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Offline WAVES_D0NT_DIE

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Welcome to GMK Shark Bait!
I got the idea for this kit while watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! The blues, teals, and whites of these majestic creatures inspired me to create this set. I tried to keep the kits as small as possible while still providing support for a variety of layouts.



HELP US ADOPT SHARKS!
Due to the theme of the the set, the guys at Kono decided it would be a good idea to give back by adopting a shark through The Shark Trust. I loved the idea, so I'm talking to each vendor about doing the same (I will be adopting sharks for each if they're not interested) for a minimum of 6 sharks adopted. Just a fun way to give back to the creatures this set was inspired by, and just something that I thought would be cool to do. Again, all credit to the guys at Kono for the idea.

Group buy runs from Nov. 1st - Dec. 5th
Vendors
US: Kono
Canada: DeskHero
Europe: CandyKeys
Asia: zFrontier
Australia: Daily Clack



Base


Spaces


Novelties




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Pricing
Base: 144.99 USD / 200 CAD / 128.00 EUR / 216.00 AUS / 998 CNY
Spaces: 24.99 USD / 34 CAD / 27.00 EUR / 37.00 AUS / 308 CNY
Novelties: 44.99 USD / 60 CAD / 45.00 EUR / 67.00 AUS / 171 CNY

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Special thanks to OneCreativeMind for creating the novelties, and depletedvespene for helping with the kits. This is my first set, so I've been taking things slowly, and these two have been a huge help.
Thanks for looking!
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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:04:02 »
im in

Offline WAVES_D0NT_DIE

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:05:10 »
Excited to know what everyone thinks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:07:24 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:09:53 »
SHARK BAIT OOH HA HA
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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:11:39 »
SHARK BAIT OOH HA HA

FISH ARE FRIENDS, NOT FOOD.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:13:41 »
You should add red keys for blood, real shark bait

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:28:51 »
Looks like a GMK version of Dasher&Dancer.

Offline WAVES_D0NT_DIE

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:34:47 »
Looks like a GMK version of Dasher&Dancer.

Just looked up the set. I would say they're similar, but definitely not exact. In my opinion, they're different enough to continue working on this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:35:38 »
You should add red keys for blood, real shark bait

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I played around with some red/pinkish colors. Couldn't quite get something that I liked. I'll play around some more and see what I can come up with.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 18:50:06 »
Mods should be navy or midnight blue. Would look better and more contrast.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 19:18:39 »
You should add red keys for blood, real shark bait

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I played around with some red/pinkish colors. Couldn't quite get something that I liked. I'll play around some more and see what I can come up with.

If you want red for blood- go full blood red, not pink.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:52:30 »
When I opened this thread I did not expect to see a key set I liked as much I like this. I can't promise I'd buy it, but damnit I want it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 20:55:42 »
When I opened this thread I did not expect to see a key set I liked as much I like this. I can't promise I'd buy it, but damnit I want it.

Thanks! I値l try my best to make it happen!


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 21:00:14 »
Something I am definitely willing to throw my money at! I am really digging it

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 21:07:07 »
Something I am definitely willing to throw my money at! I am really digging it

Thanks! Seems to be enough interest, so I値l continue developing the set :D.

Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 22:08:23 »
Love it. Let's see some shark novelties. Rama shark tooth cap. Go big.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 22:15:20 »
Love it. Let's see some shark novelties. Rama shark tooth cap. Go big.
That痴 the idea! I知 working on some shark teeth and shark fin novelties.


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 22:15:45 »
no.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 09:05:16 »
In!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 09:21:12 »
I like the esc/Enter being white, it looks really nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 10:01:07 »
In!
Awesome!


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 10:01:38 »
I like the esc/Enter being white, it looks really nice!
I played around with more keys being white but kept it simple in the end and stuck with those two :D. Thanks!


