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Offline ogWalker

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[IC] ePBT Hive
« on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 07:38:02 »


Hello again! Today I bring you the GMK Yellowjacket revival I have been working on with GTRX,

ePBT Hive




Design

So this set probably looks very familiar and that's because it is! GMK Yellowjacket was a shelved project by GTRX and I wanted to get it going again, but as a pbt keycap set instead of the originally planned GMK. I've made changes to the kits, colors and renamed the set Hive. The colors are all custom pantones. I hope you like it!




Kits



Main Kit

Thank you all so much for the amazing amount of interest in this base kit. It was a no-brainer that this kit should be the one available.



Monochrome Kit

I wanted to go with dark alphas for the main kit with this set, but also wanted to keep the old yellowjacket vibe, so I kept the light alphas!



Numpad Kit



Icon Kit



Spacebar Kit






Renders by Pheonixstarr

Cygnus






Polaris






IC Form

Please vote on which base kit you would like to see!



What's next for Hive?

1) Gather feedback
2) Announce Vendors
3) Collaborations?



Change Log

9.9.19 - Removed grey alpha legend base kit and renders. There has been and overwhelming amount of people who prefer the yellow alpha legends, so that will be the available main kit for Hive.



« Last Edit: Mon, 09 September 2019, 20:17:48 by ogWalker »

Offline Obamas Mama

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 07:42:53 »
Wait what? How are they going to dyesub that? Looks beautiful by the way.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 07:43:36 »
I.. actually love it, gj!
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Offline PaultheSloth

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 07:44:06 »
I'm in , for the standard main kit .
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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 07:44:42 »
It's aight, I guess.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 07:48:51 »
I'm in, for sure.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 08:07:08 »
Interesting.
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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 08:08:58 »
I'm in on this one for sure

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 08:16:03 »
Definitely interested.
I would like to see an international kit.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 08:23:48 »
How are they going to be able to dyesub this? Reverse dyesub for that many keys would be ridiculously expensive, no?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 08:45:11 »
Eh, I didn't know ePBT were willing to reverse dyesub a whole set. That insane amount of QC it would take is probably not worth it for them.

Did they confirm to you that they'll do it?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 08:51:10 »
This set is the bee’s knees.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 09:00:51 »
Wow, this looks amazing.

Offline Datastream

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 09:21:05 »
This looks so good!  :eek:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 09:22:02 »
Eh, I didn't know ePBT were willing to reverse dyesub a whole set. That insane amount of QC it would take is probably not worth it for them.

Did they confirm to you that they'll do it?
Haven't they done a black on grey kit before?
Then again they seem to be really inconsistent on what they can and can't do as of late.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 09:24:55 »
Eh, I didn't know ePBT were willing to reverse dyesub a whole set. That insane amount of QC it would take is probably not worth it for them.

Did they confirm to you that they'll do it?
Haven't they done a black on grey kit before?
Then again they seem to be really inconsistent on what they can and can't do as of late.

Black on grey can be dyesubbed normally, as it's not a lighter legend on dark background. This is Light legends on dark background, it can't be dyesubbed normally - which means it'd have to be done some other way, like reverse dyesub/allover-dyesub.

To my knowledge, ePBT have never done it, and probably for the reason that it's too much to do currently. They do reverse dyesub accent keys because it's a lot less work (I think for epbt kuro/shiro, or did they outsource?). If they leveled up and are willing to reverse dyesub whole sets now, then that would be awesome and opens up a lot of possibilities!
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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 09:37:59 »
Eh, I didn't know ePBT were willing to reverse dyesub a whole set. That insane amount of QC it would take is probably not worth it for them.

Did they confirm to you that they'll do it?

Perhaps that will drive the set to use the white alphas after all?

(could I, then, buy a kit with just the mods? I wonder...)
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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 09:49:13 »
need more PBT sets, but I heard that producing PBT with custom colors is more difficult than ABS, could this set have chance to get to GB?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 10:03:33 »
Cost estimate?

Interest is price dependent.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 10:11:30 »
Count me in if ePBT can do it.

Also, gotta say like usual, I'd love to see the 4 min. ortho keys in base or spacebars.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 10:28:27 »
Gonna be interesting to see if they're willing to do it and the cost, but last I heard their reverse subbing wasn't as sharp as their normal subbing and had some color consistency issues.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 10:33:33 »
Cost estimate?

Interest is price dependent.

