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Offline yoniwolf1202

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[IC] GMK Pacific | Collabs Announced!
« on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 09:30:58 »
Hello Everyone,
CaucasianWiz and I are excited to announce a project we’ve been working on for a little while now. It’s a keycap set inspired by US Naval Aviation in the Pacific Theatre of World War 2. We tried to make it pay homage to its inspiration as much as possible while attempting to keep it within the appeals of a global community.
GMK Pacific
Interest Check Form:
If you’re interested in this set and/or you want to see some changes, let us know in this interest check form: https://forms.gle/5chQPwVHE5wdT8ya6
Colors:
Pantone 4274 C (Grey)
Pantone 2378 C (Navy)
Pantone 635 C (Light Blue)
Kits:
Fuselage (Base)
Wings (Spacebars)
Propellor (Novelties) designed by Sour
Renders:
Dawn by Crykn
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Hubble65
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Austin by DriftingBunnies
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Iron165 by Smith + Rune
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Iron180 by Smith + Rune
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Deskmats (designed by Sour):
Planes
Aerial
Postcard
Collaborations:
Artisans:
Latrialum
ArtKey
Archetype
Fraktal Kaps
Rathcaps
Win Keys
Ukiyo Keys

Metal Artisans:
Salvun

Wrist Rest:
Artisan Labs

Cable:
Space

Vendors:
US: Space
CA: Ashkeebs
EU: CandyKeys
UK: ProtoTypist
AUS: Switchkeys
SEA: Ilumkb
KOR: SwagKeys
CN: zFrontier

Pricing:
TBA

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Updates:
For the latest updates, keep an eye on this thread. If you have any questions, feel free to either reach out to yoniwolf1202#3211 or CaucasianWiz#8881 on Discord.

Special Thanks:
A thousand thank yous to Sour who designed the branding, novelties and deskmats. He has also helped guide us through the process from nearly the beginning.
Thank you to Break for lending his pantone book.
Thank you to ogWalker for answering our questions and guiding through the rendering process.
Thank you to ilikerustoo who has been giving advice since the start of the project.
Thank you to everyone who has lent us a render file of their board.
Thank you to Langelandia for the encouragement.
Thank you to Puddsy for helping out on the IC formatting.
Thank you to anyone that I have not mentioned thus far.



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Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 09:31:59 »
2/7- Added Vendors
2/8- Updated Colors in order to be more representative of the original idea of the set.
2/26- Added Collabs
4/5- Added zFrontier
5/5- Added Artisan Labs collab
« Last Edit: Wed, 05 May 2021, 20:36:24 by yoniwolf1202 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 09:32:16 »
Oh yeah. I'm down.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 09:36:06 »
Love the inspiration for the set, though I can't help but associate this with Rainy Day. Hopefully it's just me :p

Offline nu_types

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 09:37:55 »
Good job man :D. This is looking good.
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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 09:46:44 »
I would change from text only mods to either icon or icon+text. Otherwise it looks good

Offline Sicowa

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 09:56:06 »
Would like to see some icon mods if possible since I'm not a huge fan of the novelty mods. However, the set looks great.
GLWIC  :thumb:

Offline TheBlackHammer

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 09:58:13 »
Would really like to see a 40s kit with a 1.25u tab, 1.75u backspace, and a 1.5u enter


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Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 10:06:10 »
Would really like to see a 40s kit with a 1.25u tab, 1.75u backspace, and a 1.5u enter


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We'd love to add a 40s kit if we can get enough interest from that demographic. Feel free to fill out the IC form so we can quantify the interest for a 40s kit. Thank you very much for your support!

Offline Millionarc

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 10:41:35 »
GMK Rainy Day Says Hello

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Offline Awayhugepickle

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 10:46:53 »
GMK Rainy Day Says Hello

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That's what I thought too.

Offline kidgoth

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 10:59:08 »
I think you should consider some icons on the mods to prevent them from looking so empty

Offline Owl

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 11:31:30 »
Love it! Great inspiration and great polish on this set. Reminds me of "Heart Beats Pacific" by Banner Pilots (love that album).

Maybe consider adding F13 to base?

