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Title: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/25 Basalt Kit Added Back] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:44:00
Hello Geekhack!
Group Buy / Vendors
Group Buy Starts March 2nd, 2020 - March 31st, 2020
This is my first Interest Check for a keyset, GMK Ashes, A volcanic ash set with soft colors.
NA:ProjectKeyboard (https://store.projectkeyboard.com/)
EU: MyKeyboard.eu (https://mykeyboard.eu/)
Oceania: DailyClack (https://dailyclack.com/)
Asia: iLumkb (https://ilumkb.com/)
(https://i.imgur.com/DGnTa36.jpg)

GB thread is up, further discussion on the set can be found here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104895.0

Keyset Pricing
More
NA [ProjectKeyboards] (USD)
Base Kit- $130.00
Ghost Kit- $66.00
Novelties Kit- $38.00
40s Kit - $35.00
Spacebars Kit- $32.00

EU [MyKeyboard] (EUR)
Base Kit- 139,00
Ghost Kit- 69,00
Novelties Kit- 39,00
40s Kit - TBD
Spacebars Kit- 33,00

ASIA [iLumKB] (SGD)
Base Kit- $181.00
Ghost Kit- $92.00
Novelties Kit- $53.00
40s Kit - TBD
Spacebars Kit- $45.00

Oceania [DailyClack] (AUD)
Base Kit- $194.00
Ghost Kit- $99.00
Novelties Kit- $57.00
40s Kit - TBD
Spacebars Kit- $48.00



Design & Inspiration
This idea originally began as a dark keyset, I was working with a lot of dark gray and red pantone colors, after rethinking what I was trying to achieve I decided to look at other keysets to get ideas, I decided to try to invert the colors similar to GMK Honeywell to test out that idea and really liked the look of it. I threw out the red because it just didn't fit in well with the set but kept the gray colors. Then I started messing with more with different shades of gray and came to love the final result of colors!


I present to you GMK Ashes:

(https://i.imgur.com/jVxsI0W.jpg)

Kit Design
Ashes Kit
Support standard layouts, basic ISO Support, Full Size, TKLs, 75s, 65s, WKL boards etc!

(https://i.imgur.com/sJjCP82.jpg)


Ghost Kit
Mod Colored Alphas, with basic ISO support and standard layout support when combined with Base Kit.

(https://i.imgur.com/t583z5H.jpg)


Caldera Kit
Accent - Novelties Kit.

(https://i.imgur.com/pVeRwK1.jpg)


Basalt Kit
40s - UK-ISO - Extension Kit.

(https://i.imgur.com/3Xut5xe.png)


Lahar Kit
Spacebars - Alice Support Kit.

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


Deskpads

Adventure Deskpad
(https://i.imgur.com/KCMUJhV.png)
More
(https://i.imgur.com/o1TFGGf.jpg)

Ghost Deskpad
(https://i.imgur.com/TKxEDyw.jpg)

Artisan Collaboration:
Alpha Keycaps: https://alphakeycaps.com/
Tiny: https://www.instagram.com/tinymakesthings/
CozCaps: https://www.instagram.com/cozkeycaps/
NavaCaps: https://www.instagram.com/navacaps/
SodieCaps: https://www.instagram.com/sodiecaps/
Archetype: https://www.instagram.com/archetype_mk/
RathCaps: https://www.instagram.com/rathcaps/


Custom Cables by SpaceCables

Artwork for GMK Ashes by @hiki_draws on instagram

(https://i.imgur.com/hjetCaq.png)
More
(https://i.imgur.com/0DDmBcF.png)


Thanks
Many thanks to the following for your help and support during the design of this set:

BlindAssassin111 for feedback and support on the set guiding me on how to make an IC!
OneFiveNine for giving me ideas on what to theme the set after, running the set and helping me out with the set!
The Texas Mechanical Keyboard Discord (https://discord.gg/eBGzRbE) for all the feedback and support everyone has given me in there!
MetallicCharles for helping me out with these amazing renders of the set! (More renders on the way by him and other renders in the community!)
UndercoverBrother for the sick render of the Kepler FC65!
HamKenobi, DixieMech, Kristmascane, Koriko, Erin and Gus along with others from the Houston Discord for being there for me for these past two years!



N E Renders Avail?


(https://i.imgur.com/WpyPZZh.png)
More
(https://i.imgur.com/u1dJVAl.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/jFR15lU.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/iJ2rkAz.png)

Full Album with more renders! (https://imgur.com/a/GHTgh3m)

Next Steps
Add more renders
Get a feedback form added [Feedback has been great! I have been reading every single message everyone has been sending me in the form! Thank you!]
Deskmat designs being worked on currently.
Adjust kits
Talk to Artisan Makers about making custom cw artisans for the keyset
Speak with Cable Vendor to supply custom cw cables for the keyset
Set a date for the GB (Q1 2020)
Wait for GB to start on March 2nd!

Check for Updates on my Discord
(https://i.imgur.com/sYbcFHB.png]) (https://discord.gg/BfArswD)

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: DuellM on Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:51:09
Nice!! So many nice sets coming

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Georgeotj on Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:53:45
Insta buy for me 😍
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: ymaaan on Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:55:25
insta cop
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: HarutoHiroki on Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:58:05
Looks very nice. Interested!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: mrkantz on Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:05:26
Definitely interested, looks great

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:06:36
Rama volcano cap?

Like it. There once was a set that appears dead called Achromatic, and this scratches the same sort of itch. Hope to see more.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: kema on Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:10:10
Looks great with the function row dark grey/black accent!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: bthezebra on Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:19:14
Do like nice job!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: scoopbb on Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:54:10
pictures show up as broken links for me
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Mcnos on Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:00:53
You know I like gray.

You considering doing a white alpha base as well?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: BlindAssassin111 on Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:01:31
pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: holysht_itschris on Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:15:43
Beautiful set. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Dead Encryption on Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:31:00
Count me in boi!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: DuellM on Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:34:07
Would love to see a render of this on a white keyboard

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: scoopbb on Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:43:29
pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

could it be that im not part of that discord server or something since they are discord links?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: japanesehorrorwriter on Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:56:36
I am so down for this.

Will look great against a ton of colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: DetectiveNio on Sat, 07 September 2019, 01:01:53
I need this to complete the theme for my Volcano660

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 07 September 2019, 01:41:02
pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

could it be that im not part of that discord server or something since they are discord links?

It could be that Discord is blocked on your network. I suggest trying on a different network.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 07 September 2019, 01:42:52
Would love to see a render of this on a white keyboard

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Added White OSA renders to the IC. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: steezkeez on Sat, 07 September 2019, 03:13:35
Very nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: vicissitude on Sat, 07 September 2019, 07:10:07
nice.
I love this idea.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: jooobe on Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:12:33
Yes I like it 10/10 would get

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: onefivenine on Sat, 07 September 2019, 09:20:57
(https://media.giphy.com/media/HyDAt79JnlY4M/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: stoic-lemon on Sat, 07 September 2019, 09:31:28
This is greyt.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: breakbeatzors on Sat, 07 September 2019, 09:34:14
Love this - matches a lot of boards, mods look almost blue-gray, all-white would be amazing on e-white. Looking forward to more.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: scoopbb on Sat, 07 September 2019, 10:03:32
pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

could it be that im not part of that discord server or something since they are discord links?

It could be that Discord is blocked on your network. I suggest trying on a different network.

its def not blocked. im in a bunch of discord servers and the app/ every other thread works fine and displays. super weird
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Jonny_Lopez on Sat, 07 September 2019, 10:46:34
I really like this design <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Sat, 07 September 2019, 10:51:25
pictures show up as broken links for me

Weird, pictures showing up broken for me too.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: phunktional on Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:04:49
pictures show up as broken links for me

Weird, pictures showing up broken for me too.

The images are currently hosted on Discord's CDN. They should probably be moved somewhere else.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: pixelpusher on Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:05:20
I like it a lot.  Looks like Zambumon is doing the reverse too

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2AMnAIo7UL/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:18:13
Doesn't Zambumon's set have a bit of green in it?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: pixelpusher on Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:31:05
Doesn't Zambumon's set have a bit of green in it?

I mean, they are quite different but still in the same vein. Zeitgeist
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: ossetepo on Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:50:08
The base is nice.  The ghost kit is amazing.  Really hope this runs!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 07 September 2019, 12:41:45
pictures show up as broken links for me

Weird, pictures showing up broken for me too.

The images are currently hosted on Discord's CDN. They should probably be moved somewhere else.

pictures show up as broken links for me

Weird, pictures showing up broken for me too.

pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

could it be that im not part of that discord server or something since they are discord links?

It could be that Discord is blocked on your network. I suggest trying on a different network.

its def not blocked. im in a bunch of discord servers and the app/ every other thread works fine and displays. super weird

Just moved all the photos to an Imgur album!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Visionaire on Sat, 07 September 2019, 15:54:55
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: mikyo on Sat, 07 September 2019, 16:56:59
Love art first site
insta cop
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sat, 07 September 2019, 16:58:49
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

Yep. This and minimal? Or nines. What were you thinking?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Mcnos on Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:37:04
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

Yep. This and minimal? Or nines. What were you thinking?

If the white alphas make it, I'll be replacing the alphas on my Honeywell.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:37:21
Just updated the post with renders of Left Centered Mods, I really like the way it looks and am heavily considering sticking with it for the rest of the renders. What do you guys thing about it! Please let me know!

Also, will over looking the responses to the google form I noticed that someone picked up on one of the themes of the set. ;) Originally I was given the idea of The Ashen One, the main character from Dark Souls 3, I ended up scrapping the idea because I didn't want to deal with copyright issues, I also thought about calling it GMK Grayscale, but that's too similar of a name to ePBT Grayscale then thought about GMK Ashen, which happens to also be another set, Maxkey SA Ashen. So I settled for the original idea that was ashes from a volcano.

Going back on the Souls idea I could look into a Souls inspired novelty kit for the set if there is interest in that.

Thank you guys so much for the positive feedback, I really didn't know if this set was going to be a good idea, it looks like it's shaping up really well!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:38:17
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

Yep. This and minimal? Or nines. What were you thinking?

If the white alphas make it, I'll be replacing the alphas on my Honeywell.

They aren't white they are Pantone 428c, a ultra light grey.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Mcnos on Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:51:09
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

Yep. This and minimal? Or nines. What were you thinking?

If the white alphas make it, I'll be replacing the alphas on my Honeywell.

They aren't white they are Pantone 428c, a ultra light grey.

Oh, misread the thread. Still a nice addition.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: FredBananaz on Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:52:42
Interested
I'll definetly keep an eye on this thread.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: kema on Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:11:20
Should definitely reach out to vendors and set that GB date ASAP! There should be plenty of time to fine tune kits and stuff :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: jooobe on Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:24:48
Just not so soon cuz August was expensive

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:29:26
So I settled for the original idea that was ashes from a volcano.

I think the name and fit with the colors is great. (Rama Volcano cap.)

Left centered mods is ok by me. Or not. Either way. Same goes for R0/R5.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: breakbeatzors on Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:40:56
I think the name and fit with the colors is great. (Rama Volcano cap.)

Oh man the Rama artisan possibilities...

They aren't white they are Pantone 428c, a ultra light grey.

Pantone 428C sounds like a great Cerakote idea. If only I knew a good cerakoting service for keyboards...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:42:54
I think the name and fit with the colors is great. (Rama Volcano cap.)

Oh man the Rama artisan possibilities...

They aren't white they are Pantone 428c, a ultra light grey.

Pantone 428C sounds like a great Cerakote idea. If only I knew a good cerakoting service for keyboards...

hmmmm, I can't think of any off the top of my head.  :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: breakbeatzors on Sun, 08 September 2019, 10:45:54

hmmmm, I can't think of any off the top of my head.  :)) Be on the look out for more rounds of Ceraklack!


Nice! My Lunar is ready once I get some Cerakote swatches.

Anyway this set is awesome - in for base + white alphas. Looking forward to the artisan and novelties.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: hansikhouse on Sun, 08 September 2019, 11:21:58
Great job on the IC presentation. Would love to pick up a base set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Minterly on Sun, 08 September 2019, 12:21:55
hey I like this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: ludd3 on Sun, 08 September 2019, 12:44:15
reminds me of gmk-olivia  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sun, 08 September 2019, 12:53:17
Great job on the IC presentation. Would love to pick up a base set!

