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Title: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB live Aug 1 - Sep 4, 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:44:03
Hello friends from Geekhack and the keyboard community ;D!

GMK Dolch R5



GMK Dolch has always been one of my favorite keycap sets, a timeless classic. However, despite having owned 2 or 3 iterations of this set, the versions that have been sold in the past have not been fully tailored to my taste. This interest-check is for a revisited original-color Dolch keyset with classic Cherry icon-text modifiers and an R5 bottom row (also known as Row A) :cool:.

The set is also aptly named "Dolch R5", with an obvious reference to the provided R5 bottom-row support, as well as for it being the fifth GB-like iteration of its coming (prior runs: (1) IvanIvanovich's GMK DOLCH, (2) Originative Co preorder, (3) Dolch Reborn by kekkon, and (4) Originative Co 2020 GB). There have been other iterations such as zFrontier's, a Korean vendor's, among others, but these were restricted to regions.

Though I have given these kits a lot of consideration over the past few months, they may be revised over the course of the interest-check and feedback will be taken into account. A Forties kit had been strongly considered for this run, but I have decided against it unless there is overwhelming demand, due to MOQ-related concerns.




Features

As currently proposed, this set has:
  - Cherry profile, ABS plastic, thick doubleshot keycaps manufactured by GMK.
  - Alphas: CC light grey base, CP white legends.
  - Modifiers: N9 dark grey base, CP white legends.
  - Accents: P3 red base, CP white legends; custom color-matched Dolch turquoise base, CP white legends.
  - OG Cherry-style Icon-Text modifiers. (may be changed in case of overwhelming demand for Icon-only)
  - Complete R5 bottom row support!
  - Support for most common layouts, as well as ISO-UK.
  - Alt Gr (thanks LordK for the suggestion)

Other sets that use the CP (white legends) color code, that you may use to mix-and-match: Olivia, Honeywell, Ursa, Barebones Stormtrooper, Bingsu.
For N9 (dark grey modifier color): Skidata, Terminal, Wasabi, Nines, Q:01, etc...

GMK Standard color chips (CC/CP/N9/P3) and Dolch PAC badge (for turquoise accent) shown below:

More

(https://i.imgur.com/0WKjGLI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dNqXzqp.jpgg)




Base

(https://i.imgur.com/j0wjVBs.png)

Extension

(https://i.imgur.com/p92FDp7.png)

Hangul

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

RAMA Cherry

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

(https://i.imgur.com/kxVR7PA.jpg)

Spacekeys - CC/N9, L9/U9 and CP/CR:
GH Thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100618.0) - will be run concurrently by hiney.cc, Oblotzky Industries and other vendors. Please refer to the linked thread for more information and all future updates on OG Spacekeys.

Renders

TGR Jane v2 CE

(https://i.imgur.com/zS1ph5a.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/A93IuSm.jpg)


CLICK MORE FOR MORE RENDERS
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RAMA M65-A

(https://i.imgur.com/1uALgTs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dG7CKj4.jpg)

Keycult No. 1/60

(https://i.imgur.com/3TnNwGI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1H0GqTU.jpg)

Dixie Mech Bauer

(https://i.imgur.com/qM8STgh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aoJc7eN.jpg)

bisoromi x monokei: Kei

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

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

Zambumon Sar

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

(https://i.imgur.com/19tjOOI.jpg)


Vendors & Pricing

- NA: Project Keyboard (https://store.projectkeyboard.com/?ref=lightning)
- Canada: Deskhero (https://deskhero.ca/)
- EU: Oblotzky Industries (https://oblotzky.industries/)
- SEA: Monokei (https://monokei.co/)
- China: zFrontier (https://zfrontier.com/)
- Oceania: Daily Clack (https://dailyclack.com/)

Pricing:

Project Keyboard (NA)
 Base
 Extension
 Hangul
 RAMA Cherry


DeskHero (CAN)
 Base
 Extension
 Hangul
 RAMA Cherry

Oblotzky Industries (EU)
 Base
 Extension
 Hangul
 RAMA Cherry

Monokei (SEA)
 Base
 Extension
 Hangul
 RAMA Cherry

zFrontier (CN)
 Base
 Extension
 Hangul
 RAMA Cherry

Daily Clack (OCE)
 Base
 Extension
 Hangul
 RAMA Cherry




Timeline

 - Tentative GB start date: August 2020.
 - Lead time is 32-36 weeks after order submission.


Artisan Keycap Collaborations

 - Collaborations in progress and details announced as they come.
 - All artisan keycap collaborations will be hosted and done by the makers themselves. Sale terms and conditions are fully at the discretion of each individual artisan keycap maker. Failure to abide by their respective rules may result in disqualification from their sales.
 - Sale details will be posted here on Geekhack.org as well as other channels (LightningKeyboards Discord server (https://discord.gg/mQKs4Mr), ProjectKeyboard Discord server (https://discord.gg/v4EsxdJ), Monokei Discord server (https://discord.gg/YmeCxju), among others).

Already completed sales - or happening now:
More

Coz Caps - R5D colorway - NoEsc, IdleKey, BigMouth, Skull blank, XP
- Open on Saturday, 25 July 2020 - 24 hour raffle. https://imgur.com/a/zti39Zd
(https://i.imgur.com/zU0tzm3.jpg)

Alpha Keycaps - Dolchy Salvador
- Open on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 @ 07.00 PM PT (Open for 12 hours, payment window 12 hours). The form will be posted on /r/mechmarket around this time and also in the Alpha Keycaps Discord and Instagram.
(https://i.imgur.com/dJtvqt7.jpg)

Alpha Keycaps - Bloodhound Keypora
- Open at Monday, 15 June 2020 @ 07.30 PM PT (Open for 12 hours, payment window 12 hours). The form will be posted on /r/mechmarket around this time and also in the Alpha Keycaps Discord and Instagram.
(https://i.imgur.com/ZijOf08.jpg)


In progress / TBA
More
Please note that they may or may not be able to hold a sale, depending on their availability:


ArtKey
BAD Artisan Keycaps
Coz Keycaps
C.Y.O.
CYSM
DOLLARTACOS
Fraktal Kaps
Hunger Work Studio
Latrialum
Primecaps
SodieCaps
Tokkipee
Wildstory




Credits

 - Special thanks to jb1830, Pwner, Wilba, Pluto19, and onefiftynine for the support and encouragement to run this interest check; special thanks to Oblotzky for renders.
 - Thanks to Zambumon for his insight on kit design and keyset work.
 - Thanks to hineybush for his flexibility in arranging Spacekeys alongside this set.
 - Thanks to HugoKeys for his insights on keycap lore.
 - Members of the community who have advocated for a rerun of this set.
 - To all my friends and community members who feed and support my obsession for (vintage) Cherry goodness.