Other than that it's terrific! glwic!

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 11:35:15 »
Love it! Great inspiration and great polish on this set. Reminds me of "Heart Beats Pacific" by Banner Pilots (love that album).

Maybe consider adding F13 to base?

Other than that it's terrific! glwic!
We'll definitely be looking at some kitting changes with the requests we are seeing with modifier legends and F13 will have to sneak in those changes as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 13:52:31 »
Love it! Great inspiration and great polish on this set. Reminds me of "Heart Beats Pacific" by Banner Pilots (love that album).

Maybe consider adding F13 to base?

Other than that it's terrific! glwic!
We'll definitely be looking at some kitting changes with the requests we are seeing with modifier legends and F13 will have to sneak in those changes as well.

This looks great with text only legends imo. I'd like to see some renders on a different color background though.

Offline despairsray

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 13:55:34 »
Am I allowed to buy this if I am Japanese? lol This looks great, I like the color balance of the accents with the alphas.

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 14:00:18 »
Love it! Great inspiration and great polish on this set. Reminds me of "Heart Beats Pacific" by Banner Pilots (love that album).

Maybe consider adding F13 to base?

Other than that it's terrific! glwic!
We'll definitely be looking at some kitting changes with the requests we are seeing with modifier legends and F13 will have to sneak in those changes as well.

This looks great with text only legends imo. I'd like to see some renders on a different color background though.
We'll definitely get in some other renders so people can get a feel for other colors it might work with. Go ahead and fill that IC form to let us know your preference of mod legends so we can see what people are feeling. Thanks for the support!
Am I allowed to buy this if I am Japanese? lol This looks great, I like the color balance of the accents with the alphas.
We tried hard to make sure it would fit the appeals of not just Americans lol. Thank you very much!

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 14:23:21 »
blue alphas? Rama?

Love this, will buy.

Offline YouGotRioted

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 14:46:52 »
Love the theme but definitely gives me Rainy Day vibes

Offline ilikerustoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 14:57:27 »
Love it! Great inspiration and great polish on this set. Reminds me of "Heart Beats Pacific" by Banner Pilots (love that album).

Maybe consider adding F13 to base?

Other than that it's terrific! glwic!
We'll definitely be looking at some kitting changes with the requests we are seeing with modifier legends and F13 will have to sneak in those changes as well.

This looks great with text only legends imo. I'd like to see some renders on a different color background though.

I agree. I'm all for text only too, but the I would not be inclined to use the novelties. Icon novelties with text mods feels awkward to me - at least for this set. Other than that it looks great!

Offline Hugs94

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 15:16:57 »
wow very cool. Looking at the kits I dont see anything missing yet. Going to wait for Konst's verdict.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 15:22:15 »
yes

Offline JoltFX

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 16:50:25 »
GMK Rainy Day Says Hello

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Thought the same thing upon first inspection


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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 16:56:14 »
Damn I actually really like this a lot. Colors and theme  :thumb: Also would be interested in a 40s kit, will fill out the IC form!

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 16:59:30 »
I advise you to keep the colors and switch manus so it doesn't look like  GMK Rainy Day copy paste

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 17:20:03 »
this doesn't look like rainy day

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 17:44:48 »
I'm going to address this now so this doesn't tumble like a snowball going down a hill. I reached out to Owl in order to make sure that he did not feel as though this was too similar to Rainy Day. While they do look similar, I would advise for you to take a look at them side by side. If you still feel it's too similar, that's 100% fine with me. I do want to thank everyone for the support, though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 17:52:19 »
I advise you to keep the colors and switch manus so it doesn't look like  GMK Rainy Day copy paste

I don't really think this looks anything like Rainy Day. The gray alphas are way darker than the gray I used, the mods are a completely different color altogether, and the only resemblance of similarity in the light cyan is an illusion in the context with the rest of the colors. Side by side, the 5513 CP is WAY darker than 9481 C. I also used the accent color on mod text in Rainy Day which gives it a much different contrast than GMK pacific. While the initial reaction to the set is similarly somber, due to the use of blue hues in each of the colors, I don't think it's necessary to warrant changing the colors or changing the manufacturer. The theme gives enough context for the colors to stand on its own and after viewing it enough times, I think it would be difficult to mistake the two.