Thanks! I'm working on looking into different accent keys. The white just doesn't fit in as much as I thought it did. Looking into other possibilities right now. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sun, 08 September 2019, 13:02:54
hey I like this

Thanks! I'm a huge fan of SA Bliss! Can't wait to see KAM Eternal! Looks like it'll be another great set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Techichi on Sun, 08 September 2019, 13:12:06
I would be in on this one. I haven't even been registered a month and I have 3 sets I want to buy. I've got a bad feeling about this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: rowie on Sun, 08 September 2019, 13:13:56
Love it so far! Filled the IC form. Watching this thread to see further developments.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: breakbeatzors on Sun, 08 September 2019, 16:19:20
I would be in on this one. I haven't even been registered a month and I have 3 sets I want to buy. I've got a bad feeling about this.

Good luck - I joined in June and it only gets better. :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Sun, 08 September 2019, 19:23:55
Working on getting more renders of other kits! More specifically a Spacebar kit and a 40s kit! I'll post them when they are up!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: EMC Labs on Mon, 09 September 2019, 04:30:24
I hate it. Give me a set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 09 September 2019, 12:37:14
I've been working with my render artist MetallicCharles on making more renders based on feedback from the messages, my first task is finding another color to replace the WS1 accent, I am going to give WS2 a shot to see how that looks and feels, and if that doesn't work we will work on a different color. As for the Red/Orange color people are telling me to add, I'd love to, but I think that would take away from the minimalist look of the set. Everyone also seems to love the Ghost kit! Shoutout to Mcnos for giving me the idea! That is definitely going to be one of the kits for the GB! Speaking of GB, we have a vendor! I spoke with OneFiveNine of Project Keyboards about possibly running the set and it looks like he is going to run the set for me in Q1 2020! Currently I am hard at work, balancing work, Ceraklack, and Ashes along with the Austin meetup coming up on the 28th, but I will be more focused on this keyset to make sure that everything turns out perfectly! I am also looking into making the base kit mods all Icon mods, similar to the mods used in Dixiemech's GMK 8008 Modern Kit. More renders will be coming out and replacing the current ones for the kits. Be on the look out for all of that and hope everyone has a great day!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Today I am Deft on Mon, 09 September 2019, 13:32:37
This is defo one of the nicer sets in the recent flood of GMKs. Would be in for this one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 09 September 2019, 13:50:25
This is defo one of the nicer sets in the recent flood of GMKs. Would be in for this one.

Thanks! Be on the look out for it Q1 2020!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: GraffitiDecos on Mon, 09 September 2019, 14:37:07
Are you removing Numpad from base kit?
Your op says it would be included but your base render seems to be for 60s.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 09 September 2019, 16:38:52
Are you removing Numpad from base kit?
Your op says it would be included but your base render seems to be for 60s.

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Still working on figuring that out. Kits are not finalized just yet, the renders are just renders so far. I just got a vendor and I still need to work on colors before we can start discussing prices from GMK. Once I finalize colors I will discuss that with him and figure out the pricing difference for the base kit. I would like to keep it in there if the price isn't too high, but we will see.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: LeonVuitton on Mon, 09 September 2019, 18:00:10
I've been hoping that someone would do this color combo since I saw the renders for the rama u-80.  I'm definitely in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 09 September 2019, 18:11:57
Couple quick comments:

1) It's well-known by now that GMK likes RAL color codes better than Pantone. Since precise coloring will be particularly important for this set, this is a factor to take into account.

2) In my inexpert opinion when it comes to colors... as the kits stand now, the jet-black accents (Esc and horizontal Enter) look a bit... too black. I feel they're out of place. Again, opinion.

3) Not counting ISO support and the numpad's presence or absence, the minimalistic set looks mostly fine, except for the absence of an R4 End key. That one DOES need to be added.

3') If you decide in the end to NOT add a numpad, perhaps the R1 End and PgDn keys (which are added for the benefit of 1800 and 1800-like layouts) should be on the choppin' block, so to speak.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: appaboy on Mon, 09 September 2019, 18:13:47
Couple quick comments:

1) It's well-known by now that GMK likes RAL color codes better than Pantone. Since precise coloring will be particularly important for this set, this is a factor to take into account.

2) In my inexpert opinion when it comes to colors... as the kits stand now, the jet-black accents (Esc and horizontal Enter) look a bit... too black. I feel they're out of place. Again, opinion.

3) Not counting ISO support and the numpad's presence or absence, the minimalistic set looks mostly fine, except for the absence of an R4 End key. That one DOES need to be added.

3') If you decide in the end to NOT add a numpad, perhaps the R1 End and PgDn keys (which are added for the benefit of 1800 and 1800-like layouts) should be on the choppin' block, so to speak.
i personally use r1 end on 75 percents
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 09 September 2019, 18:15:43
Couple quick comments:

1) It's well-known by now that GMK likes RAL color codes better than Pantone. Since precise coloring will be particularly important for this set, this is a factor to take into account.

2) In my inexpert opinion when it comes to colors... as the kits stand now, the jet-black accents (Esc and horizontal Enter) look a bit... too black. I feel they're out of place. Again, opinion.

3) Not counting ISO support and the numpad's presence or absence, the minimalistic set looks mostly fine, except for the absence of an R4 End key. That one DOES need to be added.

3') If you decide in the end to NOT add a numpad, perhaps the R1 End and PgDn keys (which are added for the benefit of 1800 and 1800-like layouts) should be on the choppin' block, so to speak.
i personally use r1 end on 75 percents

3') If you decide in the end to NOT add a numpad, perhaps the R1 End and PgDn keys (which are added for the benefit of 1800 and 1800-like layouts) may or may not be on the choppin' block, so to speak.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: MrCoolPants on Mon, 09 September 2019, 21:17:28
ne renders of the set on a silver board avail?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 10 September 2019, 11:19:12
Couple quick comments:

1) It's well-known by now that GMK likes RAL color codes better than Pantone. Since precise coloring will be particularly important for this set, this is a factor to take into account.

2) In my inexpert opinion when it comes to colors... as the kits stand now, the jet-black accents (Esc and horizontal Enter) look a bit... too black. I feel they're out of place. Again, opinion.

3) Not counting ISO support and the numpad's presence or absence, the minimalistic set looks mostly fine, except for the absence of an R4 End key. That one DOES need to be added.

3') If you decide in the end to NOT add a numpad, perhaps the R1 End and PgDn keys (which are added for the benefit of 1800 and 1800-like layouts) should be on the choppin' block, so to speak.

Hey! Thank you for the feedback! I heard you like to help out and give good feedback for other people's keysets! Thanks for looking at mine! Currently I have converted the colors to RAL, that was part of some changes that I planned for yesterday. I am currently working on figuring out all the kits and will take your feedback into consideration! You are not the first person that has told me about R4 End key, I understand the importance of it for some people! Again thanks for the feedback and hope you have a good rest of your day! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 10 September 2019, 11:23:44
Just wanted to give everyone another update! The set has been converted to RAL! The colors are ever so slightly different and will not be be noticeable in renders. I have added a comparison of both the new RAL colors and the Pantone colors, I really like the new color we went with for the alpha color, Cool Gray 11c seemed a bit too dark for me, this new RAL color has a slight hint of Blue in it, similar to the renders MetallicCharles has been putting out, his Alpha color has been the main objective and is the correct vision I have for this set! Hope everyone still loves the set and if anything seems off please let me know! We have also changed the WS1 accent color to WS2 to get a brighter White that will work better with the set, the only big change that will take place is the dark accent color, it is more gray now than black. It's still a really dark gray that works well with the rest of the set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 10 September 2019, 11:35:54
ne renders of the set on a silver board avail?

I have a friend working on a render of Ashes on his silver board. I'll update you once I get the pics of it. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: loopaddiction on Tue, 10 September 2019, 14:25:24
All in. As a neutral-color stan, this is grayscale heaven. Great work!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 10 September 2019, 14:36:26
All in. As a neutral-color stan, this is grayscale heaven. Great work!

Thank you! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 11 September 2019, 17:06:42
Thinking about removing the numpad from the base kit, please help me out by answering this question, Do you use a numpad? (https://forms.gle/JNyAh6ggkxwiVzkX9)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: ymaaan on Wed, 11 September 2019, 21:34:13
time to earn money for Q1 then!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: rondg on Wed, 11 September 2019, 22:31:10
Now this will look good with graphite black
Title: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: steezkeez on Wed, 11 September 2019, 22:55:13
Its gonna be a good year for cool grey Ashes, Modo Light, Nublado. Cant wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: LtCasual on Thu, 12 September 2019, 09:21:33
I just talked myself out of a split backspace for my next build and then I see you've gone and included a 1U and it looks sooo nice. Now I'm torn!

Great looking set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 12 September 2019, 14:01:25
Just another update with more renders, also wanted to let you guys know I have been working with OneFiveNine on kits along with other things in store for the set! You guys are going to love it! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: yaya on Thu, 12 September 2019, 14:07:37
Any plans for F1-4 and F9-12 in the ghost kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 12 September 2019, 15:13:33
Any plans for F1-4 and F9-12 in the ghost kit?

It's an idea we can look into :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: MacSurfy on Thu, 12 September 2019, 16:24:42
Hi!

Some of the renders are quite confusing. I'm not sure if it has been pointed out already, (in that case I'm sorry) but I thought it was worth mentioning.
These two look completely different. One has a yellow tone and the other has a blue tone. And you are going for greyscale right? So the are both wrong.
The light shouldn't have any color when you do kit renders if you want to avoid confusion.

(https://i.imgur.com/TeHcw9A.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: GraffitiDecos on Thu, 12 September 2019, 16:28:10
Hi!

Some of the renders are quite confusing. I'm not sure if it has been pointed out already, (in that case I'm sorry) but I thought it was worth mentioning.
These two look completely different. One has a yellow tone and the other has a blue tone. And you are going for greyscale right? So the are both wrong.
The light shouldn't have any color when you do kit renders if you want to avoid confusion.

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(https://i.imgur.com/TeHcw9A.jpg)

If you look in OP I believe they changed the color palette and the colors changed

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 12 September 2019, 16:35:02
Hi!

Some of the renders are quite confusing. I'm not sure if it has been pointed out already, (in that case I'm sorry) but I thought it was worth mentioning.
These two look completely different. One has a yellow tone and the other has a blue tone. And you are going for greyscale right? So the are both wrong.
The light shouldn't have any color when you do kit renders if you want to avoid confusion.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/TeHcw9A.jpg)


Apologies! Currently the render artist had been making the renders on a blueish background causing that blue tone. That's not what I had in mind for the colors. We are working  on getting new renders right now and will update them with the correct ones. Again, this is my first IC so I wasn't sure if different lighting would be good for renders. One of many mistakes I've made it seems. Thank you for pointing it out and we will be working on this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: metalliccharles on Thu, 12 September 2019, 16:35:54
Hi!

Some of the renders are quite confusing. I'm not sure if it has been pointed out already, (in that case I'm sorry) but I thought it was worth mentioning.
These two look completely different. One has a yellow tone and the other has a blue tone. And you are going for greyscale right? So the are both wrong.
The light shouldn't have any color when you do kit renders if you want to avoid confusion.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/TeHcw9A.jpg)



You're correct about this.  Still somewhat new at this and getting everything set up still.  We'll make sure to have better lighting for final renders once the kits are settled.  Thanks for keen eye and help!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 12 September 2019, 18:01:01
You'll figure out the renders. I appreciate you posting the RAL colors.

re: numpad being split out
I use a numpad (as a separate device) and buy coverage for it every set. Split it out or don't, either way is fine for me. What no one likes for GMK sets is the TKL coverage still costing USD 120+ and the numpad on top of that (GMK eclipse, fro yo, cafe as planned, can't remember firefly price), with it being marketed as "saving money" when custom color sets like GMK violet on cream are under 125$ for full coverage (sandstorm also was thanks to DUDUDUDU, voyage, 8008 was 130, there's others...) with the whole set in there, and two of those I know had MOQ at 250.

Jamon, striker, 9009, minimal all had no numpad but cheap base (99$ USD for all) with numpad kit at 40 or less. They also sold 500 base kits each.

