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[IC] GMK Night Runner (GB is live!!!)
« on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 15:16:52 »
GB is live!!!

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Welcome to the night:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Many of you know me from my Nexus Slider GB and more recently my keyboard designs from TheKey.Company, and for a while now I have been wanting to make a set but could never find the right one, until now.

Inspired by those elite few who navigate the rooftops of a dystopian cyberpunk city,  GMK Night Runner aims to bring a little of the not-so-distant future to your set up.
The inky dark alpha base color represents the night sky, while the soft, dark blue used for the modifiers represents moon lit features, and the bright yellow legends represents the landscape of fluorescent signs and people running about the city and its skyline.
So without further ado, GMK Night Runner.

Keyset test render(not accurate to base kit):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Board render:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Renders by voodoo6k, the mastermind behind DSA Scientific.

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Novelties:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


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Deskpad:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Colors:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Alpha base is the same as GMK Red samurai mods(by coincidence).

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IC Form:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Cables will be available from Zap.

I am debating about adding artisans as well, but that is TBD.


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Looking to launch the GB in July Waiting on GMK to review colors to see how well they can match and to prevent issues prior to the GB.


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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 15:19:07 »
Reminds me of Batgirl a bit -- cool colorway

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 15:22:08 »
I'm down! The colors are definitely different from anything out there right now! I love the way the yellow legends pop out!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 15:22:27 »
Damn I love yellow legends




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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 15:23:13 »
I like it, especially the alphas and the accent keys. If you were to add novelties, what do you have in mind?
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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 15:36:33 »
I like it, especially the alphas and the accent keys. If you were to add novelties, what do you have in mind?night
Currently undecided, but that needs to be discussed. Not sure what I want the novelties theme to be so I don't have any ideas drafted up atm.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 15:37:28 »
Super interested! Filled out the form. Looking forward to seeing you develop this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:00:08 »
Oh that Blue shade is what I like the most in this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:15:46 »
Oh that Blue shade is what I like the most in this set.

Thank you! That is what finished the set off in my mind, I didn't like the previous version I had until I did that single change and fell in love with the colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:19:54 »
Surely this goes against your vision of the set but I feel like the mod colour steals the show here, I'd like to see what it'd look like if it were a uniform set ( la terminal/skidata/etc) with just the acid yellow accents.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:46:01 »
Surely this goes against your vision of the set but I feel like the mod colour steals the show here, I'd like to see what it'd look like if it were a uniform set ( la terminal/skidata/etc) with just the acid yellow accents.

I get where you are coming from but I wasn't in love with that as much hence the mod change. Maybe I could do a N9 mod kit but base will be the blue.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:58:26 »
Oh that Blue shade is what I like the most in this set.

Thank you! That is what finished the set off in my mind, I didn't like the previous version I had until I did that single change and fell in love with the colors.

You're welcome. And it's good to know that Blue is the vital part of the set to you. It's nice.
Keep up the good work!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 17:09:26 »
gotta admit not a huge fan of the colors on this one

purple and yellow is hard to make a winning combination with
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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 17:38:18 »
gotta admit not a huge fan of the colors on this one

purple and yellow is hard to make a winning combination with

Fortunately for you it's blue, not purple :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 17:45:03 »
OG Ultra Boost / OG Batman vibes... I like!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 17:53:29 »
Love it, I'm in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 18:30:37 »
gotta admit not a huge fan of the colors on this one

purple and yellow is hard to make a winning combination with

Fortunately for you it's blue, not purple :)

it still looks bad
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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 19 April 2019, 21:51:54 »
Update:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

I have been working on getting the kits to where I want them to be for good renders. So will try and get renders done soonish and having someone help with novelties right now.
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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 02:16:12 »
Now that I think about it, this give me cyberpunk 2077 vibes!


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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 16:19:56 »
Now that I think about it, this give me cyberpunk 2077 vibes!

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Hmm, colors do match very well, unintentional but a good match.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 22 April 2019, 17:31:26 »
Updated the IC form to include a question about the alpha color, So please fill it out to vote on possibly changing the color.

Current alphas are N9(renders are darker than intended) but I am thinking about switching to Pantone 426 C which is a mid point between N9 and CR. The reason to keep N9 is to be able to match other N9 sets, but switching would make it closer to the original renders and what I was thinking of color wise. Hard decision as both have pros/cons but I am on the fence and can't decide myself.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 23 April 2019, 17:07:48 »
Update:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Updated kits to fix compatibility and requests from the IC form. As well I have updated the colors to include Pantone 426 C, which is at this time the planned alpha base and accent legends color.
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 June 2019, 16:59:22 by BlindAssassin111 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 27 April 2019, 17:59:43 »
Really love this - I hope it runs!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 27 April 2019, 18:10:33 »
Really love this - I hope it runs!