:cool: Thanks for looking! I hope you will consider supporting this set, and happy to hear your feedback and thoughts :thumb:


***If you're interested in this kit, please fill out THIS FORM (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPz-7tICP_lpGHIi9L7kSxNq_lOHP0g9GsWMgPwAT_MZ5rFA/viewform?usp=sf_link)! Thank you!***

More discussion is also welcome in the ProjectKeyboard Discord server (https://discord.gg/v4EsxdJ).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Zambumon on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:44:18
Looks good to me
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Oblotzky on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:44:23
ye sure why not
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Hugs94 on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:45:09
Its like Sky Dolch but with white text.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: noricon on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:45:45
bless this set its back
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Pwner on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:46:17
RANTAS
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: chamelemon_64 on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:46:24
Love this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:46:39
nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: SeedyOne on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:46:53
RANTAS

SO RANTAS
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: joecoolbob on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:48:10
I love Lightning
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: godinjointform on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:48:10
looks great
love R5
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Sifo on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:49:10
it's like modern dolch but with a vintage feel

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: bball2 on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:49:38
So this set? or Modern Dolch 2? or both? decisions... decisions...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Damage on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:50:23
Just curious: why not also offer R0 for the F-row keys?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:50:30
So this set? or Modern Dolch 2? or both? decisions... decisions...

a wise girl once said

¿por qué no los dos?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Krelbit on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:50:37
wheres the hiragana
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: packman86 on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:51:07
Looks great! Would definitely buy!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Zambumon on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:51:10
wheres the hiragana

it looks like you are not going to run this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: huey on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:51:33
Quote
  - Support for most common layouts, as well as ISO-UK.
You sir, have made me one happy chappy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Hugs94 on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:53:35
Looks too close to Olivia, might want to consider slightly different colors.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:54:00
Looks too close to Olivia, might want to consider slightly different colors.

you're not getting close to my friend olivia, buddy

nor my colors
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: wholypantalones on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:54:25
Me likey.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: jorj_mk on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:56:12
i love og dolch too, definitely interested in this.
only suggestion atm is for a few more keys to be added to the extension kit, so it can act as a compat kit for those of us who already have the og set?
glwic!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Pylon on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:00:24
Sweet, as an Icon+Text fan I strongly approve. (Originative's Dolch set is also Icon+Text, but they dont' have the turquoise accents)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: kidpid on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:01:32
How about 1.5u spacebars for spacekeys?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:03:19
i love og dolch too, definitely interested in this.
only suggestion atm is for a few more keys to be added to the extension kit, so it can act as a compat kit for those of us who already have the og set?
glwic!!!


At this point, adding too many more keys to Extension is unlikely, but if you have suggestions for what keys are needed, please suggest them specifically.

Sweet, as an Icon+Text fan I strongly approve. (Originative's Dolch set is also Icon+Text, but they dont' have the turquoise accents)

Indeed! The turquoise accents will be a unique addition.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:05:52
Update:

There has been a slight change in plans and OG Spacekeys will be referred to a buy run by hiney.cc (hineybush) as a Round 2 buy around the same time.

So vendor updates are as follows:

GMK Dolch Base + Extension will be handled by listed vendors -- Project Keyboard (NA), Oblotzky Industries (EU), etc.

OG Spacekeys kits will be handled by hiney.cc (NA), Oblotzky Industries (EU), and others.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100618.0 - Please refer to this thread for OG Spacekeys related information and updates.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: Captain Shwah on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:16:16
Hell yeah
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: dallman5 on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:20:45
I’m a simple man. I see R5, I join.

Glad to see you added a blue accent as well. Good luck with IC/GB  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: PlastikSchnittstelle on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:21:37
R5!
Thanks for helping to make the world a better place.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: zekkin on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:22:33
Very rad.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:33:17
Just curious: why not also offer R0 for the F-row keys?

While I acknowledge that R0 is loyal to "OG", as a matter of preference, I would choose to type on 1-1-2-3-4-5 Cherry profile.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: hineybush on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:36:24
yes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: Smoff on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:36:28
 :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: ackzot on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:48:57
Love seeing Dolch. I may be in the minority, but would be nice to see the colored 1u tilde key and the 1.5u pipe key moved out of the extensions kit to the base kit. that being said, depending on pricing, will still probably pick up extensions.

it just helps with creating certain clean hhkb layouts in the case of 1u and there are some aesthetic drivers for the 1.5u.

definitely gonna keep an eye on the gb and projectkeyboard for US vendor. seems this will be the year of dolch for me.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: Shadohhh on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:50:40
This is the way to do a gmk kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:50:53
For those curious, there are multiple differences between this and prior Dolch runs:

- CP for white legends instead of WS1. WS1 is a whiter white, but CP matches the original version on the G80-1813 Dolch PAC.
- Kit design, of course -- subtle differences vs. original Dolch (e.g. numpad Enter icon, numpad symbols, Super for OS-generic keys, Print/Scroll/Pause)
- R5 bottom-row support in base kit
- P3 red accents (not RO1, RO2 or other reds)
- Novel inclusion of color-matched (WIP) turquoise accents
- LED keys in Extension kit
- F13 and Alice layout support

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:51:01
Timeless set. Own one and planning to get another
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: Midori on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:53:45
Timeless set. Own one and planning to get another

You should get one for each of your canoes...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: zian_ on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:54:01
In.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: tomu on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:56:13
spicy

windowed keys and R5 very nice addition
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: jorj_mk on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:56:34
i love og dolch too, definitely interested in this.
only suggestion atm is for a few more keys to be added to the extension kit, so it can act as a compat kit for those of us who already have the og set?
glwic!!!


At this point, adding too many more keys to Extension is unlikely, but if you have suggestions for what keys are needed, please suggest them specifically.
These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head - 2u numpad +, 2.75u right shift, 2u numpad 0, r2 del&end&pgdn. then support for a 6.25u bottom row would be nice as well but not required. i could be forgetting things but as far as i can remember that's all that's needed to bring full tkl support to the og set. basic 65% support too if you want too?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: hineybush on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:56:51
this should come in the OG GMK trays too, for nostalgic effect
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: Oblotzky on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:58:50
Timeless set. Own one and planning to get another

You should get one for each of your canoes...

Ladies and Gentlemen we have surpassed MOQ!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:00:03
this should come in the OG GMK trays too, for nostalgic effect

NGL, I'd honestly prefer that. I ate one of the new trays to verify; didn't like it much!
But I'm not really sure there's much of a choice here.


These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head - 2u numpad +, 2.75u right shift, 2u numpad 0, r2 del&end&pgdn. then support for a 6.25u bottom row would be nice as well but not required. i could be forgetting things but as far as i can remember that's all that's needed to bring full tkl support to the og set. basic 65% support too if you want too?

I see what you mean now. Unfortunately this kind of "completing old set" (sort of Moogle-kit-like) support isn't what I am aiming for in the scope of this interest check, so it won't be possible to justify.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: Sifo on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:00:29
this should come in the OG GMK trays too, for nostalgic effect

i'd prefer they come with a dolch pac
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: belgium_waffles on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:01:52
yes
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: konstantin on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:04:17
What's the second R1 2u Backspace in the Extension kit for?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: snelltrail on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:07:25
hi yes this is cute just like lightning-sama
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:07:37
What's the second R1 2u Backspace in the Extension kit for?

Ahhhh s@@t its the Kit Kop...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: gfreeman11898 on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:08:45
OK, I could use a third GMK Dolch set.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: wil on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:09:53
gotta say, i was in turmoil over whether or not to get originative's preorder or modern dolch, or even wait for DDolch. i think this is the compromise between all three that i've been looking for. in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: Tonkatonk on Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:24:44
Big like. GL with IC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:07:42
What's the second R1 2u Backspace in the Extension kit for?

The Tab and Backspace key have been added so that you can use the N9 modifiers with other alphas, while you are still using keys from the Base kit to fill a keyboard with the Dolch colorway.

For example....

(https://i.imgur.com/BaA5hDl.png)

Let's say you used the keys enclosed in blue to fill out a standard ANSI TKL with GMK Dolch + red or teal accents.

You can use the remaining modifiers to fill out an additional 60% using alphas from any other set, plus modifier keys enclosed in red -- so it adds availability of a second set of potential modifiers for mixing-and-matching.

