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[IC] GMK Firefly [Projected launch October 2019]
« on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:03:02 »



Renders

Outdoors feat. fireflies in various lighting:






Indoors, sunlit office:








The kits

Base - flat lighting


Numpad+Spacebars - flat lighting


Forthcoming
Icon extension kit
40s kit
NorDeUK kit(?)



Colors:

For the colors I went with all RAL, and tried to keep it within the Plastics series.
As the plastics series is limited, I also ventured into the design series, but it won't pose a problem during the color matching process.

Comparison:

Top to bottom: Firefly, Metropolis, Nord, Dracula



Dates, vendors and pricing
Date: Projected to launch in October 2019

Vendors
EU: mykeyboard.eu
NA: TBD
Asia: TBD

Pricing: TBD
MOQ: 250



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Max (CableCarDesigns) - Prophet and Cypher keyboards
Yuktsi (TGR) - Alice and 910 keyboards
Tesletron (GreenwaldDesigns) - Lumina keyboard
Otani - Supported me throughout the whole journey, from idea to IC
+Feedback from friends both in private and in public, you know who you are - thank you so much!

Special shoutouts to
Macsurfy - The INSANE renders, as well as being there from day 1 and assisting me with this in all aspects.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:06:01 »
I love it! :o
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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:06:28 »
nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:18:39 »
I really like this, will there be a novelty set?

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:19:59 »
kebab man doing it again

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:21:54 »
Looking good! I'm interested

Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:25:28 »
Love it. I'm sure plenty of discussion of kit design will follow, but this guy would be happy to have numpad and bars be combined.

Could we see a comparison between Firefly base and nautilus base blue? I think Firefly's a step darker?

Offline Fabi

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:26:47 »
Oh it's THAT kind of firefly. I was instantly thinking about the spaceship ;)
Looks good though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:28:27 »
I'm just too excited about that beautiful comparison picture to actually notice the keyset itself  :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 13:46:14 »
these renders are the best ones i ever seen  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 14:19:45 »
Any chance of ortho support? Base is not too far off as it is.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 14:29:19 »
Where are those bottom row icon mods? You dissapoint me :(

The set looks so cool

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 14:46:16 »
wew very hot mr. Emir
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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 14:59:05 »
I really like the colors of this set! Count me interested
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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 15:17:20 »
Me likey. +1 for Firefly bug novelties

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 15:21:39 »
Looks good!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 15:38:41 »
Love the colorway. Altogether looks really nice. Can I ask the philosophy behind choosing which keys are "accented" with the purple text? I would have thought those were typically more Esc, Enter, Backspace, etc. I've never seen Tab chosen to be an accented key or only alt/code in the bottom right.

Just a thought: Alternating blue and purple text might look nice for F-row.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 15:40:49 »
Wow, thank you for the support everyone! It means a lot!  :eek:

A lot of questions regarding novelties, 40s, icon kits etc -
This is all within the realm of possibilities (novelties least likely, as I am not a fan of them). I am also considering a NorDeUK kit if there's enough interest.

I started small with just two kits with the base necesseties, since I wasn't sure of the reception. It could've been a flop and have barely any interest, so I didn't bother constructing more kits.
SO - if you want specific kits to be made, please voice it here in the thread, I am listening and open to your feedback!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 15:43:41 »
Love the colorway. Altogether looks really nice. Can I ask the philosophy behind choosing which keys are "accented" with the purple text? I would have thought those were typically more Esc, Enter, Backspace, etc. I've never seen Tab chosen to be an accented key or only alt/code in the bottom right.

Just a thought: Alternating blue and purple text might look nice for F-row.

The philosophy behind it is to accentuate keys without being "in your face" about it. It is a subtle change in hue, all the while adding character and charm to the set.
The reasoning behind these specific keys might seem random, but in my head it isn't (not so sure if others agree yet). Basically, I want to accent locations that will always be in use, while keeping some form of structure, all the while straying away from the "standard" positions - it left me with the two keys right of space as well as tab and caps. These positions have a nice asymmetrical symmetry, if that makes any sense. :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 15:48:15 »
It's a neat idea and makes some sense now that you've explained it. I'm pretty new to the community and wasn't sure if I was missing something obvious hahahaha!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 16:03:34 »
It would be great to have a novelties kit with the firefly theme, since it's all kind of summer-y feeling. If there is more accents using that peach, light blue and purple colors, I would totally buy it :D as well. Great looking set overall.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 16:33:57 »
1800 compat (R1 Del, End, PgDn) should be moved to the numpad kit, extended 65% compat (R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn) should be added to the base. Alternate color options for `~ and 1.5u \| would be nice, but I get if that doesn't fit in with your vision for the colorway.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 17:44:39 »
I know it's not actually related to the set, but if novelties were based on the sci-fi show, I'd be in for novelties. Otherwise, no novelties is fine with me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 18:07:30 »
Here I thought this was going to be related to The Last of Us. Ah well, nice colors regardless.
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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 18:33:28 »
Wow I really love the blue, hoping for more of these

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 20:04:46 »
Interested.
Wish for more sparkle to shine this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 20:56:00 »
I'd be interested in this but what keyboard is that with the 10key?