I mean ePBT sets are usually cheaper than GMK sets, and any cheaper alternative is appreciated. I hope to see more ePBT sets soon!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 11:13:36 »
Count me in if ePBT can do it.

Also, gotta say like usual, I'd love to see the 4 min. ortho keys in base or spacebars.

I do like 40's kits ;P but I don't think there's going to be enough interest to make a 40's kit for this set.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 11:24:37 »
Definitely interested if it's possible, pbt #1.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 12:32:30 »
ortho kit please. epbt has ortho molds and its usually cheap.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 14:18:11 »
Looks so good, really. That yellow its on point. The alphas base color is blue?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 14:59:22 »
ortho kit please. epbt has ortho molds and its usually cheap.
Yes please! I like the colourway a lot, but I'd really like an ortho kit if I'm to join.

I'm also curious about the reverse dye sub process - is there such ePBT set yet?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 15:07:25 »
Really like the look with the white alphas!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 15:40:37 »
I support this.  :thumb:
Once a set shines, it is truly yours. It is then your job to nurture it and care for it.
Love it until it blossoms into the beautiful fully and evenly shined set it has always wanted to be since it saw a shined set on Instagram under the hashtag #perfection.
Support it and maintain it until it will grow into itself and become one with itself. Then you can truly enjoy the typing experience
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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 15:57:40 »
Superb. Really, really nice looking.

Can ePBT deliver on the dyesub quality and lack of warp???

If so, I am on this like a tramp on chips.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 16:14:10 »
No matter what if you made with the letters on yellow or grey (although i preffer grey) i'm super in, its hard to see nice pbt sets

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 19:41:31 »
This looks awesome.  Especially with e-yellow coatings showing up more and more!

BTW you have a typo in your banner logo: it says "EBPT" =P

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 19:42:55 »
E-yellow + Hive =

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 19:50:00 »
I support this.  :thumb:
^ +1. i support this too. If you run, I'll be first in line to back your project.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 19:51:51 »
Very nice design.
I want to buy if GB starts.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 20:22:51 »
Love monochrome and main kit, I think you forgot monochrome of numpad kit, though

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 21:05:57 »
Nice work but really doubt ePBT will do the whole set with reverse dyesub. OP should check with ePBT before going any further in this project.
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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 21:15:26 »
I love the look. But my skeptical hippo eyes say that the reverse dye sub ain't happening. Kuro Shiro did it for like.. 2 keys (and from goks recent samples) had some minor issues.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 21:19:57 »
Please, please, please, super in

Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 21:23:44 »
Also interested in the kit, but I would only go if it end up being black with yellow legends.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 05 September 2019, 02:45:01 »
Nice work but really doubt ePBT will do the whole set with reverse dyesub. OP should check with ePBT before going any further in this project.
I love the look. But my skeptical hippo eyes say that the reverse dye sub ain't happening. Kuro Shiro did it for like.. 2 keys (and from goks recent samples) had some minor issues.

Very much this. EPBT was reluctant to reverse dye sub even a couple of keys, doubt.png that doing an entire set is a possibility. Even if it were, the level of QC would have to be out of this world. I don't think EPBT is quite there yet.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 05 September 2019, 18:39:21 »
i need this set with yellow alphas for all my black & brass keebs; must run

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 05 September 2019, 19:02:08 »
Also, ePBT issues aside, you're missing R1 End and R1 PgDn for 1800 support, and you appear to have accidentally cut off the numpad into a separate kit.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 05 September 2019, 22:44:32 »
Love the set.

• Curious to see samples if possible.
• Also request more ortho/odd support.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 04:52:03 »
Love the set.

• Curious to see samples if possible.
• Also request more ortho/odd support.
probably is still to soon to have any samples.

The set looks awesome, pls make it happen

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 13:31:38 »
Love the set.

• Curious to see samples if possible.
• Also request more ortho/odd support.
probably is still to soon to have any samples.

The set looks awesome, pls make it happen
Agree. please make it happen. I have e-yellow polaris waiting for this set.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 18:28:49 »
This is great, would love this in PBT.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 19:37:50 »
I'm in!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 22:12:32 »
This looks great!

Any chance at adding an ortho kit, similar to what was offered with ePBT greyscale?


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Re: [IC] ePBT Hive
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 22:14:22 »
Oh my, a yellow set that I would very much like to have. Definitely getting that white alpha to get that Yellowjacket look. Kinda glad that this will be a epbt set instead of a gmk set.
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