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[IC] GMK Noel | GROUP BUY LIVE!!! | April 2020 | gmknoel.com
« on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 23:48:25 »

    GMK Noel
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    Inspired by the character Noel from Celestial Method, this set aims to bring the cute and endearing theme onto GMK keycaps through light pastel colours and adorable novelty motifs.

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    Pricing
    Prices are in USD through Cannon Keys, for all other vendors please refer to the offical site link
    • Base Kit: $134.99
    • Novelties: $49.99
    • Extension (40s/Ortho/Bars): $39.99
    • Hiragana Sub-legends: $58.99

    Colours
    Please keep in mind these images can't be 100% accurate due to camera and screen accuracy, but give an idea on the colours used


    • GMK WS2 for White
    • RAL 010 80 20 for Pink
    • RAL 210 85 15 for Light Blue
    • RAL 230 70 30 for Dark Blue

    Colours were initially colour-matched with a physical sample from the source, with "Pastel Pink", "Fine Blue" and "Fitness Blue" being the final custom colours used after playing with similar colours to see which variants would work best for the set. WS2 was chosen over the typical WS1 as it provides a more cooler tone, which helps define and tie in the overall theme better.


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    Base Kit


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    40s/Ortho/Spacebars (Extension) Kit


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    Deskmats

    Pink


    Blue


    Board Renders

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    Rendered by MetallicCharles





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    Dark Blue Sofia by Nix Studio
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    Poly Think6.5 by GrayStudio
    Rendered by Abec13





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    Bocc by Senryo
    Rendered by Kingk22





    Aki-S by Senryo
    Rendered by Kingk22





    Synth Labs 060 by Nostril
    Rendered by Nostril



    Collaborations
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    Thanks to Kingk22, Abec13, Fatboycarney, Octix, Upas, necromanx, Yui, pikku-allu, Phatty, MetallicCharles, reeeyouuu, OneCreativeMind, Jae and Brian from TC and everyone from my discord server (sorry if I missed anyone).
    Without you all, I never thought it would've been possible to get this far, and I owe it to all of you for helping me along the way.
    « Last Edit: Tue, 07 April 2020, 03:10:09 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #1 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 23:55:25 »
    based sora no method watcher

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #2 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:00:56 »

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    [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #3 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:01:38 »
    why does the render make the keycaps look so metallic? It doesn’t look like the material is plastic.
    « Last Edit: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:04:08 by dimo »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #4 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:02:08 »
    i feel like ive seen a set that looks just like this, maybe slightly darker colors

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #5 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:04:52 »
    The contrast would be quite worrisome on this one

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #6 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:24:46 »
    why does the render make the keycaps look so metallic? It doesn’t look like the material is plastic.
    I was referred by someone to keycaprenders.com to get images but it has issues with, as you've said, a metallic finish on the keycaps. I'll try to get better renders if possible from Kingk22

    i feel like ive seen a set that looks just like this, maybe slightly darker colors
    Are you referring to GMK Bento? Initially when picking colours I thought so too, but this blue and pink (which is red in bento) is a lot lighter and honestly gives a much different feel from the muted look of bento.

    The contrast would be quite worrisome on this one
    Do you mean contrast of alpha legends colour? The blue is similar to ePBT Fuyu so I'm hoping that won't be the case once I get better renders and fine-tune colours with Pantone chips.
    « Last Edit: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:31:20 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #7 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:27:09 »
    Will definitely join this  :p

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #8 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:38:56 »
    i feel like ive seen a set that looks just like this, maybe slightly darker colors
    GMK shoko?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #9 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:41:17 »
    i feel like ive seen a set that looks just like this, maybe slightly darker colors
    GMK shoko?

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    That is my thought as well.....

    I think the render can take a bit reflection off. It feels pretty metallic for some reason....  :D
    It's a bit hard to see the actual color.
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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #10 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:44:04 »
    I like this, but gonna need some (decent) renders. If only gmk had metallic looking plastics.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #11 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:50:16 »
    I like this, but gonna need some (decent) renders. If only gmk had metallic looking plastics.
    I'm asking Kingk22 if he can make renders within the coming days. It does appear to be lighter than the actual colours (as well as the metallic finish) so hopefully that will be sorted soon.
    « Last Edit: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:56:24 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #12 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 02:25:49 »
    Why does it look metallic?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #13 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 02:56:11 »
    This is some next level waifu ****.
    Nice.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #14 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 06:07:12 »
    Looks like a metallic shoko X bento.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #15 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 09:08:06 »
    As requested, I've updated Alpha & Mod Legends to a darker blue (same colour as Noel's boots) to increase legibility and contrast. Renders are still crap though so aim to have good ones out by Friday for Base Kit and on a Rama board.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #16 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 09:23:46 »
    Probably not the noel you're familiar too, GMK Noel attempts to recreate the magic of Noel, a character from Sora no Method into GMK keycaps.

    Update 1: New better renders confirmed for Thursday/Friday from Kingk22. Changed alpha and modifier legends for better legibility and contrast.

