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[IC] GMK Fishbed
« on: Mon, 21 August 2017, 18:06:44 »
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BASE KIT
at 120 = 103,30 EUR not including tax. / 123,00 EUR including tax
at 250 = 95,00 EUR / 113,00 EUR
at 500 = 88,00 EUR / 105,00 EUR

NORDE KIT
at 100 = 33,60 EUR not including tax. / 40,00 EUR including tax
at 150 = 29,50 EUR / 35,00 EUR
at 250 = 25,20 EUR / 30,00 EUR

RED PACK
at 100 = 26,89 EUR not including tax. / 32,00 EUR including tax
at 150 = 23,52 EUR / 28,00 EUR
at 250 = 21,84 EUR / 26,00 EUR

SPACEBAR KIT
at 100 = 13,44 EUR not including tax. / 16,00 EUR including tax

GMK Fishbed - This keycap set is based on the cockpit of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 fighter jet. The MIG-21 has been in service since 1956 and has served in over 60 countries. The jet currently holds the record of being the most produced super-sonic jet-fighter in aviation history. “Fishbed” is the NATO reporting name of the jet, it is also known as “pencil” or “balalaika” thanks to the unique shape of its fuselage.
The cockpit is unique due to its layout and its green turquoise color, the color has been used throughout all the generations and was selected by USSR as it is supposed to relax your eyes and keep them from getting tired. It was also believed that the color reduced stress in combat situations and is excellent at highlighting locations of dials.

GMK Fishbed was purely inspired by the interior of the MIG-21. The black modifier keys reflect the dials in the cockpit with their old beige radium labels. We will make any further changes to make the set even more accurate to the cockpit if needed, we do need to work around what colors we can get.
The red ESC key is just an idea for now, we like it to give the set some spark.
Legends probably need working on, either we take something related to the cockpit, very old, or we take something very new.

We just wanted to see how many people would be interested, we are working on novelty keys taken from the jet. We are open to suggestions, we are still working on all the add-on keys and packs. We chose SA because they have this great old-style look that would fit this set well. The market is unbelievably flooded with GMK sets at the moment so we will be waiting for the release. If there is enough interest to make it a GMK set, we would be willing to do that too. Looks like there is enough interest for GMK instead of SA. Changed!

Picture of Cockpit:





NEWEST UPDATE - Cleared this part so there is a nicer overview of what is happening.

Pricing - They are coming tomorrow, waiting on response from GMK, we are hoping to sell this at around 100 EUR for US Customers and 120 for EU (due to tax), I will be talking with GMK to optimise costs and figure out molds that they might already have (such as novelty arrows or Soviet Novelty)

Time - I hope to have this GB started by the end of January, why? I would like to now spread the word about it with your help, discuss the final touches (since there are some keys to be still completed) and then also finish off renders.

Packs - Would love to have this kit with a NORDIC pack, the Red Pack and possibly a space-bar/blank pack that will fill in the rest.

Where will it be available? - www.candykeys.com

Shipping Price - Ship to US for 11 EUR (not tracked and cheapest method) or 25 EUR (tracked and insured)
                       Ship to Germany for around 4.50 EUR
                       Ship to EU for 11 EUR (Anywhere with insurance and tracking)

Cables - There will be CandyCables provided for this set, you will be able to get a cable at a ridicolously cheap price if you purchase it with the set.

UPDATE - 1st of March
RENDERS by Oblotzky - Awesome stuff, thanks man!





The final 2d renders, this is updated, removed and added a few things after many suggestions:



The set is really great, happy with the way it turned out after all these months of waiting, the dark Soviet theme is felt and I can not complain, we might have a small vote on the Ins key which has a white legend due to contrast but that will probably change to black.
The pricing is INCLUDING PAYPAL FEES and CREDIT CARD FEES. The GB will be available tomorrow on our website www.candykeys.com, no proxies but you do not pay EU taxes and it is still a very very very good deal in our minds. This should come off as one of a cheaper GMK sets out there. Thanks a lot all!
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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 21 August 2017, 19:40:53 »
Ohh this looks nice!  I'd be in for a GMK set.


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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 21 August 2017, 21:04:28 »
Beautiful

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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 22 August 2017, 03:37:27 »
Ohh this looks nice!  I'd be in for a GMK set.


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If it would be GMK, the release date would be in around 3 months because of the upcoming sets we have coming and simply an overload of sets in that time-period. But lets see :)
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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 22 August 2017, 05:03:49 »
Ohh this looks nice!  I'd be in for a GMK set.


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If it would be GMK, the release date would be in around 3 months because of the upcoming sets we have coming and simply an overload of sets in that time-period. But lets see :)

3 months is not bad at all. I will wait patiently with my fingers crossed.



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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 22 August 2017, 09:08:36 »
Ohh this looks nice!  I'd be in for a GMK set.


