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Offline tyson522

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[IC] GMK Ashes [Deskmats Added!] (GB starts Q1 2020)
« on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:44:00 »
Hello Geekhack!

This is my first Interest Check for a keyset, GMK Ashes, A volcanic ash set with soft colors.




Design & Inspiration
This idea originally began as a dark keyset, I was working with a lot of dark gray and red pantone colors, after rethinking what I was trying to achieve I decided to look at other keysets to get ideas, I decided to try to invert the colors similar to GMK Honeywell to test out that idea and really liked the look of it. I threw out the red because it just didn't fit in well with the set but kept the gray colors. Then I started messing with more with different shades of gray and came to love the final result of colors!


I present to you GMK Ashes:

OSA by BlindAssassin111

Kit Design
Base
This base kit is still changing everyday, I plan on having support for standard TKLs to 65%, WKL bottom rows, HHKB, a numpad and more! I am also working on getting some renders that will use Left Centered Legends for Mods! I really would love to give the legends a shot seeing as they are going to be on 9009 R3! I Originally had Pantones on the left that I was going to use to color match but ended up switching to RAL colors that were very similar to the Pantones.

BASE RAL COLORS:
Alpha Base Color: 260 40 05 - Swedish Blue
Mod Base Color : 250 85 05 - White Blue
Accent Base Color: 9011 (Classic 840) - Graphite Black

New RAL colors on the Left, Old Pantones on the Right

GMK Ashes Concept Kits

Ghost Kit
Mod Colored Alphas




Additional Kits
I am planning on working on a spacebars kit, icon mod kit, and a 40s kit. These kit will all vary on the responses from the Google Form so please help me out and let me know what kits you would buy from this set! Just got renders of mod colored alphas.

Deskmats?
I'm working on making a couple of deskmats for the keyset! One simple design and one that is more busy and pays homage to a special game that I love. ;)



Google Form for Kits!


Group Buy / Vendors
US:ProjectKeyboard
EU: MyKeyboard.eu
Oceania: DailyClack
Asia: DailyClack


Thanks
Many thanks to the following for your help and support during the design of this set:

BlindAssassin111 for feedback and support on the set guiding me on how to make an IC!
OneFiveNine for giving me ideas on what to theme the set after, running the set and helping me out with the set!
The Texas Mechanical Keyboard Discord for all the feedback and support everyone has given me in there!
MetallicCharles for helping me out with these amazing renders of the set! (More renders on the way by him and other renders in the community!)
UndercoverBrother for the sick render of the Kepler FC65!
HamKenobi, DixieMech, Kristmascane, Koriko, Erin and Gus along with others from the Houston Discord for being there for me for these past two years!



N E Renders Avail?


Render by MetallicCharles (F-Row Features Accent Colors in this render)

OSA by BlindAssassin111

OSA by BlindAssassin111

OSA by BlindAssassin111

OSA by BlindAssassin111

OSA by BlindAssassin111

Kepler FC65 with ashes falling around it

C65 by Fropsie

C65 by Fropsie

Next Steps
Add more renders
Get a feedback form added [Feedback has been great! I have been reading every single message everyone has been sending me in the form! Thank you!]
Deskmat designs being worked on currently.
Adjust kits
Set a date for the GB (Q1 2020)

Updates
Previous Updates: https://pastebin.com/4YKqxyBQ

Updates (10/3/19): Added a new section for the deskmats, showed off the first design, will be working on making more renders of the design along with the simple design for the second deskmat.

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Offline DuellM

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:51:09 »
Nice!! So many nice sets coming

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Offline Georgeotj

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:53:45 »
Insta buy for me 😍

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:55:25 »
insta cop



Offline HarutoHiroki

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 22:58:05 »
Looks very nice. Interested!

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:05:26 »
Definitely interested, looks great

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:06:36 »
Rama volcano cap?

Like it. There once was a set that appears dead called Achromatic, and this scratches the same sort of itch. Hope to see more.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:10:10 »
Looks great with the function row dark grey/black accent!

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:19:14 »
Do like nice job!

