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Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 21:28:08 »
Just a warning right now, this thread has *a lot* of pictures.

I have a lot of keyboards. Here’s pictures of them. I don’t have a family shot ‘cause I don't have room to lay them all out at once.

I also have an unfinished GH60 Rev B and a GHPad. I’ll post pictures of those when they’re built.



P9240575 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
IBM 6019284 (aka "Kishsaver", 62key 4704, 60% F). A stock 60% IBM Model F capacitive buckling spring keyboard with custom powdercoated "jdcarpurple" case and xwhatsit USB controller. Keycaps are a custom set from Unicomp (black on light blue, black on silver), a Enviro ClickClack keycap, and Globe Blue ClickClack keycap.




Kingsaver by CaptainBadass, on Flickr

[ X SAVER by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Kingsaver: Korean Custom Alps keyboard, complicated Blue Alps switches, Wang 724 keycaps




KMAC LE, Titanium color, Winkey layout, MX Green switches, magenta and white 2x3x4 LEDs, CMYK and Olivetti caps with ClickClack novelty keycaps.




P2220338B by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Filco Zero with XM KSB-C White Alps Clone switches. Shown with caps from an unspecified Toshiba replacement laptop keyboard, “Dolch” colorway. Awaiting switch swap to complicated linear green Alps, custom Pegasus Hoof controller from bpiphany, and detachable cable.




12342345A by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
IBM SSK Model M #1391472, shown with keycaps from a Model M #1393464 (used specifically for airline reservation terminals at airports). Membrane Buckling Spring switches.




[P2150241A by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Siig Minitouch with clicky SMK “Monterey Blue Alps” switches. 




P9220188 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr

Epsilon by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Epsilon Theta: custom 75% layout keyboard created by Metalliqaz and stainless steel case created by jdcarpe. Lubed 65g MX Black switches.




Filco Majestouch 2 with MX Blue switches. Shown with my Valentine’s R1 set. Picture courtesy of Dianoda.





PB030659 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr

Nixeus Moda with Kailh Browns




P5231934 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr

P5231940 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
KBTalking Pure with MX White switches, Pure CNC case, and Valentine’s R1 keycaps




P5231928 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Leopold FC700R with MX Blues and Cherry/GMK keycaps




P2150229A by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
IBM Terminal Model M #1392595. Membrane Buckling Spring switches.



Custom G80-1800: Dolch PAC G80-1813 Case, Leeku 1800 PCB, Stock MX Clears, Magenta/Teal/Cyan LEDs, NIB Black on White Cherry Doubleshot keycaps with GMK addons.




TG3 BL82 (aka Data911, Police Car Keyboard, Cop Car Keyboard) with MX Blacks and splashguard




P5231941 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Chicony KB-7001 with White Alps




P5231951 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Ducky 1087XM keyboard with complicated White Alps switches and Dell AT101W keycaps




P5231970 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr Cherry MX Board 3.0 with MX Red switches.




P5231975 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Cherry KC4020 with scissor switches.




P5231948 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
G81-3000 “Hamburger SV” special edition case.  Awaiting assembly.


P5231955 by CaptainBadass, on Flickr
Razer Orbweaver with vintage MX black switches and magenta LEDs
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 21:31:54 »
No wonder you are Captain Bad Ass - respect!!
 

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 21:32:05 »
Bad ass.

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 22:04:09 »
Wow, what an amazing collection, that Model M with blue caps looks amazing!
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 22:06:16 »
That's a Model F esko997, it's a 6019284 capacitive over buckling spring keyboard. It's also referred to as a Kishsaver.

Also thanks for the kind words.

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 22:06:48 »
Dat SIIG :cool:

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 22:12:48 »
The Siig is awesome! I highly recommend people who are into Alps to get one in the Monterey Blue flavor like I have. You too Shadovved, get on that :P

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 22:19:26 »
The Siig is awesome! I highly recommend people who are into Alps to get one in the Monterey Blue flavor like I have. You too Shadovved, get on that :P

I want to get one since forever.......but they aren't readily available  :'(

Same goes for the blue alps :-X


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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 08:42:09 »
Pretty average, I'll give you a 3/10 :p

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 09:34:14 »
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 09:48:26 »
I am not into ALPS too much but that is a very nice collection!
Soo cool Hamburger SV case too  :thumb:
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 09:54:24 »
I am not into ALPS too much

You can't sit with us! :P

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 10:41:15 »
I am not into ALPS too much

You can't sit with us! :P
Yeah, sorry Candyflip. You can't sit with them. You can sit with us Cherry guys though, and we're cooler than them.

Nice collection CPT. The legends on that SSK are really wacky though, so it probably isn't much use to you. Just send it to me and I'll dispose of it.

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 11:09:24 »
Beautiful collection Mr. Capt, that Kingsaver and KMAC LE, very nice.

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 11:29:02 »
Sweet collection.  Makes me want to try more ALPS switches.
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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 11:37:47 »
Yeah, sorry Candyflip. You can't sit with them. You can sit with us Cherry guys though, and we're cooler than them.

Nice collection CPT. The legends on that SSK are really wacky though, so it probably isn't much use to you. Just send it to me and I'll dispose of it.

I have some Cherry boards so I'm inviting myself to the lunch table. Plus I wear pink on Wednesdays.

And aren't those legends weird? They're off an M that was designed for use at airports, sold on clickykeyboards.com Not as cool as the legends on the medical M caps that dorkvader has but I like them. Plus the caps are *heavily* used so the homerow feels smoother than the typical PBT caps which I like.

Sweet collection.  Makes me want to try more ALPS switches.