I hope this makes sense.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: spoopycheezy on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:08:46
the only set id buy multiples of other than wob
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:09:22
What's the second R1 2u Backspace in the Extension kit for?

The Tab and Backspace key have been added so that you can use the N9 modifiers with other alphas, while you are still using keys from the Base kit to fill a keyboard with the Dolch colorway.

For example....

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/BaA5hDl.png)


Let's say you used the keys enclosed in blue to fill out a standard ANSI TKL with GMK Dolch + red or teal accents.

You can use the remaining modifiers to fill out an additional 60% using alphas from any other set, plus modifier keys enclosed in red -- so it adds availability of a second set of potential modifiers for mixing-and-matching.

I hope this makes sense.

This is some 2021 grade forward thinking!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: bisoromi on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:14:38
Hi

Make an R0 kit. Just one. For me

I like R0
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:35:44
Update: Monokei.co has been confirmed as the vendor for Asia.

May solicit for a Chinese vendor to facilitate logistics.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: spoopycheezy on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:38:40
BTW @LightningXI can we expect the extension kit spacebars to also be R5?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:39:36
Yes to LightningXI. Yes to Row 5.
1.5u Fn on R5 would be wonderful, but I understand if no. I'll just use Super...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: 74236x on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:41:30
There are THREE different Iso colors if that isn't enough inclination to buy, I don't know what is.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:46:08
BTW @LightningXI can we expect the extension kit spacebars to also be R5?

Spacebars don't have a row designation as they are all convex keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 19:46:39
Yes to LightningXI. Yes to Row 5.
1.5u Fn on R5 would be wonderful, but I understand if no. I'll just use Super...

Thanks for the support =)

I will consider take this into account. Thanks for pointing it out.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 20 May 2020, 20:13:31
Why the duplicates R1 backspace and R2 tab in the extension kit?

Oops.  I didn’t read all the thread.  This is moving quick!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: DALExSNAIL on Wed, 20 May 2020, 20:24:38
Vro, you know dolch is white and grey now.

Tf you doing?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: pr0ximity on Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:00:55
It's the Dolch set of my dreams
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 and OG Spacekeys
Post by: Ensaum on Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:18:24
Super down for this set  :thumb:

Its like Sky Dolch but with white text.

Uhhh... Should we tell him?

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: rondg on Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:23:25
It's like modern dolch but not modern.  :))

I now have a chance to own one! Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:36:44
Super down for this set  :thumb:

Its like Sky Dolch but with white text.

Uhhh... Should we tell him?



don't worry about my man Hugo

he's just trying a hot take, his specialty

edit: I also read your comment - don't worry - Icon + Text mods are likely to stay.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: voodoo6k on Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:37:39
Thanks for using CP and not WS1 for the legends.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: godofdeath on Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:38:28
Give me f13 and r0 and I be gucci, at least f13 ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:40:15
Thanks for using CP and not WS1 for the legends.

You're welcome :thumb: I think it's the better color for Dolch legends.

Give me f13 and r0 and I be gucci, at least f13 ;)

F13 is in the Extension kit! R0 is likely not projected to be done for this set. Reasons explained previously, but my own preference is essentially what it boils down to. 1-1-2-3-4-5 ftw.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: J3ff_Leopard on Wed, 20 May 2020, 22:09:35
I like Lightning. I like Dolch. I will buy this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: nicx on Wed, 20 May 2020, 23:12:29
Alright bois,

Dolch R5 or Modern Dolch.

Lets hear your arguments.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: AIRPOTTER on Wed, 20 May 2020, 23:23:06
Great SET!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Pylon on Wed, 20 May 2020, 23:25:22
I like Lightning. I like Dolch. I will buy this.

I actually prefer Modern Dolch's colors but I want text+icon like this Dolch set...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: udller on Wed, 20 May 2020, 23:54:50
i like it when sets use alt gr.  the alt keys look better that way.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: goddream on Thu, 21 May 2020, 00:23:56
wickedbrows
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: konstantin on Thu, 21 May 2020, 00:27:28
The Tab and Backspace key have been added so that you can use the N9 modifiers with other alphas, while you are still using keys from the Base kit to fill a keyboard with the Dolch colorway.

For example....

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/BaA5hDl.png)


Let's say you used the keys enclosed in blue to fill out a standard ANSI TKL with GMK Dolch + red or teal accents.

You can use the remaining modifiers to fill out an additional 60% using alphas from any other set, plus modifier keys enclosed in red -- so it adds availability of a second set of potential modifiers for mixing-and-matching.

I hope this makes sense.

Thanks for the explanation.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: aaronlau on Thu, 21 May 2020, 00:42:50
Very Interested. Modern Dolch + Dolch.. Man oh man..
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: snelltrail on Thu, 21 May 2020, 02:17:04
Please consider Daily Clack for Oceania vendor.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: jihadu on Thu, 21 May 2020, 02:45:13
OG Dolch = instant buy

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Hell-es on Thu, 21 May 2020, 06:10:14
Perfect kit design.  That is what i wished for MoDo2 - so i‘ll switch to this - perfect  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: hkiri on Thu, 21 May 2020, 06:51:15
Gib NorDe Kit plz
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: dorf on Thu, 21 May 2020, 07:32:25
Gib NorDe Kit plz

+1
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: bobgr8 on Thu, 21 May 2020, 12:48:18
What's the second R1 2u Backspace in the Extension kit for?


To reuse the mods with another set of alphas (maybe)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 21 May 2020, 12:50:39
What's the second R1 2u Backspace in the Extension kit for?


To reuse the mods with another set of alphas (maybe)

see above
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 21 May 2020, 13:33:37
Gib NorDe Kit plz

+1

I will consider if there is enough interest (I'm tallying up responses) to hit MOQ.

I am not in the position to force vendors to pick up kits to "boost to MOQ", but I will consider it in the case that there are enough ISO users (at the very least 50 kits; better if 75-100) to purchase an International support kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: godofdeath on Thu, 21 May 2020, 15:15:53
Thanks for using CP and not WS1 for the legends.

You're welcome :thumb: I think it's the better color for Dolch legends.

Give me f13 and r0 and I be gucci, at least f13 ;)

F13 is in the Extension kit! R0 is likely not projected to be done for this set. Reasons explained previously, but my own preference is essentially what it boils down to. 1-1-2-3-4-5 ftw.
O lmfao I'm blind

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Rafa_n on Thu, 21 May 2020, 15:28:22
(https://i.imgur.com/uzTO1Gb.png)

GIB PLS
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: depletedvespene on Thu, 21 May 2020, 17:08:18
Quick musings ahoy!

The base kit is missing the R3 \| key. Everything else is perfect.

In the extension kit, I'd add a second 1U R5 Alt key (but don't touch the AltGr key!).

F13 is mod-colored (which is fine by me), but some people prefer it alpha-colored. Is there some kind of consensus (or attempt at it)?

Serious question: what is the extra 2.0U R1 Backspace key for? I've seen it in a few recent ICs lately, and I still don't understand what it is for.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 21 May 2020, 17:54:07
Quick musings ahoy!

The base kit is missing the R3 \| key. Everything else is perfect.

In the extension kit, I'd add a second 1U R5 Alt key (but don't touch the AltGr key!).

F13 is mod-colored (which is fine by me), but some people prefer it alpha-colored. Is there some kind of consensus (or attempt at it)?

Serious question: what is the extra 2.0U R1 Backspace key for? I've seen it in a few recent ICs lately, and I still don't understand what it is for.


I will consider the R3 backslash/pipe. Not sure if it will be added yet.

