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[GB] GMK Bentō (GB over!)
« on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 03:14:32 »


GMK Bentō, inspired by the Japanese culture, and the iconic/typical home-packed meal called 'Bento (弁当)'.
Hiraganas and Kobe legends with Cherry icon modifiers, produced by GMK.

Proxies


Kits







Rama Keycaps

Aluminium anodised (PMS 178 C) with white enamel fill keycap





Hand mirror polished PVD Brass keycap





Renders















Numbers

Final numbers (with extras):

Kits

Base kit761 (1000)/250
Spacebars kit409 (513)/150
Kobe kit89 (161)/150

Rama keycaps
Alu keycap222/50
Brass keycap70/50


Info

IC thread

GB will run until February 28, 2018.
These keycaps are set to be shipped out 12 weeks after the end of the Group Buy.

Also, deskmats will be available later.



Thanks to everyone who contributed to this project :)
« Last Edit: Thu, 14 March 2019, 06:18:28 by biip »

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 18:51:16 »
Approved, GL with GB

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 18:52:27 »
joined, super hyped.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 19:05:59 »
Pshh I already bought this.

Thanks Biip.
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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 19:13:28 »
Do you have any IRL colour samples/objects/reference for the pink/red?
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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 20:09:31 »
Ayye!! Can't wait :)

Do you have news on the slider as well? If possible I would like to get one through Novelkeys  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 20:45:53 »
joined, thank you so much.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 20:49:09 »
Joined! so hyped!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 02:22:08 »
Thank you all!
Didn't expected such hype :eek:

Ayye!! Can't wait :)

Do you have news on the slider as well? If possible I would like to get one through Novelkeys  :thumb:

It should be possible very soon. Need confirmation from Keebwerk first :thumb:

Do you have any IRL colour samples/objects/reference for the pink/red?

Picked Pantone, then chose RAL colors IRL.
GMK should provide me samples soon™ ;D

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 02:22:25 »
yee ordered the base + kobe sets.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 06:14:03 »
Great looking set! I'm in :thumb:
« Last Edit: Tue, 29 January 2019, 13:35:30 by Nagato »

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 08:22:22 »
Sweet set! Ordered the base and spacebars. convex split space bar is the best thing ever!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 08:59:27 »
rip my wallet after buying all kits + pink rama cap

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 09:52:30 »
rip my wallet after buying all kits + pink rama cap

i know that feel, but what am I gonna do, NOT get a salmon spacebar + 2 rama caps?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 10:09:37 »
Will the deskmats be sold from the same proxies? Should I be waiting for them to come out to complete my checkout in order to make them one order/shipping?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 10:22:14 »
Will the deskmats be sold from the same proxies? Should I be waiting for them to come out to complete my checkout in order to make them one order/shipping?
When I ordered one from Novelkeys, they were selling them separately. Because packing is different and unique to the deskmat so you could only order a deskmat meaning you'll have to pay shipping twice if you want something else. Not sure if anything has changed since then or how other proxies might handle the shipping on the deskmats.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 10:24:59 »
Will the deskmats be sold from the same proxies? Should I be waiting for them to come out to complete my checkout in order to make them one order/shipping?

Deskpads will be availabe on the same proxies. We are currently waiting for another round of samples.

In terms of shipping, at least for NovelKeys, you will not be able to checkout in the same cart as the keycap set. There will be a big enough difference in shipping time of both products that we wouldnt be able to store one or the other as we wait for them to arrive.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 10:51:25 »
Thank you all!
Didn't expected such hype :eek:

Ayye!! Can't wait :)

Do you have news on the slider as well? If possible I would like to get one through Novelkeys  :thumb:

It should be possible very soon. Need confirmation from Keebwerk first :thumb:

Do you have any IRL colour samples/objects/reference for the pink/red?

Picked Pantone, then chose RAL colors IRL.
GMK should provide me samples soon™ ;D


Sounds good!!!! CCCCC:

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 13:27:17 »
Can anyone confirm if the alphas are going to be cream or white? In the IC thread biip mentioned it was going to be cream ws4 like camping. I was thinking it would be more on the white side based on renders.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 13:28:55 »
Thank you all!
Didn't expected such hype :eek:

Ayye!! Can't wait :)

Do you have news on the slider as well? If possible I would like to get one through Novelkeys  :thumb:

It should be possible very soon. Need confirmation from Keebwerk first :thumb:

Do you have any IRL colour samples/objects/reference for the pink/red?

Picked Pantone, then chose RAL colors IRL.
GMK should provide me samples soon™ ;D

Hype all the way! Love Bento and love this!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 13:37:39 »
Can anyone confirm if the alphas are going to be cream or white? In the IC thread biip mentioned it was going to be cream ws4 like camping. I was thinking it would be more on the white side based on renders.

It’s gonna be more rose/warm.
Gonna shoot that, aside to GMK Camping, when I’ll receive the samples.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 18:13:04 »
Really beautiful set, especially with the RAMA pink artisan.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 29 January 2019, 19:13:14 »
Can anyone confirm if the alphas are going to be cream or white? In the IC thread biip mentioned it was going to be cream ws4 like camping. I was thinking it would be more on the white side based on renders.

It’s gonna be more rose/warm.
Gonna shoot that, aside to GMK Camping, when I’ll receive the samples.