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    Colours
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    GMK WS1 for Alpha Colours
    Pink Accents yet to be colour-matched
    Dark Blue Alpha & Mod Legend Colours yet to be colour-matched


    This interest check is very early at this stage, and I would like to gauge interest and any possible feedback. The colours and accents will be slightly changed from the renders (as they don't accurately depict the colours, as well as the shading being off) and I hope to get more accurate ones soon!

    Plan to do
    Get better renders
    Collect feedback
    Get Pantone Colour Chips
    Finalise colours
    Add Novelties (Planning on boots, flying saucer, dragon, leaf and pillow)
    Finalise kits
    Initiate GB!


    Hope this gains traction so that BeasttrollMC can get the keyset of his dreams!
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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #17 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 11:51:47 »
    i feel like ive seen a set that looks just like this, maybe slightly darker colors
    GMK shoko?

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    Gmk nathin kim tbh.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #18 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 18:12:53 »
    i feel like ive seen a set that looks just like this, maybe slightly darker colors
    GMK shoko?

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    Gmk nathin kim tbh.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel (from Sora no Method)
    « Reply #19 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 12:56:46 »
    I'm sold.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #20 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 03:39:04 »
    New renders are finally here (no more 140+ Rama aluminium base kit)! More renders to come when rendered throughtout today so please keep a lookout when they do. Sorry for the wait!
    « Last Edit: Fri, 23 August 2019, 04:21:02 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #21 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 03:57:53 »
    oof, after seeing the render; definitely in!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #22 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 04:00:02 »
    Sick kit. Love the colours. I'm in!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #23 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 05:37:06 »
    i feel like ive seen a set that looks just like this, maybe slightly darker colors
    GMK shoko?

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    I see the familiarity, but I actually prefer this set. Shoko’s blue modifiers always look so... sad and gloomy to me.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #24 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 05:42:49 »
    New renders look great! Makes the colours of the keycaps look much better.  :thumb:

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #25 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 05:44:55 »
    This looks way better now. I may have to get in on this.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #26 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 09:41:30 »
    Definitely getting this set with novelties!!!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #27 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 12:37:59 »
    This is my new favorite Keyset, it will go perfectly with the white keyboard I plan on getting. So many beautiful Key sets coming out  :)

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #28 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 18:22:24 »
    I haven't posted in 3 years but this is it. Yes yes yes!
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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #29 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 21:47:01 »
    Really clean, I'm in.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #30 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 01:41:21 »
    Really like the new renders and wish you the best of luck on this set!


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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - NEW RENDERS (no more metallic keycaps)
    « Reply #31 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 08:37:54 »
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    Probably not the noel you're familiar with, GMK Noel attempts to recreate the magic of Noel, a character from Sora no Method into GMK keycaps.


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    This interest check is very early at this stage, and I would like to gauge interest and any possible feedback. The colours and accents will be slightly changed from the renders (as they don't accurately depict the colours, as well as the shading being off) and I hope to get more accurate ones soon! Good renders are up!

    Plan to do
    Get better renders
    Collect feedback
    Obtain RAL booklet
    Finalise colours
    Add Novelties (Planning on boots, flying saucer, dragon, leaf and pillow)
    Finalise kits
    Initiate GB!


    Hope this gains traction so that BeasttrollMC can get the keyset of his dreams!
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    Update 1:Changed alpha and modifier legends for better legibility and contrast. Added accent spacebar. Updated Base Kit w/ UK ISO support.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #32 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 04:57:51 »
    Update 2: Finished all current renders (courtesy of Kingk22, awesome work <3), added Hiragana Sub-legends Add-on Kit and added "Roar" Enter Novelty (more to come soon so stay tuned)

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #33 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 09:25:11 »
    Reminds me of bento especially with the addition of the hiragana :(

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #34 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 10:03:53 »
    Reminds me of bento especially with the addition of the hiragana :(

    I’m thinking more of Shoko than Bento.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #35 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 10:10:10 »
    I like the colors but i feel it's really similar to GMK Bento with the hiragana legends.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #36 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 10:20:42 »
    I like the colors but i feel it's really similar to GMK Bento with the hiragana legends.
    Bento’s alpha legend color is waaaaayyy darker.
    Not to mention the alpha’s keycap color, which was borderline beige.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #37 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 10:24:59 »
    I like the colors but i feel it's really similar to GMK Bento with the hiragana legends.
    Bento’s alpha legend color is waaaaayyy darker.
    Not to mention the alpha’s keycap color, which was borderline beige.

    pretty sure bento alphas are closer to white than beige. just drawing a comparison between the 2 sets.


    « Last Edit: Sun, 25 August 2019, 10:26:56 by ogWalker »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #38 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 10:58:06 »
    Reminds me of bento especially with the addition of the hiragana :(

    I’m thinking more of Shoko than Bento.

    Shoko and Noel feel just like alternates Bento sets...

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #39 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 11:41:48 »
    I own a Bento set (although I've yet to put it on anything) and I think it looks great, but this looks even better to me with its lighter and more muted colors.