VoC is another great example of pricing:the alternate alphas kit included the numpad numbers, and was still under 75$.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: rmendis on Thu, 12 September 2019, 20:14:03
Love this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 12 September 2019, 20:21:47
Love this!

Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: MacSurfy on Fri, 13 September 2019, 01:11:14
Hi!

Some of the renders are quite confusing. I'm not sure if it has been pointed out already, (in that case I'm sorry) but I thought it was worth mentioning.
These two look completely different. One has a yellow tone and the other has a blue tone. And you are going for greyscale right? So the are both wrong.
The light shouldn't have any color when you do kit renders if you want to avoid confusion.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/TeHcw9A.jpg)


Apologies! Currently the render artist had been making the renders on a blueish background causing that blue tone. That's not what I had in mind for the colors. We are working  on getting new renders right now and will update them with the correct ones. Again, this is my first IC so I wasn't sure if different lighting would be good for renders. One of many mistakes I've made it seems. Thank you for pointing it out and we will be working on this.

All good! That's not really your fault since you didn't do these renders but maybe you are both new to to it. We all start somewhere. A quick fix would be to pull them in to PS and desaturate them until they somewhat match the hex values of the RALs. Then just switch them out when the new renders come. Good luck, I'll be getting this set down the line!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Adelscott on Fri, 13 September 2019, 02:49:15
I'm totally in if an ISO-FR kit is added
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [More renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 14 September 2019, 14:04:52
Hi!

Some of the renders are quite confusing. I'm not sure if it has been pointed out already, (in that case I'm sorry) but I thought it was worth mentioning.
These two look completely different. One has a yellow tone and the other has a blue tone. And you are going for greyscale right? So the are both wrong.
The light shouldn't have any color when you do kit renders if you want to avoid confusion.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/TeHcw9A.jpg)


Apologies! Currently the render artist had been making the renders on a blueish background causing that blue tone. That's not what I had in mind for the colors. We are working  on getting new renders right now and will update them with the correct ones. Again, this is my first IC so I wasn't sure if different lighting would be good for renders. One of many mistakes I've made it seems. Thank you for pointing it out and we will be working on this.

All good! That's not really your fault since you didn't do these renders but maybe you are both new to to it. We all start somewhere. A quick fix would be to pull them in to PS and desaturate them until they somewhat match the hex values of the RALs. Then just switch them out when the new renders come. Good luck, I'll be getting this set down the line!

We've replaced the base kit renders and have placed a new one that should show the correct colors. Thank you for the great feedback! I am glad to have learned from this experience, and will make sure it won't happen again on the renders! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: depletedvespene on Sat, 14 September 2019, 15:07:03
Not that I want to be that guy (ok, who are we kidding here?), but... the latest render is missing one keycap for full UK English over ISO support - R1 ` doesn't show up.

Also, I wonder if having horizontal (ANSI) Enter and numpad Enter in white-ish and black-ish, while the vertical (ISO) Enter is available in white-ish and dark gray is an intentional choice or an oversight.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 14 September 2019, 15:50:02
Not that I want to be that guy (ok, who are we kidding here?), but... the latest render is missing one keycap for full UK English over ISO support - R1 ` doesn't show up.

Also, I wonder if having horizontal (ANSI) Enter and numpad Enter in white-ish and black-ish, while the vertical (ISO) Enter is available in white-ish and dark gray is an intentional choice or an oversight.

Kits are still not finalized, plus that one posted is not the latest one, I only placed it on the IC as it has the correct colors in it this time. I went ahead and did add more iso support like you suggested last time. Thank you again for the feedback.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: depletedvespene on Sat, 14 September 2019, 16:03:05
Not that I want to be that guy (ok, who are we kidding here?), but... the latest render is missing one keycap for full UK English over ISO support - R1 ` doesn't show up.

Also, I wonder if having horizontal (ANSI) Enter and numpad Enter in white-ish and black-ish, while the vertical (ISO) Enter is available in white-ish and dark gray is an intentional choice or an oversight.

Kits are still not finalized, plus that one posted is not the latest one, I only placed it on the IC as it has the correct colors in it this time. I went ahead and did add more iso support like you suggested last time. Thank you again for the feedback.

Sorry, I thought that was the latest render.
Title: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: dallman5 on Sat, 14 September 2019, 21:46:26
I'm liking this set! I have a few small critiques regarding compatibility, though. For the ghost kit, it would be nice to see both barred and scooped homing options, a ~` and |/ (1u) key,  as well as F1-4 and F9-12 in that kit for basic TKL compatibility.  In addition, it looks like there is only a light grey second B key, I feel like there should be a dark grey one somewhere as well since that is the base alpha color after all.

Also, any chance for R5? :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Sorachi.Ace on Mon, 16 September 2019, 19:12:22
I love this. I'm definitely in for a set once GB starts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: jokanevad on Tue, 17 September 2019, 13:59:04
Wow! I am so in on a base set and a deskmat if you end up making a international set to go with it! Great job so far, cant wait to see how this turns out!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Dakk1d on Wed, 18 September 2019, 01:31:27
This looks fantastic. 100% copping if there's a international kit aswell.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 18 September 2019, 15:32:30
I love this. I'm definitely in for a set once GB starts.

Wow! I am so in on a base set and a deskmat if you end up making a international set to go with it! Great job so far, cant wait to see how this turns out!

This looks fantastic. 100% copping if there's a international kit aswell.

Thanks for the interest guys! :) I'll be posting more information on everything once I get more work done on it, currently I've been busy trying to build a few boards, along with running my cerakote service.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: noodleman on Wed, 02 October 2019, 21:38:41
i noticed the ghost kit doesn't have a 1u 0, is that going to be included?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: TonyPia on Wed, 02 October 2019, 22:08:43
Awesome! Hope GB starts at 1/1.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Sintpinty on Thu, 03 October 2019, 16:25:00
Hello Geekhack!

This is my first Interest Check for a keyset, GMK Ashes, A volcanic ash set with soft colors.

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(https://i.imgur.com/DGnTa36.jpg)



Design & Inspiration
This idea originally began as a dark keyset, I was working with a lot of dark gray and red pantone colors, after rethinking what I was trying to achieve I decided to look at other keysets to get ideas, I decided to try to invert the colors similar to GMK Honeywell to test out that idea and really liked the look of it. I threw out the red because it just didn't fit in well with the set but kept the gray colors. Then I started messing with more with different shades of gray and came to love the final result of colors!


I present to you GMK Ashes:

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(https://i.imgur.com/dByxnkp.png)
OSA by BlindAssassin111

Kit Design
Base
This base kit is still changing everyday, I plan on having support for standard TKLs to 65%, WKL bottom rows, HHKB, a numpad and more! I am also working on getting some renders that will use Left Centered Legends for Mods! I really would love to give the legends a shot seeing as they are going to be on 9009 R3! I Originally had Pantones on the left that I was going to use to color match but ended up switching to RAL colors that were very similar to the Pantones.

BASE RAL COLORS:
Alpha Base Color: 260 40 05 - Swedish Blue
Mod Base Color : 250 85 05 - White Blue
Accent Base Color: 9011 (Classic 840) - Graphite Black

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(https://i.imgur.com/2R0Iwlh.png)
New RAL colors on the Left, Old Pantones on the Right

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(https://i.imgur.com/2gdzwse.png)
GMK Ashes Concept Kits

Ghost Kit
Mod Colored Alphas

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(https://i.imgur.com/wY7BTP6.png)



Additional Kits
I am planning on working on a spacebars kit, icon mod kit, and a 40s kit. These kit will all vary on the responses from the Google Form so please help me out and let me know what kits you would buy from this set! Just got renders of mod colored alphas.

Google Form for Kits! (https://forms.gle/wQYFqZFQf1RqL6K36)


Group Buy / Vendors
US:ProjectKeyboard (https://store.projectkeyboard.com/)
EU: MyKeyboard.eu (https://mykeyboard.eu/)
Oceania: DailyClack (https://dailyclack.com/)
Asia: DailyClack (https://dailyclack.com/)


Thanks
Many thanks to the following for your help and support during the design of this set:

BlindAssassin111 for feedback and support on the set guiding me on how to make an IC!
OneFiveNine for giving me ideas on what to theme the set after, running the set and helping me out with the set!
The Texas Mechanical Keyboard Discord (https://discord.gg/eBGzRbE) for all the feedback and support everyone has given me in there!
MetallicCharles for helping me out with these amazing renders of the set! (More renders on the way by him and other renders in the community!)
UndercoverBrother for the sick render of the Kepler FC65!
HamKenobi, DixieMech, Kristmascane, Koriko, Erin and Gus along with others from the Houston Discord for being there for me for these past two years!



N E Renders Avail?


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(https://i.imgur.com/sUnpGD2.png)
Render by MetallicCharles (F-Row Features Accent Colors in this render)

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(https://i.imgur.com/tH3N7wn.png)
OSA by BlindAssassin111

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(https://i.imgur.com/1EDVmX5.png)
OSA by BlindAssassin111

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(https://i.imgur.com/Hl15ztt.png)
OSA by BlindAssassin111

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(https://i.imgur.com/m0jvTqY.png)
OSA by BlindAssassin111

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(https://i.imgur.com/4gbp8dn.png)
OSA by BlindAssassin111

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(https://i.imgur.com/SHrSsJn.jpg)
Kepler FC65 with ashes falling around it

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(https://i.imgur.com/vW5DGgP.png)
C65 by Fropsie

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(https://i.imgur.com/Bnhx8l9.png)
C65 by Fropsie

Next Steps
Add more renders
Get a feedback form added [Feedback has been great! I have been reading every single message everyone has been sending me in the form! Thank you!]
Deskmat designs being worked on currently.
Adjust kits
Set a date for the GB (Q1 2020)

Updates
Previous Updates: https://pastebin.com/4YKqxyBQ

Updates (9/14/19): Removed the incorrect renders with bad lighting in them, placed RAL values in the Base kit section. Will post correct kits in a little while, waiting for more time to pass and more work to be done on them before anything is fully finalized. Thank you for more feedback and coverage on Top Clack and ManOfInterest's This Week in Keyboards!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Nebula97 on Thu, 03 October 2019, 16:43:21
I was a fool to think I wouldn't be making another keyboard next year. Already designing one around this set; love it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: DetectiveNio on Thu, 03 October 2019, 16:51:33
Do volc660 owners get anything special?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 03 October 2019, 16:55:02
Do volc660s holder get anything special?

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Volcano660 you say, I might be getting the set rendered on that board. ;) Be on the look out for pics of it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Saga on Thu, 03 October 2019, 18:01:46
So I know there's at least two of us around here who are volcanologists and I assume we're both going to have wallets that are very, very mad at you.

Any plans for things like a Norde kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Corrected renders!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 03 October 2019, 18:03:55
Awesome! Hope GB starts at 1/1.

:eyes:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Thu, 03 October 2019, 21:24:38
...Rama volcano cap?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: DuellM on Thu, 03 October 2019, 21:27:43
God Damnit another awesome deskmat that I'm going to have to get

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: DuellM on Thu, 03 October 2019, 21:28:46
...Rama volcano cap?
Oh, with glow in the dark lava. Nice!!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: CodeMayhem on Thu, 03 October 2019, 21:54:13
You should add a kit of Roman numerals for the number row and pad and call it Pompeii xD
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: SwitchKeys on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:10:43
The deskmat is something i feel i need even without the set. Delicious.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Sorachi.Ace on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:14:15
Every update gets me more excited for this set. The deskmat is so cool. I already have a deskmat themed after that special game. But I'm down to get this one as well :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Saga on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:31:58
...Rama volcano cap?

I could probably talk half of my office into buying this without them even knowing what a mechanical keyboard is.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: dvorcol on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:44:22
Adding F1-F4 & F9-F12 to the Ghost kit would be helpful.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: rpiguy9907 on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:53:02
Great work, skeleton!
Title: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: dallman5 on Thu, 03 October 2019, 23:00:38
Adding F1-F4 & F9-F12 to the Ghost kit would be helpful.

I mentioned something similar earlier but got no response from OP. The ghost kit needs some work. In my opinion it needs the following...