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 11:34:36 »
UK ISO?  The colour scheme is quite nice.
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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 12:13:06 »
UK ISO?  The colour scheme is quite nice.
I知 working out the kits as we speak! I知 hoping to include compatibility for as many people as possible, but I want to keep prices down too. No promises but I will definitely include a UK ISO kit if there痴 enough interest.


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 12:42:19 »
I am intrigued. I like the colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 13:09:17 »
In. I like the colors, please keep the white accents and dont make them red as some asked.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 13:16:37 »
In. I like the colors, please keep the white accents and dont make them red as some asked.
Thanks for the feedback!


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 13:16:59 »
I am intrigued. I like the colors.
Awesome!


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 14:44:03 »
Renders and kits added! :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 15:24:07 »
I mean it really is Dancer but with greener mods with a couple of white accents thrown in. And if you didn't notice that, you didn't do enough market research...

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 15:34:11 »
UK ISO?  The colour scheme is quite nice.
I知 working out the kits as we speak! I知 hoping to include compatibility for as many people as possible, but I want to keep prices down too. No promises but I will definitely include a UK ISO kit if there痴 enough interest.


If you'll allow me...

ISO support right now is incomplete and needs revision. You have:
- No left R4 1.25U left Shift key (this is required).
- One accented ISO Enter key... yet there are mod-colored and accent-colored ANSI Enter keys. This is your call, obviously, but I'd put both ISO Enter keys, or at least the mod-colored one before the accented one.
- R3 \| key (needed for US ISO) and R3 #~ keys (needed for UK ISO).
- No R4 \| key (needed on both US ISO and UK ISO).

You must decide whether you'll have support for either US ISO (4 keys ISO Enter, left Shift, R3 \| and R4 \|) or UK ISO (8 keys  ISO Enter, left Shift, R1 `ャ, R1 2", R1 3」, R3 '@, R3 #~ and R4 \|). You could even have support for both at the same time (that would imply nine keys), but that's not really expected.

As you can see, the alpha support present right now means that the kit has incomplete "Atlantis ISO" support (being neither on one side of the pond or the other one), which is the worst option.


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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 15:40:43 »
One other thing, also entirely subjective: I dig the medium blue / light blue scheme, but I find the white keycaps are a bit too bright (on the legends it's perfect though). If I had the set on my keyboard right now, I'd probably use the Blue Esc and Enter keys instead of the white ones... but that leaves the white-only F5..F8 keys as too glaring of an exception. You may want to consider adding a light-blue set of the keys F5..F8.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 15:57:41 »
UK ISO?  The colour scheme is quite nice.
I知 working out the kits as we speak! I知 hoping to include compatibility for as many people as possible, but I want to keep prices down too. No promises but I will definitely include a UK ISO kit if there痴 enough interest.


If you'll allow me...

ISO support right now is incomplete and needs revision. You have:
- No left R4 1.25U left Shift key (this is required).
- One accented ISO Enter key... yet there are mod-colored and accent-colored ANSI Enter keys. This is your call, obviously, but I'd put both ISO Enter keys, or at least the mod-colored one before the accented one.
- R3 \| key (needed for US ISO) and R3 #~ keys (needed for UK ISO).
- No R4 \| key (needed on both US ISO and UK ISO).

You must decide whether you'll have support for either US ISO (4 keys ISO Enter, left Shift, R3 \| and R4 \|) or UK ISO (8 keys ISO Enter, left Shift, R1 `ャ, R1 2", R1 3」, R3 '@, R3 #~ and R4 \|). You could even have support for both at the same time (that would imply nine keys), but that's not really expected.

As you can see, the alpha support present right now means that the kit has incomplete "Atlantis ISO" support (being neither on one side of the pond or the other one), which is the worst option.


HTH!
Thanks for pointing this out, definitely. I considered making UK ISO support a separate kit but ultimately decided to try to include it on the base kit. I知 not too familiar with other layouts, so I struggled a bit with this. I値l definitely adjust them and post an update! Thanks!


