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Title: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Meijboom on Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:34:01

KAM Ocean Front

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



Hello guys, this is my first set of keycaps called Ocean Front in KAM profile.
It's been in the works for almost 310 months already, and I really like it myself.

The set is based on a beach, as default with a high gloss as water caps, and matte/textured sand caps. this gives it an unique look like no other set on the market, while being true to nature.
I tried some different things with the set, like multi-keycaps modifiers, and different textures. and enough novelties to cover a macropad, or rearrange your own pattern with the shells.

It was pretty hard to support all the smaller 40's and split keyboards, but I think I got everything covered, if not let me know then I'll add the caps!





Boardrenders!
Icon mods
(https://i.imgur.com/NelzPIh.jpg)

Text mods
(https://i.imgur.com/Q4NmFWi.png)

40 kit
40's Diagonal Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/oXRAjob.png)
40's Straight Matte
(https://i.imgur.com/WrJ2Pyu.png)

Ergodox
(https://i.imgur.com/rRGyFgE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/poBKlCN.png)




Kitting!
The kits are split into 3 parts.
The water can be Matte(kit A) or Glossy(kit B).
Sand (kit C) is always Matte
this way one can mix and match to his own liking.


(https://i.imgur.com/Fzn0R1C.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/7JEuYkQ.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/sO3Bgz8.png)


Alpha kit
Matte - Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/jvkwsBn.png)(https://i.imgur.com/3lS8EiU.png)

TKL Icon mods
Matte - Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/l8W2N3a.png)(https://i.imgur.com/OVediyg.png)

TKL Text mods
Matte - Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/KAGsXCe.png)(https://i.imgur.com/QAbJ7qr.png)

Novelties
Matte - Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/qI4q3GJ.png)(https://i.imgur.com/fPN8OAq.png)

Numpad
(https://i.imgur.com/zhuvbux.png)

Ortho kit
Matte - Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/OJw1YzG.png)(https://i.imgur.com/M2vjdNd.png)


-2 possible layouts! (Colours changed after colourmatching, but layout stayed the same)

(https://i.imgur.com/PiNyNAT.png)(https://i.imgur.com/aHBe10N.png)


ErgoDox Kit
Matte - Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/SUJ2Ben.png)(https://i.imgur.com/Oe8lb2l.png)


-2 possible layouts! (Colours changed after colourmatching, but layout stayed the same)

(https://i.imgur.com/VqEcBGR.png)(https://i.imgur.com/4SOOKdD.png)


North ISO kit
Matte - Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/01OCJQw.png)(https://i.imgur.com/r0CDRP9.png)

UK ISO kit
Matte - Glossy
(https://i.imgur.com/Zkj8O6G.png)(https://i.imgur.com/V4r3Db1.png)











Colors
Pantone Color Bridge Coated
From Dark to Light.

Sea Dark 1:   Pantone 315
Sea Dark 2:   Pantone 314
Sea Light 3:   Pantone 313
Sea Light 4:   Pantone 312

Sand Dark:       Pantone 7808
Sand Medium:  Pantone 7807
Sand Light:      Pantone 7806

Text on Water: Pantone White
Text on Sand: Pantone 7811



Feedback

Please fill in the form if you like to buy the set, or have some feedback.
https://forms.gle/3LN8Kg1Du3i5Nms38 (https://forms.gle/3LN8Kg1Du3i5Nms38)



Vendors and GB date

Date: announced when IC gets through

US: Keyhive.xyz
CA: Alphakeys.ca
EU: MyKeyboard.eu
Asia: zFrontier.com


Todo Overall


To Do list from Feedback

Special thanks to
This set it made in collaboration with DevilZ' Nerfworks


Update1: added US Vendor, and Custom Cable, added feedback todo's
Update2: added Asia Vendor
Update3: added Oceania Vendor, ergo-dox kits in the works :)
Update4: added new kits ( ISO UK, North), edit on the TKL kit
Update5: added ErgoDox kit :)
Update6: added second ErgoDox kit + matte support, matte add-ons for TKL and alphas, ortho kit updated for diagonal, added 2u shift and split backspace support.
Update7: Colour matched the set, and got the prices in. talking with the vendors now for fair pricing :) will create some nice boardrenders this week.
Update8: final kits added.
Update9: Added CA Vendor - Renders coming
Update10: Added all kit renders, and boardrenders!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: nasp on Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:53:15
Why blanks instead of legends on the 40's kit? It's a universal profile after all.

Also, some of the legends may be hard to read toward the right side of the gradient. Overall I like it a lot though.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:59:59
I buy a numpad every set and even I think the numpad should be separated from the alphas

Can the ortho kit fish join the novelties set?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Meijboom on Wed, 27 May 2020, 15:31:48
Why blanks instead of legends on the 40's kit? It's a universal profile after all.

Also, some of the legends may be hard to read toward the right side of the gradient. Overall I like it a lot though.
Thanks!
since it's a gradient I needed to make a lot of different versions of the legends so I went for a blank route. I can try to make the legends cover some 40 kits, and check how much extra caps are needed. will come back to this.

I buy a numpad every set and even I think the numpad should be separated from the alphas

Can the ortho kit fish join the novelties set?
I can split them, but thought it was better to combine them so a base + mods would cover a whole keyboard. what is the downside of including it? I'm new to all of this sorry. I will check what is possible with the fishkit added to the novelties
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: DrHigsby on Wed, 27 May 2020, 15:44:27
First off, this is fantastic and I want it.

I highly recommend splitting the numpad into its own kit. Since we are working with keyreative MOQ here, there is no reason to combine it with alphas.

You mentioned being unsure about the reason to split off numpad; anyone using anything smaller than a TKL does not need the numpad.

Further, I recommend putting the function keys into the modifiers kit. The alphas kit should be literally just alphas. Check out KAT Explosion or KAT Oasis or KAT Iron for some ideas on kitting. While those are KAT and not KAM profile, youíll get a better idea for how to make kits for keyreative as the manu.

Good luck! :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 27 May 2020, 15:53:01
love the colors, but the way the gradient is layed out bothers me. It's not a straight diagonal, and it's not where the keyboard split occurs for left and right between the shades of blue and shades of yellow.  What does it look like with the blue shifted to the left one column?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: SwitchKeys on Wed, 27 May 2020, 17:19:11
I kind of dig it for this. Reminds me of how water rolls over sand
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: fatherfork on Wed, 27 May 2020, 18:05:30
I love this. Having the color changes not on a straight diagonal is novel and fits the theme perfectly. How you have it looks great.

I also agree with those recommending to split the numpad keys to its own set.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: William_S_Jones on Wed, 27 May 2020, 18:51:43
I like it & interested in the alpha & 40 kits. Will the the modifiers on the 40s kit have font or icons on them? Mainly asking b/c your current 40s kit mods are blank.


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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: SirTimmyTimbit on Wed, 27 May 2020, 19:27:22
Love the set and colors but don't love KAM :(
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Swishy on Wed, 27 May 2020, 19:39:06
I can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Mcnos on Wed, 27 May 2020, 19:47:00
Reminds me of sex on the beach by myself

Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: heyjaykay on Wed, 27 May 2020, 21:45:19
That CAPSIZE key for the caps lock is so apt... Not a fan of gradient keysets but this looks amazing!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: fabijolo on Thu, 28 May 2020, 00:25:24
I just love the fact that the icon mods basically already include all of the (imo) best novelties.
+If you are actually going to be able to achieve the matte/glossy combo, it really is going to be a no brainer for me!