- F1-4 and F9-12 (like you mentioned)
- both barred and scooped homing keys
- R4 1u |/ (for HHKB compat.)
- R4 1u ~ (I know its in the base but it would be nice here too for mixing and matching sets)

Also, OP includes a second light grey B but not a second B in dark grey for Alice-like layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: sevenseacat on Thu, 03 October 2019, 23:46:08
oh cmon, we can't have extra kits for support for layouts like Colemak but you can ask for *two* extra Bs just for Alices? :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Myth on Fri, 04 October 2019, 00:00:41
Absolutely in for that deskmat
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 04 October 2019, 00:23:35
Adding F1-F4 & F9-F12 to the Ghost kit would be helpful.

I mentioned something similar earlier but got no response from OP. The ghost kit needs some work. In my opinion it needs the following...

- F1-4 and F9-12 (like you mentioned)
- both barred and scooped homing keys
- R4 1u |/ (for HHKB compat.)
- R4 1u ~ (I know its in the base but it would be nice here too for mixing and matching sets)

Also, OP includes a second light grey B but not a second B in dark grey for Alice-like layouts.

Hey man! All feedback has been reviewed and is taken into consideration, currently at this time I am unsure if the Ghost Kit will hit MOQ, so it's still under consideration if we will run it. I am going to watch these other keysets that have alt alphas and depending on how well those alt alphas sell I might run it, if we run it I will definitely include the R4 1u |\ and ~` because I use a split bs setup so I'd definitely want those, a second B is also a possibility too, as for the F row and the barred and scooped that's something we will look into. I would also like to add an extra tab key in the kit too to allow for two builds. All of this depends on how the other sets do with their kits that are like this and how much it'll cost. I don't want this kit to run to high.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 04 October 2019, 00:28:27
...Rama volcano cap?
Oh, with glow in the dark lava. Nice!!

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Definitely will look into this! So many people have been asking for a Rama cap for this set! I'm making sure to include a couple novelties in the base kit, one of them being a Volcano! ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: depletedvespene on Fri, 04 October 2019, 07:49:23

Hey man! All feedback has been reviewed and is taken into consideration, currently at this time I am unsure if the Ghost Kit will hit MOQ, so it's still under consideration if we will run it. I am going to watch these other keysets that have alt alphas and depending on how well those alt alphas sell I might run it, if we run it I will definitely include the R4 1u |\ and ~` because I use a split bs setup so I'd definitely want those, a second B is also a possibility too, as for the F row and the barred and scooped that's something we will look into. I would also like to add an extra tab key in the kit too to allow for two builds. All of this depends on how the other sets do with their kits that are like this and how much it'll cost. I don't want this kit to run to high.

If you do decide to add the second Tab, consider adding a second Home (by the Sea) key as well as the kits stand now, a second Tab and a second Home are all that's needed to make a TKL and a 65% or a 60% (instead of just a 60%).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: turtlesayshello on Fri, 04 October 2019, 08:31:48
This looks amazing!!


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: dallman5 on Fri, 04 October 2019, 08:33:44
Adding F1-F4 & F9-F12 to the Ghost kit would be helpful.

I mentioned something similar earlier but got no response from OP. The ghost kit needs some work. In my opinion it needs the following...

- F1-4 and F9-12 (like you mentioned)
- both barred and scooped homing keys
- R4 1u |/ (for HHKB compat.)
- R4 1u ~ (I know its in the base but it would be nice here too for mixing and matching sets)

Also, OP includes a second light grey B but not a second B in dark grey for Alice-like layouts.

Hey man! All feedback has been reviewed and is taken into consideration, currently at this time I am unsure if the Ghost Kit will hit MOQ, so it's still under consideration if we will run it. I am going to watch these other keysets that have alt alphas and depending on how well those alt alphas sell I might run it, if we run it I will definitely include the R4 1u |\ and ~` because I use a split bs setup so I'd definitely want those, a second B is also a possibility too, as for the F row and the barred and scooped that's something we will look into. I would also like to add an extra tab key in the kit too to allow for two builds. All of this depends on how the other sets do with their kits that are like this and how much it'll cost. I don't want this kit to run to high.

Thats great, thanks for the reply :) fingers crossed that it runs/hits MOQ!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: D3LTA on Fri, 04 October 2019, 08:48:16
Any chance to get a colevrak kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Devil on Sat, 05 October 2019, 21:33:54
Figured I'd say a few things after noticing some issues.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 07 October 2019, 11:13:34
Figured I'd say a few things after noticing some issues.

  • Your base kit has a single dark gray B however in the extra set of keys included with the base set you have an accented B rather than a matching base alpha. You might want to change that so you have 2 of the same colored B keys, considering the TGR Alice style board renders you use show two of the same colored alphas.
  • The modifier color feels a bit light in terms of being gray. Normally ash in real life has a darker gray color to it if it's not from something like a Kingston charcoal briquet.
  • Coloring in the renders seems to flip flop a bit. Some of the renders make the modifiers darker and some make them look rather white. Another thing is, is the viewing distance it could be a bit closer. Half of the renders look like I'm standing behind a rope link 10ft away trying to see what's behind the case.
  • The Kepler render doesn't really do much with the weird rain-snow effect going on.

Nothing is final on the kits, colors are correct for the most part, although I do agree that the Ghost Kit render is a little bit too bright compared to the other renders. I'm not sure what you mean by the renders looking really small, they look fine to me, more renders are being made for the set too. The Ashes falling on the Kepler is something that OneFiveNine decided to put in the render for the Kepler, I liked it and decided to keep it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: jokanevad on Fri, 11 October 2019, 17:07:02
Loving the set. What are your thoughts on a alpha set in cool grey pantone? Also, are you considering a international kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 11 October 2019, 17:19:54
Loving the set. What are your thoughts on a alpha set in cool grey pantone? Also, are you considering a international kit?

Thanks! The alphas are going to be in a similar color to cool grey 11c, I actually already have the pantone chip at home, and just got a RAL deck today, so expect color comparison picks in an upcoming update. As for international kit, I have not looked into one, unfortunately the likelihood of a international kit hitting MOQ is very unlikely so I will not be looking forward into it. Sorry, if intl kits were hitting MOQ on other sets then maybe I'd look into it, but I don't like the thought of individual kits failing. I am trying to include UK-ISO in the base kit to at least have compatibility over there and offer a correct ISO layout. Thanks for supporting the set! I'll be making more updates whenever I can. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: xchangmanx on Fri, 11 October 2019, 18:47:41
+1
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 15 October 2019, 13:24:33
Hey guys, just wanted to give a quick update on the set! I have dates finalized for the set, the RAL Deck just got to my apartment so I will be getting color matched pics of the pantones next to the RAL counterparts that I went with for the actual colors to give everyone a comparison! Sets are being finalized and rendered, along with more renders on the way! I'm also contacting artisan makers and will be trying to contact RAMA to see about getting metal caps made for the set! Thanks again for all the feedback and look forward to seeing everyone's excitement once more stuff comes out!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Tue, 15 October 2019, 14:25:11
Excited to see the Rama cap designs.

What RAL deck did you get? Is there a finish that works best with keycaps?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Butterbeer on Tue, 15 October 2019, 23:14:26
Adding F1-F4 & F9-F12 to the Ghost kit would be helpful.

I mentioned something similar earlier but got no response from OP. The ghost kit needs some work. In my opinion it needs the following...

- F1-4 and F9-12 (like you mentioned)
- both barred and scooped homing keys
- R4 1u |/ (for HHKB compat.)
- R4 1u ~ (I know its in the base but it would be nice here too for mixing and matching sets)

Also, OP includes a second light grey B but not a second B in dark grey for Alice-like layouts.

Hey man! All feedback has been reviewed and is taken into consideration, currently at this time I am unsure if the Ghost Kit will hit MOQ, so it's still under consideration if we will run it. I am going to watch these other keysets that have alt alphas and depending on how well those alt alphas sell I might run it, if we run it I will definitely include the R4 1u |\ and ~` because I use a split bs setup so I'd definitely want those, a second B is also a possibility too, as for the F row and the barred and scooped that's something we will look into. I would also like to add an extra tab key in the kit too to allow for two builds. All of this depends on how the other sets do with their kits that are like this and how much it'll cost. I don't want this kit to run to high.

Alphas MOQ is questionable. I would like to see some renders of the full GHOST kit on a popular TKL or 75% board with full F row keys in white.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Tue, 15 October 2019, 23:59:40
Really into this set, and agree with what others said about the Ghost kit.

I was looking through the renders and the base kit alphas seem to range between light grey and charcoal based on the different renders. Idk if that is lighting, background, etc - but maybe a few pictures on a white/neutral background to help show what the true color is. It's great regardless, but some clarity would be appreciated.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Wed, 16 October 2019, 00:50:57
Ready for ghost alphas here. Agree with alcoholenthusiast about white background renders when you have a chance.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: mlev6 on Sun, 20 October 2019, 17:37:11
If you are going to to give two alphas options can you pretty please have the gb sell 1.) mods (as base) 2.) alpha option 1 3.) alpha option 2. That would be really appreciated if you are certain to meet minimum order requirements.

Other than that a very lovely gray set. Very nice!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sun, 20 October 2019, 17:42:52
If you are going to to give two alphas options can you pretty please have the gb sell 1.) mods (as base) 2.) alpha option 1 3.) alpha option 2. That would be really appreciated if you are certain to meet minimum order requirements.

Other than that a very lovely gray set. Very nice!

If that was viable for pricing, oblotsky would have done just that for oblivion.
That division works for SA and KAT, and it seems not to for GMK.  I'd probably pay money for the quote just so I have data every time I type this. Perhaps oblotsky could give us a ballpark figure.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 22 October 2019, 12:38:39
If you are going to to give two alphas options can you pretty please have the gb sell 1.) mods (as base) 2.) alpha option 1 3.) alpha option 2. That would be really appreciated if you are certain to meet minimum order requirements.

Other than that a very lovely gray set. Very nice!

Like IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES said, these options would not be viable, if I had to guess this would raise the price of the mods alone to somewhere close to $100, then $60 for each alpha kit, making a "base kit" cost around $160~ I am not looking to do that as the set would probably not sell as well. I plan on also keeping the numpad in the base kit, if I were to break the set into a ton of different kits, I'm not too sure if all of them would make it, that's too big of a gamble for me. As of right now I am only looking to have a few kits for sale for the set, I have a few more renders and physical samples of the RAL colors too that I am waiting on posting until I can get shots of them in better lighting. I am going to try hard to make sure that prices are reasonable for everyone. Thank you for your interest in this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Mcnos on Tue, 22 October 2019, 13:29:58
hello

start gb pls
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 24 October 2019, 14:18:01
hello

start gb pls

Info on a GB date will be soontm I'm waiting on a few more parts before I announce a date. ;) Also nice job on Ddolch!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Sorachi.Ace on Thu, 24 October 2019, 17:36:16
Novelties revealed when? I'm dying to see them
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 25 October 2019, 17:32:22
Novelties revealed when? I'm dying to see them

Well if you're dying make sure you go rest at a bonfire first. ;)

I just freshened up the IC a little bit more, replaced some renders here and there and made an album of most of the renders so far for the set. Novelties are coming soon, working on some renders of them and will post them soon.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Solotov on Fri, 25 October 2019, 19:30:01
Holy shoot. That deskmat is LIT! Definitely get one  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: depletedvespene on Sat, 26 October 2019, 05:13:32
Before you finalize the kits, don't forget to...

Base kit.
- Add the missing R1 ` (not the same as `~) keycap to complete English (UK) over ISO support (right now, the base kit has the "eastwardest" version of Atlantis ISO yet, although still Atlantis ISO).
- Highly consider adding the missing R3 \| key to complete English (USA) over ISO and ANSISO support.
- I still don't get why the horizontal ("ANSI") Enter and the numpad Enter get to be light gray and dark, but the vertical ("ISO") Enter key has the options of light and middle gray instead.