Ahh okay so a custom color and not ws4 though. I like that.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 00:10:54 »
Particularly like the icon novelties for each row, makes it super compatible

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 00:40:02 »
i feel like anyone that has/will have a bluegrey board should seriously think about this set. i feel like it would compliment so well.

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« Reply #25 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 03:22:58 »
i feel like anyone that has/will have a bluegrey board should seriously think about this set. i feel like it would compliment so well.

I think it's going to look great on PC boards too

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 07:59:16 »
I wonder, how these modifiers will look with GMK Calm Depths alphas? On LAKE M60-A. :)

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 08:10:53 »
I like the colors, wish standard English alphas were available though.
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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 08:52:00 »
I like the colors, wish standard English alphas were available though.
That's the only thing stopping me from getting in on this :/

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 09:40:33 »
Any eta on when the slider will be up for sale?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 09:46:16 »
Any eta on when the slider will be up for sale?

Biip said he needs confirmation from Keebwerk first, didn't mention ETA when I asked about it but I hope it's soon


And talking about the slider, would that be shipped out with the ketset? Or would it be similar to the desk mats and be shipped out separately?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 09:48:42 »
I have been eyeing this for a while. Joined!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 11:28:48 »
Bento slider is up on novelkeys. Would be great if we could buy it switchless so we could install our own switches to taste...?

EDIT: Forgot it's hotwap!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 11:34:56 »
Bento slider is up on novelkeys. Would be great if we could buy it switchless so we could install our own switches to taste...?

EDIT: Forgot it's hotwap!

asdfajkdhfjkashfkj!!!  :eek: :eek: :eek:

Thank you!!! Man, first Keyset GB and I get the opportunity to purchase this as well  :'(  This is gonna be good  :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 13:30:33 »
I like the colors, wish standard English alphas were available though.
That's the only thing stopping me from getting in on this :/


Sigh we’re on the same boat. I really like these colours tho.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 14:05:34 »

It’s gonna be more rose/warm.
Gonna shoot that, aside to GMK Camping, when I’ll receive the samples.

Hey Biip! Do you have a Pantone or RAL color code that closely hits what you're envisioning for the alphas?

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 14:09:36 »
I like the colors, wish standard English alphas were available though.

I wish too, but still joined, this is too good to pass

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 16:42:06 »
Hitting past 2/3 for Base Kit soon! Lets keep it coming!
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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 16:56:20 »
Hitting past 2/3 for Base Kit soon! Lets keep it coming!

Is this for CandyKeys only? If so, then dang  :eek:

This is great  :cool:

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 21:03:53 »
easy buy. lets go!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 21:33:02 »
So excited for these already! I was not made for group buys, my patience is terrible.

The real question though.....do I get the Silver/Rose Gold or Black/Rose Gold Xeno 75 to house this beautiful set?

I cant decide!
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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 22:23:34 »
Hitting past 2/3 for Base Kit soon! Lets keep it coming!

Let’s go!

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 22:40:00 »
What is next price drop after 250?

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 23:01:36 »
Probably a dumb question, but this is my first group buy like this.  If more people purchase, does the price we pay keep going down at certain levels?  Does Novelkeys refund the diff, thought they took payment out already.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 00:50:05 »
Probably a dumb question, but this is my first group buy like this.  If more people purchase, does the price we pay keep going down at certain levels?  Does Novelkeys refund the diff, thought they took payment out already.
That's how it works as far as I know.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 01:23:55 »
Group Buy has a crazy start :eek:
Thank you all for the support!

I like the colors, wish standard English alphas were available though.

I wish too, but still joined, this is too good to pass

At this stage I chose two references.
I’ll finalize my choice when I got the samples from GMK!

'Cream White'
RAL 010 90 05 Rose cream
RAL 010 93 05 White red

'Salmon Red'
RAL 040 60 60 Coral orange
RAL 030 60 50 Calypso red

'Teal Blue'
RAL 240 50 25 Greenland blue
RAL 230 60 30 Sport blue

There is also a Pantone which kinda matches the RAL colors for Salmon/coral: 178C

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 11:30:34 »
Not sure if this is the place to ask.

but regarding the Keebwerk Nano bento version, is there a way we can get it as a kit and not pre-fabbed?

Not sure I want to get such a nice little macro board stuck with cherry switches

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 11:41:11 »
Not sure if this is the place to ask.

but regarding the Keebwerk Nano bento version, is there a way we can get it as a kit and not pre-fabbed?

Not sure I want to get such a nice little macro board stuck with cherry switches

It says it's hot-swappable, so not a total loss getting it pre-fab :shrug:

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 11:49:09 »
Not sure if this is the place to ask.

but regarding the Keebwerk Nano bento version, is there a way we can get it as a kit and not pre-fabbed?

Not sure I want to get such a nice little macro board stuck with cherry switches

It says it's hot-swappable, so not a total loss getting it pre-fab :shrug:

I'm not sure about the nano bento. its not dark greyish blue like it should be, and IDK how possible it is to get the slider working with VoiceMeeter. Plus, I don't really have a use for a macro pad considering all my boards have layers lol. We'll see.

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Re: [GB] GMK Bentō (01/28 — 02/28)
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 13:23:34 »
Not sure if this is the place to ask.

but regarding the Keebwerk Nano bento version, is there a way we can get it as a kit and not pre-fabbed?

Not sure I want to get such a nice little macro board stuck with cherry switches

It says it's hot-swappable, so not a total loss getting it pre-fab :shrug:

Oh I'm dumb, must've missed that THANKS!