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If it would be GMK, the release date would be in around 3 months because of the upcoming sets we have coming and simply an overload of sets in that time-period. But lets see :)

3 months is not bad at all. I will wait patiently with my fingers crossed.



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I would also be in for GMK. Don't mind waiting a few months either. This set looks great!

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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 22 August 2017, 13:19:00 »
This would be tight with one of numberfive's pilot artisans

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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 22 August 2017, 21:47:36 »
this looks nice!

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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 22 August 2017, 22:05:05 »
I was really digging this set until I read SA.. I can't stand the profile caps to tall and the way they are shaped feels terrible. I guess each there own thought can't understand why its so popular. There any chance these might be done in another profile other then SA?

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Re: [IC] SA Fishbed
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 23 August 2017, 06:19:29 »
I was really digging this set until I read SA.. I can't stand the profile caps to tall and the way they are shaped feels terrible. I guess each there own thought can't understand why its so popular. There any chance these might be done in another profile other then SA?

By the looks of it it will be GMK
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 23 August 2017, 06:36:55 »
Oh, no. It was surely SA Fishbed yesterday. But it has been changed into GMK suddenly!  :-[

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 23 August 2017, 06:43:46 »
Oh, no. It was surely SA Fishbed yesterday. But it has been changed into GMK suddenly!  :-[

People seem to want GMK, we will probably make a vote after knowing what the other keys will be looking like :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 23 August 2017, 19:06:01 »
Really liking this. Can't wait to see more renders, and what you choose to do for the legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 23 August 2017, 23:29:55 »
Yay GMK. And a few months is good. My wallet needs to prepare for the coming GMK Flood.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 06:11:47 »
I'm interested in where this goes :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 07:52:10 »
I'm interested in where this goes :)

Hopefully it will "sky rocket"  :p :D

Update: We are talking with GMK regarding legends/font, our person at GMK is not available until the 03.09 so we will work on the novelties and the compatibility of set. We are open for any input or ideas :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 21:36:05 »
Oh, no. It was surely SA Fishbed yesterday. But it has been changed into GMK suddenly!  :-[

if it stays GMK I am totally down for this set! It look perfect on my first build since the case would be teal. Those keys just look amazing! I am stoked! Thanks for the update!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 26 August 2017, 16:02:07 »
Semi-related question, but saw you guys sold GMK sets. Do you plan to get more sets in stock?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 26 August 2017, 16:20:31 »
Does Candykeys ship to US?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 26 August 2017, 20:24:05 »
Semi-related question, but saw you guys sold GMK sets. Do you plan to get more sets in stock?

Yes :) Already on their way.

Does Candykeys ship to US?

Yes, only on certain products, we do ship worldwide. For things like this, we will give very attractive international prices.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 28 August 2017, 12:47:05 »
Down for an SA set :) Great colors

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 03 September 2017, 12:27:14 »
Small Novelty Keys Update -

Thinking about the Novelties, who would want the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau logo as one? Maybe modified it a bit, here is the idea:







Down for an SA set :) Great colors

Aaarghh, GMK is <3, maybe SA set later. If GMK will not work, we might get MAXKEYS onboard since it could make it a more affordable set :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 16:44:28 »
Update: Base Kit Completed, open for suggestions and changes. Large Red Spacebar changing, ESC key as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 02:13:34 »
will there be addon sets? Split spacebar, 40% support, etc.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 03:40:47 »
will there be addon sets? Split spacebar, 40% support, etc.

Depends on the interest so we can hit MOQ.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 16:13:23 »


Testing out what colors look like, rendering a few things.
Looks like it will stay, working on novelties: a few ideas - Soviet Union Star, US Air Force logo, Aircraft Crosshairs and FIRE keycap.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 16:58:05 »
Candy is there any ETA on this set I doubt it happen before October but I can hope right?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 18:57:42 »
Candy is there any ETA on this set I doubt it happen before October but I can hope right?

Probably in time for Christmas. Still needs a lot of development, thought and then we need to make way for the other GMK sets.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 19:24:29 »
sweet the board I want them for building in October! so I buy some cheap'o's to use on it till these hit

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 21 September 2017, 06:39:36 »
Render Picture 1 - Render by CandyKeys

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 22 September 2017, 03:30:29 »
This looks pretty sweet. Just registered to ask whether there are plans for a NorDe set or any such international flavor?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 24 September 2017, 06:39:22 »
This looks pretty sweet. Just registered to ask whether there are plans for a NorDe set or any such international flavor?

Yes there are :) Releasing this coming week.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 26 September 2017, 15:18:11 »
I have looked 20 years for the perfect nuance of turquoise, my favorite color. Now thanks to you, I know it's the one inside the MIG 21 Fishbed cockpit.Thanks !

By the way, as for the novelty cap, I really like your first proposition, turquoise and yellow are pairing quite well.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 26 September 2017, 15:50:15 »
Candy do we have a price on this release I am totally in? I can't wait I am a bit sad I most likely have to skip laser since lot of people think thats dropping next month but Sacrifices must be made!