Ghost kit:
- English (UK) over ISO?
- English (USA) over ISO and ANSISO?
- The option of adding a second R2 1.5U Tab keycap to secondary alphas kit has become pretty well accepted. Has this considered?
- Same goes for a second R1 Home (by the Sea) keycap.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Butterbeer on Sat, 26 October 2019, 05:41:31
Thank you very much for adding the Satisfaction75 render with full Ghost kit and full F Row keys in white! Its so clean  :thumb:

I hope the F1-F4 and F9-F12 get added somewhere, but know it's hard. At least I have a visual to dream about. Thanks again!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 29 October 2019, 12:44:33
Mini update -

Things I'm working on -

Novelty Renders (I have renders of them right now, just need to get some more of them in the Base Kit and on boards)
More Revised Kit Renders (Adding second Home key, second tab key, F1-F4 and F9-F12 to ghost kit)
Removing Black Accent color, looking at the possibility of only sticking with the 2 custom RAL colors
Figuring out if UK-ISO can fit in base kit (Potentially moving forward with just Atlantis ISO in Base, sorry depletedvespene)
Adding R3 \| key to base
GB Date (I know everyone is waiting to find out, I plan on announcing it in the next render drop)

Things I'm not working on -

Text Mods
Icon Mods
More Novelties (The base kit will have a few novelties in it, not enough for a full kit, but enough that I could add them to the base kit)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 29 October 2019, 13:22:02
Before you finalize the kits, don't forget to...

- Highly consider adding the missing R3 \| key to complete English (USA) over ISO and ANSISO support.


I am working on the kits right now and noticed that there is already a R3 1u pipe key in the base kit on the current render, was there another one that you are saying is missing. A lot of what you pointed out has actually been considered already and will definitely make the next upcoming renders. :)
Correction: That is a R4 key that I was looking at, I'll be sure to add a R3 1u pipe key.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Mini Update] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Bruzur on Tue, 29 October 2019, 16:14:05
If a 6u centered stem spacebar happens... I'm in without question.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Mini Update] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: yoscartaco on Wed, 30 October 2019, 22:35:41
Just checking -- are those 1.75 and 1.25 spacebars convex!? I'm excited to see those starting to appear in sets. For the 40s kit, may I suggest including at least one 1.25 R3 enter key? It's useful for layouts that are overall 12.5u wide, e.g. the UT47. Also, two convex 2.25u spacebars in the 40s kit would be a great addition.

Nice job on the set overall. Between this and Apollo, it may be a tough choice, but the num pad in the base kit is a plus for me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Mini Update] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 31 October 2019, 09:39:22
Just checking -- are those 1.75 and 1.25 spacebars convex!? I'm excited to see those starting to appear in sets. For the 40s kit, may I suggest including at least one 1.25 R3 enter key? It's useful for layouts that are overall 12.5u wide, e.g. the UT47. Also, two convex 2.25u spacebars in the 40s kit would be a great addition.

Nice job on the set overall. Between this and Apollo, it may be a tough choice, but the num pad in the base kit is a plus for me.

I believe those keys are in the Extension kit, I'll be posting individual renders of the kits soon, working on those right now.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: psxndc on Thu, 31 October 2019, 11:27:42
Any chance to get a colevrak kit?

+1. Colevrak kit would be dope.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Paddel06 on Thu, 31 October 2019, 13:04:13
I'd be interested in a Norde Kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Dakk1d on Thu, 31 October 2019, 13:27:06
I'd be interested in a Norde Kit.
This x 100
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 31 October 2019, 14:47:57
Any chance to get a colevrak kit?

+1. Colevrak kit would be dope.

I'd be interested in a Norde Kit.

I'd be interested in a Norde Kit.
This x 100

I don't think there is enough interest to get these kits to hit MOQ if I were to offer them in the GB. Sorry. If enough people are interested in those kits let me know and I can look into getting some into the GB, but as of right now there isn't enough interest for neither norde nor colevrak.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: psxndc on Thu, 31 October 2019, 15:13:29
Totally get it. Thank you for at least taking the time to respond.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Techichi on Thu, 31 October 2019, 17:27:45
I'd love to see the black accent stay, and I was hoping for a Rama novelty.  However, I will be buying this regardless.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Sorachi.Ace on Thu, 31 October 2019, 18:10:36
I'm really digging the novelties! What does 'raise' and 'lower' keys relate to?

I'd agree with those above that I'd like to see the black accents stay. But I understand ditching them if there's any complications with them staying. What is the benifit of them being left out? A lower price point?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Paddel06 on Thu, 31 October 2019, 18:29:36
+1 for black accents
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: hypegay on Thu, 31 October 2019, 18:52:20
damn. <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Zephyraeon on Thu, 31 October 2019, 19:29:25
I liked the black esc and enter but will probably buy regardless
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: shansoft on Thu, 31 October 2019, 20:48:24
It would be interesting to see the color flip between the alpha and mods.

 :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 31 October 2019, 22:27:52
It would be interesting to see the color flip between the alpha and mods.

 :D

GMK Reverse Ash? 🤔
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: thornkin on Thu, 31 October 2019, 23:13:13
Artwork should be deskmats. Or at least posters.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: euphxenos on Fri, 01 November 2019, 00:10:22
It would be interesting to see the color flip between the alpha and mods.

 :D

GMK Reverse Ash? 🤔

GMK Ash Backwards
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Hemenah on Fri, 01 November 2019, 00:13:03
Ooooo looking good
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: pschoeni0 on Fri, 01 November 2019, 17:36:41
Love this set! But would it be possible to add R2+R3 esc+tab, like all other ortho kits? :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Abec13 on Sat, 02 November 2019, 00:24:46
Please consider adding 1.75 enter key to the 40s kit. I know that the "control" can be used but 1.75 is THE most often demanded enter key for 40s boards.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: yoscartaco on Sat, 02 November 2019, 23:15:46
Please consider adding 1.75 enter key to the 40s kit. I know that the "control" can be used but 1.75 is THE most often demanded enter key for 40s boards.

Second the 1.75 enter key, and it should be R3 just to explicitly state it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Mini Update] (GB starts Q1 2020)
Post by: yoscartaco on Sat, 02 November 2019, 23:21:47
Just checking -- are those 1.75 and 1.25 spacebars convex!? I'm excited to see those starting to appear in sets. For the 40s kit, may I suggest including at least one 1.25 R3 enter key? It's useful for layouts that are overall 12.5u wide, e.g. the UT47. Also, two convex 2.25u spacebars in the 40s kit would be a great addition.

Nice job on the set overall. Between this and Apollo, it may be a tough choice, but the num pad in the base kit is a plus for me.

I believe those keys are in the Extension kit, I'll be posting individual renders of the kits soon, working on those right now.

Looks like a 2u convex in the Extension kit, which I would want too! Can a 1.75 convex space be included as well?

The earlier  preview  (https://i.imgur.com/2gdzwse.png) had some dark spacebars, including what looked like a 1.75 convex key, but on further scrutiny, it looks like a dark 2u convex spacebar. In any case, the dark accents looked great.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: ref on Sun, 03 November 2019, 10:14:49
wow...rendering img impresive...
like the idea put novelties in extention

plz add 3u spacebar in somewhere
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: icecake on Tue, 05 November 2019, 07:36:15
i need this in my life. this is last puzzle piece to perfect my life
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Wobafet on Sun, 10 November 2019, 23:12:01
Would there be a possibility of having a canadian vendor?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: growlibi on Mon, 11 November 2019, 19:27:37
Made an account just to say I will be waiting with bated breath for that gorgeous desk mat.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: vicissitude on Mon, 11 November 2019, 23:57:52
want an individual novelty kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 12 November 2019, 12:00:34
Would there be a possibility of having a canadian vendor?

I currently already have a NA vendor, ProjectKeyboard, I do not feel the need for another North American vendor, sorry.

Made an account just to say I will be waiting with bated breath for that gorgeous desk mat.

i need this in my life. this is last puzzle piece to perfect my life

Thank you so much you guys! I can't wait to show you guys more things for the set. Currently working on everything still ;)

want an individual novelty kit.

I'd love to do that, but don't want Sony or From Software coming after me, plus the set was designed after volcanoes, with the set only being three colors (that's right, I'm bringing back the black accent) I would need more ideas for novelties, right now I am too focused on other kits and other things in my life, but if you or anyone else has ideas please let me know! I'd love to work on potentially having a novelties kit.

wow...rendering img impresive...
like the idea put novelties in extention

plz add 3u spacebar in somewhere

A 3u spacebar is really niche, I do appriciate your feedback but I do not believe I will add a 3u spacebar to the kit. Sorry

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Paddel06 on Tue, 12 November 2019, 12:45:11


(that's right, I'm bringing back the black accent)

Perfect
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Imperilous on Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:52:37
I'd be interested in a Norde Kit.
This x 100
Same here. I'd be in for two full sets if there's a NorDe option.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 14 November 2019, 16:53:58
I'd be interested in a Norde Kit.
This x 100
Same here. I'd be in for two full sets if there's a NorDe option.

I don't think there is enough interest to get these kits to hit MOQ if I were to offer them in the GB. Sorry. If enough people are interested in those kits let me know and I can look into getting some into the GB, but as of right now there isn't enough interest for neither norde nor colevrak. I've seen 7 other people ask, and that's still not enough, if MOQ wasn't an issue for the kits I'd totally make it, but you are going to find out that GMK sets rarely ever have NorDe kits because they never make it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 19 November 2019, 10:59:39
I made an album of the Deskmat design as standard monitor size wallpapers. I know a few people asked about this when I posted a pic of the design on reddit.

https://imgur.com/a/eQo5kbs
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: depletedvespene on Tue, 19 November 2019, 11:36:04
BTW, may I point out a small flaw in the base kit's render as it stands now?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 19 November 2019, 15:44:48
BTW, may I point out a small flaw in the base kit's render as it stands now?

You can if you want, but as of right now the All the kit renders are out of date. I am working on posting new updated kit renders. Small leek: The set has grown from 3 kits to 5 kits. ;) I'll post more info once I get the renders. Thank you for the continuous feedback, I really do like it, I take most of it into account :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: depletedvespene on Tue, 19 November 2019, 15:50:52
BTW, may I point out a small flaw in the base kit's render as it stands now?

You can if you want, but as of right now the All the kit renders are out of date. I am working on posting new updated kit renders. Small leek: The set has grown from 3 kits to 5 kits. ;) I'll post more info once I get the renders. Thank you for the continuous feedback, I really do like it, I take most of it into account :)

Perfect. When you revise the base kit, do take into account that it's missing the alpha-colored R1 ` key (the mod-colored version of that key, and both versions of the R1 `~ key, are present).

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: ponchofreedo on Tue, 19 November 2019, 21:38:28
welp...I know a group buy im definitely signing up for...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Mavmaster21 on Tue, 19 November 2019, 21:41:26
I love this set! super excited.
Maybe add an additional escape key with red legend? Or an accent set? This way you could keep the minimalist aesthetic or go for something with a bit of color? Maybe you could add a kit like the ERR kit on GMK Dracula?
Insta-buy no matter what! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Nvmbra on Thu, 21 November 2019, 14:32:32
I really like the Ghost kit and the idea of an reverse Ash that has already been mentioned.

At least an R4 1.5u Function key and if possible paired with an R4 1.5u Code key would be nice to have in the base kit.
Colevrak kit would have been nice too but I don't see it happening either, sadly.

Either way I'm excited for this set and I'm definitely in for at least one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 21 November 2019, 14:51:36
I really like the Ghost kit and the idea of an reverse Ash that has already been mentioned.

At least an R4 1.5u Function key and if possible paired with an R4 1.5u Code key would be nice to have in the base kit.
Colevrak kit would have been nice too but I don't see it happening either, sadly.

Either way I'm excited for this set and I'm definitely in for at least one.

Thanks man! As for the 1.5u fn key not too sure about that one, I am making sure that two 1.5u code keys make it into the extension kit as I do like using code for both an FN key and a win key on a WKL board. I always make my right alt key my windows key lol.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Techichi on Thu, 21 November 2019, 17:15:58
Glad to hear the black accent is coming back!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: icecake on Fri, 22 November 2019, 06:31:35
can't wait to get it need this ASAP
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Nvmbra on Fri, 22 November 2019, 08:40:41
Thanks man! As for the 1.5u fn key not too sure about that one, I am making sure that two 1.5u code keys make it into the extension kit as I do like using code for both an FN key and a win key on a WKL board. I always make my right alt key my windows key lol.

Alright, thanks for at least considering it. I'll keep watch for the upcoming update.

