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Title: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SMALL BATCH OPEN
Post by: GarrettSucks on Thu, 17 January 2019, 20:57:26
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56df43c437013b7f38833624/t/5c4135d18a922de137d96d87/1547777510878/SA-MC-Logo.png?format=2500w)

My hometown of Birmingham, AL is known as the Magic City because of its growth from 100 citizens to 250,000 citizens in just 12 years (1865-1878). This set is a dedication to the place that raised me and made who I am today. The soft cream and the nearly black charcoal are representative of the long history of hard and gritty work the city is known for. The red is taken from the state flag. Together these tones create a very strong and balanced palette that will turn any board into a conversation piece. It is not flashy, but just a solid set that will go on any board.

Doubleshot ABS by Signature Plastics

SP stock colors:
CREAM - TBT
BLACK - TAA
RED - RDD

SCULPTED 1-1-2-3-4-3

We have compiled a single condensed kit instead of the traditional separate kits, in order to try to keep the cost low. We are shooting for a GB price under $160.
Please use the link below to fill out the interest check and give us your thoughts.


NEW KIT LAYOUT
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56df43c437013b7f38833624/t/5cd333c31905f46d0d86dbf4/1557345225312/Kit.png?format=2500w)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56df43c437013b7f38833624/t/5c4125d8f950b71f31570eac/1547773419224/HHKB_2018-Nov-01_04-39-05PM-000_CustomizedView6780965481_png.jpeg?format=2500w)

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56df43c437013b7f38833624/t/5c4126a821c67cc6cf9f2564/1547773621837/HHKB_2018-Nov-01_04-39-44PM-000_CustomizedView1843105925_png.jpeg?format=2500w)

MORE RENDERS ON THE PRODUCT PAGE
https://dixiemech.com/samagiccity (https://dixiemech.com/samagiccity)

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UPDATE 5.8.19
I have been convinced to resurrect this set. I will be back soon with more details.

UPDATE 5.9.19

Alright everyone. Lets do this.

This form is basically going to act as a commitment to buy SA Magic City, but without purchasing just yet.
I don't normally do things this way, but I would like to see how many people want to purchase so that the first purchase is the correct price and no refunds are needed. So please do not fill this out if you do not want to purchase.

After everyone fills the form out, I will probably invoice each person individually.

There will only be one kit with decent compatibility to keep the price lower. Im kind of personally placing an MOQ of 75 on this.

Once again, only fill this out if you are interesting in actually buying SA Magic City. The purchasing will probably actually take place at the beginning of June. So this isn't an immediate thing. This is just a commitment to purchase.

See more photos at https://dixiemech.com/samagiccity
^ Some legends and colors are slightly wrong in the renders, but the stock colors are listed and the base kit shows the legends that come in the kit.

FILL OUT FORM (https://forms.gle/2a7d6aogyh2zkaAj9)
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: mnpq.raven on Thu, 17 January 2019, 21:03:46
nice
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: click clack jack on Thu, 17 January 2019, 21:08:27
Damn very gorgeous, I'm interested.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Thu, 17 January 2019, 21:37:48
I like the one kit idea. Great colors also.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: otanishock on Thu, 17 January 2019, 21:42:56
A bit like SA Western, but in a very good way! Definitely in. Any plan for novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: AndyTC on Thu, 17 January 2019, 21:57:32
NE ISO Avail?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: enrique.aliaga on Thu, 17 January 2019, 22:02:25
Would this be manufactured by Signature Plastics or Maxkey?


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Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: Albatross on Thu, 17 January 2019, 22:33:04
I thought I was going to see a strip club themed set...
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: William_S_Jones on Thu, 17 January 2019, 22:50:21
I like it. Even better that your set has true meaning to it & represents AL which helped build you up to who you today. Just based off the meaning of this set. I will join your GB when its live. Again, great job, sir!!!


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Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: jumpmineralwater on Thu, 17 January 2019, 23:37:36
I like that you have a theme behind the set and its colors, and there is a real life story behind it.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: GarrettSucks on Fri, 18 January 2019, 08:06:42
Would this be manufactured by Signature Plastics or Maxkey?