    The hiragana set looks very nice as I was hoping for one. I'm sure there's a purpose to the dashed squares on the { } keys that I'm simply unaware of, but I think it makes the key appear a little bit cluttered and it lacks balance with the other keys which put text in the bottom right. Another idea that comes to mind could be having katakana and/or kanji alternates for the modifiers. Otherwise, I love this set and I'm in if it ends up looking like this.

    (Made an account just to be able to post here, which should say how much I like it!)


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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #40 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 19:07:37 »
    I own a Bento set (although I've yet to put it on anything) and I think it looks great, but this looks even better to me with its lighter and more muted colors.

    The hiragana set looks very nice as I was hoping for one. I'm sure there's a purpose to the dashed squares on the { } keys that I'm simply unaware of, but I think it makes the key appear a little bit cluttered and it lacks balance with the other keys which put text in the bottom right. Another idea that comes to mind could be having katakana and/or kanji alternates for the modifiers. Otherwise, I love this set and I'm in if it ends up looking like this.

    (Made an account just to be able to post here, which should say how much I like it!)

    Before I start, I'd just like to say I appreciate you taking the extra effort to offer feedback on the set. It really means a lot to me!

    As for your feedback, I do agree that the dashed squares on the set do clutter the keys a bit and contrasts compared to other keys. They're supposed to be placeholders for hiragana keys on Dakuten ( ゙ ) and Handakuten ( ゚ )  signs used to modify them, which similar legends can be found on something like GMK Metaverse. However, GMK Bento's implementation of just the symbol on the bottom right is much cleaner, so I'll be more than glad to change them.

    As for Katakana and/or Kanji Mods (something like ePBT SimpleJa comes to mind), although it'd be great to have variety, I'm unaware that GMK has the moulds for mods with legends like those. Either new moulds will have to be created (which will increase price significantly) or they will have to be Dye-Subbed, which although cheaper, is something I'd rather spend time with novelties on as I honestly don't like the aesthetic of Japanese Mods in the first place and feel it just clutters it.

    Hope that helps!
    « Last Edit: Sun, 25 August 2019, 19:12:16 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Teasers
    « Reply #41 on: Sun, 25 August 2019, 19:21:15 »
    I own a Bento set (although I've yet to put it on anything) and I think it looks great, but this looks even better to me with its lighter and more muted colors.

    The hiragana set looks very nice as I was hoping for one. I'm sure there's a purpose to the dashed squares on the { } keys that I'm simply unaware of, but I think it makes the key appear a little bit cluttered and it lacks balance with the other keys which put text in the bottom right. Another idea that comes to mind could be having katakana and/or kanji alternates for the modifiers. Otherwise, I love this set and I'm in if it ends up looking like this.

    (Made an account just to be able to post here, which should say how much I like it!)

    Before I start, I'd just like to say I appreciate you taking the extra effort to offer feedback on the set. It really means a lot to me!

    As for your feedback, I do agree that the dashed squares on the set do clutter the keys a bit and contrasts compared to other keys. They're supposed to be placeholders for hiragana keys on Dakuten ( ゙ ) and Handakuten ( ゚ )  signs used to modify them, which similar legends can be found on something like GMK Metaverse. However, GMK Bento's implementation of just the symbol on the bottom right is much cleaner, so I'll be more than glad to change them.

    As for Katakana and/or Kanji Mods (something like ePBT SimpleJa comes to mind), although it'd be great to have variety, I'm unaware that GMK has the moulds for mods with legends like those. Either new moulds will have to be created (which will increase price significantly) or they will have to be Dye-Subbed, which although cheaper, is something I'd rather spend time with novelties on as I honestly don't like the aesthetic of Japanese Mods in the first place and feel it just clutters it.

    Hope that helps!

    Ah, you're right about those symbols. I should have thought to look and compare! I understand a little Japanese, but I'm used to only looking at Latin keyboards so the characters occupying those keys don't stick in my head as well. I completely understand the bit about the mods. Honestly, the set as-is plus hiragana keys as an option is more than enough for me, so anything else is just a bonus.


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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Bow Novelty Teaser
    « Reply #42 on: Tue, 27 August 2019, 08:51:49 »
    Looks great to me! Any plans for a spacebar kit?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Bow Novelty Teaser
    « Reply #43 on: Tue, 27 August 2019, 09:56:32 »
    Hiragana mono kit please?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Bow Novelty Teaser
    « Reply #44 on: Tue, 27 August 2019, 18:48:04 »
    Looks great to me! Any plans for a spacebar kit?
    Hiragana mono kit please?

    I'm planning to hold a Google Form to finalise kits and see if there's anything that needs to be added after I finish colour-matching with RAL decks. If there is enough interest, I'll be sure to add both a spacebar and hiragana mono kit.
    « Last Edit: Tue, 27 August 2019, 19:13:31 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Bow Novelty Teaser
    « Reply #45 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 07:02:02 »
    Looking very great man!! Love the colour scheme and the hiragana alphas!

    Keeping an eye on this kit!  ;D

    Hopefully u'll be using the  symbol for the 1.5 backspace for the final product, instead of 

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Bow Novelty Teaser
    « Reply #46 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 07:07:06 »
    TAKE ALL MY MONEY !!!  :p :p :p :p I need this in my life NOW!!!!!! When is this for sale ? please say soon..