I use the Function key on my right Alt key to access the first layer for often used keys like the arrow keys from the home row but I guess that's only convenient for smaller %-layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 22 November 2019, 09:10:02
Just wanted to give a small update this morning :)

+ Working on a Alternative Minimal Style Deskmat
+ Working on getting renders for the new kit layouts
    -Base Kit
    -Ghost Kit
    -40s+Ortho+ISO Kit (Extension Kit)
    -Spacebar Kit
    -Accent+Novelties Kit
+ In talks with cable maker to have cables made for the set
+ In talks with artisan designers to have artisans made for the set
+ In talks with Rama to potentially have metal caps made for the set

Thank you everyone for the love and support, along with the feedback for the set. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: dogzor on Fri, 22 November 2019, 09:42:39
Made an account just to say I'm interested in this one  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Techichi on Fri, 22 November 2019, 18:10:35
Just wanted to give a small update this morning :)

+ Working on a Alternative Minimal Style Deskmat
+ Working on getting renders for the new kit layouts
    -Base Kit
    -Ghost Kit
    -40s+Ortho+ISO Kit (Extension Kit)
    -Spacebar Kit
    -Accent+Novelties Kit
+ In talks with cable maker to have cables made for the set
+ In talks with artisan designers to have artisans made for the set
+ In talks with Rama to potentially have metal caps made for the set

Thank you everyone for the love and support, along with the feedback for the set. :)

This is all great news. Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: icecake on Fri, 22 November 2019, 20:43:18
Just wanted to give a small update this morning :)

+ Working on a Alternative Minimal Style Deskmat
+ Working on getting renders for the new kit layouts
    -Base Kit
    -Ghost Kit
    -40s+Ortho+ISO Kit (Extension Kit)
    -Spacebar Kit
    -Accent+Novelties Kit
+ In talks with cable maker to have cables made for the set
+ In talks with artisan designers to have artisans made for the set
+ In talks with Rama to potentially have metal caps made for the set

Thank you everyone for the love and support, along with the feedback for the set. :)


great great great
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Candykizzer on Tue, 26 November 2019, 07:50:50
Hey, if Hiki_draws was up for it would you maybe collab and make the fan art into posters? think that might be cool. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 26 November 2019, 11:20:54
Hey, if Hiki_draws was up for it would you maybe collab and make the fan art into posters? think that might be cool. :)

That is in the realm of possibility, currently her commissions are closed, but I can message her and see if she would be willing to make some prints. I'd love to hang this one and the ghost themed one in my apartment!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Mavmaster21 on Tue, 26 November 2019, 11:41:08
Super excited for this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: CrazyNun on Wed, 27 November 2019, 15:38:11
Love it, and wondering how bad the Apollo EU/ISO kit will look with this https://imgur.com/a/3mVGFbS 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: mrpetrov on Thu, 28 November 2019, 10:33:10
Did a little render of GMK Ashes on a personal project of mine, thought other Ashes lovers might enjoy it.

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: YMwoo on Sun, 01 December 2019, 16:11:25
been a lurker in r/mk for months and after JTK Arctic, this is the second set that really caught my eyes.
i'm really loving the darker alpha and bright mods. i might have missed it, but i haven't seen it before and makes it very unique.
excited for the alternative deskmat design though since i'd like a matching deskmat but the current one is too 'busy' for me.
anyway, if the pricing is right, i'll definitely get on this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: dhb82 on Sat, 07 December 2019, 16:59:34
I love this set, could we please have a Nordic/int kit 🙂
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 16 December 2019, 17:25:54
Just wanted to update y'all a little bit right now, I'm going crazy not being able to update this IC. lol
So right now I have been working on getting final renders, not too sure when those will be made, I'm hoping they will be done before the end of the month.
I have another thing in store for the set that I want to show off, but I'll wait till Christmas Eve to show it off ;)

I also just wanted to reconfirm that the black accent Enter and Esc will be back in base kit! I have a plan for the kits and will show them off once I get the renders back for each kit. I know there was a lot of feedback for the Black Accent going away, and I agree it definitely should stay! Thank you everyone for supporting this set!

I have noticed a few people asking about NorDe kits and while it is possible to run that kit, the past few keysets to run the kit have not had any luck having the kit hit MOQ, at this moment in time we will not be running the kit. Sorry.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [Halloween Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: biothermal on Mon, 16 December 2019, 17:40:11
I also just wanted to reconfirm that the black accent Enter and Esc will be back in base kit!

Neat!! +1 for as much grayscale as possible!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/16 Small Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: fiduta on Tue, 17 December 2019, 17:59:01
+1  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/16 Small Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Starston3 on Tue, 17 December 2019, 20:56:27
Would you consider adding two 1.5u Code and two 1u Alt keys to the base for tsangan compat for mac users. similar to that of GMK minimal?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/16 Small Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 18 December 2019, 14:23:44
Would you consider adding two 1.5u Code and two 1u Alt keys to the base for tsangan compat for mac users. similar to that of GMK minimal?

(Attachment Link)

;) It's already added, just not on the current renders, the final renders have a few additional changes, but I wanted to make sure this one was in the base kit, I personally use code as a win key, and like using right alt as a win key on my WKL boards, so I felt like this was a no brainer idea! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/16 Small Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: depletedvespene on Wed, 18 December 2019, 14:36:43
Would you consider adding two 1.5u Code and two 1u Alt keys to the base for tsangan compat for mac users. similar to that of GMK minimal?

(Attachment Link)

;) It's already added, just not on the current renders, the final renders have a few additional changes, but I wanted to make sure this one was in the base kit, I personally use code as a win key, and like using right alt as a win key on my WKL boards, so I felt like this was a no brainer idea! :)

What else is added but not yet on the renders? I mean, I don't want to pest you if there's no need for it.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/16 Small Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 18 December 2019, 14:44:27
Would you consider adding two 1.5u Code and two 1u Alt keys to the base for tsangan compat for mac users. similar to that of GMK minimal?

(Attachment Link)

;) It's already added, just not on the current renders, the final renders have a few additional changes, but I wanted to make sure this one was in the base kit, I personally use code as a win key, and like using right alt as a win key on my WKL boards, so I felt like this was a no brainer idea! :)

What else is added but not yet on the renders? I mean, I don't want to pest you if there's no need for it.  :thumb:

There's a lot that I would like to wait to announce when I have the renders on hand to show. Starston3's question just happened to be one of the changes that I had done, so I let y'all know about it right now. I'd be more than willing to announce the changes if enough people would like to see them. I'm not too sure when I'll be getting the renders completed, I asked the artist about them 3 weeks ago and have been trying not to bug him about them.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/16 Small Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: YMwoo on Thu, 19 December 2019, 01:31:00
finally some updates! thanks for that :)
i'm okay with waiting for changes though I'm most curious with the alternative deskmat design and the pricing.
any possibility of getting either soon?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/16 Small Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 19 December 2019, 08:52:02
finally some updates! thanks for that :)
i'm okay with waiting for changes though I'm most curious with the alternative deskmat design and the pricing.
any possibility of getting either soon?

Pricing can't be decided until we have final renders that way GMK can know what's going in each kit. As for the second design. I'll be making an update on that very soon RIGHT NOW ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: YMwoo on Thu, 19 December 2019, 09:27:40
Pricing can't be decided until we have final renders that way GMK can know what's going in each kit. As for the second design. I'll be making an update on that very soon RIGHT NOW ;)
yay, awesome! the second design is totally perfect for me.
here's hoping that the pricing will be affordable for me since this should be my perfect kit!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Techichi on Fri, 20 December 2019, 18:06:15
What will the measurements of the desk pads be?
Will the custom cable be a separate GB? Any previews?

Can't wait for this set. It will look great on my m65-b kuro.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: lakeboredom on Fri, 20 December 2019, 20:05:37
Hey if kits are still up for adjustment, I'd love to have Ghost numpad support. Otherwise perhaps we could split numpad off from base?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: octix on Fri, 20 December 2019, 20:11:56
Really liking the simplicity of that new deskmat design! Good luck with the GB :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 23 December 2019, 00:25:01
What will the measurements of the desk pads be?
Will the custom cable be a separate GB? Any previews?

Can't wait for this set. It will look great on my m65-b kuro.

The deskpads will be standard size as the ones that Novelkeys sells on his site, as for the cables, all will be announced when the time comes. ;)

Hey if kits are still up for adjustment, I'd love to have Ghost numpad support. Otherwise perhaps we could split numpad off from base?

Kits for the most part have been finalized, small tweaks will happen once the renders come out depending on feedback from the community, numpad support is 100% staying in.

Really liking the simplicity of that new deskmat design! Good luck with the GB :)

Thanks! I'm really looking forward GMK Apollo too! I love all these grey keysets coming out!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Thighs on Mon, 23 December 2019, 01:22:08
do you have an estimated price for the base kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 23 December 2019, 01:28:50
do you have an estimated price for the base kit?

Not at this moment in time, we will need the final renders to send to GMK to get pricing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: YMwoo on Mon, 23 December 2019, 01:58:37
What will the measurements of the desk pads be?
Will the custom cable be a separate GB? Any previews?

Can't wait for this set. It will look great on my m65-b kuro.

The deskpads will be standard size as the ones that Novelkeys sells on his site, as for the cables, all will be announced when the time comes. ;)

Just wondering for the second deskmat design.
Even though I did say it's "perfect" and really loving it, I do have some ideas. Is it still open for feedback? Or is it finalized?
Don't mind either way though!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 23 December 2019, 12:08:35
What will the measurements of the desk pads be?
Will the custom cable be a separate GB? Any previews?

Can't wait for this set. It will look great on my m65-b kuro.

The deskpads will be standard size as the ones that Novelkeys sells on his site, as for the cables, all will be announced when the time comes. ;)

Just wondering for the second deskmat design.
Even though I did say it's "perfect" and really loving it, I do have some ideas. Is it still open for feedback? Or is it finalized?
Don't mind either way though!

It's not fully finalized just yet, what idea did you have in mind? :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Mon, 23 December 2019, 12:37:36
Hey if kits are still up for adjustment, I'd love to have Ghost numpad support. Otherwise perhaps we could split numpad off from base?

I'd wanted ghost numpad alphas too. The issue that i think will arise with this kit is the inclusion of what's usually a spacebar kit in there too. I love my split space keys and would have bought the theoretical spacebar kit anyways, but many wouldn't. For price comparison, the best priced alt alphas kit in my mind is GMK violet on cream (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101820.0) where the F keys and numpad were in there and it was 70$ (thanks hineybush/novelkeys!). If the current Ghost alphas kit is only 85$ i think it'll be an excellent value, but I think it may be a bit more than that already. With ghost numpad, I think you've basically guaranteed it's about the price of GMK Olivia R2 thanks to 100MOQ for an alt alphas set and 1000MOQ for Olivia.

There's no right answer to alt alpha kit design unless you know you have a monster set (at which point you should sell the inverted mod/alpha colorway as a different base set). As it stands, I think we may need to have a few alt alpha only and spacebar only people agreeing to split up kits to get MOQ, and i'd rather have it made than ask for one with numpad alphas, have it have high price, and not get it to MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: SighKenny on Mon, 23 December 2019, 13:23:42
Is there anyway to get a notification when the GB goes live?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 23 December 2019, 14:30:40
Is there anyway to get a notification when the GB goes live?

I'm currently working on restructuring my own discord server to allow different roles for both my keysets and my twitch streams :) I will ping everyone that has the role for GMK Ashes when I post the next major update, along with when the Group Buy will be starting! Here's a link to the server: https://discord.gg/BfArswD
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 23 December 2019, 14:43:12
Hey if kits are still up for adjustment, I'd love to have Ghost numpad support. Otherwise perhaps we could split numpad off from base?

I'd wanted ghost numpad alphas too. The issue that i think will arise with this kit is the inclusion of what's usually a spacebar kit in there too. I love my split space keys and would have bought the theoretical spacebar kit anyways, but many wouldn't. For price comparison, the best priced alt alphas kit in my mind is GMK violet on cream (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101820.0) where the F keys and numpad were in there and it was 70$ (thanks hineybush/novelkeys!). If the current Ghost alphas kit is only 85$ i think it'll be an excellent value, but I think it may be a bit more than that already. With ghost numpad, I think you've basically guaranteed it's about the price of GMK Olivia R2 thanks to 100MOQ for an alt alphas set and 1000MOQ for Olivia.

There's no right answer to alt alpha kit design unless you know you have a monster set (at which point you should sell the inverted mod/alpha colorway as a different base set). As it stands, I think we may need to have a few alt alpha only and spacebar only people agreeing to split up kits to get MOQ, and i'd rather have it made than ask for one with numpad alphas, have it have high price, and not get it to MOQ.

