlCables on Sat, 10 July 2021, 01:01:04
whole lotta color! nice set!  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: XiXora on Sat, 10 July 2021, 06:40:11
2x 1.5u Super and an extra 1u Alt would be nice for the MX-HHKB and Mac 7u users :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Sun, 11 July 2021, 08:56:54

As a user of primarily 65% boards with split backspace, I do think this would be a deal breaker for me, as it is in most other GMK sets that don't include these keys and (importantly) don't give you any alternative options. I don't mind paying extra for an extension or novelties kit, as long as I'm able to get the keys I need (or suitable replacements for them in the form of novelties). I know that oldcat and several other heavy 65% users also share my opinion. However, I am aware that every keyset has a slightly different audience, and I'm not going to try and argue against an actual user survey if you conducted one. :)

That being said, I'm still going to try and make a case for why I think including these keys is beneficial. When talking about this, I usually like to mention four things:
  • 65% boards with corner blockers. Very popular, as I'm sure you know. The thing is that if your board has a top-right corner blocker, the usual right column setup of (HomeĖPgUpĖPgDnĖEnd) doesn't work well as there's no Home key. This leaves you with either (*ĖPgUpĖPgDnĖFn) or (*Ė*ĖPgUpĖPgDn) ó and a lot of people choose to go with the latter.
  • Split backspace. If you prefer to split your backspaces like I do, on 65% it makes perfect sense to put Delete next to it on R2. This makes the two spots below it, on R3 and R4, perfect for PgUp and PgDn. This layout was first popularized by the Whitefox in 2015/2016 (and again in 2017), and it's remained fairly popular since.
  • Drop Alt. Probably the most widespread 65% board out in the wild currently, and the first mechanical keyboard for a lot of people, thus their gateway into the hobby. The default Alt layout and keysets made for it all use R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn, which means that many new users have adopted this as their go-to 65% layout (similarly to how some of us did with the Whitefox).
  • User preference. Some people just like having PgUp and PgDn on R3/R4 better than on R2/R3 ó it works better for them and their setups. In my opinion, 65% is a popular enough layout that offering both options is both warranted and worth it.
There are a few other arguments to be made, but these are the main ones.

Got it! Thanks for taking time to type that all out. I do see why it would make sense to have those keys in those positions, and I was familiar with the Drop Alt before going into this. Maybe I was naive, but I assumed that many drop alt users weren't super opinionated on the importance of the layout.  I might actually try to collect more survey data around this for future sets to see how important this layout is among 65% users. Me, personally, I usually rebind those keys. Whether or not the keys make it into this iteration of Panels isn't entirely up to me at this point, but I don't mind making a case.

Again, thanks for taking the time to write all this out. <3

2x 1.5u Super and an extra 1u Alt would be nice for the MX-HHKB and Mac 7u users :)
Hi xixora!! Demand for these keys hasn't been super high, so they didn't make it into the base kit. Apologies there.

whole lotta color! nice set!  :eek:

thank you :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Tue, 20 July 2021, 13:51:01
Renders not updated yet, but I will be adjusting Num Lock, Prt Sc, and Scroll Lock to Num, Print, Scroll.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 6/16 Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, More Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Fri, 23 July 2021, 11:44:31
Happy to announce the GMK Panels will run from September 3rd to October 1st.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: zea on Fri, 23 July 2021, 12:49:36
someone has probably suggested this before, but why not do color-block t-shirts? it seems like this theme is perfect for those kinds of shirts, and I personally love them.

Haha well, no one has suggested it other than you yet, but stay tuned :P

pls do it, I'm all in if it happens
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Update: Expanded Base Kit, Yo Key, Proxy Vendors
Post by: Bub on Wed, 28 July 2021, 13:27:54
someone has probably suggested this before, but why not do color-block t-shirts? it seems like this theme is perfect for those kinds of shirts, and I personally love them.