Will consider a second 1u R5 Alt, but the Extension is already quite chunky, so we'll see if additions make a big difference once quotes come in.

F13 will stay modifier-colored out of preference. I don't think it fits to have it alpha-colored.

As for your 2u R1 Backspace question, please refer to a previous answer I provided on this thread. Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5
Post by: depletedvespene on Thu, 21 May 2020, 18:20:11
What's the second R1 2u Backspace in the Extension kit for?

The Tab and Backspace key have been added so that you can use the N9 modifiers with other alphas, while you are still using keys from the Base kit to fill a keyboard with the Dolch colorway.

For example....

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/BaA5hDl.png)


Let's say you used the keys enclosed in blue to fill out a standard ANSI TKL with GMK Dolch + red or teal accents.

You can use the remaining modifiers to fill out an additional 60% using alphas from any other set, plus modifier keys enclosed in red -- so it adds availability of a second set of potential modifiers for mixing-and-matching.

I hope this makes sense.

It does... and it begs an uncomfortable question: how about an additional 1.25U Shift key in the same kit, for the same reason?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Photekq on Thu, 21 May 2020, 18:22:15
r5 dolch... hello
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 21 May 2020, 18:28:37
What's the second R1 2u Backspace in the Extension kit for?

The Tab and Backspace key have been added so that you can use the N9 modifiers with other alphas, while you are still using keys from the Base kit to fill a keyboard with the Dolch colorway.

For example....

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/BaA5hDl.png)


Let's say you used the keys enclosed in blue to fill out a standard ANSI TKL with GMK Dolch + red or teal accents.

You can use the remaining modifiers to fill out an additional 60% using alphas from any other set, plus modifier keys enclosed in red -- so it adds availability of a second set of potential modifiers for mixing-and-matching.

I hope this makes sense.

It does... and it begs an uncomfortable question: how about an additional 1.25U Shift key in the same kit, for the same reason?

If this is to cover two ISO kits, I find it much harder to justify given the proportion of users, so it is likely that the idea won't sail.

r5 dolch... hello

hi dad
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: depletedvespene on Thu, 21 May 2020, 18:44:58
It does... and it begs an uncomfortable question: how about an additional 1.25U Shift key in the same kit, for the same reason?

If this is to cover two ISO kits, I find it much harder to justify given the proportion of users, so it is likely that the idea won't sail.

Fair enough.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Photekq on Thu, 21 May 2020, 19:11:42
hi dad
hi son, just wondering.. are the print/scroll/pause legends going to stay as they are? i think prt sc (sys rq)/scroll lock/pause (break) would fit really nicely with the classic theme.

i'm being super super nitpicky though; those three legends aren't gonna stop me from getting that R5 :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 21 May 2020, 19:15:49
hi dad
hi son, just wondering.. are the print/scroll/pause legends going to stay as they are? i think prt sc (sys rq)/scroll lock/pause (break) would fit really nicely with the classic theme.

i'm being super super nitpicky though; those three legends aren't gonna stop me from getting that R5 :thumb:

Yeah, I know what you mean, but there's also plenty of sets that already did it, so figured I should change a few things up. Something refreshing, though I know exactly what you mean about the legends.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Photekq on Thu, 21 May 2020, 19:21:30
Yeah, I know what you mean, but there's also plenty of sets that already did it, so figured I should change a few things up. Something refreshing, though I know exactly what you mean about the legends.
for sure, that's totally understandable. i figured that's why you went for them.

+ even i, the purist, can admit they look great with the set :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: voodoo6k on Thu, 21 May 2020, 21:37:45
I just realized that this is R5! It's in the title, the description, the kit renders... somehow I still missed it. Is R5 making a comeback?

Btw, I noticed that icon mods is an option in your form. If you choose not to go that route, then GMK ThinkCaps will have an icon modifier kit compatible with Dolch (given that you are not using the R4 Windows keys).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 21 May 2020, 21:45:04
I just realized that this is R5! It's in the title, the description, the kit renders... somehow I still missed it. Is R5 making a comeback?

Btw, I noticed that icon mods is an option in your form. If you choose not to go that route, then GMK ThinkCaps will have an icon modifier kit compatible with Dolch (given that you are not using the R4 Windows keys).

R5 is the best.

And I see, that's good to know! If that's the case, it makes a pretty foolproof case in favor of icon plus text on this set, and let ThinkCaps do the Icon Mods for its own.

Thanks for that information!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: oxchamballs on Thu, 21 May 2020, 22:09:42
Any chance for a separate add-on kit for existing GMK/Kekkon/OG Dolch owners? Just a kit with the R5 keys and teal accents  :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 21 May 2020, 22:15:09
Any chance for a separate add-on kit for existing GMK/Kekkon/OG Dolch owners? Just a kit with the R5 keys and teal accents  :)

No chance. It complicates matters quite a bit with MOQ concerns and whatnot. Apologies.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: megaforce on Thu, 21 May 2020, 22:19:04
ne hiragan avail
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 21 May 2020, 22:22:08
ne hiragan avail


please refer to puck for counsel
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: megaforce on Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:00:07
ne hiragan avail


please refer to puck for counsel

I'll take that as a yes.

Real talk though we'll find 150 folks ez to get an add-on Hiragana alpha set.

Also OG-icon only c:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:11:15

As was mentioned previously, GMK ThinkCaps is planning on an N9/CP icon modifier kit. So icons-only seems like a further unlikely option. Also based on the data, 80+% of people have expressed preference for Icon/Text style.

---

I will ride on this thought and instead suggest the following different idea, as per personal preference.

It's a wonderful sleeper idea, hopefully. I will be sleeping on it tonight.

Hangul Dolch alphas, yay or nay?

Basically this kit as a 3rd kit in the GB, but in CC (Dolch alphas base) and CP (white) colors. Considering adding numrow and punctuation keys, so that it may be used successfully with the Extension kit as a way to fill two keyboards with Dolch :eek:

(https://i.imgur.com/Ye3tJx3.jpg)

Please comment below to express your interest (I have added this for future Google Form fillouts as well). This is a real interest-check and I am tallying up numbers on every piece of feedback provided to assess viability of supported layouts and options for everyone.

Thank you all for your consideration and support.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: dorf on Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:17:35
Gib NorDe Kit plz

+1

I will consider if there is enough interest (I'm tallying up responses) to hit MOQ.

I am not in the position to force vendors to pick up kits to "boost to MOQ", but I will consider it in the case that there are enough ISO users (at the very least 50 kits; better if 75-100) to purchase an International support kit.


As was mentioned previously, GMK ThinkCaps is planning on an N9/CP icon modifier kit. So icons-only seems like a further unlikely option. Also based on the data, 80+% of people have expressed preference for Icon/Text style.

---

I will ride on this thought and instead suggest the following different idea, as per personal preference.

It's a wonderful sleeper idea, hopefully. I will be sleeping on it tonight.

Hangul Dolch alphas, yay or nay?

Basically this kit as a 3rd kit in the GB, but in CC (Dolch alphas base) and CP (white) colors. Considering adding numrow and punctuation keys, so that it may be used successfully with the Extension kit as a way to fill two keyboards with Dolch :eek:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Ye3tJx3.jpg)


Please comment below to express your interest (I have added this for future Google Form fillouts as well). This is a real interest-check and I am tallying up numbers on every piece of feedback provided to assess viability of supported layouts and options for everyone.

Thank you all for your consideration and support.


I'm setting my hopes against both Nordeuk and Hangul!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:25:37

I'm setting my hopes against both Nordeuk and Hangul!