Kits have been restructured. I've been working on them with OneFiftyNine for a while now and feel comfortable with the kits that will be coming out from the final renders. Hopefully you'll like them too! The one main concern that I am having is that the bonfire with the sword in it may not be up to GMK spec, the lines on the sword might be too thin, thankfully I do have a backup novelty to replace that one in case we aren't allowed to proceed with that novelty. While that might be the only related piece based on a video game, I will not be removing it from the deskpads, it would only be changed for the keyset itself.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Mon, 23 December 2019, 15:52:21
I love this set. Will buy ghost split bars even if I need to cop a 40s kit for em. You'll figure out good kit design.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: YMwoo on Mon, 23 December 2019, 18:21:55
It's not fully finalized just yet, what idea did you have in mind? :)

I was browsing around and saw Pegaso and Camping deskmat and thinking that some kind of a volcano silhouette at the background might be good?
keep it simple but not too plain?

i'm currently using glorious white mat and while i love the simplicity of it which is the reason i got it, it's also basically the same with the current alt design ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: hiko13 on Mon, 23 December 2019, 19:26:32
Personally a fan of the ghost pad the way it is. Just looks like the loading screen of a certain near and dear game series, but understand that might be too simple for some.                                                                                                                                             
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: ptykozoon on Wed, 25 December 2019, 00:36:49
I dig the ghost kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: ymaaan on Wed, 25 December 2019, 07:30:05
Hi! Love the theme and everything. I was just wondering if there is any chance that the space bar kit will have a separate kit of its own?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 26 December 2019, 11:13:09
Hi! Love the theme and everything. I was just wondering if there is any chance that the space bar kit will have a separate kit of its own?

Hey man! Thanks! Currently I am still waiting on renders, hopefully those will be done this week. There will be a spacebar kit. I'll update with all the new kits as soon as I get the renders of them.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: fiduta on Fri, 27 December 2019, 19:30:39
i didn't see an ortho or an ergo kit
sorry if I missed something but I would really like to use some ashes ortho (or ergo)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 30 December 2019, 11:46:56
i didn't see an ortho or an ergo kit
sorry if I missed something but I would really like to use some ashes ortho (or ergo)

The Extension Kit will have Ortho Coverage :) No plans on any Ergo coverage. Sorry
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [12/19 Deskpad Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: fiduta on Wed, 01 January 2020, 05:16:06
i didn't see an ortho or an ergo kit
sorry if I missed something but I would really like to use some ashes ortho (or ergo)

The Extension Kit will have Ortho Coverage :) No plans on any Ergo coverage. Sorry

Having ortho coverage is awesome cuz this set is beautiful! Thanks and happy new year!!


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Asia Proxy Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 03 January 2020, 10:05:31
Just got a new Proxy for Asia! My good friend iLouis from iLumkb let me know that he would like to proxy the set! Talks are being made to make sure I can give him everything that he needs, I will be in contact with the other Proxies too to get to know them and help them out in anyway that I can! Final renders are almost complete! I got some back the other day but there were a few minor tweaks that needed to be made to them once those are done I will post them to the thread here, big thanks to Jampot on Discord and depletedvespene on here for helping me out with figuring out the right keys for UK ISO! Join my Discord for leeks and to help me out with closer feedback! (https://discord.gg/BfArswD)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 03 January 2020, 16:22:21
Final Kit Renders are here! I hope everyone enjoys them! I wanted to get these out so everyone can have ideas on what to buy based on the kitting. I hope this suits as many people as possible! If you have any questions feel free to leave your feedback!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: razor_blade on Fri, 03 January 2020, 16:37:48
Looks awesome! FYI, the "fn" key for row 4 is in the kit twice. Not sure if that is intentional.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: TonyPia on Fri, 03 January 2020, 16:41:51
Awesome to see the black enter key back!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Fri, 03 January 2020, 16:43:52
Good kit names.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 03 January 2020, 16:51:49
Looks awesome! FYI, the "fn" key for row 4 is in the kit twice. Not sure if that is intentional.

Thanks for the concern, that extra fn key is an alternative that Alice type boards can use if they only want to buy the base kit and were planning on using spacebars from a different kit since the accent color is GMK CR color. :) Technically they could just buy the base kit and be fine if they have the Space keys CR spacebars. Although I do recommend getting the Lahar kit to have a full complete set. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 03 January 2020, 16:52:29
Good kit names.

Thank you! I thought going with Volcano Terminology would be fun to do for kit names!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tennstrong on Fri, 03 January 2020, 17:38:16
Hey Tyson, wondering if Caldera kit should have a numpad accent enter? Looks good otherwise!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 03 January 2020, 17:45:16
Hey Tyson, wondering if Caldera kit should have a numpad accent enter? Looks good otherwise!

It wouldn't be a bad idea to add that in there, but I'm not too sure how many people would use it, I'm down to do it if more people ask about it. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: SyzygyXVII on Fri, 03 January 2020, 21:06:22
Beautiful.  Interested
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: YMwoo on Fri, 03 January 2020, 21:18:06
Time to save up for the GB!
Great job~!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: asianfork on Fri, 03 January 2020, 21:20:21
This and GMK apollo really making me feel bad for my wallet in February
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: KHAANNN on Sat, 04 January 2020, 07:30:40
Is that a C1.25 blank on the spacebar kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: forestLIM on Sat, 04 January 2020, 08:16:41
Can't I add 1.75 enter keys to the 40s kit for the final render kit? that is the most often demanded enter key for 40s boards...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 04 January 2020, 16:29:35
Can't I add 1.75 enter keys to the 40s kit for the final render kit? that is the most often demanded enter key for 40s boards...

That's the size of the enter key that's in the 40s kit. It's in there already. Lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Paddel06 on Sat, 04 January 2020, 16:33:10
Isn't the enter in the 40s kit only 1.5u? Looks like that to me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Sat, 04 January 2020, 16:47:01
Isn't the enter in the 40s kit only 1.5u? Looks like that to me.

Actually let me talk to 159 and see what the size of the enter key is, I thought the kit had the most requested 40s enter but now that I look at it, it does seem to be a 1.5u enter key. I can look into getting a 1.75u in there too. Just to make sure that most 40s work with the kit. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: DanBe on Sat, 04 January 2020, 18:16:39
Beautiful definitely going to pick this up. I'm a sucker for greys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 06 January 2020, 16:11:08
Beautiful definitely going to pick this up. I'm a sucker for greys.

Thank you! I've been working today on contacting Artisan Makers to get some collaborations going for the keyset! I also sent another message to Rama about a potential Rama Cap for the set. We will see how that goes! Hopefully this is the one! It's a alternative Novelty that didn't make it into the set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Mon, 06 January 2020, 16:56:24
I am also in. Love the color scheme and homage to Dark Souls. Interested in the pad as well. Looking forward to participating.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: jooobe on Mon, 06 January 2020, 17:47:49
Ghost desk mat is crisp

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 07 January 2020, 14:53:28
There are minor discrepancies, I need to remove the Alpha colored Esc key from the Ashes kit, add a 1.25u Enter Key and 1.75u Enter Key to the Basalt Kit, and add a accent numpad enter to the Caldera kit. After this there will be no more changes to the kits. These changes were suggested to me and seemed minor enough for me to make. I'm hoping for the best prices possible with these kits.

Thank you everyone for your feedback!

I am also excited to let you all know that there will be some artisan collaborations happening with this keyset! I have been in talks with a few artisan makers to design caps for this set! More information will be coming on in the next couple of weeks on those collaborations, along with the cable collaboration that we will be having for this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: MrFurrior on Sat, 11 January 2020, 11:05:13
Sad the UK ISO keys got moved to the 40's kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: dvorcol on Sat, 11 January 2020, 13:43:39
Sad the UK ISO keys got moved to the 40's kit

As two kits, both struggle to meet MOQ.  Combining them to make one kit should reduce the odds of all these keycaps being canceled.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Myteethfeelweird on Sat, 11 January 2020, 20:54:44
Definitely in on this. Have been looking forward to this for a long time!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: MrFurrior on Sun, 12 January 2020, 04:18:11
Sad the UK ISO keys got moved to the 40's kit

As two kits, both struggle to meet MOQ.  Combining them to make one kit should reduce the odds of all these keycaps being canceled.

The UK ISO was originally in the base kit, which would have been handy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 13 January 2020, 09:02:52
Sad the UK ISO keys got moved to the 40's kit

As two kits, both struggle to meet MOQ.  Combining them to make one kit should reduce the odds of all these keycaps being canceled.

The UK ISO was originally in the base kit, which would have been handy

I cut a lot of things out of the base kit to try and reduce cost for the over all kit, I added UK ISO to the Caldera Kit to try and give iso, ext, and 40s a good chance to all make it, I apologize that it got moved, but I want to try to get all kits to make it at a reasonable price, and thought that this would strategically be the best way to get UK ISO and 40s made.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: eggplant-chan- on Thu, 16 January 2020, 01:54:57
ngl this looks pretty nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 16 January 2020, 09:17:29
ngl this looks pretty nice

Thank you! I'm working on some finishing touches! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: ymaaan on Tue, 21 January 2020, 10:44:00
Any updates for the pricing?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/3 Final Kit Renders! Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 21 January 2020, 11:04:32
Any updates for the pricing?

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Actually just spoke to OneFiftyNine today about this, he mentioned that he is going to fix the renders for the Ashes kit (removing the alpha colored esc key) and the Basalt kit (adding the 1.25u enter and 1.75u enter that are missing from the kit right now), then send the renders off to GMK to get quotes, after that him and I will discuss pricing and post it as soon as possible to prepare people. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 21 January 2020, 16:16:51
Just a quick update today! Hope everyone is doing well! I have been in contact with SpaceCables for quite some time now and have been working with him on collaborating for this set! There will be two coiled cables for the set one in mini b and one in type c, to make sure most keyboards work with the cable. They will both the the same length and color. I am currently working with him on getting samples (he lives like 2 hours away from me so managing this is going to be a piece of cake, I might even help him make the cables by hand :D). I will post pics of the cables in here once everything is finalized for them! I also wanted to let everyone know that OneFiftyNine and I just ordered a sample mat for the main deskmat, I am not too worried about the Ghost Deskmat since it is an extremely simple design. I'll post pics of the real deskmat once it comes in, it should arrive either right before the GB starts or during the GB. Thanks for having patience with this GB and I look forward to posting the next update! :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: jooobe on Tue, 21 January 2020, 16:18:46
That's dope

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 27 January 2020, 10:48:28
Contacting GMK today to find out if all the Novelties are within spec. I am worried that the Bonfire Novelty will not be within their standards, if that is the case I have a alternative novelty that will replace that bonfire. More info after they reach out to me. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Mon, 27 January 2020, 10:54:17
I really hope bonfire makes it: its basically the main reason for me to buy it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 27 January 2020, 10:56:26
I really hope bonfire makes it: its basically the main reason for me to buy it.

It's staying on the deskmat and the bandoleer for sure! After looking at some other GMK novelty kits it looks like it might be fine, just want to double check for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: ymaaan on Mon, 27 January 2020, 10:58:17
Any update regarding prices for this one?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 27 January 2020, 11:04:51
Any update regarding prices for this one?

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Still working on fixing the renders then going to email GMK for quotes, we probably won't know until a week before the keyset got live. If we know sooner I will update you :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Mon, 27 January 2020, 11:37:25
It's staying on the deskmat and the bandoleer for sure! After looking at some other GMK novelty kits it looks like it might be fine, just want to double check for sure.
I meant novelties kit, haha. After reading my post again, I understand it can be misinterpreted, oops! In for the Ashes/Adventure regardless!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: jpg2401 on Mon, 27 January 2020, 14:58:53
I am sorry if I am just missing it, but is there any word on pricing for the kits yet?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 27 January 2020, 15:13:36
I am sorry if I am just missing it, but is there any word on pricing for the kits yet?