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This will be from SP.

A bit like SA Western, but in a very good way! Definitely in. Any plan for novelties?

I have thought about doing some text novelties. No icons though because I would like to keep the cost down.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: yaya on Fri, 18 January 2019, 08:24:31
I'm interested.

The render uses keys that aren't in your kit (backspace/code).

Wouldn't mind seeing a 1u R1 backspace and stepped caps lock added.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Fri, 18 January 2019, 08:58:47
Any thoughts on doing an ortho mods kit? I know you want to keep costs down. If it doesn't hit MoQ, it just doesn't get made. Anyway, as said before, great colors! I'm in regardless. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 18 January 2019, 09:19:12
This colorway didn't go far before, but I'm guessing it was not lack of interest but lack of progress by the IC runner.   Seems like a very classic colorway (Led Zep did well, too). 

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86914.0
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Fri, 18 January 2019, 09:29:41
This colorway didn't go far before, but I'm guessing it was not lack of interest but lack of progress by the IC runner.   Seems like a very classic colorway (Led Zep did well, too). 

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86914.0

Yeah, it reminds me of Led Zep too. I hope this does well.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: nasp on Fri, 18 January 2019, 10:13:07
consider my interest piqued

Love the theme and accompanied story!

Any timeline yet?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: hs429q on Fri, 18 January 2019, 10:37:42
Doubleshot ABS by Signature Plastics

Consider my interest checked!

Planning bank heist now!
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: clasicks on Fri, 18 January 2019, 11:01:33
(https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_thread/tshrCy8QSyf3By8kMIwG__20171231184023.jpg?auto=format&fm=jpg&fit=min&w=796&dpr=1)

Your render seems off from your other images, to me it matches this SA 1965 set a lot - any way you could render with a paler alpha?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: William_S_Jones on Fri, 18 January 2019, 11:15:35
Doubleshot ABS by Signature Plastics

Consider my interest checked!

Planning bank heist now!
10-4, me too!!


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Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: click clack jack on Fri, 18 January 2019, 11:33:58
Novilties (text is fine) will probably be the determining factor for me, love the set but I love a cool novelty. Any ideas on words or theme you're thinking?
Title: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: club_sauce on Fri, 18 January 2019, 11:46:27
Great looking set! I'm from Alabama and went to undergrad in Birmingham--I'm in a much bigger city in Texas now but still miss B'ham a lot--great place. I pretty much have to buy this set. Not speaking for everyone, of course, but it would be awesome for the box to have a cool graphic design relating to the city--maybe the skyline or a map of downtown? Would be very cool to see a few novelty keys as well...I'm thinking a Vulcan and maybe the state flag. Anyways, great idea! I'm looking forward to it!

edit: just saw your post about no graphic novelties. Low hanging fruit here, but "War Eagle" and "Roll Tide Roll" would be nice for us SEC fans. Of course, there could be trademark issues with that. WDE and RTR could work.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: PvtSkittles on Fri, 18 January 2019, 12:09:45
Wow. I've been in Birmingham since 2010. I'm sure I'll be moving on at some point with career stuff but this would be a great keepsake from my time in Bham. The city has grown and developed like crazy since I moved here. Also there was a meetup.com group trying to get together every month which just recently died and I felt bad that I hadn't had a chance to check it out when it was up and running. Very cool to see this and totally surprised to see a Birmingham, AL inspired set.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: Evilocity on Fri, 18 January 2019, 12:26:49
Interested! GB when?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: ossetepo on Fri, 18 January 2019, 13:05:20
I'm going to need one of the ALT keys to be replaced with an AL key please
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: PvtSkittles on Fri, 18 January 2019, 14:32:36
I'm going to need one of the ALT keys to be replaced with an AL key please

Maybe a BHM key too. I know you said no icon mods but the thought of having the vulcan's butt as a novelty cracks (pun intended) me up.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: Rensuya on Sat, 19 January 2019, 00:40:54
Looks really nice dude! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: GarrettSucks on Sat, 19 January 2019, 12:14:21
It makes me so happy to see how many people who have a connection Birmingham in this community. Because of that I will probably add some text novelties like BHM, AL, and ill have a DIXIE key. I am working on getting some photos of my color chips next to other caps from similar keysets, to show the difference in the swatches.  I am working on getting some updated renders with more correct colors and correct renders, as well as an updated kit render.