I don't think there is reason for the designer to worry about these "similarities". They have already reached out to me and I was more than pleased with how their set turned out. And I think that the colors by themselves are different enough that this set isn't "competing" with Rainy Day. The added context of the theme further helps that case.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 17:58:04 »
I agree, I don't see how this looks like Rainy Day. The colors are similar I guess but Pacific's colors are way sharper and saturated, almost rigid imo. The mods are quite different in general. Rainy Day has that washed-out muted look that I don't see in this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 19:20:31 »
Love the colors and inspiration, would love to see some OG Icon mods tho I think they'd fit better with the novelties IMO. Great job Yoni and Wiz

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 20:23:28 »
Love the colors and theme. Would like to see icon mods/blue alphas
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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 22:43:37 »
Oh hey, this is nice.

I don't like the colors personally, but I think you did an OK job with kitting (I prefer my extra B in base kit, but as long as it's in a kit I don't mind too much)

GLWIC


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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 06:16:30 »
Colors aren't for me but I do think they work well together and super exciting to see something unique +++++

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 08:32:12 »
Looks somewhat somewhat similar to GMK Rainy Day, however this is better imo. The novelties are on point! And the Postcard and Skyview deskmat options are something I may just pick up

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 11:31:28 »
I advise you to keep the colors and switch manus so it doesn't look like  GMK Rainy Day copy paste

this doesn't look like rainy day

They're certainly not twins.


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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 11:32:57 »
Very nice looking.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 14:03:45 »
Deskmats are fire. The set seems a bit unassuming to me though. Maybe it's the color choices? I'm not sure.


Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 12:04:40 »
This looks really dope, those novelties are wicked! love it! Same with the deskmats. My only suggestion would be just removing the numpad on the base kit.

It's makes the Base Kit Cheaper. And given how popular 65% and 75% is, a lot just don't need another numpad please consider this.

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 13:32:50 »
This looks really dope, those novelties are wicked! love it! Same with the deskmats. My only suggestion would be just removing the numpad on the base kit.

It's makes the Base Kit Cheaper. And given how popular 65% and 75% is, a lot just don't need another numpad please consider this.
This is an ask that I've seen quite a bit. The problem with kitting like that is it really screws over everyone else, and even moreso with a set that's not that popular. You end up paying way more for simple compatibility for anything else. Unfortunately, this will be something that we will not be doing. We hope you understand.

Offline Jaxxstatic

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 15:24:08 »
This looks really dope, those novelties are wicked! love it! Same with the deskmats. My only suggestion would be just removing the numpad on the base kit.

It's makes the Base Kit Cheaper. And given how popular 65% and 75% is, a lot just don't need another numpad please consider this.
This is an ask that I've seen quite a bit. The problem with kitting like that is it really screws over everyone else, and even moreso with a set that's not that popular. You end up paying way more for simple compatibility for anything else. Unfortunately, this will be something that we will not be doing. We hope you understand.
 

I really really really appreciate your stance on this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 15:53:07 »
This remidns me of Triumph adler , it is such a treeleaf love
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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 16:45:16 »
Very cool looking.
Reminds me of Wings of Fury I had on Amiga


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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 16:48:06 »
nice

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 21:01:20 »
Very cool looking.
Reminds me of Wings of Fury I had on Amiga

I actually went ahead and played an hour of this on an online emulator after I saw this. I can officially say that I suck at that sort of retro game but it was fun trying. Thanks for pointing that out!

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 22:44:52 »
Im buying this set

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 21:09:35 »
very pog
Don't let the rainy day people make your day a rainy day. this set is great
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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 21:26:37 »
I would love to see navy alphas for this set!

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 13:10:22 »
I would love to see navy alphas for this set!
Unfortunately, due to GMK's pricing model, alt alphas kits are extremely expensive. This really makes it hard to hit MOQ and isn't such a great deal for anyone that does buy it. I hope you understand.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 01:12:48 »
Oh, rad! What’s your favorite war crime?

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Re: [IC] GMK Pacific
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 01:30:27 »
yes please