Haha well, no one has suggested it other than you yet, but stay tuned :P

pls do it, I'm all in if it happens

thx! lots cookin' up right now. can't wait to share!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: YXXX on Sun, 15 August 2021, 09:50:37
alice bars in base kit is pog
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: adi on Sun, 15 August 2021, 21:30:10
My first thought was jesus christ why, but the madman actually pulled it off. Good work!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: Bub on Tue, 17 August 2021, 12:52:48
alice bars in base kit is pog

Yep!!

My first thought was jesus christ why, but the madman actually pulled it off. Good work!

<3

Pricing should be completed momentarily. May or may not be the last thing I update on the IC (with GB post containing collab and extra product details).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: zea on Thu, 19 August 2021, 11:36:14
is there a possibility of adding a south american proxy like Fancy Customs? would love to get the set through them
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: alevyish on Fri, 20 August 2021, 09:08:31
is there a possibility of adding a south american proxy like Fancy Customs? would love to get the set through them

I honestly haven't bought a set from them yet because I found buying from the US vendor and using a proxy to get them to SA was often times cheaper (I do understand they probably still handle small amounts of sets so their markups need to be higher). I do intend buying sets from them in the future, between many other reasons, to help grow the scene around tho.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: Bub on Fri, 20 August 2021, 10:40:44
is there a possibility of adding a south american proxy like Fancy Customs? would love to get the set through them

NK and I did explore adding venues in regions like South America, India, Central America, etc, but ultimately we've decided not to pursue smaller regions for this project. I do hope to revisit this with other sets that I run or if we ever see a Panels R2.

is there a possibility of adding a south american proxy like Fancy Customs? would love to get the set through them

I honestly haven't bought a set from them yet because I found buying from the US vendor and using a proxy to get them to SA was often times cheaper (I do understand they probably still handle small amounts of sets so their markups need to be higher). I do intend buying sets from them in the future, between many other reasons, to help grow the scene around tho.

This is definitely a major factor in not pursuing some smaller regions.

This is how it was explained to me from community members in various discords. Generally, the sales quantity in smaller regions are a lot lower. Because the sales quantity is lower, the profits gained are smaller, and to make up for that, vendors need to increase the price of the product to cover their costs on shipping, fees, etc. So then it ends up costing the consumer the same as it would to ship from a nearby region.

I do hope as the hobby grows and more sales happen in different regions to include more vendors.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: Bub on Fri, 20 August 2021, 10:44:22
Small update:

NK and I were not able to find a manufacturer who was willing to colormatch a color-blocked shirt. And offering a graphic design instead seems forced. So we will have to axe the shirt.

If GMK Panels is successful to the point to warrant a R2, I hope to revisit this.

:(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: alevyish on Fri, 20 August 2021, 13:21:15
A shame that the outside world will be missing on panels and its awesome colors :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: Bub on Sat, 21 August 2021, 15:55:19
A shame that the outside world will be missing on panels and its awesome colors :(

sorry about that! hopefully shipping from US or the next closest region will be bearable
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: IMZO on Sat, 21 August 2021, 16:42:42
Pretty excited about this set tbh lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: alevyish on Sat, 21 August 2021, 16:54:16
A shame that the outside world will be missing on panels and its awesome colors :(

sorry about that! hopefully shipping from US or the next closest region will be bearable
Iím still getting every single item once the group buy comes, Iíve been passing on many sets and wallet is ready.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: pleasega on Sun, 22 August 2021, 02:21:50
pricing when
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | 7/23 Update: Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date
Post by: Bub on Mon, 23 August 2021, 07:35:40
pricing when

early this week! i have everything in. just want to confirm its finalized :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars
Post by: Bub on Tue, 24 August 2021, 07:57:15
Prices:

(https://i.imgur.com/WIjBkMM.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars, ISO, & 40s
Post by: alevyish on Tue, 24 August 2021, 08:02:51
Prices:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WIjBkMM.png)

Yo
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars, ISO, & 40s
Post by: kidpid on Tue, 24 August 2021, 11:16:00
$120 for a base kit with numpad, alice, and physical 40s support? Instacop
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars
Post by: sup3r170va on Tue, 24 August 2021, 12:18:13
Prices:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WIjBkMM.png)


120USD sounds good. But can I confirm the pricing for the other regions are correct? It seems a bit out of whack with the USD price, to be honest, and looks more like 135USD pricing (when compared with other GMK sets).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars
Post by: Bub on Tue, 24 August 2021, 13:12:24
Prices:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WIjBkMM.png)


120USD sounds good. But can I confirm the pricing for the other regions are correct? It seems a bit out of whack with the USD price, to be honest, and looks more like 135USD pricing (when compared with other GMK sets).