You are absolutely free to pitch in any idea, warranted that there are enough people to back it up. However, it also means that there must be enough committed folks, PRIOR to finalizing kits, to be able to purchase to MOQ, as it is a major hassle to have vendors open up a group-buy, have a niche kit struggle to hit MOQ, and have to endure the burden of carrying a kit to MOQ (and worse yet, have to refund those who failed to push it through).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: dorf on Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:30:37

I'm setting my hopes against both Nordeuk and Hangul!


You are absolutely free to pitch in any idea, warranted that there are enough people to back it up. However, it also means that there must be enough committed folks, PRIOR to finalizing kits, to be able to purchase to MOQ, as it is a major hassle to have vendors open up a group-buy, have a niche kit struggle to hit MOQ, and have to endure the burden of carrying a kit to MOQ (and worse yet, have to refund those who failed to push it through).

I completly understand. I've been a part of many GBs where Nordeuk-kit is barely moving forward. My hope is that base-kit will sell thousands and Nordeuk-kit will somewhat follow along.

This is a timeless classic set. Hoping for success.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:32:26

I'm setting my hopes against both Nordeuk and Hangul!


You are absolutely free to pitch in any idea, warranted that there are enough people to back it up. However, it also means that there must be enough committed folks, PRIOR to finalizing kits, to be able to purchase to MOQ, as it is a major hassle to have vendors open up a group-buy, have a niche kit struggle to hit MOQ, and have to endure the burden of carrying a kit to MOQ (and worse yet, have to refund those who failed to push it through).

I completly understand. I've been a part of many GBs where Nordeuk-kit is barely moving forward. My hope is that base-kit will sell thousands and Nordeuk-kit will somewhat follow along.

This is a timeless classic set. Hoping for success.

Thank you for your understanding, and I really appreciate your support despite the difficulty that we face in supporting your preferred layout. I know I'd be likewise invested personally if I wanted to fill out my keyboard with the layout I am most comfortable with.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Quinella on Fri, 22 May 2020, 01:42:57
Daily Clack for OCE vendor  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: DALExSNAIL on Fri, 22 May 2020, 03:05:04
I guess even weebs can enjoy Dolch now
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 22 May 2020, 03:07:35
Update: zFrontier has now been confirmed and added as the vendor for China / Asia for GMK Dolch R5.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: endjy on Fri, 22 May 2020, 03:22:42
time to throw away my shiny old dolch!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: pr0ximity on Fri, 22 May 2020, 07:27:38
time to throw away my shiny old dolch!

 :eek: no don't throw it away! The shine is good!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: DALExSNAIL on Fri, 22 May 2020, 07:31:16
time to throw away my shiny old dolch!

I'll ****ing find you man, do not try me
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: dallman5 on Fri, 22 May 2020, 08:40:08
I’m down for Hangul if it comes with a numrow. My plan is to do Base + Ext + Hangul and then Icons + RGB from ThinkCaps for effectively two Dolch variants.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 22 May 2020, 08:55:03
I’m down for Hangul if it comes with a numrow. My plan is to do Base + Ext + Hangul and then Icons + RGB from ThinkCaps for effectively two Dolch variants.
Yeah, makes sense.

In consideration of the Extension kit, it is most likely that there would be addition of the numrow keys and punctuation marks.

So you could imagine something like this in terms of coverage but Hangul and Dolch colors, instead (sorry for sketching over your render Oblo)

(https://i.imgur.com/F5wFPpn.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: wholypantalones on Fri, 22 May 2020, 16:13:44

Hangul Dolch alphas, yay or nay?


(https://imgur.com/8ies0zx.jpg)

kek
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 22 May 2020, 20:27:59

Hangul Dolch alphas, yay or nay?


Show Image
(https://imgur.com/8ies0zx.jpg)


kek

Nope.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: jimboytacos on Sat, 23 May 2020, 01:53:03
I'm getting so worked up! Not sure if I want this or Modern Dolch. Then again, I have too many gray sets. :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: BloodyMarvel on Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:00:55
This and Thinkcaps... oh my...

How about some LED Caps/Scroll/Num Lock keys to cap it off?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:05:37
This and Thinkcaps... oh my...

How about some LED Caps/Scroll/Num Lock keys to cap it off?

Check the kits again.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: billnye on Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:08:32
This is awesome and I can't wait to buy it. I was not excited about the prospect of having to buy from originative to get text mod dolch, so this is wonderful.

I would also prefer the original legends on print screen and scroll lock but I understand why you want to change things up! Text mods + R5 is enough to get me to buy!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: BloodyMarvel on Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:09:11
Yep, I'm officially blind ;)

Must buy for me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Hell-es on Sun, 24 May 2020, 13:06:42
Was there already a color conparison from dolch to modo?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Sun, 24 May 2020, 15:59:09
Was there already a color conparison from dolch to modo?

Here's a comparison of IRL photos of the two sets. Hopefully having several photos helps represent them well.

GMK Dolch (OG) -- like the one in this interest check

More

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3899/14461075889_d995229488_k.jpg)

(https://kleinensternes.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/dsc00988.jpg?w=1200)

(https://i.imgur.com/h7aXL82.jpg)

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




GMK Modern Dolch

More

(https://i.imgur.com/swVVq8u.jpg)

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

(https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/s1080x1080/81422612_1032469750451541_717809121369104065_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=neW35hiaxyQAX-E-jPR&oh=03ad408262b11205560ce1780fd2b0e0&oe=5EF3A574)


Overall, Dolch has darker colors than Modern Dolch. Modern Dolch is a bit cooler, color temperature wise.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Hell-es on Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:09:59
Thanks, i see - especially modo alphas have a much cooler grey.  Lets wait for prices ... best will be to get both  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:15:42
Thanks, i see - especially modo alphas have a much cooler grey.  Lets wait for prices ... best will be to get both  ;D

Thanks for your support; quotes will be up once we finalize the kits. I plan to finalize them within a week or two and request a quote.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Hell-es on Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:18:18
Perfect - think it helps some people like me if its in the modo2 gm timeframe.

But the basekit design and the R5 is a big big + for this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:28:06
Speaking of kits, the following are in the plans on being added:

- N9 base, CP Cherry pad print with LED window, row 1 - extension kit --------------------- added, see OP
- N9 base, CP Cherry doubleshot, no LED window, row 1 - extension kit -------------------- added, see OP
- Hangul Dolch alphas (including numrow and punctuation) - separate kit ------------------ pending render

I hope the Cherry logos won't make a big difference in price but that they will be something that people will be excited about =)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: fleeceman on Tue, 26 May 2020, 18:02:10
Definitely in for base and hangul alphas!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Pluto19 on Tue, 26 May 2020, 19:43:12
I'm kind of super into this. Even though no Purse and no Xbox, this is perfect kitting. Mos def picking up a set come August.

Wish the Cherry novelty could be in the Base, but I totally understand. Awesome to see again
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Mcnos on Tue, 26 May 2020, 21:00:39
Any hope to move the mod colored ~ to the base kit from extension?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Tue, 26 May 2020, 22:21:38
Any hope to move the mod colored ~ to the base kit from extension?

I don't anticipate it at the moment.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: goddream on Wed, 27 May 2020, 02:30:53
Any hope to move the mod colored ~ to the base kit from extension?

just buy the extension kit mcnosy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: mountainblocks on Wed, 27 May 2020, 09:33:11
Already got a set of GMK Dolch but I'm in this for the R5
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 27 May 2020, 09:35:52
Already got a set of GMK Dolch but I'm in this for the R5

Same.

