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Offline mizuwolf

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #200 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 15:35:33 »
Hey there! Two major updates!

Firstly, originally we said this would run in May. It's now been delayed to June 1st 2021. It'll run for the whole month.

Secondly, I'm proud to reveal the novelties kit designed by the amazing Morgana!

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I'm really looking forward to kicking off this project and really appreciate all the support friends, family and strangers have given me in pulling this all together so far. I feel very lucky to have great vendors on board for this. Looking forward to revealing deskmat design, artisan and other collabs in the coming days and weeks.

As always, join our Discord for the most up to date news on GMK British Racing Green and other Hand Engineering projects!

The novelties are quite a different color to the set - which colors is the set actually going to be? D:

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #201 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 17:42:00 »
Hey there! Two major updates!

Firstly, originally we said this would run in May. It's now been delayed to June 1st 2021. It'll run for the whole month.

Secondly, I'm proud to reveal the novelties kit designed by the amazing Morgana!

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I'm really looking forward to kicking off this project and really appreciate all the support friends, family and strangers have given me in pulling this all together so far. I feel very lucky to have great vendors on board for this. Looking forward to revealing deskmat design, artisan and other collabs in the coming days and weeks.

As always, join our Discord for the most up to date news on GMK British Racing Green and other Hand Engineering projects!

The novelties are quite a different color to the set - which colors is the set actually going to be? D:

Very good point! The novelty renders were done by someone else (I did all the other renders myself) and I would say those colours are slightly closer to the physical RAL swatches I have on hand, but it does depend on lighting.

Iíll do some work to tune the renders to be a little more consistent. In terms of colour matching, Iíll be using physical RAL chips as a source of truth and as with any GMK set, expect a level of variance between what you see on screen and what you see in real life when the set ships.

Link to a digital representation of RAL 6005
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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #202 on: Fri, 21 May 2021, 17:47:17 »
Niice, those novelties looking swag. Aston martin DB5?

Thank you! Yep, youíre right about the inspiration there. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #203 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 09:22:51 »
Happy to announce we have added zFrontier as vendor for China! Additionally, there are some new renders by oggi in the first post in this thread. Much more to announce in these last 6 days. Thanks to all the friends, family and strangers who have given me so much support in planning and preparing this group buy.

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #204 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 10:25:05 »
The novelties are absolutely fantastic and might have convinced me to pick this kit up. Are there any RAMAs in the works?

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #205 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 10:33:04 »
The novelties are absolutely fantastic and might have convinced me to pick this kit up. Are there any RAMAs in the works?

Not Rama caps, but something special is coming that will be revealed soon.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #206 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 15:48:56 »
renders show gold colored arrow keys but not actually offered in kits. maybe update your renders or update your kits.

will pricing info be shared prior to the GB post?

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #207 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 15:52:45 »
renders show gold colored arrow keys but not actually offered in kits. maybe update your renders or update your kits.

will pricing info be shared prior to the GB post?

Was wondering when someone would notice this oversight! New renders are being worked on sans-beige arrow keys which sadly didnít make it into any of the kits.

Iím hoping to release international pricing over the next week, sometime before the group buy starts. Plenty of fun announcements for this week.

Update: the renders have now been changed!
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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #208 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 15:59:37 »
super sick novelties, good luck!

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #209 on: Wed, 26 May 2021, 19:19:14 »
Maybe its just me but, I feel like the novelty enters should have the car facing the other way, into the alphas. I think it would be more representative of the enter key arrow if the car is pointed in the same direction.

That being said i still love the novelties and this set. The colors are fantastic.
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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | Novelty Kit Added! Running June 1st
« Reply #210 on: Thu, 27 May 2021, 02:37:40 »
Maybe its just me but, I feel like the novelty enters should have the car facing the other way, into the alphas. I think it would be more representative of the enter key arrow if the car is pointed in the same direction.

That being said i still love the novelties and this set. The colors are fantastic.

Thatís a really clever idea! Although the return arrow points left, and the history of the carriage return in typewriters creating a big push in the leftward direction, I feel there is something very natural about the left -> movement. Itís an interesting subject and I appreciate your thoughts.

Cool video on direction in cinema:

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I'm proud to announce our artisan collaboration with Monokei. A stunning racing car ANSI return and a finishing line flags escape key.



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Love the flags cap, nice addition.
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very tempting.

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I realize I'm late to the party here, but any chance at 6u spacebar support?  WS1 maybe not so much (there are plenty of 6u WS1 in the wild), but for that custom green it would be excellent to be able to lend support to 6u. As a 6u cypher / topre user, it would make a world of difference to me.

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Re: [IC] GMK British Racing Green | GB LIVE NOW
« Reply #215 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 15:47:26 »