Still working on fixing the renders then going to email GMK for quotes, we probably won't know until a week before the keyset got live. If we know sooner I will update you :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: OBL17 on Mon, 27 January 2020, 17:09:36
this and future funk are my most anticipated sets of the new decade
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Norato on Tue, 28 January 2020, 18:43:03
I wish the Basalt kit had an R2 accent colored Esc key
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/21 Cable Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 29 January 2020, 09:10:09
Kits have been corrected and added to the IC, we are currently waiting to hear back from GMK on pricing and will update everyone as soon as we find out!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/29 Corrected Final Kits Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: MrFurrior on Wed, 29 January 2020, 14:31:12
I know UK ISO was previously pushed to the 40's kit, but now essentially all the keys are in the base minus 2 which are in the 40's. Meaning you have to buy that kit for 2 keys which is a pain
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/29 Corrected Final Kits Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 31 January 2020, 16:38:49
I know UK ISO was previously pushed to the 40's kit, but now essentially all the keys are in the base minus 2 which are in the 40's. Meaning you have to buy that kit for 2 keys which is a pain

Unfortunately it's too late to add the keys as the keyset goes live in 15 days. I would have loved this feedback earlier in the IC. I also tried slimming down the base kit to help cut costs while also trying to make kits that would help out everyone, normally it's really hard for 40s kits to hit MOQ, so to help that out I combined the 40s, UK-ISO keys and 2 extension keys for WKL layout boards, hoping that everyone would be willing to work together to help this kit hit MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [1/29 Corrected Final Kits Update] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 03 February 2020, 11:17:33
Minor update to add the rows and sizes for the kits. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/3 Artisan Collabs Announced] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 03 February 2020, 14:50:26
Added all the confirmed artisan collabs for the set! Hopefully the next update will have pricing for the set and details on giveaways planned for the set!

Artisan Collaboration:
Tiny: https://www.instagram.com/tinymakesthings/
CozCaps: https://www.instagram.com/cozkeycaps/
NavaCaps: https://www.instagram.com/navacaps/
SodieCaps: https://www.instagram.com/sodiecaps/
Archetype: https://www.instagram.com/archetype_mk/
RathCaps: https://www.instagram.com/rathcaps/
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/3 Artisan Collabs Announced] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Ooga Booga on Wed, 05 February 2020, 00:46:46
Any update on the RAMA keycap?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/3 Artisan Collabs Announced] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Kiba on Wed, 05 February 2020, 04:56:35
I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/3 Artisan Collabs Announced] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 06 February 2020, 11:28:55
GB date has been pushed back to March 2nd, I apologize for this inconvenience and understand if you are upset with this decision. Some things need to be flushed out before the GB begins. I have failed to hit my intended GB date, I am sorry.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/6 Important Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: FaKe_VirTual on Thu, 06 February 2020, 11:35:13
No worries, this set is defintely worth the extra waiting!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/6 Important Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Thu, 06 February 2020, 11:42:31
Personally, it actually makes it even better. February was looking rather tough money-for-keeb-stuff wise.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/6 Important Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: bd_slade on Thu, 06 February 2020, 12:09:57
Works great for me! Thanks for the update and good luck getting the final details sorted!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/6 Important Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: surfmurder on Thu, 06 February 2020, 14:27:14
gonna link the flame march 2nd
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/3 Artisan Collabs Announced] (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Post by: hkiri on Thu, 06 February 2020, 14:41:16
GB date has been pushed back to March 2nd, I apologize for this inconvenience and understand if you are upset with this decision. Some things need to be flushed out before the GB begins. I have failed to hit my intended GB date, I am sorry.

My bank account appreciates this decision.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/6 Important Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: DERBS on Fri, 07 February 2020, 02:42:04
Any chance that Ghost kit gets numpad support :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/6 Important Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 07 February 2020, 08:25:34
Any chance that Ghost kit gets numpad support :D

0 chance, sorry, I am trying to keep the kits cost as low as possible, which is why I made the entire F-Row Ghost colored in the base kit so we wouldn't have to put any F-Row keys in the ghost kit. I am trying to slimline things down right now to lower the cost even more for the other kits too.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/6 Important Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 10 February 2020, 16:16:43
I've been seeing a little bit of concern for the Ghost Deskmat, people saying that it will get dirty real quickly and collect dirt. This is not true, I used a white NASA deskpad at work for over a year before I switched it out with a white GMK Space Cadet mat. I've had this one on my desk for the past 3 months and no dirt marks or anything, it's still the same color as it was the day I got it! The chances of it getting dirty are the same as any other deskpad! I'm still waiting on samples of the Adventurer Deskpad but due to the Coronavirus it is currently delayed. Hopefully we can get it in to QC it during the group buy so we can make any changes on it if necessary. I will be in Japan for the last half of the GB, so OneFiftyNine will have to QC the mat for me to let me know if everything looks good on it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/10 Small Deskpad Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Scriba on Thu, 13 February 2020, 07:28:24
what's the estimated shipping date?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/10 Small Deskpad Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 13 February 2020, 08:41:17
what's the estimated shipping date?

I wouldn't know, we aren't even in GB yet, usually we can find out when we submit the order to GMK. It also all depends on when GMK gets their 4th machine up and running, if it's before Ashes hits production (hypothetically speaking because idk if the set will hit MOQ) then the queue time will be faster than what it is right now, I think there was an update on GMK Night Runner saying that it got delayed to July Shipping, the set was supposed to ship this month but GMK is so backed up right now that they pushed it back 5 months. If the new machine isn't up and running by the time Ashes start we might be looking at a Q1 2021 release date, or a Dec 2020 release date. I really hope not but who knows.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/10 Small Deskpad Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Magas on Thu, 13 February 2020, 08:54:53

(hypothetically speaking because idk if the set will hit MOQ)

Oh it's going to. I'm buying one if not two of each kit for sure. THEN I'm going to ask for it again in KAT to buy one or two more full sets!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/10 Small Deskpad Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Scriba on Thu, 13 February 2020, 09:48:43
what's the estimated shipping date?

I wouldn't know, we aren't even in GB yet, usually we can find out when we submit the order to GMK. It also all depends on when GMK gets their 4th machine up and running, if it's before Ashes hits production (hypothetically speaking because idk if the set will hit MOQ) then the queue time will be faster than what it is right now, I think there was an update on GMK Night Runner saying that it got delayed to July Shipping, the set was supposed to ship this month but GMK is so backed up right now that they pushed it back 5 months. If the new machine isn't up and running by the time Ashes start we might be looking at a Q1 2021 release date, or a Dec 2020 release date. I really hope not but who knows.

Crazy the delay! I'm just wondering then why in the GMK Apollo Thread there was said September/October. Modern Dolch light is stated at late Q4 2020.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/10 Small Deskpad Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: azulyf on Fri, 14 February 2020, 13:16:33
Is it too late to ask for 1.25 blank in space bars?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/10 Small Deskpad Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 14 February 2020, 16:49:04
Is it too late to ask for 1.25 blank in space bars?

Yes, sorry. It is way too late, the kits are 100% finalized and pricing is being made for them right now. I am working on trying to get the pricing up soon so people can prepare their wallets for two weeks from now when the Group Buy starts!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/17 Basalt Kit Removal Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 17 February 2020, 12:57:52
Good Afternoon everyone,

I just wanted to update the IC to announce that I will be removing the 40s kit from the set. After working on pricing it was discovered that the initial cost for the set to work on a 40s board was going to be over $200. With that being said there would have been a very slim chance of the kit hitting MOQ. Pricing along with giveaways will be announced soon.

Thank you for the continued support,

Tyson
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/10 Small Deskpad Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: CustomerSupport on Mon, 17 February 2020, 17:02:24
Interested. Would prefer to have 1.5u Code/extra 1u Alt for HHKB in the base set, but 🤷🏻‍♂️
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/18 Pricing] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 18 February 2020, 10:17:56
Got word on the pricing for all regions!


NA [ProjectKeyboards] (USD)
Base Kit- $130.00
Ghost Kit- $66.00
Novelties Kit- $38.00
40s Kit - $35.00
Spacebars Kit- $32.00

EU [MyKeyboard] (EUR)
Base Kit- 139,00
Ghost Kit- 69,00
Novelties Kit- 39,00
40s Kit - TBD
Spacebars Kit- 33,00

ASIA [iLumKB] (SGD)
Base Kit- $181.00
Ghost Kit- $92.00
Novelties Kit- $53.00
40s Kit - TBD
Spacebars Kit- $45.00

Oceania [DailyClack] (AUD)
Base Kit- $194.00
Ghost Kit- $99.00
Novelties Kit- $57.00
40s Kit - TBD
Spacebars Kit- $48.00
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/17 Basalt Kit Removal Update] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Zephyraeon on Tue, 18 February 2020, 13:16:17
Good Afternoon everyone,

I just wanted to update the IC to announce that I will be removing the 40s kit from the set. After working on pricing it was discovered that the initial cost for the set to work on a 40s board was going to be over $200. With that being said there would have been a very slim chance of the kit hitting MOQ. Pricing along with giveaways will be announced soon.

Thank you for the continued support,

Tyson

A bit disappointing - but guess there's no reason for me to get the ghost/spacebars kits now. Was hoping to get enough switches to fit any two of my boards (especially since ghost + 40s covered most of a 40%. TBH if there wasn't the slight dark souls theme I would've passed on the entire set for dropping 40s.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/18 Pricing] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: DALExSNAIL on Tue, 18 February 2020, 14:47:58
Really liking the price here, can't wait to get in on this.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/18 Pricing] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: euphxenos on Wed, 19 February 2020, 17:16:54
The only kit that included 1U Ctrl and Alt keys for the bottom row was the 40s kit, which is gone now.  It doesn't look like there's any kit that includes support for the bottom row on layouts that use 1U Alt, Fn, Ctrl to the right of the spacebar (Vortex Race 3 75%, Tada68 65%, etc.).  It looks like you dropped support for more than just 40% keyboards.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/18 Pricing] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: CrazyNun on Sun, 23 February 2020, 07:02:38
damn, been off this site for ages with only this kit being of interest since like November or something.. but just seen now that at some point the UK keys have been removed!  I guess that's how things go, more American sets for American keeb enthusiasts, dammit!  Good luck with it nevertheless, it's a real beaut!  My wallet is relieved at least lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/18 Pricing] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Mon, 24 February 2020, 22:37:58
damn, been off this site for ages with only this kit being of interest since like November or something.. but just seen now that at some point the UK keys have been removed!  I guess that's how things go, more American sets for American keeb enthusiasts, dammit!  Good luck with it nevertheless, it's a real beaut!  My wallet is relieved at least lol

Sorry, it was a hard decision, that I was thinking about till I received the pricing for the set. I thought I was doing the right thing by putting the UK keys in the 40s kit to help the kit out, but once I received the pricing, it made it extremely difficult for the vendor and I to continue trying to push the kit, I am looking at potentially adding 40s to the base kit for my next GMK set, then moving UK ISO to the Numpad kit to alleviate the issues that I ran into with this set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/18 Pricing] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Tue, 25 February 2020, 22:06:18
A bit disappointing - but guess there's no reason for me to get the ghost/spacebars kits now. Was hoping to get enough switches to fit any two of my boards (especially since ghost + 40s covered most of a 40%. TBH if there wasn't the slight dark souls theme I would've passed on the entire set for dropping 40s.

The only kit that included 1U Ctrl and Alt keys for the bottom row was the 40s kit, which is gone now.  It doesn't look like there's any kit that includes support for the bottom row on layouts that use 1U Alt, Fn, Ctrl to the right of the spacebar (Vortex Race 3 75%, Tada68 65%, etc.).  It looks like you dropped support for more than just 40% keyboards.

damn, been off this site for ages with only this kit being of interest since like November or something.. but just seen now that at some point the UK keys have been removed!  I guess that's how things go, more American sets for American keeb enthusiasts, dammit!  Good luck with it nevertheless, it's a real beaut!  My wallet is relieved at least lol

After discussion with a few people from the community and listening to the voices of the community, I have reconsidered the Basalt kit (40s/UK-ISO Kit) and will be re-adding it back to the set for sale next week! I'm working on getting pricing for the kit right now and will add it to the GH page as soon as possible.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/25 Basalt Kit Added Back] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Wed, 26 February 2020, 21:34:03
I have released the RAL colors for the set as there was some confusion about the proper colors for the keyset.

(https://i.imgur.com/jVxsI0W.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Ashes [2/25 Basalt Kit Added Back] (GB starts March 2nd)
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 28 February 2020, 20:16:14
GB thread is up, further discussion on the set can be found here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104895.0