Prices are correct as they were provided to me.

Agreed the prices aren't a 1-1, but they aren't totally out of alignment either (looking at Analog Dreams R2 and Parcel for reference).

Keep in mind UK/Euro price is VAT included. Ex-VAT is 87.50. I am not really sure what the norm is for here for UK/Euro members. I've seen people listing both prices without VAT and with. I included with so people can know what to expect the total cost to be.

I do hope that the incremental differences do not turn away too many folks, but pricing is 1000% out of my control lol. NK may have chosen a lower price just because they love the set. I do not necessarily expect my proxy vendors to follow suite there. I only expect to offer fair pricing, and I think they have done that.

Sorry that is probably not the answer you were hoping for, but if you have any specific concerns, feel free to DM me or anything. Happy to discuss more.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars, ISO, & 40s
Post by: smshark on Wed, 25 August 2021, 10:14:41
Pricing is super competitive given what comes in the all-inclusive base kit with 4 custom colors. I was a bit on the fence earlier but think I'm in now, even with lead times being what they are. GL w/ GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars
Post by: sup3r170va on Thu, 26 August 2021, 11:32:51
Prices:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WIjBkMM.png)


120USD sounds good. But can I confirm the pricing for the other regions are correct? It seems a bit out of whack with the USD price, to be honest, and looks more like 135USD pricing (when compared with other GMK sets).

Prices are correct as they were provided to me.

Agreed the prices aren't a 1-1, but they aren't totally out of alignment either (looking at Analog Dreams R2 and Parcel for reference).

Keep in mind UK/Euro price is VAT included. Ex-VAT is 87.50. I am not really sure what the norm is for here for UK/Euro members. I've seen people listing both prices without VAT and with. I included with so people can know what to expect the total cost to be.

I do hope that the incremental differences do not turn away too many folks, but pricing is 1000% out of my control lol. NK may have chosen a lower price just because they love the set. I do not necessarily expect my proxy vendors to follow suite there. I only expect to offer fair pricing, and I think they have done that.

Sorry that is probably not the answer you were hoping for, but if you have any specific concerns, feel free to DM me or anything. Happy to discuss more.

Thanks. Sorry canít get the DM to work.

Iím more interested in the pricing for ILumKB and DailyClack, and the price difference with the Novelkeys/US$ price is quite significant, compared to other sets. For example, Retro Zhuyin. Itís US$130 on novelkeys and AUD194 on dailyclack (and S$185 on Monokei, although I note that is not ILumKB). Panels is more expensive than Retro Zhuyin in Southeast Asia/Australia even though itís US$10 cheaper on novelkeys.

Thatís why Iím wondering if thereís a pricing error.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB Date, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars
Post by: Bub on Fri, 27 August 2021, 13:42:37

Iím more interested in the pricing for ILumKB and DailyClack, and the price difference with the Novelkeys/US$ price is quite significant, compared to other sets. For example, Retro Zhuyin. Itís US$130 on novelkeys and AUD194 on dailyclack (and S$185 on Monokei, although I note that is not ILumKB). Panels is more expensive than Retro Zhuyin in Southeast Asia/Australia even though itís US$10 cheaper on novelkeys.

Thatís why Iím wondering if thereís a pricing error.

I did inquire about this. Thanks for bringing it up. I will post back if it was an error on my part.

On a side note, added a finalized base kit render with the updated legends to this page. Everything else will get saved for GB post!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Panels | Sept 3rd-Oct 1st GB, $120 Base Kit w/ Bars, ISO, & 40s
Post by: Bub on Thu, 02 September 2021, 12:20:45
GB POST IS LIVE (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114447.0)