That is the plan, working on it in the background right now. Have to get novelties figured out and then real renders will be made and figuring out time frame from there.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 27 April 2019, 18:53:35 »
Not bad. I'd like to see more renders though!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 23:05:42 »
nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:15:43 »
Not bad. I'd like to see more renders though!

Coming not too long from now hopefully, just want the novelties in the renders so have to wait for them to be designed(being done now by OneCreativeMind just like yours :P).
« Last Edit: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:31:33 by BlindAssassin111 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 00:51:18 »
Update:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Added more caps to each kit, so they are nearly done now.

New IC form with different questions to iron out the remaining details. https://forms.gle/UVGZq19VCEFEheCK8
Please fill the form out even if you already have, I would really appreciate it.

Novelties are being designed by OneCreativeMind as we speak.
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 June 2019, 16:59:31 by BlindAssassin111 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 01:32:01 »
interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 13:37:16 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 16:19:47 »
Update:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Novelties have been added to the OP.

Still working on them, so if you have any opinions on what stays or something you would like to see added feel free to let me know!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 17:49:32 »
Love the novelties.
So shining.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 18:00:58 »
Love the novelties.
So shining.  :thumb:

Thank you! OneCreativeMind and me have been going back and forth the past few days to try and get great novelties, still may do more if we get some really good suggestions anytime soon.

Also the Deskpad is in the works and I think it will be one of the best out there imo.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 30 April 2019, 23:48:31 »
Can't wait! I'll be saving my money to get multiple base sets along with Novelties!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 11:41:49 »
i love it! please think about adding a 3u yellow spacebar to the kit :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 11:53:19 »
i love it! please think about adding a 3u yellow spacebar to the kit :D

I was told recently that GMK doesn't have 3u spacebars...was that inaccurate information?

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 12:45:23 »
sux about 3u, but what can you do i guess :P

i really dig the "night city" vibe. i would love to see more modifiers w/ the skyline motif. an entire bottom (or top) row of buildings would be awesome and very unique. im also a fan of icon only modifiers, like these. not sure why more designs dont use the classic unix option/alt and meta symbols. this kit is looking super awesome. and i'm definitely down for "when" this becomes a reality. keep up the good work!
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 May 2019, 12:53:12 by xeronu »

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 14:37:29 »
i really dig the "night city" vibe. i would love to see more modifiers w/ the skyline motif. an entire bottom (or top) row of buildings would be awesome and very unique. im also a fan of icon only modifiers, like these. not sure why more designs dont use the classic unix option/alt and meta symbols. this kit is looking super awesome. and i'm definitely down for "when" this becomes a reality. keep up the good work!

Well you are in luck, we added more! I am not sure if we will have that many novelties, just because cost only gets worse the more we add.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (New IC Form to fill out)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 03 May 2019, 13:12:59 »
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Big fan of these novelties!

Thanks! OneCreativeMind did an amazing job on them and I could not be happier.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Novelties added, Deskpad and Artisan to come)
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 03 May 2019, 17:05:08 »
I've heard RAL colors are easier for GMK to match than Pantone. Might be worth considering/asking them to avoid issues with color accuracy.
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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 05 May 2019, 16:12:42 »
Update:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Quick update, The deskpad design is done!

OneCreativeMind did an amazing job taking my concept, and inspiration images and creating such a great design that I honestly could not be happier about. Hopefully everyone likes it as much as I do!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 05 May 2019, 16:26:32 »
That's really good art what the ****, hopefully it turns out well in deskpad form!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 05 May 2019, 19:14:19 »
I really like the deskpad! One thing is the chinese/japanese characters just say night and to run/walk/go. Any possibility changing to to be runner?

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 05 May 2019, 19:31:53 »
I really like the deskpad! One thing is the chinese/japanese characters just say night and to run/walk/go. Any possibility changing to to be runner?

Reason for it being 夜走 "Night Run" is to match the novelties(being that runner is two characters 走者).
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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 12:52:11 »
Update:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

The renders are starting to roll in, and I will be updating the OP post when each one is finished. I am trying to finalize what I want in the novelties kit, and taking suggestions on what row profile you want the each novelties to be on.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 15:30:56 »
Looking good! Excited to see the rest of the renders come in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 14:03:09 »
Looks good!

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 14:04:10 »
Looks good!

Thank you! Getting more renders done atm, so will update as they flow in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Night Runner (Deskpad design is in! Artisan to come)
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 14:20:40 »
Love it!

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