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Bow Novelty Teaser
    « Reply #47 on: Thu, 29 August 2019, 21:10:50 »
    Update 3: Updated all renders for better lighting (still need to change dakuten and handakuten legends), and added Bow Novelty R1 Key as part of Novelty Kit.

    Colour Matching will be delayed until Monday as difficulties with delivery have left it being delivered to the next business day (which is Monday for me). Hope to get RAL colours ASAP! (Will be using RAL Design Colours)
    Got it just as I was leaving, hoping to colour match by TODAY


    « Last Edit: Thu, 29 August 2019, 23:25:06 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Hiragana Add-on Kit and Bow Novelty Teaser
    « Reply #48 on: Fri, 30 August 2019, 09:45:34 »
    Update 3.5: Colour matching is done. Lighter blue is darker and pink slightly less saturated in pictures than IRL but hoping to get some better pictures of it tomorrow Done. Also, the Interest Check Form is now up to get an idea on additional kits that may be added. Hope you can spare a few minutes for it! <3
    « Last Edit: Fri, 30 August 2019, 20:28:47 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - Updated Colour Renders and New Form for Additional Kits
    « Reply #49 on: Fri, 30 August 2019, 21:35:26 »
    After colour matching, it has come to my attention that current renders were displaying pink far more saturated then what I had planned, so please take a look at the new renders for more accurate colours (now matched to RAL colours)

    As a result, pink is now lighter and muted and darker blue is slightly more vibrant to further increase legibility.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - Updated Colour Renders and New Form for Additional Kits
    « Reply #50 on: Fri, 30 August 2019, 21:57:42 »
     :thumb: Looking great.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - Updated Colour Renders and New Form for Additional Kits
    « Reply #51 on: Sat, 31 August 2019, 20:51:14 »
    :thumb: Looking great.
    Thanks, appreciate it! ;D

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    Love this colorway so much.
    Wish GB to come soon.

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    I hope this set makes it through, because this is beautiful! Definitely on my list  :D

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    Definitely interested in this! If Noel's bow is a pink (metal) rama cap then I will most probably buy depending on finances at the time

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    Definitely joining in on this one.  Looks great.
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    Update 6: Novelty Kit renders are up with keyboard renders on them and planning to have more renders for different layout keyboards soon.



    As for additional kits, if there is a sudden surge of demand for a specific kit added, I will most like add it, otherwise the current set of kits will be most likely what you'll be seeing at Group Buy.

    Kits such as pink modifiers changed the look of it a lot, and I believe don't fit the muted theme of the set, especially since you'll be having pink mods with blue alphas which won't look as great.

    Vendors have been confirmed, so expect to receive Noel in time for Noel 2020.

    Thanks for all the support so far, and I hope this turns out to be a successful GB! :thumb:

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    Update 6: Novelty Kit renders are up with keyboard renders on them and planning to have more renders for different layout keyboards soon.

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    As for additional kits, if there is a sudden surge of demand for a specific kit added, I will most like add it, otherwise the current set of kits will be most likely what you'll be seeing at Group Buy.

    Kits such as pink modifiers changed the look of it a lot, and I believe don't fit the muted theme of the set, especially since you'll be having pink mods with blue alphas which won't look as great.

    Vendors have been confirmed, so expect to receive Noel in time for Noel 2020.

    Thanks for all the support so far, and I hope this turns out to be a successful GB! :thumb:

    Novelties looking clean

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - Novelties Kit Finished and Group Buy Details
    « Reply #58 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 03:23:50 »
    You need more renders. Is this even an IC?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - Novelties Kit Finished and Group Buy Details
    « Reply #59 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 04:08:30 »
    You need more renders. Is this even an IC?
    You're right.

    Fortunately, I'll be getting more renders by Abec13 next week so hopefully you'll see more by then. :thumb:

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - Novelties Kit Finished and Group Buy Details
    « Reply #60 on: Tue, 10 September 2019, 00:25:32 »
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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Renders by Abec13
    « Reply #61 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 00:11:30 »
    Update 7: New Renders by Abec13 which better capture the keycaps under natural lighting (though can't be 100% accurate due to different screens portraying colours differently). Also changing from WS1 to WS2 as WS1 was too warm for the set and I feel WS2 with it's cooler white is better themed for the set.

    Currently working on possible deskmat designs, so as soon as they're done, I'll have it updated to the IC. :thumb:
    « Last Edit: Sat, 21 September 2019, 09:03:09 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Renders by Abec13
    « Reply #62 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 10:34:21 »
    Yoooo - those new renders.  This set can't come fast enough.  Great work!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Renders by Abec13
    « Reply #63 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 18:40:15 »
    As soon as I saw the Roar enter key I was hooked.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Renders by Abec13
    « Reply #64 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 04:29:28 »
    Looks amazing! :eek: Cant wait for GB  ;D

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Renders by Abec13
    « Reply #65 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 08:32:23 »
    Noel is love, Noel is life

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Renders by Abec13
    « Reply #66 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 09:02:15 »
    Update 7.5: Removed Mod-Coloured R1 \| and added Accent-Coloured ISO to Base Kit. Added Alpha-Coloured 6U Spacebars for Spacebars kit

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel - New Renders by Abec13
    « Reply #67 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 21:44:42 »
    Small update, simplified and streamlined the IC for a better viewing experience, and added a new banner (yay!)