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 15:58:11 »
One other thing, also entirely subjective: I dig the medium blue / light blue scheme, but I find the white keycaps are a bit too bright (on the legends it's perfect though). If I had the set on my keyboard right now, I'd probably use the Blue Esc and Enter keys instead of the white ones... but that leaves the white-only F5..F8 keys as too glaring of an exception. You may want to consider adding a light-blue set of the keys F5..F8.
Noted! I値l be sure to include those keys for the people that want them.


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 16:42:31 »
Any chance for vim keys in one of the kits?

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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 17:19:19 »
Any chance for vim keys in one of the kits?
Possibly, if enough people want it. I壇 like to keep the set as cheap as possible but I値l compromise if people want certain keys.


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 18:34:54 »
White f-row is interesting.

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 23:49:00 »
Can稚 wait to see the novelties. Blues are just my favorite and sharks are my favorite animal lol. Can稚 wait to see this set continue.


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[IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 03 August 2019, 00:00:15 »
Also I think instead of whites and/or reds you should do gray because sharks are usually gray and not white.


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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 03 August 2019, 10:20:43 »
wish to see more novelties.
keep going.  :thumb:

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 03 August 2019, 12:35:27 »
White f-row is interesting.
Interesting as in you like it, or don稚 like it? I値l include some of the darker teal keys, same as the mods, to replace those if people wish to use them instead.


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« Reply #42 on: Sat, 03 August 2019, 12:36:02 »
Can稚 wait to see the novelties. Blues are just my favorite and sharks are my favorite animal lol. Can稚 wait to see this set continue.


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I知 working on novelties but I wasn稚 too happy with them. Trying to find someone I can commission for the novelties :D


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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 03 August 2019, 12:36:39 »
wish to see more novelties.
keep going.  :thumb:
Yep! Trying to find someone I can commission for the novelties, but I definitely plan on including some.


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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 15:50:52 »
White f-row is interesting.
Interesting as in you like it, or don稚 like it? I値l include some of the darker teal keys, same as the mods, to replace those if people wish to use them instead.


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Personally I'm not a fan. I really like the white on the ESC and Enter keys because the contrast is so stark it draws your eyes to that part of the board. It just seems weird having this big contrast at the top row that brings attention to the middle F keys. I think F5-F8 keys should match the alphas. That way you still get the break up in color between the F-key blocks, but it's not so stark and attention grabbing.

That said, what I do think could look really nice is a white spacebar. I don't know how much it would drive the cost of the base kit up, but maybe consider adding a second 6.25u spacebar in white?

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 17:17:25 »
White f-row is interesting.
Interesting as in you like it, or don稚 like it? I値l include some of the darker teal keys, same as the mods, to replace those if people wish to use them instead.


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Personally I'm not a fan. I really like the white on the ESC and Enter keys because the contrast is so stark it draws your eyes to that part of the board. It just seems weird having this big contrast at the top row that brings attention to the middle F keys. I think F5-F8 keys should match the alphas. That way you still get the break up in color between the F-key blocks, but it's not so stark and attention grabbing.

That said, what I do think could look really nice is a white spacebar. I don't know how much it would drive the cost of the base kit up, but maybe consider adding a second 6.25u spacebar in white?

Yeah, I decided to change the white f-row. Kits and renders will be updated today, along with a novelty key. I'm also planning on having a space bar kit with a white space bar, if people want it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 23:52:41 »
i thought it was okay. You can include them as accents, I think the white compliments the set. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - Renders and Kits added!
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 00:00:16 »
Love this! Loved sharks weeks

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Re: [IC] GMK Shark Bait - More Renders, Kits, and Novelty Key!
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 00:13:32 »
New kits, more renders, and a novelty added! (novelty by OneCreativeMind :thumb:).

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« Reply #49 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 01:14:55 »
Love this! Loved sharks weeks

Glad to hear! I'm a huge Shark Week fan too