Thanks for all the interest and tell your friends to fill out the form! Especially you Bham people!

Love you all. :)

Here is a photo of the SP chips I have chosen. I took the photo with natural light and have color corrected them the best I can.

https://imgur.com/VEghzPC (https://imgur.com/VEghzPC)
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: hhkbp2 on Mon, 21 January 2019, 07:49:52
The colors look nice! Interested in this theme.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: mimalik on Mon, 21 January 2019, 07:54:59
Numpad keys in same color as alphas plz. Or alteast have it available as an additional kit.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: digid3ar on Wed, 23 January 2019, 01:09:25
i need this thing in my office
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: beekey on Wed, 23 January 2019, 01:48:01
Would love to see same space key set (split space support). Otherwise it looks nice. 
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: spkmic on Wed, 23 January 2019, 02:12:10
Need more accurate and more reds
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: otanishock on Wed, 23 January 2019, 05:43:50
Graphic novelties?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: Theswetiyeti on Wed, 23 January 2019, 10:33:52
This looks really classy I would definitely be down for buying this. I'm kind of new to the community would this cover a 1800 layout?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: AaronR on Wed, 23 January 2019, 18:29:43
Would it be possible to do a Mac (OS X) kit.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech
Post by: GarrettSucks on Thu, 24 January 2019, 19:29:29
Here is a vector representation of some other sets that are similar for people to see the differences. These colors may not be color perfect on your screen, but it will allow you to compared the tones of each.

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Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SECOND INTEREST CHECK FORM
Post by: GarrettSucks on Thu, 24 January 2019, 21:27:48
I have created a second IC form with more detailed questions and changes to the kits!

https://goo.gl/forms/6r8VN9XqrHieLQOK2
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: ilouis_07 on Thu, 24 January 2019, 21:34:55
in for any nice SA set. Like this retro colorway:)
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: mudcakehoney on Fri, 25 January 2019, 13:55:22
Following with interest
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: dsaf on Fri, 25 January 2019, 14:04:54
Looks good but not useful to me without ISO.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: mimalik on Fri, 25 January 2019, 14:22:56
Survey completed, finally a SA drop with black mods, hoping that this get made.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: AaronR on Thu, 07 March 2019, 23:12:34
Are we making progress to the GB? Really looking forward to this set.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: Hedgey on Fri, 08 March 2019, 08:49:08
I thought this was going to be based on Magic City the Strip Club here in Atlanta.

 :))
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: William_S_Jones on Fri, 08 March 2019, 09:50:02
I thought this was going to be based on Magic City the Strip Club here in Atlanta.

 :))
Hahahahahaha, funny Hedgey, create a Blue Flame based ATL set. I like this set & looking forward to it!!!


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Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: mimalik on Fri, 08 March 2019, 10:02:05
Can we have additional numpad kit in same colours as alphas? For those who prefer consistent alpha+numpad colours.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 11 March 2019, 03:29:18
Would you consider breaking off the numpad  as a separate kit if that brings the price down ?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: Starius on Mon, 11 March 2019, 21:28:55
This is a nice looking set. 
I even have SA 1965, and while similar, I would still consider getting this set.

I hope a colorway like this comes out for the MT3 profile someday, though.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: GarrettSucks on Mon, 11 March 2019, 22:17:52
Unfortunately, this set didnt get enough interest for me to feel comfortable running it trying to achieve a 100-150 MOQ. I would possibly do a smaller run if enough people are interested in that. So just voice your opinion if that is something that you would be interested in.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: Gondolindrim on Mon, 11 March 2019, 22:36:13
Unfortunately, this set didnt get enough interest for me to feel comfortable running it trying to achieve a 100-150 MOQ. I would possibly do a smaller run if enough people are interested in that. So just voice your opinion if that is something that you would be interested in.