Great job on the set, I'm looking forward to it as my fist ever kam set ;D
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: vaf1en on Thu, 28 May 2020, 03:47:24
I really like this Ė count me in. :)
And stay the course, keep it KAM profile.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: harlekein on Thu, 28 May 2020, 06:18:42
The C seems to be the wrong color if you want a diagonal gradient.

And please consider how SA Vilebloom did the ortho kit. It maintains the diagonal gradient as well.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: rockydbull on Thu, 28 May 2020, 09:02:51
The C seems to be the wrong color if you want a diagonal gradient.

And please consider how SA Vilebloom did the ortho kit. It maintains the diagonal gradient as well.

I believe not being strict diagonal is intentional because the 4 is also a different color. I think its to create a wave effect (tide moving effect).
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: break on Thu, 28 May 2020, 10:39:52
Absolutely love the colors, and especially the non-standard gradient. It's not just diagonal! Also, mixing matte and gloss finishes is really clever.

Hoping to hear more about this set soon. Well done, best of luck!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Meijboom on Thu, 28 May 2020, 11:25:29
Thanks a lot guys, I added a small ToDo list from feedback that I'm going to work on, so far I'm getting a great response!  :D
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: frasnow on Thu, 28 May 2020, 11:32:02
I absolutely loved the original design with light blue water posted on Reddit. Looked like the shores of a tropical hideaway. The green makes it look like the freezing cold, disgusting waters of the northern coasts. Does KAM have a similar minimum order quantity to KAT? Any chance we could have both options with inviting, warm light blue water and cold, seaweed-filled green water?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: lush_bunny on Thu, 28 May 2020, 12:40:39
looks so pretty. can't explain why I like this so much.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: rockydbull on Thu, 28 May 2020, 14:07:48
I absolutely loved the original design with light blue water posted on Reddit. Looked like the shores of a tropical hideaway. The green makes it look like the freezing cold, disgusting waters of the northern coasts. Does KAM have a similar minimum order quantity to KAT? Any chance we could have both options with inviting, warm light blue water and cold, seaweed-filled green water?

Depends where the tropical hideaway is, but there are lots of places that go from relatively shallow to very deep water very quickly (hence the much darker green to blue).
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: logo4poop on Thu, 28 May 2020, 22:35:32
ayy looks great, the work that you put in this was worth it.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Meijboom on Fri, 29 May 2020, 03:02:52
I absolutely loved the original design with light blue water posted on Reddit. Looked like the shores of a tropical hideaway. The green makes it look like the freezing cold, disgusting waters of the northern coasts. Does KAM have a similar minimum order quantity to KAT? Any chance we could have both options with inviting, warm light blue water and cold, seaweed-filled green water?

I'll look into the options for a lighter gradient, I don't see the dark green colour, as it's a deep blue on my monitor. (P3 screen)

I absolutely loved the original design with light blue water posted on Reddit. Looked like the shores of a tropical hideaway. The green makes it look like the freezing cold, disgusting waters of the northern coasts. Does KAM have a similar minimum order quantity to KAT? Any chance we could have both options with inviting, warm light blue water and cold, seaweed-filled green water?

Depends where the tropical hideaway is, but there are lots of places that go from relatively shallow to very deep water very quickly (hence the much darker green to blue).

Yes, my set is based on the greek/turkish sea of the mediterranean sea like this pic:
(https://www.tripsavvy.com/thmb/GSjVMrd5cm204U3fjb25qz0SsYE=/960x0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/GettyImages-467717121-5932bf285f9b589eb45afae9.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Meijboom on Fri, 29 May 2020, 03:07:46
The C seems to be the wrong color if you want a diagonal gradient.

And please consider how SA Vilebloom did the ortho kit. It maintains the diagonal gradient as well.

I believe not being strict diagonal is intentional because the 4 is also a different color. I think its to create a wave effect (tide moving effect).

This is correct, I couldn't do it on an ortho since it will look very minecraft.
That didn't flow nicely so I made it straight for ortholinear boards, to get an idea from deep sea to shore :)

Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Meijboom on Fri, 29 May 2020, 03:20:17
First off, this is fantastic and I want it.

I highly recommend splitting the numpad into its own kit. Since we are working with keyreative MOQ here, there is no reason to combine it with alphas.

You mentioned being unsure about the reason to split off numpad; anyone using anything smaller than a TKL does not need the numpad.

Further, I recommend putting the function keys into the modifiers kit. The alphas kit should be literally just alphas. Check out KAT Explosion or KAT Oasis or KAT Iron for some ideas on kitting. While those are KAT and not KAM profile, youíll get a better idea for how to make kits for keyreative as the manu.

Good luck! :cool:

Thank you! I will split the numpad and add F row to the mods :), added it to the todo's

I like it & interested in the alpha & 40 kits. Will the the modifiers on the 40s kit have font or icons on them? Mainly asking b/c your current 40s kit mods are blank.


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I like it & interested in the alpha & 40 kits. Will the the modifiers on the 40s kit have font or icons on them? Mainly asking b/c your current 40s kit mods are blank.


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Thanks :) I will give it a try, if it looks good I'll add it to the set. I kept them blank to ensure easy mix and match.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: CrlaoSvloadr on Fri, 29 May 2020, 15:38:22
Very nice! To my eyes, it's what tidal could have been- wonderful stuff :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: farmisen on Fri, 29 May 2020, 19:11:36
Reminds me of sex on the beach by myself
Masturbation on the beach?

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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: William_S_Jones on Sun, 31 May 2020, 13:36:09
First off, this is fantastic and I want it.

I highly recommend splitting the numpad into its own kit. Since we are working with keyreative MOQ here, there is no reason to combine it with alphas.

You mentioned being unsure about the reason to split off numpad; anyone using anything smaller than a TKL does not need the numpad.

Further, I recommend putting the function keys into the modifiers kit. The alphas kit should be literally just alphas. Check out KAT Explosion or KAT Oasis or KAT Iron for some ideas on kitting. While those are KAT and not KAM profile, youíll get a better idea for how to make kits for keyreative as the manu.

Good luck! :cool:

Thank you! I will split the numpad and add F row to the mods :), added it to the todo's

I like it & interested in the alpha & 40 kits. Will the the modifiers on the 40s kit have font or icons on them? Mainly asking b/c your current 40s kit mods are blank.


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I like it & interested in the alpha & 40 kits. Will the the modifiers on the 40s kit have font or icons on them? Mainly asking b/c your current 40s kit mods are blank.


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Thanks :) I will give it a try, if it looks good I'll add it to the set. I kept them blank to ensure easy mix and match.
Thanks, appreciate it!