(Thanks!)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: BloodyMarvel on Thu, 28 May 2020, 22:33:57
Would you consider adding an extended R0 set?

Esc N9 / Esc Teal / Esc P3
F1~13
Print / Scroll / Scroll LED / Pause
Insert / Home / PgUp
Del / End / PgDn
Tab / Back / =

I would be so down for that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 28 May 2020, 23:30:00
Would you consider adding an extended R0 set?

Esc N9 / Esc Teal / Esc P3
F1~13
Print / Scroll / Scroll LED / Pause
Insert / Home / PgUp
Del / End / PgDn
Tab / Back / =

I would be so down for that.

There's been consideration for it but at the moment I do not anticipate adding R0 keys as per previous posts on the thread. Apologies.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: J3ff_Leopard on Sun, 31 May 2020, 06:33:30
All these artisan collabs have me feeling some sort of way. Hopefully I have better luck than with Taro.
Title: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: RominRonin on Mon, 01 June 2020, 15:25:12
I don’t normally speak out about odd key requests I have, but I’ll try not. Because I have one of the earlier Dolch sets, and the compatibility for the 1800 layout is ironically not great, since there are missing keys with the r1 profile.

Your base set includes those keys, but I don’t exactly want to buy a whole new base set for a handful of compatibility keycaps.

What are the chances of a compatibility set that includes, among other caps, compatibility for 1800 layouts for people who own earlier sets?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 01 June 2020, 15:32:37
I don’t normally speak out about odd key requests I have, but I’ll try not. Because I have one of the earlier Dolch sets, and the compatibility for the 1800 layout is ironically not great, since there are missing keys with the r1 profile.

Your base set includes those keys, but I don’t exactly want to buy a whole new base set for a handful of compatibility keycaps.

What are the chances of a compatibility set that includes, among other caps, compatibility for 1800 layouts for people who own earlier sets?

It's a fair suggestion worth asking; however such a compatibility kit is very unlikely at the moment. Especially as it would be unlikely for the kit to hit MOQ.

I own an OG set of Dolch and a prior set of Dolch run by kekkon, and a conundrum would be the same. But frankly, I am in the position where even if run by somebody else, I would much rather purchase a whole new base kit complete with compatibility.

It also makes it easier to manage to keep the caps to their own base+child sets from each buy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 03 June 2020, 20:36:51
Hey everyone! In collaboration with Alpha Keycaps, I bring news to you about a public Raffle Sale for several colorways by this maker, but among these is a special colorway made to match GMK Dolch R5. We present the Dolchy Salvador!

(https://i.imgur.com/dJtvqt7.jpg)

Below is the sale information and a shot of the collaboration colorway
- Open on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 @ 07.00 PM PT (Open for 12 hours, payment window 12 hours)
- Sale menu: https://imgur.com/a/b2boJVV
- The form will be posted on /r/mechmarket around this time and seen in the Alpha Keycaps Instagram and Discord server.

Stay tuned, and good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Sycomore on Thu, 04 June 2020, 04:30:14
Saw Modern Dolch GB go up, but I mean, OG Cherry mods > everything else. In for this one 100%!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 05 June 2020, 00:16:23
Update: Daily Clack has been added to the vendors / proxy list for the Oceania region!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 05 June 2020, 14:40:17
Last update regarding vendors: Deskhero will represent the proxy/vendor for Canada =) Woot, woot!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: depletedvespene on Sat, 06 June 2020, 18:03:41
Any news regarding R3 \|? Given how the base and extension kits are... kitted... getting that key in the latter one seems like the best choice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Sun, 07 June 2020, 00:14:24
Any news regarding R3 \|? Given how the base and extension kits are... kitted... getting that key in the latter one seems like the best choice.

Sorry to say, but it is unlikely that it will be added. The current base kit already has the keys for proper UK coverage, but any more additions will likely warrant a separate INTL kit, which I believe is unlikely to hit MOQ at the time. However, if there is a significant number of people who can commit and have a full international kit hit MOQ, it'd be considered, but this needs to be voiced out avidly on this thread.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: konstantin on Sun, 07 June 2020, 09:25:22
I don't think including UK keys with tertiary legends over mod-colored `~ and \| in the base kit makes sense.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: depletedvespene on Sun, 07 June 2020, 09:29:12
I don't think including UK keys with tertiary legends over mod-colored `~ and \| in the base kit makes sense.

I'll mark my disagreement here. Too many sets with English (UK) support omit the tertiary legends, so it's refreshing to see them present here.


... even if one of them is the ¦ character, which never should have existed (but that's a different pet peeve).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: konstantin on Sun, 07 June 2020, 09:55:32
I don't think including UK keys with tertiary legends over mod-colored `~ and \| in the base kit makes sense.

I'll mark my disagreement here. Too many sets with English (UK) support omit the tertiary legends, so it's refreshing to see them present here.


... even if one of them is the ¦ character, which never should have existed (but that's a different pet peeve).

This doesn't change the fact that the mod-colored `~ and \| keys likely see much more use than those UK keys (and ISO keys in general).

Edit: I might be wrong here, and I don't have any data to back it up, but it's something I feel is true just from seeing thousands of photos of keyboards over the years.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: BloodyMarvel on Wed, 10 June 2020, 01:37:12
I really don't care in what set the keys are. I'm gonna buy every set that's coming out.

- Base
- Extensions
- Hangul
- R0 (still hopin'...)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Dafraz117 on Wed, 10 June 2020, 06:14:41
Would accent color space bars be interesting to add to this? Mainly interested in red 2.25u and 2.75u.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 10 June 2020, 09:57:52
I really don't care in what set the keys are. I'm gonna buy every set that's coming out.

- Base
- Extensions
- Hangul
- R0 (still hopin'...)

Thanks for the support!

Would accent color space bars be interesting to add to this? Mainly interested in red 2.25u and 2.75u.


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At the time it's not in the plans, but we'll consider it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: TBone on Wed, 10 June 2020, 14:15:34
Sorry if a dumb question -- I couldn't find the answer. Does anyone know how these colors will compare to IvanIvanovich's Dolch set from 2014. I realize legends, profile, and key sizes are different, but I'm wondering specifically of the plastic colors used. I believe the legends here are going to be slightly less bright (??) white, closer to the original. But I wasn't sure if Ivan's run had the original grey colors. Thanks in advance, if anyone knows!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 10 June 2020, 14:23:18
Sorry if a dumb question -- I couldn't find the answer. Does anyone know how these colors will compare to IvanIvanovich's Dolch set from 2014. I realize legends, profile, and key sizes are different, but I'm wondering specifically of the plastic colors used. I believe the legends here are going to be slightly less bright (??) white, closer to the original. But I wasn't sure if Ivan's run had the original grey colors. Thanks in advance, if anyone knows!  :thumb:

The colors should be the same as Ivan's run. The white should be like the original.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: BloodyMarvel on Fri, 12 June 2020, 22:20:25
Could we also get the
¬
`  ¦
in N9?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 15 June 2020, 14:55:11
Alpha Keycaps SALE ANNOUNCEMENT - Mid June Sale
- album: https://imgur.com/a/D17tHqy
- Bloodhound Keypora = Dolch colorway!
- Public Raffle Sale: check /r/mechmarket, @alphakeycaps (Instagram), or the Alpha Keycaps Discord at the time of the sale
- Open at Monday, 15 June 2020 @ 07.30 PM PT (Open for 12 hours, payment window 12 hours)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 15 June 2020, 18:12:44
Got a RAL book in and began testing some colors.