Frankly I'd take this in a heartbeat. It's gorgeous and fits a black case in a really particular way only SA sets do.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: digid3ar on Mon, 11 March 2019, 22:48:23
im in, but right now there a lot of sets coming.  :( but definitly in
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | 2nd IC FORM OPEN
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 11 March 2019, 23:11:31
in for any nice SA set. Like this retro colorway:)

Nice colorway, but I am not a super big fan of SA... hope GMK version will be offered.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: pcire on Tue, 12 March 2019, 00:34:06
Id be in!
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: AaronR on Tue, 12 March 2019, 03:48:10
sad to see this on hold now
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: vicissitude on Tue, 12 March 2019, 05:44:51
Beautiful  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: club_sauce on Tue, 12 March 2019, 09:28:08
Count me in as well. Love this set.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: jdefontes on Tue, 12 March 2019, 15:30:39
This would be my #1 buy if it was running right now.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: PvtSkittles on Tue, 12 March 2019, 17:26:56
I would absolutely jump on this as well if it were not too expensive.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: AaronR on Tue, 30 April 2019, 05:45:49
Please make this happen. Getting sick or all the GMK running now.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: zeroisnothing on Tue, 30 April 2019, 07:45:12
want
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: mimalik on Tue, 30 April 2019, 15:45:04
want

Currently SP SA Arcane, SA Maxkey Leviathan are running and SP SA Laser will start this week in few days at MD.
But hope this runs too and soon.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: luan7749 on Fri, 03 May 2019, 01:36:51
I will be in, when will this gb open ?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: GarrettSucks on Wed, 08 May 2019, 15:12:56
What if I told you that SA Magic City was coming back from the dead?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | Being Resurrected
Post by: club_sauce on Wed, 08 May 2019, 15:18:20
Then I will buy it. Awesome news!
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | Being Resurrected
Post by: mkarlsson on Wed, 08 May 2019, 15:37:17
If UK ISO is added I would also join in
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | Being Resurrected
Post by: aslejoh on Wed, 08 May 2019, 17:45:02
This looks so good :o
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: AaronR on Wed, 08 May 2019, 22:09:01
What if I told you that SA Magic City was coming back from the dead?

Really happy to see this happen now!
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | Being Resurrected
Post by: otanishock on Wed, 08 May 2019, 23:02:02


Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | On Hold
Post by: mimalik on Thu, 09 May 2019, 07:48:11
What if I told you that SA Magic City was coming back from the dead?
Classic colours, insta buy, do offer numpad with black mods, and tbt #keys.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SMALL BATCH OPEN
Post by: GarrettSucks on Thu, 09 May 2019, 09:19:52
Form is posted to join the small batch for this keyset!
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SMALL BATCH OPEN
Post by: digid3ar on Tue, 14 May 2019, 10:50:55
take me to magic city XD, love how classic and clean this set looks  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SMALL BATCH OPEN
Post by: ingmar on Wed, 15 May 2019, 04:42:02
I love the color scheme, I really do, (and who doesn't love SA) but without at least an ISO Enter it's just of no use to me, unfortunately.
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SMALL BATCH OPEN
Post by: digid3ar on Wed, 15 May 2019, 10:59:45
i know this questions is a little out of place because SP calendar and productions slots are a mess, but if the invoice stage goes smoothly ,in which month would you receive the sets?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | Being Resurrected
Post by: otanishock on Wed, 15 May 2019, 17:40:14
Good luck brother !

Excitement intensifies
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SMALL BATCH OPEN
Post by: DukeEsquire on Fri, 17 May 2019, 15:01:00
Cool, just paid my invoice. Very excited.

Any idea on timeframe for delivery?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SMALL BATCH OPEN
Post by: DukeEsquire on Wed, 22 May 2019, 11:29:22
What's the MOQ for this set? 75?
Title: Re: [IC] SA Magic City | Dixie Mech | SMALL BATCH OPEN
Post by: MKBGeek on Sun, 26 May 2019, 09:46:54
 :eek: I'm definitely in on this!