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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: switchnollie on Sun, 31 May 2020, 13:55:11
Nice color shift 😎

Been watching Mario Sunshine speedrun videos lately, got me feeling it.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Bonsa on Sun, 31 May 2020, 18:41:55
I like the gradient and colors a lot. Just a few opinions:
1) I prefer some sort of wave in the ortho sets, even if it would look 'minecrafty'. Right now it feels out of place whenever I look at it.
2) I really like turtles, maybe that's an idea for an extra novelty?
3) the 3 keys making a chain with anchor novelty is absolutely AMAZING!
4) The sandcastle novelty is a little too detailed to fit on a 1U key, maybe you could swap the sandcastle for the second part of the pole (with skateboard). I think a topview of a Pennyboard or any other small cruiser could fit better in a 1U shape.
I've been working my student summerjob on the beach for 4 summers in a row now, but due to the current state of the world I'm not sure if I'll be able see the beach this summer. This set really gives me some of that summervibe back.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: MdotMaxson on Sun, 31 May 2020, 21:23:37
Wanted to comment about how this is by far the best and one of the only acceptable gradient sets Iíve seen but then I felt that huge slap to my face when I saw my ergo keyboards werenít good enough to make the cut.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Meijboom on Mon, 01 June 2020, 14:08:09
Wanted to comment about how this is by far the best and one of the only acceptable gradient sets Iíve seen but then I felt that huge slap to my face when I saw my ergo keyboards werenít good enough to make the cut.

We will support Ergodox, kits coming up. :)
I thought the 40's kit with blanks covered enough split keebs, but coming from feedback I have to re-do alot of the kits, so we're working on it!

I like the gradient and colors a lot. Just a few opinions:
1) I prefer some sort of wave in the ortho sets, even if it would look 'minecrafty'. Right now it feels out of place whenever I look at it.
2) I really like turtles, maybe that's an idea for an extra novelty?
3) the 3 keys making a chain with anchor novelty is absolutely AMAZING!
4) The sandcastle novelty is a little too detailed to fit on a 1U key, maybe you could swap the sandcastle for the second part of the pole (with skateboard). I think a topview of a Pennyboard or any other small cruiser could fit better in a 1U shape.
I've been working my student summerjob on the beach for 4 summers in a row now, but due to the current state of the world I'm not sure if I'll be able see the beach this summer. This set really gives me some of that summervibe back.
Thank you!  :cool:
1. I will check out how it looks, however if it looks like any other 45 degree angle set I will not do it, and continue with the straight set. Hope you understand.
2. Will take it into consideration, any prefered color? same as the shrimp?
3. That's feedback I heard a lot and will edit the castle so fit better, thanks :)
I don't think the skateboard with pole is a good subtitute since it's a noveltie version of the pipe key |\, while the castle is home. Maybe we can make the turtle a FN subtitute?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Bonsa on Tue, 02 June 2020, 10:05:56


Wanted to comment about how this is by far the best and one of the only acceptable gradient sets Iíve seen but then I felt that huge slap to my face when I saw my ergo keyboards werenít good enough to make the cut.

We will support Ergodox, kits coming up. :)
I thought the 40's kit with blanks covered enough split keebs, but coming from feedback I have to re-do alot of the kits, so we're working on it!

I like the gradient and colors a lot. Just a few opinions:
1) I prefer some sort of wave in the ortho sets, even if it would look 'minecrafty'. Right now it feels out of place whenever I look at it.
2) I really like turtles, maybe that's an idea for an extra novelty?
3) the 3 keys making a chain with anchor novelty is absolutely AMAZING!
4) The sandcastle novelty is a little too detailed to fit on a 1U key, maybe you could swap the sandcastle for the second part of the pole (with skateboard). I think a topview of a Pennyboard or any other small cruiser could fit better in a 1U shape.
I've been working my student summerjob on the beach for 4 summers in a row now, but due to the current state of the world I'm not sure if I'll be able see the beach this summer. This set really gives me some of that summervibe back.
Thank you!  :cool:
1. I will check out how it looks, however if it looks like any other 45 degree angle set I will not do it, and continue with the straight set. Hope you understand.
2. Will take it into consideration, any prefered color? same as the shrimp?
3. That's feedback I heard a lot and will edit the castle so fit better, thanks :)
I don't think the skateboard with pole is a good subtitute since it's a noveltie version of the pipe key |\, while the castle is home. Maybe we can make the turtle a FN subtitute?


Yes, I understand, but right now the transition feels unnatural. I guess it's just the downside of using ortho, nothing to blame you for.
The same color as the shrimp would be nice, but it could also substitute the castle. I don't have any preferred color or position for it in mind.
I just realized how well thought out the skateboard key is and the structure in the novelties. It's not just 'beach related' keys. Nice!
BTW, today I saw an IC for GMK offshore, which has a lot of similaritieswith this set. Idk if you know who runs that IC, but I think you guys need to talk about your themes. They look a little too similar.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Bubblegum on Wed, 03 June 2020, 04:35:59
First gradient (and KAM) set I've really been interested in. Looks great! Love the use of the sign as both Backspace and |\. Very clever!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Meijboom on Sun, 07 June 2020, 18:14:38
Why blanks instead of legends on the 40's kit? It's a universal profile after all.

Also, some of the legends may be hard to read toward the right side of the gradient. Overall I like it a lot though.
Updated the ortho kit, Ortho now with legends! :D
still working on readability, for that I'm waiting on the pantone colourbook.

First gradient (and KAM) set I've really been interested in. Looks great! Love the use of the sign as both Backspace and |\. Very clever!

Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Kits updated
Post by: Kerasan on Mon, 08 June 2020, 05:13:13
Shiny mold pls
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front
Post by: Meijboom on Mon, 08 June 2020, 15:48:05
Wanted to comment about how this is by far the best and one of the only acceptable gradient sets Iíve seen but then I felt that huge slap to my face when I saw my ergo keyboards werenít good enough to make the cut.

I added ErgoDox, how do you like this gradient? it's more a 50/50 then random. wich is also possible for cheaper, like this:
(https://i.imgur.com/cHb5sEn.png)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Kits updated, ergodox added!
Post by: scoopbb on Mon, 08 June 2020, 17:01:15
legended ortho good. right shift prolly needs to be a return if youre keeping the default ortho legends
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Kits updated, ergodox added!
Post by: Meijboom on Tue, 09 June 2020, 09:22:51
legended ortho good. right shift prolly needs to be a return if youre keeping the default ortho legends

Good point, will add it.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Kits updated, ergodox added!
Post by: Bonsa on Tue, 09 June 2020, 14:48:48
I really like how this set is turning out!
Isn't it possible to make ortho layout also a diagonal gradient, a little bit like the ergodox?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Kits updated, ergodox added!
Post by: Meijboom on Tue, 09 June 2020, 17:50:44
I really like how this set is turning out!
Isn't it possible to make ortho layout also a diagonal gradient, a little bit like the ergodox?

I've updated the set for a diagonal gradient for you, will be included in standard ortho set for flexibility :)
Also full matte support coming for ortho, like the rest of the sets!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Kits updated
Post by: frasnow on Tue, 16 June 2020, 10:42:55
Shiny mold pls

Not shiny, please.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: monkeywright on Tue, 07 July 2020, 10:03:42
I've been waiting for the perfect set to encapsulate living in Los Angeles, and this is the one. Love the glossy/matte mix. I hope this inspires more people to think outside the box when designing keysets. If COVID doesn't bankrupt me, I'm in for this one!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: parablol on Tue, 07 July 2020, 10:26:37
I really hope to get shiny smooth KAM ErgoDox kits
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: William_S_Jones on Tue, 07 July 2020, 10:34:48
I like it & great job w/ this set!!!


