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Offline YackamoJack

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[IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« on: Sun, 15 September 2019, 05:19:27 »
Hey guys!

 Welcome to GMK Grape Soda, or nicknamed through r/mm GMK Purple Drank.

I recently got the idea for this keyset through a fellow mm user u/WAVES_DONT_DIE when he unveiled GMK Citrus and I suggested that he might want to call it "GMK Orange Soda". This immediately got me thinking about other soda themed keysets that could be done. I am going to keep the kit choices as small as possible to provide a support for a variety of layouts in the base kit. This is a collaborative effort with Waves so make sure to thank him if you see him around.

This is my first gb so I have been working for a while tuning colors and taking feedback from the community.

Since this is the first time it is being posted in here I hope I can get some feedback from you guys!

Color Pallet: https://imgur.com/a/rwVuDBy

Renders: https://imgur.com/a/arSO1fJ

UPDATE!!!:

Hey guys!
Welcome back to GMK Grape Soda?
The reason I say that is I have been thinking alot about what I officially want to call this set. GMK Grape Soda or GMK Purple Drank? I feel it is only fair that I leave it up to the community to decide, as this  set has evolved thanks to your guys feedback!
A decision must be made https://forms.gle/tbbVTuc6wtoGoEAK6
Anyways, here are the kit Renders done by Kingk22
*the accent legend color is not correct* *I missed that* *but it is correct on board renders*
Base
227359-0

Space
227361-1

Noveltys
227363-2
(Let me know which novelty's you want to see in the final kit and If you want them all included!)(Click the form below for the kit poll!)
> https://forms.gle/aZpofrpR2AuwJTcMA

Board Renders done by Abec13

227347-3

227349-4

227351-5

227353-6

227355-7

227357-8

After OneCreativeMind did the Noveltys for the set I had to have him do some Desk mats with your guys support for them, and of course they turned out amazing!
Let me know which deskmats you want included in the GB by using the form below!
https://forms.gle/Pen2oyX2jAtbsiHG9
*updated this deskmat*
227857-9

227367-10

227369-11

227371-12

Also, never even really thought about it, but do we want Icon+text mods, text mods, or just icon mods? Post your answers below!

Thanks to everyone for your support and feedback!

Big Shout to OneCreativeMind, Kingk22, and  Abec13 for the designs and renders as well as WAVES_DONT_DIE for the renders and for collaborating with me on the set!

To Do:
Modifiers Change?
Name Change?
Finalize Kits
Finalize Extras
New Renders
Contact Vendors
Contact GMK

Change Log:
Updated Grape Deskmat

« Last Edit: Wed, 09 October 2019, 14:20:46 by YackamoJack »

Offline Noveltty

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 15 September 2019, 10:16:12 »
like it

Offline YackamoJack

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 15 September 2019, 15:28:25 »
Thanks

Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 15 September 2019, 16:36:52 »
if you're going GMK, they like RAL colors-you have those chosen? or at least Pantone?

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 15 September 2019, 22:10:14 »
Six different colors, that's gonna be pricey.

Offline YackamoJack

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 00:06:01 »
if you're going GMK, they like RAL colors-you have those chosen? or at least Pantone?

They will be converted to pantone.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 00:08:02 »
Six different colors, that's gonna be pricey.

Yeah, I would rather not compromise on a design though, if there isnt enough interest we can always change things up.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 07:22:30 »
So many nice purple keysets coming out. I like the idea of a soda inspired keyset .
I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 13:51:29 »
So many nice purple keysets coming out. I like the idea of a soda inspired keyset .
I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

IK!  im so happy to see it to be honest, not enough purple sets imo. Thanks for your support!

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 14:55:49 »
Also, might want to embed those pics into the first post so it's easier to view instead of having to click into albums.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 16 September 2019, 21:15:16 »
I like the colors, but don't get the green if the theme is grape soda. Like, is that the leaf for a grape? If so, my personal opinion is that it should be a darker shade. The set's cool though. I'll keep my eye on this. And gotta ask: Any possibility of a Colevrak kit?