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    Definitely interested in this! If Noel's bow is a pink (metal) rama cap then I will most probably buy depending on finances at the time

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    absolutely agree with this, hopefully it pans out that way

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #69 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 17:11:13 »
    it will be definitely on my pink MATRIX 1.2OG, marked.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #70 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 20:44:03 »
    I'm actually so ready for this set!!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #71 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 15:15:25 »
    Looks cute

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #72 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 16:08:04 »
    Never seen this but I'm so in because the colors are just so adorableeeeeee.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #73 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 03:24:27 »
    Just some Observations/Suggestions:

    1) Add Pink & White arrow keys
    Accent Color Arrow Keys carry a lot of aesthetic value. Its one of the major design choices that unlocks the value of the accent color scheme and the set as a whole (e.g. Olivia, Camping, Cafe).

    2) Add "Pg Up" to R3 and Add "Pg Dn" to R4
    Adding the Page Up and Page Down keys in these rows is needed for those who don't have or don't use Home and End keys. The Page Up and Page Down keys are useful when kept close to the navigation arrows. Additionally, this layout is needed for people that don't like to sandwich their Page Up and Down keys in between the Home and End keys (e.g. Alt, M65-A, Satisfaction, 910, any 75% layout)

    3) Remove sub legends from Numpad
    Numpad keys with just numbers looks clean, minimal, and modern. The blue and the pink of Noel definitely give me these feels :)

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #74 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 08:12:56 »
    Just some Observations/Suggestions:

    1) Add Pink & White arrow keys
    Accent Color Arrow Keys carry a lot of aesthetic value. Its one of the major design choices that unlocks the value of the accent color scheme and the set as a whole (e.g. Olivia, Camping, Cafe).

    2) Add "Pg Up" to R3 and Add "Pg Dn" to R4
    Adding the Page Up and Page Down keys in these rows is needed for those who don't have or don't use Home and End keys. The Page Up and Page Down keys are useful when kept close to the navigation arrows. Additionally, this layout is needed for people that don't like to sandwich their Page Up and Down keys in between the Home and End keys (e.g. Alt, M65-A, Satisfaction, 910, any 75% layout)

    3) Remove sub legends from Numpad
    Numpad keys with just numbers looks clean, minimal, and modern. The blue and the pink of Noel definitely give me these feels :)

    Hey! Thanks for checking out my IC and posting your observations/suggestions on the kits, I appreciate it!

    Most of what you said I do agree with you. Your first and third suggestions particular I was debating about having accent arrows and losing sub-legends for a cleaner look, but I felt it'd be a safer option to not go with those. However, given how the set has shaped, I would be glad to have these both done for the base kit.

    This also includes the R3 Pg Up and R4 Pg Up as I was unaware of any boards of used them. It only adds 2 keys and I feel would be justifiable for better compatibility.

    Thanks for your time!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #75 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 08:20:11 »
    Any thoughts on splitting the numpad kit and adding the F keys to Hiragana kit?
    +1 to keeping numpad clean with #s only.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #76 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 16:47:55 »
    Any possibility of adding a r2 1.5u tab key to the hiragana kit, and backspace novelties (both r1 2u and r2 1.5u) to the novelties kit?

    Just the extra tab key would let base + hiragana buyers fill out both a TKL and an additional 65% board (of a different backspace and bottom row config).
    And with backspace novelties on top of that, base + hiragana + novelties buyers would be able to fill a TKL and an additional 65% board, with the same backspace and bottom row config.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #77 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 02:59:25 »
    Any thoughts on splitting the numpad kit and adding the F keys to Hiragana kit?
    +1 to keeping numpad clean with #s only.

    A good portion of people still use numpad even if it's not the most common layout nowadays (at least seen in the enthusiast community), and neglecting that by having people pay around $30-40 extra for an add-on for something that would save roughly $15-20 for most people is something I do not want to do to. At least that's how I feel about it which is why I'd like to have a base kit to fit as many people as possible.

    By F keys do you mean extra or Function keys with sub-legends? If it's the former then I understand the use of it from layouts 75% and above on a secondary board but I feel the added price for extra 12 keys that aren't japanese isn't worth it for many, as it'll be a premium on top of the current hiragana kit and base kit that they'd have to buy. If it's the latter I'm unsure if GMK possesses existing moulds for it. If they don't, it would be a small fortune to get them done which would greatly increase the price of the kit.

    I appreciate your suggestions though, and look forward to improving the set to the best of my abilities.

    Any possibility of adding a r2 1.5u tab key to the hiragana kit, and backspace novelties (both r1 2u and r2 1.5u) to the novelties kit?