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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: Kalabalik on Tue, 07 July 2020, 23:25:11
If only this was KAT. Nice work.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: caviar on Tue, 14 July 2020, 00:54:36
Any update on when this is expected to run GB?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: caviar on Sun, 19 July 2020, 22:33:43
Any update on when this is expected to run GB?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: Meijboom on Mon, 20 July 2020, 09:41:49
Any update on when this is expected to run GB?

I have no clue yet, I'm still waiting on pricing for already over a month. My contact does not respond sadly, so I'm in the dark.
Once prices are set, I will accelerate the project to get it to GB as soon as possible!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: caviar on Thu, 23 July 2020, 18:20:12
Ok :) very much looking forward to this. Keep us posted  :thumb:

Have you considered a desk mat? I would like a matching desk mat.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: NathanielGoodtimes on Thu, 23 July 2020, 19:55:32
Looks pretty cool!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: caviar on Sun, 02 August 2020, 18:19:12
lets hope they reply quick!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: aadk5 on Sun, 02 August 2020, 18:30:46
Oh, I LOVE the colors! Any way you could add a stepped caps option to both icon and text mods? Not sure if stepped isn't a thing usually done on KAM though
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: sevenseacat on Mon, 03 August 2020, 09:19:45
I love it, but I'd love it more in blanks.....
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: Bonsa on Tue, 04 August 2020, 02:29:03
Looks so much better with the diagonal gradient for ortho's!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: TeddyDrewski on Sat, 08 August 2020, 21:08:34
Any updates on adding legends for the Ergodox kit accents instead of blanks? Hoping to use this for a bamboo ergodox and want to make sure it showcases the whole theme.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: Meijboom on Thu, 13 August 2020, 14:21:07
Any updates on adding legends for the Ergodox kit accents instead of blanks? Hoping to use this for a bamboo ergodox and want to make sure it showcases the whole theme.

Sorry, No legends on the ergodox kit.

Oh, I LOVE the colors! Any way you could add a stepped caps option to both icon and text mods? Not sure if stepped isn't a thing usually done on KAM though

Stepped is included!

lets hope they reply quick!

They did!

Prices are in!
Talking with the vendors about pricing. once this is done we get it into GB a.s.a.p!  ;D ;D ;D



Also updates coming about the final kits with in a couple days, with some nice board renders
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Colour-matched and getting ready for GB
Post by: caviar on Thu, 13 August 2020, 18:02:05
Amazing! Very exciting
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Colour-matched and getting ready for GB
Post by: Surefoot on Thu, 13 August 2020, 19:37:31
This is going to look really nice with glossy KAM. Good news for the confirmation, will definitely get a set !
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: aadk5 on Thu, 13 August 2020, 20:30:04
Any updates on adding legends for the Ergodox kit accents instead of blanks? Hoping to use this for a bamboo ergodox and want to make sure it showcases the whole theme.

Sorry, No legends on the ergodox kit.

Oh, I LOVE the colors! Any way you could add a stepped caps option to both icon and text mods? Not sure if stepped isn't a thing usually done on KAM though

Stepped is included!

lets hope they reply quick!

They did!

Prices are in!
Talking with the vendors about pricing. once this is done we get it into GB a.s.a.p!  ;D ;D ;D



Also updates coming about the final kits with in a couple days, with some nice board renders

Nice! What does stepped look like with the icon mods? I didn't see any renders or pictures of it on the original post
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - New kits, added full-matte support!
Post by: Meijboom on Wed, 19 August 2020, 12:53:40
This is going to look really nice with glossy KAM. Good news for the confirmation, will definitely get a set !

 ;D ;D ;D
Amazing! Very exciting

 ;D ;D ;D
can't wait to get it into GB

Any updates on adding legends for the Ergodox kit accents instead of blanks? Hoping to use this for a bamboo ergodox and want to make sure it showcases the whole theme.

Sorry, No legends on the ergodox kit.

Oh, I LOVE the colors! Any way you could add a stepped caps option to both icon and text mods? Not sure if stepped isn't a thing usually done on KAM though

Nice! What does stepped look like with the icon mods? I didn't see any renders or pictures of it on the original post

I will render it this week, the renders are due for 22 august :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting! Renders coming 22-8-2020
Post by: keyboardking on Wed, 26 August 2020, 13:43:23
Any updates?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting! Renders coming 22-8-2020
Post by: Meijboom on Wed, 26 August 2020, 14:25:49
Any updates?

Sorry for the delay, Corona virus has hit my family. We are doing fine now luckily the virus only had mild symptoms.

For the update:
- Samples are in, colours need some work to get it closer to what it should be. But the gradient is looking great! also fantastic contrast between glossy and matte keys!
- Renders are at 50%, only board renders, and novelties left :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: MadBinton on Wed, 26 August 2020, 15:08:27
Good to hear you and your family has recovered.

Personally haven't been that lucky, I have lingering symptoms now even though I have recovered from it in March...

But to the set;

Looks great, and having been around the sea half my life, I kind of need this set. Love the icons and colours, hope you get the samples as close as the renders.

Would you mind sharing the samples, even if they aren't the right colours, to illustrate the (possible) contrast and shine / matte differences? I'm personally not yet sold on the idea, feels-wise, but if it looks stunning I might want to give it a shot and order the two different finishes.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: rockydbull on Thu, 27 August 2020, 13:11:50
So I see there is an option of glossy/matte or full matte of the alphas, but what are the mods? Are they split glossy/matte or something else?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: komodo90 on Thu, 27 August 2020, 15:35:34
Glossy caps look stunning. Coming from standard GMK/SP sets, will those shiny candies use some special technique of polishing during manufacturing process? Or maybe it's the other way around - gloss in real is just regular smooth texture we used to see everywhere else, but the sandy ones use some special treatment for extra-grainy texture? Or BOTH?  :)

Second question - even the slightest chance to get full glossy set?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: DevilZmods on Thu, 27 August 2020, 16:07:18
@komodo90 from what I know, dye-sub and reverse dye-sub keycaps are covered in a hard UV-cured lacquer to protect them against abrasion. That coat can be glossy or matte (or the matte can be an additional coat on the glossy base, but not vice versa).
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Surefoot on Thu, 27 August 2020, 17:28:41
Glossy caps look stunning. Coming from standard GMK/SP sets, will those shiny candies use some special technique of polishing during manufacturing process? Or maybe it's the other way around - gloss in real is just regular smooth texture we used to see everywhere else, but the sandy ones use some special treatment for extra-grainy texture? Or BOTH?  :)
There is no treatment. Keycaps are fabricated by plastic injection, the texture is entirely determined by the mould. So keycaps are directly getting that finish.

For KAM profile, Keyreative had to create two sets of moulds (one glossy smooth, one matte).

Dye sub technique actually adds a coloured ink into the surface of the keycap. As a result it's an additive process so you can only use darker tones compared to the base plastic, this is why to create lighter legends some manufacturers like Infinikey or Keyreative do a "reverse dye sub" process where the plastic color is the legend color, and the dye is applied all over the keycap (on 5 sides).
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: constantinos on Fri, 28 August 2020, 00:26:10
Great idea and really beautiful set. I can't wait to see the renders. I hope you/family recover soon.
Any plans for a desk mat for the set?
Title: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: psxndc on Fri, 28 August 2020, 10:21:22
Final Kitting!
The kits are split into 2 parts. Sand (kit A) is always Matte, and the water can be Glossy(kit B) or Matte(Kit C).
this way one can mix and match to his own liking.