Here are some photos: NOTE: compare the edge of the RAL card that is CLOSEST to the badge.

(https://i.imgur.com/AHLu6fC.jpg)
#1

(https://i.imgur.com/mtToQuN.jpg)
#2

(https://i.imgur.com/dNqXzqp.jpg)
#3

Thus far, it seems to me that the last photo (#3) has the color that comes *closest* to the color of the badge. I have tried finding a color that is just a smidge darker, but even the smallest value variance (+/- 5 units) causes the difference to drift more than it is different now.

I may settle for this very slightly lighter color (I think it's closer than the darker ones), but would welcome any opinions and comments.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: konstantin on Tue, 16 June 2020, 03:36:21
Thus far, it seems to me that the last photo (#3) has the color that comes *closest* to the color of the badge. I have tried finding a color that is just a smidge darker, but even the smallest value variance (+/- 5 units) causes the difference to drift more than it is different now.

Yep, I think the third one comes the closest, despite being a tad brighter. Which RAL color is this, if you don't mind sharing?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: J3ff_Leopard on Tue, 16 June 2020, 05:09:06
I agree that #3 is the best choice but 1# doesn't seem far off either. Ultimately, I trust you as the designer to decide. You have the colors in hand and my screens may be off.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Dafraz117 on Tue, 16 June 2020, 06:52:04
Yea I say do what you think is best all three look great. I think the first one is more of a color match. But I like the lighter one  (#3) also. All three are so close. :) I’m getting my keyboard cerakoted specifically for this set. Pretty excited.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: ab042896 on Tue, 16 June 2020, 09:22:20
agreed that the first one looks like a nice match, love the slightly deeper colour. We're all looking through different monitors and such so you're obviously in the best position to determine what looks best
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:44:40
Thanks for the input! I will see what is the better fit among these, and see if I can get even closer. It's important to note that this may look different in plastic anyway, and that we may require at least one plastic color sample during production to confirm, but with these at least, we should be able to come close.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 19 June 2020, 21:31:26
My choice for the turquoise accent color is almost certainly going to be the slightly lighter, but close-enough turquoise shown in #3 in the photos above. There is nothing else that comes closer than that.
---
Aside, built my Dolch PAC keyboard with a custom build in anticipation of the GMK Dolch R5 run coming this August.

(https://i.imgur.com/GtgtdX7.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/7KY3ktm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/J5erVox.jpg)

--
More details on the build here (https://www.reddit.com/r/CustomKeyboards/comments/hce0u1/cherry_g801813_dolch_pac/)

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: hineybush on Fri, 19 June 2020, 22:59:29
My choice for the turquoise accent color is almost certainly be the slightly lighter, but close-enough turquoise shown in #3 in the photos above. There is nothing else that comes closer than that.
---
Aside, built my Dolch PAC keyboard with a custom build in anticipation of the GMK Dolch R5 run coming this August.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/GtgtdX7.jpg)


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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/7KY3ktm.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/J5erVox.jpg)


--
More details on the build here (https://www.reddit.com/r/CustomKeyboards/comments/hce0u1/cherry_g801813_dolch_pac/)


lightning builds are of the uppermost tier of keyboard builds
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: Zytjok on Mon, 22 June 2020, 13:35:28
This set looks so amazing, I've chosen to skip Modern and just wait for this set just curious if there will be any plans on a deskmat to match when this set runs?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 22 June 2020, 13:43:16
This set looks so amazing, I've chosen to skip Modern and just wait for this set just curious if there will be any plans on a deskmat to match when this set runs?
It's not planned at the moment but I'll look into this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB estimated Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:22:16
Hangul kit has been finalized and render will be updated in the OP; here it is, below:

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

---

edit: updated render
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: dallman5 on Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:25:51
Hangul kit render has been finalized and updated in the OP; here it is also, below:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/brN3yms.png)

Oof, why the drop in numrow/punctuation? I was really hoping I could double dip and fill out two boards if I got all the three kits.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:26:52
Hangul kit render has been finalized and updated in the OP; here it is also, below:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/brN3yms.png)

Oof, why the drop in numrow/punctuation? I was really hoping I could double dip and fill out two boards if I got all the three kits.

Oh duh, that's my bad. Those will be included. It'll be a full alphas kit (and also include 6.25u and 7u)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: Dafraz117 on Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:34:29
Really excited for this!


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: konstantin on Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:40:40
How about using “Num” instead of “Num↲Lock” and “Caps” instead of “Caps↲Lock” (stepped) for consistency with “Scroll” and the other legends in the set (all of them are single-line other than these two)?

Nice Hangul kit :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:45:57
How about using “Num” instead of “Num↲Lock” and “Caps” instead of “Caps↲Lock” (stepped) for consistency with “Scroll” and the other legends in the set (all of them are single-line other than these two)?

Nice Hangul kit :thumb:

I understand the reasoning behind this statement, but I have no plans to change those legends in particular.

Thanks, otherwise!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: konstantin on Wed, 01 July 2020, 10:54:48
I understand the reasoning behind this statement, but I have no plans to change those legends in particular.

Thanks, otherwise!

Alright, cool. And I assume you'd already considered removing the sublegends on the numpad and decided against that too?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:05:00
I understand the reasoning behind this statement, but I have no plans to change those legends in particular.

Thanks, otherwise!

Alright, cool. And I assume you'd already considered removing the sublegends on the numpad and decided against that too?
Yeah, I wanted to keep the numpad close to regular Cherry, especially as we have icon plus text mods overall.

The Print Scroll Pause is just an aesthetic change for the sake of the top row (inb4 people complain about tilted legends)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: evyd13 on Wed, 01 July 2020, 18:17:13
definitely want this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 02 July 2020, 07:35:10
Some new renders updated in OP:

Dixie Mech Bauer

(https://i.imgur.com/qM8STgh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aoJc7eN.jpg)

Zambumon Sar

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

(https://i.imgur.com/19tjOOI.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: dallman5 on Thu, 02 July 2020, 09:00:55
Love the cherry logo and the blue you picked out!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 02 July 2020, 14:15:37
Love the cherry logo and the blue you picked out!
Thanks!

I could see the actual plastic of the turquoise chosen to come out slightly different from the renders, but more importantly I hope it'll be as close as we can get to the Dolch PAC badge's turquoise color =)

I already placed an order for a sample. Hoping to get it before mid-July.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: Prelim on Thu, 02 July 2020, 15:34:23
I would be interested in a base set and "Nordeuk++ addon" for this, any chance to run it as well?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: jihadu on Thu, 02 July 2020, 15:38:47
++ on the NordeUK++

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 02 July 2020, 15:39:15
I would be interested in a base set and "Nordeuk++ addon" for this, any chance to run it as well?

After a month or so since the beginning of the interest-check, at this point, I fear we will not be adding any additional kits. We have already sent out a request for quotes.
I've been polling interest for an International kit add-on, but so far I've only seen active interest from about 10-11 people in total.

Unfortunately, it won't be easy to justify running the kit (which would require at least 100 kits). I'd suggest that the group of people that is interested in such a kit to actually gather a committed group who can afford to meet MOQ requirements. This is not the case right now, so this kit (like a fully-fledged 40s kit) is not feasible.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: Hell-es on Fri, 03 July 2020, 00:13:43
Sad but true looking at other sets.

GMK is not KAT in terms of Moq... but at least we have basic iso in basekit (growling at modo 2)  :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: 1Weeb on Thu, 09 July 2020, 20:55:20
If you took into account every single previous iteration of Dolch based on GB start times, this would technically be R13  O_o
I think this is the GMK set with the most derivatives
I compiled a list of every Dolch iteration I know, let me know if there's anything I missed.
I know there was an R1 Originative run in there but I'm unsure about the date on that but probably 2017-2018?