    Just the extra tab key would let base + hiragana buyers fill out both a TKL and an additional 65% board (of a different backspace and bottom row config).
    And with backspace novelties on top of that, base + hiragana + novelties buyers would be able to fill a TKL and an additional 65% board, with the same backspace and bottom row config.

    Hey! I'd be glad to add a r2 1.5u tab to the hiragana kit for a secondary board.

    The backspace novelties suggestion however I feel detracts a bit from the more minimal nature of this set. I did initially have a flying saucer novelty to be done for the conventional R3 shift keys, but that didn't turn out so great as it was too busy and ruined the otherwise minimal looking set.

    Thanks for your suggestion! ;)
    « Last Edit: Sat, 05 October 2019, 03:09:17 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #78 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 10:00:21 »
    Any thoughts on splitting the numpad kit and adding the F keys to Hiragana kit?
    +1 to keeping numpad clean with #s only.

    A good portion of people still use numpad even if it's not the most common layout nowadays (at least seen in the enthusiast community), and neglecting that by having people pay around $30-40 extra for an add-on for something that would save roughly $15-20 for most people is something I do not want to do to. At least that's how I feel about it which is why I'd like to have a base kit to fit as many people as possible.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #79 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 12:23:28 »
    Any thoughts on splitting the numpad kit and adding the F keys to Hiragana kit?
    +1 to keeping numpad clean with #s only.

    A good portion of people still use numpad even if it's not the most common layout nowadays (at least seen in the enthusiast community), and neglecting that by having people pay around $30-40 extra for an add-on for something that would save roughly $15-20 for most people is something I do not want to do to. At least that's how I feel about it which is why I'd like to have a base kit to fit as many people as possible.

    By F keys do you mean extra or Function keys with sub-legends? If it's the former then I understand the use of it from layouts 75% and above on a secondary board but I feel the added price for extra 12 keys that aren't japanese isn't worth it for many, as it'll be a premium on top of the current hiragana kit and base kit that they'd have to buy. If it's the latter I'm unsure if GMK possesses existing moulds for it. If they don't, it would be a small fortune to get them done which would greatly increase the price of the kit.

    I appreciate your suggestions though, and look forward to improving the set to the best of my abilities.

    Any possibility of adding a r2 1.5u tab key to the hiragana kit, and backspace novelties (both r1 2u and r2 1.5u) to the novelties kit?

    Just the extra tab key would let base + hiragana buyers fill out both a TKL and an additional 65% board (of a different backspace and bottom row config).
    And with backspace novelties on top of that, base + hiragana + novelties buyers would be able to fill a TKL and an additional 65% board, with the same backspace and bottom row config.

    Hey! I'd be glad to add a r2 1.5u tab to the hiragana kit for a secondary board.

    The backspace novelties suggestion however I feel detracts a bit from the more minimal nature of this set. I did initially have a flying saucer novelty to be done for the conventional R3 shift keys, but that didn't turn out so great as it was too busy and ruined the otherwise minimal looking set.

    Thanks for your suggestion! ;)

    Kinda hurts for those with 75% boards who want to have the hiragana kit to have to purchase the base kit on top of it though

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #80 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 08:37:14 »
    How can I buy that one?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #81 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 19:58:09 »
    How can I buy that one?
    It's on the initial post, but it'll be available in Q2 2020 on Cannonkeys, MyKeyboard, Daily Clack and ZFrontier.

    Exact dates are yet to be announced, but will be given closer to date ;)

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #82 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 03:26:01 »
    One thing I would have liked to see in the Novelties Kit is, instead of the "Roar" text in the Enter key, using the internet slang "Rawr" instead just for the laughs of it.  ;)
    But quite interested in this, I must say.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #83 on: Wed, 23 October 2019, 08:55:22 »
    Update 8: Cleaned up Base Kit layout, adding pink accent arows, R3 Pg Up, R4 Pg Dn, R3 Control and removing R3 padlock icon and Numpad Sub-legends. Added tab to Hiragana Kit for better compatibility on a 2nd board.
    « Last Edit: Wed, 23 October 2019, 08:59:03 by Agilr »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #84 on: Thu, 24 October 2019, 05:14:57 »
    Update 8: Cleaned up Base Kit layout, adding pink accent arows, R3 Pg Up, R4 Pg Dn, R3 Control and removing R3 padlock icon and Numpad Sub-legends. Added tab to Hiragana Kit for better compatibility on a 2nd board.

    Base Kit looks so clean :) Can you get some renders with Austin (polycarb) keyboard? That will showcase all the keys!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #85 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 10:56:06 »
    Awesome design! I am say for sure I will be a part of the group buy.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #86 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 14:43:01 »
    Was thinking which goes best with e-white case. Guess I found the one. Hope GB comes true soon.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #87 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:51:17 »
    The worst part about this GB is waiting for it to start. BUT it will be going on my M0llY so I have plenty of time. But still...
    « Last Edit: Thu, 14 November 2019, 16:04:20 by Graysonneal14 »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #88 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 07:42:13 »
    Just saw this now on reddit and made an account here just to comment that I absolutely love this set!