This is brilliant. Just really innovative thinking. I was going to skip this set just because I use ortho and I think the beach effect is a little lost on a straight up and down alignment, but with this added shiny/matte effect, I might get it to put on an old row staggered board just to look at it. Well done.

== Edit ==
Wait, there's a color staggered ortho option? Oh I'm TOTALLY in.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: fatherfork on Mon, 31 August 2020, 10:34:25
I know it's late in the process here, but can space keys be added to the kits? Unless there's already something there and I missed it. I have a 2.25u, 1.25u, 2.75u split space on my board.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: fabijolo on Tue, 01 September 2020, 00:18:14
I really like that you actually went for the different textures, my online problem with that is, that, let's say I would buy the glossy "water" alphas, I don't think I'd have a chance to have the ("watery/blue) mods match the texture/also be glossy.
I'd love to maybe see another mod kit with glossy "water" mods as well, but I guess we would end up having way to many kits, so I'd completely get it if you don't see this change as feasible.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: caviar on Wed, 02 September 2020, 18:56:51
Can we have an update on pricing for vendors and estimated group buy dates?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Lastpadawan on Wed, 02 September 2020, 23:35:14
I really really like this colors you've chosen...just have no idea which board I would want to pair it with. Count me in pending a board that makes sense for these haha.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Bubblegum on Thu, 03 September 2020, 03:45:23
Will there be two setups of all kits, concerning matte or glossy. For example, if I pick up matte alphas, will the icon mod blue keys be glossy or matte? Or in my case the blue parts of North ISO? Same goes for novelties and so on. Don't want to end up in a situation where there are glossy blue caps next to matte ones.

Otherwise I think it's a very cool concept!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: caviar on Sun, 06 September 2020, 18:35:50
Can we have an update on pricing for vendors and estimated group buy dates?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: reivyn124 on Thu, 15 October 2020, 21:23:14
Any updates?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: TheBlackHammer on Sat, 12 December 2020, 23:12:06
hope to hear an update soon. really looking forward to this set!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: ChaosAirlines on Thu, 17 December 2020, 08:43:43
Any news on this?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Havattack on Thu, 17 December 2020, 09:53:37
I understand KAM isn't as expensive GMK and stuff, but you might want to consider when exactley you run your group buy, as to not run it at the same time as other GB's, there's a TON of popular sets coming out in next couple months, if people are forced to choose between certain sets, it's likely everyone's totals sales will be less.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: ThickJimmy on Sat, 19 December 2020, 23:56:13
I think you have a great design going here. I think as long as you're able to get the color matching spot on, it'll be a banger! Also really interested in seeing how the glossy caps can be done.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: rockydbull on Tue, 22 December 2020, 11:36:14
I understand KAM isn't as expensive GMK and stuff, but you might want to consider when exactley you run your group buy, as to not run it at the same time as other GB's, there's a TON of popular sets coming out in next couple months, if people are forced to choose between certain sets, it's likely everyone's totals sales will be less.

At this point there is no time where there are not a million sets running
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Havattack on Tue, 22 December 2020, 14:17:48
I understand KAM isn't as expensive GMK and stuff, but you might want to consider when exactley you run your group buy, as to not run it at the same time as other GB's, there's a TON of popular sets coming out in next couple months, if people are forced to choose between certain sets, it's likely everyone's totals sales will be less.

At this point there is no time where there are not a million sets running
......Yeah, you're probably right. Never-mind.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Meijboom on Sun, 03 January 2021, 12:08:46
A lot has happened in my life last couple of month's, Sorry for the delays, I will continue the project now I have the time!

Added the Canadian vendor, welcome Alphakeys.ca!

For now no timeline updates, I will keep you guys updated when I know more!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Havattack on Sun, 03 January 2021, 13:19:01
A lot has happened in my life last couple of month's, Sorry for the delays, I will continue the project now I have the time!

Added the Canadian vendor, welcome Alphakeys.ca!

For now no timeline updates, I will keep you guys updated when I know more!
No worries, despite how some people act, most of us understand this isn't your job or anything, just a hobby. You don't owe anybody, anything. (Until people give you money)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: ChaosAirlines on Thu, 07 January 2021, 16:04:56
I'm just glad this isn't dead and that you're still okay. :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Adqam64 on Thu, 07 January 2021, 18:05:03
I'm just glad this isn't dead and that you're still okay. :)

Yup, excited for this but take your time!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: fabijolo on Fri, 08 January 2021, 00:04:35
Great to hear back from you, and I'm glad you're okay. :thumb:
Super excited to seeing this move forward again!
A lot has happened in my life last couple of month's, Sorry for the delays, I will continue the project now I have the time!

Added the Canadian vendor, welcome Alphakeys.ca!

For now no timeline updates, I will keep you guys updated when I know more!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: watchsasquatch on Fri, 08 January 2021, 16:31:57
A question and a suggestion here:

1. Are the mods also polished or are they all matte?

2. I'm not sure if you're interested in organizing artisans, but I've seen some great beach/ocean themed spacebars, and curious to see if you might be interested in organizing something with an artisan maker? I'm usually not a fan of artisans and spacebar artisans even less, but this one seems like it could be a great opportunity.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Meijboom on Wed, 13 January 2021, 15:48:42
A question and a suggestion here:

1. Are the mods also polished or are they all matte?

2. I'm not sure if you're interested in organizing artisans, but I've seen some great beach/ocean themed spacebars, and curious to see if you might be interested in organizing something with an artisan maker? I'm usually not a fan of artisans and spacebar artisans even less, but this one seems like it could be a great opportunity.

1. The set is split into 3 parts, so it's up to you. You can go all matte, or half glossy half matte :)

2. I got some contact with some artisan makers for 1u keycaps, but nothing official. Do you got someone in mind for the spacebar?

Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Meijboom on Wed, 13 January 2021, 15:50:34
No worries, despite how some people act, most of us understand this isn't your job or anything, just a hobby. You don't owe anybody, anything. (Until people give you money)

Great to hear back from you, and I'm glad you're okay. :thumb:
Super excited to seeing this move forward again!

I'm just glad this isn't dead and that you're still okay. :)


Thanks a lot guys, appreciate it!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: watchsasquatch on Wed, 13 January 2021, 20:44:21
A question and a suggestion here:

1. Are the mods also polished or are they all matte?

2. I'm not sure if you're interested in organizing artisans, but I've seen some great beach/ocean themed spacebars, and curious to see if you might be interested in organizing something with an artisan maker? I'm usually not a fan of artisans and spacebar artisans even less, but this one seems like it could be a great opportunity.

1. The set is split into 3 parts, so it's up to you. You can go all matte, or half glossy half matte :)

2. I got some contact with some artisan makers for 1u keycaps, but nothing official. Do you got someone in mind for the spacebar?