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 03:49:05 »
Also, might want to embed those pics into the first post so it's easier to view instead of having to click into albums.
Will do that thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 03:50:42 »
I like the colors, but don't get the green if the theme is grape soda. Like, is that the leaf for a grape? If so, my personal opinion is that it should be a darker shade. The set's cool though. I'll keep my eye on this. And gotta ask: Any possibility of a Colevrak kit?
Thanks, I will try a darker shade and post the renders asap.
Could possibly do a Colevrak kit, if there is enough interest of course.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 10:08:28 »
if you're going GMK, they like RAL colors-you have those chosen? or at least Pantone?

They will be converted to pantone.

Convert them to RAL instead.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 10:38:31 »
Is there any reason not to use the modifier legends touted here https://dixiemech.com/gmk9009r3 ?  Typing on a set of GMK WoB now and everything looks great except for the modifiers.  Every key is inconsistent.  The 9009r3 modifiers look right (subjectively to me). 
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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 11:01:29 »
Please drop the "grape soda". Go all out purple drank. Water, sugar and purple.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 01:46:20 »
Is there any reason not to use the modifier legends touted here https://dixiemech.com/gmk9009r3 ?  Typing on a set of GMK WoB now and everything looks great except for the modifiers.  Every key is inconsistent.  The 9009r3 modifiers look right (subjectively to me).
... isn't WoB icon + text?

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 04:17:18 »
I'm down if text mods, even as an extra kit

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 20:17:46 »
I really dig that last deskmat

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 02 October 2019, 21:23:39 »
This is wild lol, very cool :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 03 October 2019, 13:25:44 »
Taking another look at this, I LOVE that you did alternating colors on the F keys and the PgUp, PgDn, Numpad, etc. Super fun. And the deskmats are great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 15:12:02 »
Taking another look at this, I LOVE that you did alternating colors on the F keys and the PgUp, PgDn, Numpad, etc. Super fun. And the deskmats are great!
Thank you! Glad people like the fizzy functions! & numpad
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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 15:14:58 »
Should call it GMK Grape Ape.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 15:21:45 »
Should call it GMK Grape Ape.
oooh, I like that. Lemme see what other people have to say.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 15:30:12 »
if you're going GMK, they like RAL colors-you have those chosen? or at least Pantone?

They will be converted to pantone.

Convert them to RAL instead.

RAL has a very limited purple pallet unfortunately.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 16:04:15 »
if you're going GMK, they like RAL colors-you have those chosen? or at least Pantone?

They will be converted to pantone.

Convert them to RAL instead.

RAL has a very limited purple pallet unfortunately.

Only if you're looking at RAL Classic - RAL Design has a lot more colours.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 16:11:03 »
if you're going GMK, they like RAL colors-you have those chosen? or at least Pantone?

They will be converted to pantone.


Will take a look, thanks! Why is RAL preferred to Pantone just curious?

Convert them to RAL instead.

RAL has a very limited purple pallet unfortunately.

Only if you're looking at RAL Classic - RAL Design has a lot more colours.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 16:19:41 »
if you're going GMK, they like RAL colors-you have those chosen? or at least Pantone?

They will be converted to pantone.

Convert them to RAL instead.

RAL has a very limited purple pallet unfortunately.

Only if you're looking at RAL Classic - RAL Design has a lot more colours.

Will take a look, thanks! Why is RAL preferred to Pantone just curious?
Pantone is a standard for printing/ink - RAL is more suited to plastic. GMK in particular have expressed preference for RAL, and have a much easier time matching to it. (probably helps that both GMK and RAL are German)

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 18:52:12 »
the dark green seems really weird, i think more of a lime green would go better.

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Re: [IC] GMK Grape Soda (Purple Drank)
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 04 October 2019, 19:17:55 »
the dark green seems really weird, i think more of a lime green would go better.

Agree to disagree. If anything, need to go darker.

Baseline:
 

Now compare this:

vs. This (from SA-Lime):