    Will there be any renders on rose gold keyboards (especially the Polaris)? I would really love to pair it with Noel as I think it'd work really well together. Thanks!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #89 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 05:29:46 »
    when this will be start GB?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #90 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 10:28:53 »
    Love this set!! When will this start GB?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #91 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 11:59:55 »
    Roar ISO-Enter would be neat but I won't get my hopes up

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #92 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 01:11:08 »
    Count me in!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #93 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 06:14:53 »
    Colour me interested!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #94 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 20:11:18 »
    Just saw this now on reddit and made an account here just to comment that I absolutely love this set!

    Will there be any renders on rose gold keyboards (especially the Polaris)? I would really love to pair it with Noel as I think it'd work really well together. Thanks!

    I am hoping to get Rose Gold (as well as other boards and colours) within the next couple of weeks so stay tuned on those. MetallicCharles will be rendering them and given his prior work, I know they'll be nothing short of amazing.

    Love this set!! When will this start GB?

    when this will be start GB?

    GB will start in Q2 2020. Specific dates will be given closer to GB time so keep your eyes peeled on that. :eek:

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #95 on: Sat, 21 December 2019, 05:07:46 »
    Would it be possible to add a north kit to this?
    Looks awesome!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #96 on: Mon, 23 December 2019, 21:24:53 »
    looks like Fuyu


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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #97 on: Tue, 24 December 2019, 01:34:26 »
    looks like Fuyu


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    the better fuyu.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #98 on: Tue, 24 December 2019, 12:29:48 »
    looks like Fuyu


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    the better fuyu.
    You mean Bento? Or the PBT one that never happened?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #99 on: Tue, 24 December 2019, 19:28:39 »
    looks like Fuyu


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    the better fuyu.
    You mean Bento? Or the PBT one that never happened?
    search Fuyu in the IC


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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #100 on: Tue, 24 December 2019, 20:32:15 »
    looks like Fuyu


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    the better fuyu.
    You mean Bento? Or the PBT one that never happened?
    search Fuyu in the IC


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    I know about Fuyu, I'm just talking trash for no real reason (still a little sad Fuyu didn't stick with ePBT though). Fuyu and Noel have a lot of similarities, but that doesn't bother me (Nautilus Nighmare more like green eggs and Jamon, don't @me :P)
    « Last Edit: Tue, 24 December 2019, 20:34:53 by Rayndalf »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #101 on: Wed, 25 December 2019, 09:58:48 »
    i love it

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #102 on: Wed, 25 December 2019, 10:46:14 »
    ne purse caps lock avail?
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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #103 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 18:20:28 »
    ne purse caps lock avail?
    Old kit renders included both arrow and purse caps lock, but I decided to remove purse in favour for R3 Control as I personally prefer arrow and having both, in my mind, would not make sense if I could give better compatibility.

    Offline repo156

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #104 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 02:06:38 »
    Hey, when will GB start? Thanks!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #105 on: Tue, 07 January 2020, 23:45:09 »
    Can’t wait for this GB to go live. Been eyeing some GMK sets but GMK Noel is on the “Buy” list for sure!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #106 on: Wed, 08 January 2020, 14:24:41 »
    Hey, when will GB start? Thanks!

    Main post says Q2 2020 with all vendors listed. You are welcome.
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    Offline mrboli

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #107 on: Thu, 09 January 2020, 13:28:55 »
    I'm personally very interested in this!
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    Offline whalematrontron

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #108 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 22:32:05 »
    Fuyu best set 2020

    But this is a close second

    Offline Quinella

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #109 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 22:56:27 »
    Fuyu best set 2020

    But this is a close second

    u mean bento r2?

    Offline BloatedPenguin

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #110 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 09:54:44 »
    Love it! This is perfect for a build I'm doing for my gf.

    Offline senryo

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #111 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 07:07:10 »
    cAn I BuY nOw?

    Seriously, I want this so bad

    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #112 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 19:10:29 »
    Major updates for GMK Noel will be announced within the following weeks as I look to finalise things before GB

    For now, here's some teaser renders :p


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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #113 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 15:01:53 »
    These look nice! ...guess I'm in

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #114 on: Thu, 06 February 2020, 07:19:58 »
    Intersted. It will go nice with gold TX :D

    Offline smeesh

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #115 on: Fri, 07 February 2020, 21:13:58 »
    This is gorgeous! I made an account just to say I'm in and to follow this more.

    Offline atlaswing600

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #116 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 08:19:52 »
    LOOKS GREAT!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #117 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 08:51:56 »
    Love this set!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #118 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 18:41:11 »
    Can't wait to see the final renders and the actual product. :thumb:

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #119 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 20:28:06 »
    Everything in the Spacebars kit is convex, right?

    Offline Myouri

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #120 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 23:19:51 »
    Interested.


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    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel
    « Reply #121 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 15:22:09 »
    Everything in the Spacebars kit is convex, right?
    I'm having all kits updated, but yes they are all convex

    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | April GB
    « Reply #122 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 02:25:21 »
    Big update, hope y'all like it as much as I did working on it.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | April GB
    « Reply #123 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 02:28:25 »
    I leave comment because senpai asked me to

    Offline Han

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | April GB
    « Reply #124 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 03:53:36 »
    can't wait!