1. Hm, sorry if I wasn't clear or if I'm misunderstanding something, but I know the the right side of the alphas (the sandy side) is matte and the left side of the alphas (the water side) is either glossy or matte, but what about the TKL mods? Do we have a choice there too?
2. I personally don't know many artisans, but I know Jelly Key is one of the larger resin artisan keycap makers. Another person I happened to see on the r/mk subreddit that made a spacebar that was very fitting here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/ib66ot/i_taught_myself_to_make_artisan_keycaps_this_year/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
Title: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: psxndc on Wed, 13 January 2021, 23:37:52
Just noticed: in the ortho kits, you have a right TAB key. That should be an apostrophe/quote key, no?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Meijboom on Thu, 14 January 2021, 04:41:38
1. Hm, sorry if I wasn't clear or if I'm misunderstanding something, but I know the the right side of the alphas (the sandy side) is matte and the left side of the alphas (the water side) is either glossy or matte, but what about the TKL mods? Do we have a choice there too?
2. I personally don't know many artisans, but I know Jelly Key is one of the larger resin artisan keycap makers. Another person I happened to see on the r/mk subreddit that made a spacebar that was very fitting here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/ib66ot/i_taught_myself_to_make_artisan_keycaps_this_year/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

1. Yes, all kits are in 3 parts! so you can get kit A+B+C for a full matte + a full mixed board, for whatever setup you have :)
2. oh that looks like a perfect fit indeed, I will send him a message, thanks!

Just noticed: in the ortho kits, you have a right TAB key. That should be an apostrophe/quote key, no?

I just googled some layouts and it seems you're right. it's already in the alphas but a different shade of sand, I will check if it's possible to add one in the ortho kit, thanks for the headsup



Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: TheBlackHammer on Sat, 16 January 2021, 23:24:10
Is it confirmed kits finalized? I would love to suggest a couple of keys to the forties kit! Specificity a 1.25u tab as well as a blue colors 1.75u shift. Really looking forward to this set!


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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Final kitting!
Post by: Meijboom on Sun, 24 January 2021, 13:23:45
Is it confirmed kits finalized? I would love to suggest a couple of keys to the forties kit! Specificity a 1.25u tab as well as a blue colors 1.75u shift. Really looking forward to this set!


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I can see if I can still add those, I'll come back to you with the answer ASAP :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: vinhsanity on Sun, 24 January 2021, 16:32:29
The new renders are looking a lot more blue than the original ones which featured a more sea green gradient. Is the blueish look the intended outcome?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Meijboom on Sun, 24 January 2021, 16:41:35
The new renders are looking a lot more blue than the original ones which featured a more sea green gradient. Is the blueish look the intended outcome?

Yes, this is after some colourmatching we settled on those pantones.
Here are the samples, I really like the colours :)

The colours are a match with the pantones
(https://i.imgur.com/8z5gozx.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: TheBlackHammer on Sun, 24 January 2021, 18:39:12
The new renders are looking a lot more blue than the original ones which featured a more sea green gradient. Is the blueish look the intended outcome?

Yes, this is after some colourmatching we settled on those pantones.
Here are the samples, I really like the colours :)

The colours are a match with the pantones
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8z5gozx.jpg)

Set looks amazing really looking forward to it!!


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Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Jyll on Mon, 25 January 2021, 09:22:48
Wow, those new renders are a much better match! Amazing set.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: irene on Mon, 25 January 2021, 15:47:09
Really dig the renders and layout support.  Can't wait to hop in on the GB!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: br4n_d0n on Thu, 28 January 2021, 00:40:25
That's an interesting case design for the 40% options.
Title: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: psxndc on Thu, 28 January 2021, 03:27:28
40 kit
40's Diagonal Glossy
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/oXRAjob.png)

40's Straight Matte
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WrJ2Pyu.png)


An Ave as a render? Ouch, too soon.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: andromache on Thu, 28 January 2021, 11:35:12
It looks like for the alpha kits you might've uploaded "Alphas Glossy" twice instead of "Alphas Matte"?

Also, I find the kitting right now between matte and glossy to be kind of confusing. If sand is always matte, I think naming a kit with sand in it "glossy" can be slightly misleading? Some more specification in the kit names might be helpful for when this set goes to GB, just so people know for sure which kits are which.

The new renders are gorgeous btw!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Meijboom on Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:29:28
It looks like for the alpha kits you might've uploaded "Alphas Glossy" twice instead of "Alphas Matte"?

Also, I find the kitting right now between matte and glossy to be kind of confusing. If sand is always matte, I think naming a kit with sand in it "glossy" can be slightly misleading? Some more specification in the kit names might be helpful for when this set goes to GB, just so people know for sure which kits are which.

The new renders are gorgeous btw!

Sharp eye, missed the double glossy, will fix it immediately!

The demo's are with kits Matte (A matte + C matte) and Glossy (B glossy + C matte)
On the vendors site, the kits are separated out like the alpha's in this post.


40 kit
40's Diagonal Glossy
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/oXRAjob.png)

40's Straight Matte
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WrJ2Pyu.png)


An Ave as a render? Ouch, too soon.

Or is it....  ;) ;)

Is it confirmed kits finalized? I would love to suggest a couple of keys to the forties kit! Specificity a 1.25u tab as well as a blue colors 1.75u shift. Really looking forward to this set!


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I can add the caps! can you please tell for wich board it is so I can colourmatch?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: psxndc on Thu, 28 January 2021, 15:07:37

An Ave as a render? Ouch, too soon.

Or is it....  ;) ;)

Do you know something the rest of us donít??
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Meijboom on Thu, 28 January 2021, 18:19:01

An Ave as a render? Ouch, too soon.

Or is it....  ;) ;)

Do you know something the rest of us donít??

Maybe ;)
Title: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: psxndc on Thu, 28 January 2021, 22:18:31
Uh, considering a lot of folks are asking for refunds because the Ave still hasnít been delivered a year later and Royal has been pretty poor with communication, if you have info to share, please do. Iím currently holding out on asking for a refund, but Iím not thrilled about us being ghosted.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Meijboom on Fri, 29 January 2021, 02:44:30
Uh, considering a lot of folks are asking for refunds because the Ave still hasnít been delivered a year later and Royal has been pretty poor with communication, if you have info to share, please do. Iím currently holding out on asking for a refund, but Iím not thrilled about us being ghosted.

My info is not about Royals project, so I don't know anything about that. But there is something interesting coming up soon. (sorry I can't share more info than this)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: watchsasquatch on Tue, 02 February 2021, 21:31:05
This might be an unpopular take, but I really loved the original seafoam-y greenish blue... I think it captures the theme a bit better actually than a bright blue :/

I also thought that the original colors matched really well with this fountain pen: https://kanileapenco.com/kahakai-fountain-pen/

Sounds like decisions have been finalized, but any chance we'll ever see that greenish blue again?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: jackrabbit on Fri, 05 February 2021, 00:49:25
Yeah, I have to agree the change to light blue is a dealbreaker for me, and I was so excited for those original renders. I am glad lots of people seem to like it, and I am glad OP is going through with the group buy, I hope it is a success!