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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 00:45:41 »
Wow, that keyset looks second to none. Those renders look mighty fine, too!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 00:51:07 »
Love the set.

I do not love spacebars + numpad being bunched together in the same kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 01:25:35 »
Please take my money cuz I'm in love.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 02:37:50 »
It would be great if you can add a Colevrak kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 05:21:59 »
I do not love spacebars + numpad being bunched together in the same kit.

I agree, I think it'd be better if the spacebars were included in the base kit. It's already pretty sparse, and there are keys that need to be moved from it to the numpad kit anyway (the 1800 compat I previously mentioned).

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 09:09:06 »
This looks great, Emir! Count me in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 09:32:42 »
ne rama cap avail?

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 10:58:06 »
The philosophy behind it is to accentuate keys without being "in your face" about it. It is a subtle change in hue, all the while adding character and charm to the set.
The reasoning behind these specific keys might seem random, but in my head it isn't (not so sure if others agree yet). Basically, I want to accent locations that will always be in use, while keeping some form of structure, all the while straying away from the "standard" positions - it left me with the two keys right of space as well as tab and caps. These positions have a nice asymmetrical symmetry, if that makes any sense. :D

noted your philosophy on the design, but i suspect it would also look really nice if all the mods had blue font and the purple was saved for more traditional accents (i.e. purple esc & enter keys)!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 11:24:27 »
1800 compat (R1 Del, End, PgDn) should be moved to the numpad kit, extended 65% compat (R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn) should be added to the base. Alternate color options for `~ and 1.5u \| would be nice, but I get if that doesn't fit in with your vision for the colorway.

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Good points, thank you! I will reconsider this.

I'd be interested in this but what keyboard is that with the 10key?

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As for novelties and artisans, I likely won't be adding any - sorry! I am personally not a fan, and by GMK Nines I learned that I can't deliver on something I have no interest in. It wouldn't turn out good.

NorDeUK, 40s and other kits are still a possibility down the line! If you want these, please voice it here (No google form for feedback as many entries are not serious, and many do not take time to fill it out properly).

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 11:59:17 »
I bet this colorway will look really nice in photos. Too bad about the novelties, I like fireflies and having a set with something with a summer nostalgia theme, like the bugs themselves or cute little lanterns or something would be a nice touch.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 12:02:57 »
TIL there are fireflies that emit this sort of color. I've only ever seen (tons of) the ones that emit that kinda high-vis yellow/green light (which reminds me of the legends on GMK Night Runner). Neat!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 12:46:33 »
TIL there are fireflies that emit this sort of color. I've only ever seen (tons of) the ones that emit that kinda high-vis yellow/green light (which reminds me of the legends on GMK Night Runner). Neat!!!

Correct!

The green ones are the most common but colors range from yellow to green to red (and inbetween).
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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 13:02:27 »
TIL there are fireflies that emit this sort of color. I've only ever seen (tons of) the ones that emit that kinda high-vis yellow/green light (which reminds me of the legends on GMK Night Runner). Neat!!!

Correct!

The green ones are the most common but colors range from yellow to green to red (and inbetween).
That's so cool!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 16:59:41 »
TIL there are fireflies that emit this sort of color. I've only ever seen (tons of) the ones that emit that kinda high-vis yellow/green light (which reminds me of the legends on GMK Night Runner). Neat!!!

Correct!

The green ones are the most common but colors range from yellow to green to red (and inbetween).

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 14:30:46 »
I love the way these colors mesh and the beautiful backgrounds in the renders...great work, I would love to see an icon kit + a RAMA cap for this!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 22:01:16 »
1800 compat (R1 Del, End, PgDn) should be moved to the numpad kit, extended 65% compat (R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn) should be added to the base. Alternate color options for `~ and 1.5u \| would be nice, but I get if that doesn't fit in with your vision for the colorway.

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Good points, thank you! I will reconsider this.

I just realized that R1 Del should be kept in the base kit for 65% compat, so keep that in mind. But the order two keys are still useless without a numpad.

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 22:25:07 »
will like to suggest the addition of R3 and R4 PgUp and PgDn for 65% support and removal of the accent colours  :)

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 23 July 2019, 22:29:34 »
As always, +1 for R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn.
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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 02:50:02 »
Uuuu... nice!
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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 06:39:46 »
Very clean

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 07:54:08 »
Really liking this. Reminds me of the Unicorn Banshee Clear colourway from Gundam series

Would also be highly interested in a purple 1u fn alongside the current.

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 11:50:08 »
Gimme a Colemak set please!

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Re: [IC] GMK Firefly
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 24 July 2019, 12:32:26 »
Kits updated:
R3 Pg Up, R4 Pg Dn added to base; 1800 compat moved to numpad.
Also updated a list of forthcoming kits

Depending on quote, numpad kit might split off from spacebars. I will decide once I know the pricing; if it's too expensive, I will split.

Base - flat lighting


Numpad+Spacebars - flat lighting


Forthcoming
Icon extension kit
40s kit
NorDeUK kit(?)