Offline scoopbb

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 06 September 2019, 23:54:10 »
pictures show up as broken links for me

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:00:53 »
You know I like gray.

You considering doing a white alpha base as well?
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
Sincerely,
       Hineybush

TGR910 | TGR Jane V2 | T60 | White | E6.5 | PC E6.5 | Gray HHKB Polaris | Duck Viper V2 | HHKB | KBD67 | E6V2 | Sakura Kyuu | Fanoe | WKL Tofu | KBD 8X | Mech27v2 | Tada68 | KBD5 | FC660M | Fjell | FC660CClueboard | X60 WKL & HHKB | Noxary 268 | AEK64 Brown Alps | KBD8X | HHKB Tofu | DC60 | Percent Canoe | YMD96 | QXP

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:01:31 »
pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

Offline holysht_itschris

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:15:43 »
Beautiful set. Can't wait!

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:31:00 »
Count me in boi!!!!

Offline DuellM

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:34:07 »
Would love to see a render of this on a white keyboard

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:43:29 »
pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

could it be that im not part of that discord server or something since they are discord links?

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 00:56:36 »
I am so down for this.

Will look great against a ton of colors.

Offline DetectiveNio

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 01:01:53 »
I need this to complete the theme for my Volcano660

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Offline tyson522

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 01:41:02 »
pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

could it be that im not part of that discord server or something since they are discord links?

It could be that Discord is blocked on your network. I suggest trying on a different network.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 01:42:52 »
Would love to see a render of this on a white keyboard

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Added White OSA renders to the IC. :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 03:13:35 »
Very nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 07:10:07 »
nice.
I love this idea.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:12:33 »
Yes I like it 10/10 would get

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« Last Edit: Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:44:19 by jooobe »

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 09:20:57 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 09:31:28 »
This is greyt.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 09:34:14 »
Love this - matches a lot of boards, mods look almost blue-gray, all-white would be amazing on e-white. Looking forward to more.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 10:03:32 »
pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

could it be that im not part of that discord server or something since they are discord links?

It could be that Discord is blocked on your network. I suggest trying on a different network.

its def not blocked. im in a bunch of discord servers and the app/ every other thread works fine and displays. super weird

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 10:46:34 »
I really like this design <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 10:51:25 »
pictures show up as broken links for me

Weird, pictures showing up broken for me too.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:04:49 »
pictures show up as broken links for me

Weird, pictures showing up broken for me too.

The images are currently hosted on Discord's CDN. They should probably be moved somewhere else.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:05:20 »
I like it a lot.  Looks like Zambumon is doing the reverse too

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2AMnAIo7UL/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
« Last Edit: Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:09:43 by pixelpusher »

Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:18:13 »
Doesn't Zambumon's set have a bit of green in it?

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:31:05 »
Doesn't Zambumon's set have a bit of green in it?

I mean, they are quite different but still in the same vein. Zeitgeist

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:50:08 »
The base is nice.  The ghost kit is amazing.  Really hope this runs!

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 12:41:45 »
pictures show up as broken links for me

Weird, pictures showing up broken for me too.

The images are currently hosted on Discord's CDN. They should probably be moved somewhere else.

pictures show up as broken links for me

Weird, pictures showing up broken for me too.

pictures show up as broken links for me

I think that is on your end, I have had that issue before but not sure how to solve...

could it be that im not part of that discord server or something since they are discord links?

It could be that Discord is blocked on your network. I suggest trying on a different network.

its def not blocked. im in a bunch of discord servers and the app/ every other thread works fine and displays. super weird

Just moved all the photos to an Imgur album!
« Last Edit: Sat, 07 September 2019, 13:21:02 by tyson522 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 15:54:55 »
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 16:56:59 »
Love art first site
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yea, okay, uh huh, sure

Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 16:58:49 »
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

Yep. This and minimal? Or nines. What were you thinking?

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:37:04 »
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

Yep. This and minimal? Or nines. What were you thinking?