...just want to say I think those original renders were some of the coolest caps I have ever seen. Darn.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: mimi.mieli on Mon, 08 February 2021, 10:46:36
Not a deal breaker for me, but I would agree that the original colors with that teal was beautiful. I love the part gloss, part matte concept for this!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: adamyli on Mon, 08 February 2021, 13:53:26
Also a dealbreaker for me :'( I was really impressed by the initial renders. The green/teal seafoam vibe was quite honestly the most amazing and breathtaking IC render I've ever seen to date.
At the same time, happy for the people getting another successful keycap GB, if theres ever an option for the original colour scheme I'd definitely throw my IC back in.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Meijboom on Tue, 09 February 2021, 15:58:01
This might be an unpopular take, but I really loved the original seafoam-y greenish blue... I think it captures the theme a bit better actually than a bright blue :/

I also thought that the original colors matched really well with this fountain pen: https://kanileapenco.com/kahakai-fountain-pen/

Sounds like decisions have been finalized, but any chance we'll ever see that greenish blue again?

Not a deal breaker for me, but I would agree that the original colors with that teal was beautiful. I love the part gloss, part matte concept for this!

Yeah, I have to agree the change to light blue is a dealbreaker for me, and I was so excited for those original renders. I am glad lots of people seem to like it, and I am glad OP is going through with the group buy, I hope it is a success!

...just want to say I think those original renders were some of the coolest caps I have ever seen. Darn.

Also a dealbreaker for me :'( I was really impressed by the initial renders. The green/teal seafoam vibe was quite honestly the most amazing and breathtaking IC render I've ever seen to date.
At the same time, happy for the people getting another successful keycap GB, if theres ever an option for the original colour scheme I'd definitely throw my IC back in.


Hi Guys,
Thanks for the Feedback, I heard this one quite a lot so I can see what I can do. there is still a kitting update coming for small things I forgot about so I think something is still possible.
I personally like both of them a lot, but I understand the greenish is a lot more tropical / warm looking that fits the theme well.

I will come back to this :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: barryburton23 on Tue, 09 February 2021, 21:53:52
Super stoked to know the old color scheme might be possible! Just came across this thread and was hesitant to IC till I saw the latest post.
+1 for the greener colours!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: bigglesby on Tue, 09 February 2021, 22:12:08
This might be an unpopular take, but I really loved the original seafoam-y greenish blue... I think it captures the theme a bit better actually than a bright blue :/

I also thought that the original colors matched really well with this fountain pen: https://kanileapenco.com/kahakai-fountain-pen/

Sounds like decisions have been finalized, but any chance we'll ever see that greenish blue again?

Not a deal breaker for me, but I would agree that the original colors with that teal was beautiful. I love the part gloss, part matte concept for this!

Yeah, I have to agree the change to light blue is a dealbreaker for me, and I was so excited for those original renders. I am glad lots of people seem to like it, and I am glad OP is going through with the group buy, I hope it is a success!

...just want to say I think those original renders were some of the coolest caps I have ever seen. Darn.

Also a dealbreaker for me :'( I was really impressed by the initial renders. The green/teal seafoam vibe was quite honestly the most amazing and breathtaking IC render I've ever seen to date.
At the same time, happy for the people getting another successful keycap GB, if theres ever an option for the original colour scheme I'd definitely throw my IC back in.


Hi Guys,
Thanks for the Feedback, I heard this one quite a lot so I can see what I can do. there is still a kitting update coming for small things I forgot about so I think something is still possible.
I personally like both of them a lot, but I understand the greenish is a lot more tropical / warm looking that fits the theme well.

I will come back to this :)

Is there a timeline for when the GB goes up and if the green version is a possible? I think I'd choose the old green one over the current but wondering if the schedule will be separate.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Adqam64 on Thu, 11 February 2021, 14:27:14
It's clear that you can't make everyone happy, since I prefer the bluer version!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: eljudio42 on Fri, 12 February 2021, 22:01:48
I hope it's not too late or even a too much of a hassle, but i'd love to see the wave, the helm, the seashell arrow keys, etc be part of the novelties kit too. I really love those but I still would like to get text mods without breaking the bank too much
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: sevenseacat on Fri, 12 February 2021, 22:31:50
I mean I'll pick it up anyway, but blanks would be great. *crosses fingers
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: watchsasquatch on Sat, 13 February 2021, 10:50:14
This might be an unpopular take, but I really loved the original seafoam-y greenish blue... I think it captures the theme a bit better actually than a bright blue :/

I also thought that the original colors matched really well with this fountain pen: https://kanileapenco.com/kahakai-fountain-pen/

Sounds like decisions have been finalized, but any chance we'll ever see that greenish blue again?

Not a deal breaker for me, but I would agree that the original colors with that teal was beautiful. I love the part gloss, part matte concept for this!

Yeah, I have to agree the change to light blue is a dealbreaker for me, and I was so excited for those original renders. I am glad lots of people seem to like it, and I am glad OP is going through with the group buy, I hope it is a success!

...just want to say I think those original renders were some of the coolest caps I have ever seen. Darn.

Also a dealbreaker for me :'( I was really impressed by the initial renders. The green/teal seafoam vibe was quite honestly the most amazing and breathtaking IC render I've ever seen to date.
At the same time, happy for the people getting another successful keycap GB, if theres ever an option for the original colour scheme I'd definitely throw my IC back in.


Hi Guys,
Thanks for the Feedback, I heard this one quite a lot so I can see what I can do. there is still a kitting update coming for small things I forgot about so I think something is still possible.
I personally like both of them a lot, but I understand the greenish is a lot more tropical / warm looking that fits the theme well.

I will come back to this :)

Thanks for being so thoughtful about this!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: rockydbull on Sat, 13 February 2021, 11:39:26
Throwing in another vote for returning to the green. The blue is a much more harsh transition and doesn't feel like a smooth water to beach transition.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: yh on Sat, 13 February 2021, 11:55:12
interesting kitting, curious to see how it'll turn out. good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: long_qt_pie on Sat, 13 February 2021, 14:41:01
Whatabout a spacebars kit?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Havattack on Sat, 13 February 2021, 16:15:13
It's bitter sweet seeing an IC for a new kit you like.... The renders of keebs you will more then likely never get a chance at.... hits me right in the feels.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: adamyli on Sun, 14 February 2021, 00:43:36
This might be an unpopular take, but I really loved the original seafoam-y greenish blue... I think it captures the theme a bit better actually than a bright blue :/

I also thought that the original colors matched really well with this fountain pen: https://kanileapenco.com/kahakai-fountain-pen/

Sounds like decisions have been finalized, but any chance we'll ever see that greenish blue again?

Not a deal breaker for me, but I would agree that the original colors with that teal was beautiful. I love the part gloss, part matte concept for this!

Yeah, I have to agree the change to light blue is a dealbreaker for me, and I was so excited for those original renders. I am glad lots of people seem to like it, and I am glad OP is going through with the group buy, I hope it is a success!

...just want to say I think those original renders were some of the coolest caps I have ever seen. Darn.

Also a dealbreaker for me :'( I was really impressed by the initial renders. The green/teal seafoam vibe was quite honestly the most amazing and breathtaking IC render I've ever seen to date.
At the same time, happy for the people getting another successful keycap GB, if theres ever an option for the original colour scheme I'd definitely throw my IC back in.


Hi Guys,
Thanks for the Feedback, I heard this one quite a lot so I can see what I can do. there is still a kitting update coming for small things I forgot about so I think something is still possible.
I personally like both of them a lot, but I understand the greenish is a lot more tropical / warm looking that fits the theme well.