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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | April Group Buy
    « Reply #125 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 11:13:04 »
    Just wanted to say that the Novelties kit could be a perfect accent kit for GMK Bleached.
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    Offline kurple

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | April Group Buy
    « Reply #126 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 16:55:14 »
    Great work on the IC! I'm still so excited to join this GB! I feel like every time I re-visit, it looks even better!

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    Offline repo156

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st
    « Reply #127 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 15:56:39 »
    So excited ;D

    Offline binxberry

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st
    « Reply #128 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 14:07:58 »
    man it’s been a while since i saw an update on this, i completely forgot! between future funk, taro r2, and this, i’m getting wiped out

    i’m still really into this set and plan on picking it up! love the color combination here


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    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st
    « Reply #129 on: Sun, 15 March 2020, 06:33:34 »
    Small update adding Jane renders (more to come) and new signature

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    Offline deathwalker113

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st
    « Reply #130 on: Sun, 15 March 2020, 07:46:17 »
    Noel is too cute to pass <3. Time to get some E-white boards :)

    Offline i luv chuletas

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st
    « Reply #131 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:20:07 »
    No 1.25 enter key? :(

    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st
    « Reply #132 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 23:17:40 »
    No 1.25 enter key? :(
    Unfortunately no, sorry :(

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st
    « Reply #133 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 20:11:05 »
    Small update: We've added Deskhero as our Canadian Vendor to hopefully reduce the costs for their HST

    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #134 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 23:57:43 »
    Update: We now have an Official Website for the set! https://gmknoel.com



    Offline ryou965

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #135 on: Sat, 21 March 2020, 05:54:04 »
    I save money for this instead of toilet paper.

    Offline i luv chuletas

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #136 on: Sun, 22 March 2020, 16:02:45 »
    Nice, love seeing me some 40's support

    Offline DuellM

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #137 on: Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:35:06 »
    No Rama Cap?  ;)

    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #138 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 18:14:03 »
    No Rama Cap?  ;)
    Unfortunately, the options available for the set didn't align to what I had in mind

    Offline DuellM

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #139 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 18:15:52 »
    No Rama Cap?  ;)
    Unfortunately, the options available for the set didn't align to what I had in mind

    Still getting it though  :p

    Offline silverstreakz

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #140 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 21:43:51 »
    Definitely getting it...but the exchange rate now....  :-[

    Offline jayseeffaye

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #141 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 12:37:33 »
    Can't wait!

    Offline sdaf2

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #142 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 15:19:17 »
    Wish the hiragana wasn't so expensive, will have to skip that. Definitely in for base tho

    Offline Agilr

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #143 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 19:17:19 »
    Wish the hiragana wasn't so expensive, will have to skip that. Definitely in for base tho

    Compared to similar kits across other Group Buys it's actually cheaper than most of them while offering more compatibility and keys; we've kept child kits as low as possible to make it easier for everyone to purchase.

    Specific pricing can be found on our discord while we wait for all vendor's pricings, otherwise we should update it here and on https://gmknoel.com/ within the following day
    « Last Edit: Thu, 26 March 2020, 19:24:03 by Agilr »

    Offline sdaf2

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    Re: [IC] GMK Noel | Group Buy starts April 1st | gmknoel.com
    « Reply #144 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 20:43:52 »
    Yeah I und
    Wish the hiragana wasn't so expensive, will have to skip that. Definitely in for base tho

    Compared to similar kits across other Group Buys it's actually cheaper than most of them while offering more compatibility and keys; we've kept child kits as low as possible to make it easier for everyone to purchase.

    Yeah I understand. Its just unfortunate timing to be spending a lot of cash right now, given everything going on. Will definitely try to grab it still, towards the end of the buy

    Offline Agilr

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    Pricing
    Prices have been released for all but our JP vendor Yushakobo. Prices listed below are in USD through Cannon Keys, for all other vendors please refer to the official site link
    • Base Kit: $134.99
    • Novelties: $49.99
    • Extension (40s/Ortho/Bars): $39.99
    • Hiragana Sub-legends: $58.99

    Offline Agilr

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    Noel Celestial Keypora is now live
    Fill out the raffle form in 12 hours for your chance to win this amazing artisan by AlphaKeycaps!


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    cannon key!

    Offline Agilr

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    Group Buy page is now live with less than a day to go!

    https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105365.0

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    GMK Noel is now live
    Thanks to everyone for making this all possible

    North America: https://cannonkeys.com/products/gb-gmk-noel
    Canada: https://www.deskhero.ca/products/gmk-noel
    Europe: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-noel_276/?q=&sort_by=newest
    Oceania/SEA: https://dailyclack.com/products/gmk-noel
    China: https://www.zfrontier.com/m/5782
    Asia: https://en.zfrontier.com/products/gmk-noel

    Some proxies might not be up now, but should be up soon. JP proxy will be updated here as soon as they get their page ready!