GMK Dolch (Ivan GH)-------05-2014
GMK Sky Dolch---------------08-2015
GMK Dolch Reborn----------10-2016
GMK Dolch (kekkon GH)---01-2017
GMK Ocean Dolch-----------02-2017
GMK Skidolcha----------------07-2017
GMK Mint Dolch-------------- 05-2018
GMK Modern Dolch----------08-2018
GMK Modern Dolch Light---02-2020
GMK Dolch (OCO)------------03-2020
GMK Modern Dolch R2------06-2020
GMK Evil Dolch----------------07-2020
GMK Dolch R5-----------------08-2020    <--- You are here
GMK DDolch--------------------???


Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 09 July 2020, 22:07:03
If you took into account every single previous iteration of Dolch based on GB start times, this would technically be R13  O_o
I think this is the GMK set with the most derivatives
I compiled a list of every Dolch iteration I know, let me know if there's anything I missed.
I know there was an R1 Originative run in there but I'm unsure about the date on that but probably 2017-2018?

GMK Dolch (Ivan GH)-------05-2014
GMK Sky Dolch---------------08-2015
GMK Dolch Reborn----------10-2016
GMK Dolch (kekkon GH)---01-2017
GMK Ocean Dolch-----------02-2017
GMK Skidolcha----------------07-2017
GMK Mint Dolch-------------- 05-2018
GMK Modern Dolch----------08-2018
GMK Modern Dolch Light---02-2020
GMK Dolch (OCO)------------03-2020
GMK Modern Dolch R2------06-2020
GMK Evil Dolch----------------07-2020
GMK Dolch R5-----------------08-2020    <--- You are here
GMK DDolch--------------------???


Yeah, seems about right?

But since "every single previous iteration of Dolch" isn't OG-style Dolch, this indeed is R5 :) Most Originative-produced Dolch sets, however, were run through direct retail (meaning no GB) sales.

Quote
GMK Dolch (Ivan GH)-------05-2014
GMK Dolch Reborn----------10-2016
GMK Dolch (kekkon GH)---01-2017
GMK Dolch (OCO)------------03-2020
GMK Dolch R5-----------------08-2020    <--- You are here
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: gzprime on Thu, 09 July 2020, 23:17:39
R5, icon plus text, Hangul, colors looking great. i am ready.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: voodoo6k on Fri, 17 July 2020, 12:30:41
Sorry to bring this up again, but if anyone is interested in the Dolch icon mods (N9/CP), please fill out our form for GMK ThinkCaps and be sure to tick Icon mods.

The reason I ask is because the icon mods are now on the chopping block (too many kits). We will keep them only if there's enough interest.

Here's the link: https://forms.gle/3m31h6g1t6ykKEQD8

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

Cheers!

PS. RGB mods and Novelties (media keys) may also be of interest.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 17 July 2020, 16:28:09
Sorry to bring this up again, but if anyone is interested in the Dolch icon mods (N9/CP), please fill out our form for GMK ThinkCaps and be sure to tick Icon mods.

The reason I ask is because the icon mods are now on the chopping block (too many kits). We will keep them only if there's enough interest.

Here's the link: https://forms.gle/3m31h6g1t6ykKEQD8

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


Cheers!

PS. RGB mods and Novelties (media keys) may also be of interest.

Wow, awesome render....!

Thanks for sharing here. I think it's good info for anybody who is looking to get Icon Mods to match the same Dolch look that kekkon had organized years ago in his last group-buy.

Let's gooooooooo - very much excited for this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: snelltrail on Sat, 18 July 2020, 04:39:24
R5, icon plus text, Hangul, colors looking great. i am ready.

Couldn’t say it better. Let’s go!! 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: futurecrime on Sat, 18 July 2020, 06:32:07
Best set. Best GB runner. La Dolch vita.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: dallman5 on Mon, 20 July 2020, 11:03:50
Sorry to bring this up again, but if anyone is interested in the Dolch icon mods (N9/CP), please fill out our form for GMK ThinkCaps and be sure to tick Icon mods.

The reason I ask is because the icon mods are now on the chopping block (too many kits). We will keep them only if there's enough interest.

Here's the link: https://forms.gle/3m31h6g1t6ykKEQD8

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


Cheers!

PS. RGB mods and Novelties (media keys) may also be of interest.

Hoping RGBW and Icons survive so I can use them with this :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: LightningXI on Sat, 25 July 2020, 21:10:05
https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/hxyoy3/artisan_r5d_sale_cozcaps/

Please check out Coz's cap sale for R5 Dolch-inspired artisan keycaps!

Form is live.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: parablol on Thu, 30 July 2020, 12:07:30
That Hangul kit will be perfect for the spare N9 Ortho kit I have lying around.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: Oblotzky on Thu, 30 July 2020, 12:34:45
I E-Mailed a Cherry representative a while ago, they gave me the blessing for this:

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

(https://i.imgur.com/kxVR7PA.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: Dafraz117 on Thu, 30 July 2020, 12:47:17
I E-Mailed a Cherry representative a while ago, they gave me the blessing for this:

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kxVR7PA.jpg)

Wow that’s awesome. Very excited.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: treeleaf64 on Thu, 30 July 2020, 12:50:13
Good ~ ~
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: RETURNISO on Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:00:12
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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: Dafraz117 on Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:03:45
I know it likely wouldn’t hit MOQ but would be sweet to see the Rama artisan in p3 and the green.


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB scheduled Aug 2020... waiting for quotes)
Post by: pr0ximity on Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:28:47
I E-Mailed a Cherry representative a while ago, they gave me the blessing for this:

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kxVR7PA.jpg)


(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/EveryGrandGadwall-max-1mb.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB begins Aug 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Sat, 01 August 2020, 01:44:52
GB is now live with some of the vendors -- for those not live yet, they will be shortly over the weekend. Pricing and links below:
NA: Project Keyboard (https://store.projectkeyboard.com/products/gb-gmk-dolch-r5?ref=lightning)
$135 Base
$65 Extension
$70 Hangul
$45 RAMA Cherry

Canada: Deskhero (https://www.deskhero.ca/products/gmk-dolch-r5) - prices in CAD
$186 Base
$89 Extension
$96 Hangul
$63 RAMA Cherry

EU: Oblotzky Industries (https://oblotzky.industries/)
€129 Base
€59 Extension
€69 Hangul
€42 RAMA Cherry

Asia: Monokei (https://monokei.co/collections/current/products/gmk-dolch-r5-1) - prices in SGD
$190 Base
$90 Extension
$97 Hangul
$60 RAMA Cherry

Asia / Int'l: zFrontier CN (http://www.zfrontier.com/mch/1KXbAZO6N48l) / zFrontier EN (https://en.zfrontier.com/products/gmk-dolch-r5) - prices in CNY / USD
¥980 / $160 Base
¥455 / $68 Extension
¥500 / $75 Hangul
¥320 / $46 RAMA Cherry

Oceania: Daily Clack (https://dailyclack.com/products/gmk-dolch-r5) - prices in AUD
$187 Base
$90 Extension
$97 Hangul
$64 RAMA Cherry


GB thread has also been submitted, now pending approval. Will lock this thread once approved.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Dolch R5 (GB live Aug 1 - Sep 4, 2020)
Post by: LightningXI on Sat, 01 August 2020, 11:52:52
GB thread has been approved!

Check it out here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107843.0

This thread will now be locked.