I will come back to this :)

Much appreciated man, thanks for being so considerate :) You can definitely count me as an insta-cop for the greener-seafoam.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: hello21 on Sun, 14 February 2021, 01:33:52
Green or blue, I love how this set looks either way
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: yh on Sun, 14 February 2021, 07:37:49
amazing renders by liz! though i feel you should probably include acknowledgements to the creators of the boards used in your post
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: sGhost on Sun, 14 February 2021, 07:49:33
Canít wait to see this in gb!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: bert039 on Tue, 16 February 2021, 20:44:15
Spacebar kit for Alice?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: DrHigsby on Wed, 17 February 2021, 01:21:57
The 40s/ortho kit is missing a few keys/requires a few changes. As it stands right now, your 40s/ortho kit offers ortho-only support, even though you offer several non 1u sizes. 

-1.75u shift is strictly a left sided key in 40s and should be blue, not sand.
-1.25u tab in blue in missing. Every single staggered 40s board uses this key size tab. This is a quintessential 40s key.
-in order to outfit a prime_e, youíll need another 1.25u key in blue. I recommend Fn or Menu
-in order to outfit UT47/Whimsy, youíll need a 1.5u shift in blue
-I recommend 4x total 1.5u bottom modifiers. This covers some iterations of Fourier/similar layouts. Such as 2x blue and 2x sand (Ctrl and Alt)
-other common small bar sizes are completely missing. Youíll want to add the following: 1x 2.75u, 1x 2.25u, 2x 1.75u, and 2x 1.5u.

Iíd be happy to go over these changes with you in greater detail on Discord. DrHigsby#8817.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Meijboom on Thu, 18 February 2021, 11:00:28
Spacebar kit for Alice?

In the works, will be added. :)

amazing renders by liz! though i feel you should probably include acknowledgements to the creators of the boards used in your post

You're right, thought I already did that oops

It was already there, under special thanks to

I also spoke to DrHigsby and he helped me kitting, after this is finished the pricing quote will be updated.

Also requested some greener samples, hopefully those will come soon.


Estimated GB date is 1 June :)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: GreenKAM_OceanFront on Fri, 19 February 2021, 00:48:31
Just wanted to pop in and say the teal green in the OG renders was absolutely lovely. I do hope it makes its way into one of the alt kits.  :D I will for sure purchase if the green goes back in.

If it does not, still love this set and hope the GB goes well. Good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: adamyli on Fri, 19 February 2021, 15:26:53
Spacebar kit for Alice?

In the works, will be added. :)

amazing renders by liz! though i feel you should probably include acknowledgements to the creators of the boards used in your post

You're right, thought I already did that oops

It was already there, under special thanks to

I also spoke to DrHigsby and he helped me kitting, after this is finished the pricing quote will be updated.

Also requested some greener samples, hopefully those will come soon.


Estimated GB date is 1 June :)

So excited for the samples, thank you! If teal/dark greens go through will they be in the same GB of June 1?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Havattack on Fri, 19 February 2021, 15:37:10
amazing renders by liz! though i feel you should probably include acknowledgements to the creators of the boards used in your post
You should definitely name the boards your using NEXT to the pics. If anything, just to stop people from having to post to ask what board it is..
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Havattack on Fri, 19 February 2021, 15:40:44
Spacebar kit for Alice?

In the works, will be added. :)

amazing renders by liz! though i feel you should probably include acknowledgements to the creators of the boards used in your post

You're right, thought I already did that oops

It was already there, under special thanks to

I also spoke to DrHigsby and he helped me kitting, after this is finished the pricing quote will be updated.

Also requested some greener samples, hopefully those will come soon.


Estimated GB date is 1 June :)
I think they meant list the name of the boards and their creators not whoever did the renders./
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: GreenKAM_OceanFront on Fri, 19 February 2021, 23:56:46
Whatabout a spacebars kit?

Second this idea
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: bigglesby on Sat, 20 February 2021, 00:17:38
Spacebar kit for Alice?

In the works, will be added. :)

amazing renders by liz! though i feel you should probably include acknowledgements to the creators of the boards used in your post

You're right, thought I already did that oops

It was already there, under special thanks to

I also spoke to DrHigsby and he helped me kitting, after this is finished the pricing quote will be updated.

Also requested some greener samples, hopefully those will come soon.


Estimated GB date is 1 June :)

Your kindness is a balm to all who encounter it.
Youíre like sunshine on a rainy day.
Youíre so thoughtful.
Pog.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Cods on Sat, 20 February 2021, 02:00:18
It's lovely. I'm more up for sculpted profiles, but if I were to get something flat this would be it.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Extra Fox on Sat, 20 February 2021, 13:55:12
Sculpted and shiny? Yes. Please.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: TyPower on Sat, 20 February 2021, 16:05:14
Love the glossy KAM caps, little pilot looks awesome and Iím sure this will too. Definitely on my radar (along with like 4 other blue sets)
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: eljudio42 on Sat, 20 February 2021, 19:16:31
I hope it's not too late or even a too much of a hassle, but i'd love to see the wave, the helm, the seashell arrow keys, etc be part of the novelties kit too. I really love those but I still would like to get text mods without breaking the bank too much
just gonna bump this since i'm worried it might've been buried
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: ChaosAirlines on Sun, 21 February 2021, 01:34:42
Spacebar kit for Alice?

In the works, will be added. :)

amazing renders by liz! though i feel you should probably include acknowledgements to the creators of the boards used in your post

You're right, thought I already did that oops

It was already there, under special thanks to

I also spoke to DrHigsby and he helped me kitting, after this is finished the pricing quote will be updated.

Also requested some greener samples, hopefully those will come soon.


Estimated GB date is 1 June :)

Your kindness is a balm to all who encounter it.
Youíre like sunshine on a rainy day.
Youíre so thoughtful.
Pog.

Poggers for true. Looking forward to the green renders!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: Timception on Sun, 21 February 2021, 04:57:16
The only key I am worried about is the small shift key, but it looks like you have us covered. Best looking colors for keycaps, instantly fell in love. Hope to get a set of these when available!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: frasnow on Sun, 21 February 2021, 12:16:44
Also requested some greener samples, hopefully those will come soon.

Noooooo! This set was finally getting close to your original blue of Beachie DSA that I really wanted. I guess you can't please everyone. At least we convinced you to offer the water in matte.  :D
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: GreenKAM_OceanFront on Sun, 21 February 2021, 16:25:46
Throwing in my support for the green renders. Hope they come out well!
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: greeneyesbluedragon on Mon, 22 February 2021, 02:15:14
A big fan of the green, will the greens also have the shiny/matte option as well?
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: galaxy01 on Mon, 22 February 2021, 02:34:27
The new blue color scheme caught my attention. It is clean and gorgeous and I would definitely pick up the blue ocean set.
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: barryburton23 on Mon, 22 February 2021, 10:12:25
So glad the green is getting traction again C'':
hope everyone gets to buy the set they want
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: ThickJimmy on Mon, 22 February 2021, 20:05:03
The glossy caps look great!!! Now another KAM set a NEED to buy
Title: Re: [IC] KAM Ocean Front - Update - Boardrenders + All kits rendered!
Post by: GreenLantern on Wed, 24 February 2021, 04:17:44
Is there update on if greens come glossy