If the white alphas make it, I'll be replacing the alphas on my Honeywell.
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
Sincerely,
       Hineybush

TGR910 | TGR Jane V2 | T60 | White | E6.5 | PC E6.5 | Gray HHKB Polaris | Duck Viper V2 | HHKB | KBD67 | E6V2 | Sakura Kyuu | Fanoe | WKL Tofu | KBD 8X | Mech27v2 | Tada68 | KBD5 | FC660M | Fjell | FC660CClueboard | X60 WKL & HHKB | Noxary 268 | AEK64 Brown Alps | KBD8X | HHKB Tofu | DC60 | Percent Canoe | YMD96 | QXP

Offline tyson522

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:37:21 »
Just updated the post with renders of Left Centered Mods, I really like the way it looks and am heavily considering sticking with it for the rest of the renders. What do you guys thing about it! Please let me know!

Also, will over looking the responses to the google form I noticed that someone picked up on one of the themes of the set. ;) Originally I was given the idea of The Ashen One, the main character from Dark Souls 3, I ended up scrapping the idea because I didn't want to deal with copyright issues, I also thought about calling it GMK Grayscale, but that's too similar of a name to ePBT Grayscale then thought about GMK Ashen, which happens to also be another set, Maxkey SA Ashen. So I settled for the original idea that was ashes from a volcano.

Going back on the Souls idea I could look into a Souls inspired novelty kit for the set if there is interest in that.

Thank you guys so much for the positive feedback, I really didn't know if this set was going to be a good idea, it looks like it's shaping up really well!

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:38:17 »
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

Yep. This and minimal? Or nines. What were you thinking?

If the white alphas make it, I'll be replacing the alphas on my Honeywell.

They aren't white they are Pantone 428c, a ultra light grey.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:51:09 »
First thing I thought when I saw the renders was how Id break it up to pair with other sets. :)

Yep. This and minimal? Or nines. What were you thinking?

If the white alphas make it, I'll be replacing the alphas on my Honeywell.

They aren't white they are Pantone 428c, a ultra light grey.

Oh, misread the thread. Still a nice addition.
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
Sincerely,
       Hineybush

TGR910 | TGR Jane V2 | T60 | White | E6.5 | PC E6.5 | Gray HHKB Polaris | Duck Viper V2 | HHKB | KBD67 | E6V2 | Sakura Kyuu | Fanoe | WKL Tofu | KBD 8X | Mech27v2 | Tada68 | KBD5 | FC660M | Fjell | FC660CClueboard | X60 WKL & HHKB | Noxary 268 | AEK64 Brown Alps | KBD8X | HHKB Tofu | DC60 | Percent Canoe | YMD96 | QXP

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 17:52:42 »
Interested
I'll definetly keep an eye on this thread.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:11:20 »
Should definitely reach out to vendors and set that GB date ASAP! There should be plenty of time to fine tune kits and stuff :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:24:48 »
Just not so soon cuz August was expensive

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:29:26 »
So I settled for the original idea that was ashes from a volcano.

I think the name and fit with the colors is great. (Rama Volcano cap.)

Left centered mods is ok by me. Or not. Either way. Same goes for R0/R5.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:40:56 »
I think the name and fit with the colors is great. (Rama Volcano cap.)

Oh man the Rama artisan possibilities...

They aren't white they are Pantone 428c, a ultra light grey.

Pantone 428C sounds like a great Cerakote idea. If only I knew a good cerakoting service for keyboards...

Offline tyson522

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:42:54 »
I think the name and fit with the colors is great. (Rama Volcano cap.)

Oh man the Rama artisan possibilities...

They aren't white they are Pantone 428c, a ultra light grey.

Pantone 428C sounds like a great Cerakote idea. If only I knew a good cerakoting service for keyboards...

hmmmm, I can't think of any off the top of my head.  :)) Be on the look out for more rounds of Ceraklack!

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 10:45:54 »

hmmmm, I can't think of any off the top of my head.  :)) Be on the look out for more rounds of Ceraklack!


Nice! My Lunar is ready once I get some Cerakote swatches.

Anyway this set is awesome - in for base + white alphas. Looking forward to the artisan and novelties.

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Re: [IC] GMK Ashes
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 11:21:58 »
Great job on the IC presentation. Would love to pick up a base set!