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 08:38:39 »


This is the top view, fonts are a bit off from GMK but it works.

Novelties and NORDE pack hopefully released by Sunday, then we will release a form on our website to check the interest.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 09:16:57 »
Looks good. Would you consider using a ISO enter key as the same colors as modifiers?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 10:29:50 »
This looks incredible. I would jump all over this if released.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 13:06:16 »
I'd love an ISO version of this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 01:23:24 »
really like the color scheme, btw any chance of alpha with cyrillic legend? Like the one used for Originative set (Classic Retro Cyrillic)

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 09:31:37 »
UPDATE -

Got color samples from GMK, we are looking at around a price of 115 EUR for the whole thing since there are no crazy custom colors or anything involved.

Looking at using:
 - TU2 for the Alphas, with CR Legends
 - BV with BJ for Modifiers
 - P3 Escape Key
         
NORDE kit is complete, Our team is just finishing off the renders



I'd love an ISO version of this set.

Its coming, we are a EU store :)

Looks good. Would you consider using a ISO enter key as the same colors as modifiers?

Yes, and maybe a red one too.

This looks incredible. I would jump all over this if released.

Hopefully will be :)

really like the color scheme, btw any chance of alpha with cyrillic legend? Like the one used for Originative set (Classic Retro Cyrillic)

Not sure if there is the demand for that.



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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 12:30:06 »
we are looking at around a price of 115 EUR for the whole thing
How could anyone pass then?
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 13:45:08 »
Maybe It's just me, but in the renders the legends on the modifiers seems to be almost golden and not medium beige like BJ.

I still think it would look great (actually, BJ on BV looks fantanstic!), but I'm not sure the renders are accurate.

Here's a quick reference (click for larger image):

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Man, I hate to say it, but I'm about to buy another GMK set with TU2 in it.  I really like the looks of this.  Well done.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 14:20:37 »
You had me at GMK...


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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 14:35:34 »
Maybe It's just me, but in the renders the legends on the modifiers seems to be almost golden and not medium beige like BJ.

I still think it would look great (actually, BJ on BV looks fantanstic!), but I'm not sure the renders are accurate.

Here's a quick reference (click for larger image):

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Man, I hate to say it, but I'm about to buy another GMK set with TU2 in it.  I really like the looks of this.  Well done.

I agree the renders look golden/bronze to me also.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 14:54:09 »
Are there going to be any MiG/Soviet themed modifiers?

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 16:39:48 »
Maybe It's just me, but in the renders the legends on the modifiers seems to be almost golden and not medium beige like BJ.

I still think it would look great (actually, BJ on BV looks fantanstic!), but I'm not sure the renders are accurate.

Here's a quick reference (click for larger image):

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Man, I hate to say it, but I'm about to buy another GMK set with TU2 in it.  I really like the looks of this.  Well done.

I agree the renders look golden/bronze to me also.

Will be honest, we did not have the exact color codes from GMK. We could ask GMK for a custom color, do we want that? It will up the price.
I will re-do renders soon with better colors. You are right :) Thanks for pointing it out!

Are there going to be any MiG/Soviet themed modifiers?

working on it. We just need to make sure there are no copyright issues. We really want to throw in a MIG logo :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 16:50:48 »
I think BJ will look good.  I don't particularly want to pay extra to change that aspect.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 17:01:55 »
Problem with custom colors is that MOQ is now 250. As i understand it, this set will be ran solely by you guys? Hitting the 250 MOQ is not easy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 17:06:49 »
Problem with custom colors is that MOQ is now 250. As i understand it, this set will be ran solely by you guys? Hitting the 250 MOQ is not easy.

Yeah, I think that is only for custom colors. They are our "Freunde" so we can always talk to them about it. 150 is what we want though.
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Re: [IC] GMK Fishbed
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 05 October 2017, 19:48:02 »
Maybe It's just me, but in the renders the legends on the modifiers seems to be almost golden and not medium beige like BJ.

I still think it would look great (actually, BJ on BV looks fantanstic!), but I'm not sure the renders are accurate.

Here's a quick reference (click for larger image):

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Man, I hate to say it, but I'm about to buy another GMK set with TU2 in it.  I really like the looks of this.  Well done.

I agree the renders look golden/bronze to me also.

Will be honest, we did not have the exact color codes from GMK. We could ask GMK for a custom color, do we want that? It will up the price.
I will re-do renders soon with better colors. You are right :) Thanks for pointing it out!

Are there going to be any MiG/Soviet themed modifiers?

working on it. We just need to make sure there are no copyright issues. We really want to throw in a MIG logo :)

Once we see re renders it will be easier to tell. Also how much would it up the price of the set? I do kinda want it to be affordable I know there lot of sets that are insanely expensive seems like 185 USD seems to be upward's amount of what a GMK set cost.