I really don't like that Ducky 1087XM for personal usage but I think I'm going to turn it into an Alps tester and tour it.

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 11:42:00 »
I want to go to your house and just spend hours touching this collection-- holy ****, this is awesome CPT!
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 11:45:36 »
Airport legends are sweet. I've always wanted one of the desko sets..


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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 11:50:07 »
Every time I go to the airport, I want to steal a Desko keyboard :(. They're so cool!

And if you're ever near Cincinnati, let me know and you can stop to play with my collection Resprit. I've had plenty of GHers stop by my apartment at this point :D.

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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 12:00:46 »
I wear pink on Wednesdays.

I've had plenty of GHers stop by my apartment at this point :D.
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 22:33:54 »
* HoffmanMyster thinks to himself, "I want dis one...and dis one...and dis one..."

But really the important question that we're all thinking is how can you have so many boards if you just got into mechanical keyboards? 

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 03 June 2014, 08:38:42 »
Hoffman I think the kids call it "that Lebron first Nike contract money, stack it to the ceiling, then call it Shaq money". :P

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 03 June 2014, 08:46:24 »
Awesome collection. Puts mine to shame.

No Topre though?
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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 03 June 2014, 08:54:21 »
Great collection CPT! I agree, needs more Topre :thumb:

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 03 June 2014, 08:59:03 »
I don't like Topre. There won't be one in the collection unless I buy one as a tester/tour keyboard.

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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 03 June 2014, 09:05:09 »
I can't believe you don't have one of the IBM Chinese/Japanese keyboards with vintage tee Alps. So disappoint.
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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 03 June 2014, 09:06:29 »
That layout makes me sad. And at the time of the sale, I wasn't aware it could be converted to work on modern computers. Not interested in buying keyboards that I can't use.

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 03 June 2014, 09:18:00 »
Wait, what? You're supposed to use these keyboards?
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 06 June 2014, 10:58:04 »
Why do you keep the lower quality keyboards that feel awful, like the Ducky?
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 06 June 2014, 11:01:10 »
What do you consider to be lower quality besides the Ducky? I'm turning that into an alps tester.
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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 06 June 2014, 11:03:03 »
Your collection is really impressive CPT!   :thumb:
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 06 June 2014, 11:08:55 »
Very cool collection of keys and boards :thumb:. Do you have a special place for them to live?

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 06 June 2014, 11:10:19 »
I have an Ikea shelf that they all live in or on when I'm not using them. It's nothing special, just a cube. And when I'm not using a keyboard, they're in a box or case. I need another shelf though. Thanks for the kind words everyone :).

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 06 June 2014, 11:17:57 »
What do you consider to be lower quality besides the Ducky? I'm turning that into an alps tester.

I don't know, like the Leopold, Ducky, scissor switch, that Cherry MX 3.0, basically the mass produced boards still on the market that are not custom or vintage.  I figure with all those Korean customs and buckling spring keyboards, you would see no need to keep the ones I mentioned. 

But I am just making assumptions based on what I would do.

That Kingsaver, though, what a beauty.
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 06 June 2014, 11:22:42 »
I like the Leopold, Pure, and Filco. I almost sold the Leo and Pure but there wasn't much interest and I wanted to keep them. The Ducky will be converted to an Alps tester for people who want to try it out.

Scissor switch and MX3.0 I recieved as a surprised from russm. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them after I review them. Perhaps an MX tester out of the 3.0 and the trash heap for that terrible scissor switch board.

In short, I like my keyboards. That's why I still have them. I don't need any of these but they make me happy right now. If I do get out of the keyboard game, the customs and IBM boards are going with me. Those are my ride or die boards.
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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 06 June 2014, 13:57:59 »
Thanks.  Can't expect everybody to think like me.
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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 08 June 2014, 18:49:16 »
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« Reply #37 on: Sun, 08 June 2014, 20:45:37 »
Nice collection ! I probably have a shelf; ask me when I get back home.

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 08 June 2014, 21:20:41 »
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That looks surprisingly good. I wish they were more common.

I honestly don't like it. If you'd like to try it, PM me and you can have it for the cost of shipping.

Nice collection ! I probably have a shelf; ask me when I get back home.

I will talk to you when you're back. And will the shelf fit in my apartment though?

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 18 June 2014, 20:52:32 »
I'm also now the proud owner of a QSENN WEN-DT35. It's honestly the best rubber dome board I've tried besides the Microsoft Ergonomic 4000. No lie, no trolls, I like this board for what it is. I've liked it since I tried Sifo's at Keycon 2013. I'll have to post pictures soon :D.

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 18 June 2014, 20:57:44 »
Amazing collection! Inspirational.
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 24 September 2014, 18:08:25 »
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Never knew I needed to burgle you so hard CPT.... I never knew.
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Are the keycaps and case dyed?

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« Reply #45 on: Sun, 28 September 2014, 20:47:49 »
That purple finish on the kishaver really looks like space. Except it looks much cleaner than a lot of the others like it
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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 29 September 2014, 03:15:40 »
Dat model F! Nice work Mr Badass

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 29 September 2014, 08:02:01 »
That 60% Model F is a ****ing tank.

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 29 September 2014, 08:08:12 »
Are the keycaps and case dyed?

The keycaps are a custom set from Unicomp that a previous member had made. I'm not sure if that grey/silver color is still being used. The case was powdercoated with a color referred to as "jdcarpurple" as jdcarpe had a poker case done in this color before.



Thanks for the kind words everyone :).

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Re: Captain BadAss' Keyboard Collection
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 29 September 2014, 09:12:56 »
digging the color scheme of the caps and of course the color of the case itself is rad  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: