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Offline merlin64

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[IC] GMK Gold Rush
« on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 18:56:50 »
In collaboration with Project Keyboard, I welcome you to the interest check for GMK Gold Rush. GMK Gold Rush focuses on humanity’s desire for gold and is inspired by dusty mine shafts, gravel filled carts, and the glimmer of gold as it starts to peek through the rubble.

Please show your support and interest by filling out this form
https://forms.gle/f9zhuzFaZaAXKb6L8


Colors Used
GMK Gold Rush uses custom colors
Alphas: RAL 1013
Mods: RAL 8019
Legends: RAL 1023(mods), RAL 8019(alphas)


Similar Sets:
While no one technically can own a color, I find that it is important to acknowledge sets that have been run, currently running, or will be run. These are the ones I am aware of and what the similarities are.

GMK Cafe: Uses the same mod color as GMK Cafe - RAL 8019.
GMK Yellowjacket: Similar yellow on dark color(black/brown) mods with lighter colored alphas color scheme.
MG Ember: Similar yellow on dark color(black/brown) mods with lighter colored alphas color scheme.
JTK Yolch: Similar yellow on dark colored(black/brown) mods color scheme.



Renders
226632-0
226634-1
226636-2

Kits
These are not the final kits and I will continue to refine them until GB time.
226626-3

These are not the final novelties and I will continue to refine them until GB time. Notice how the Sift key is actually the size of the Shift key (huhuhu)
226628-4

Gold Rush Special
To fit with the theme of rushing for gold. I will be offering a limited quantity of 24K gold plated novelty keys. Exact numbers and how to get these are still to be determined.
226630-5
 
For updates and any questions you may have, please visit my discord channel
https://discord.gg/mAaRGPD


« Last Edit: Fri, 20 September 2019, 11:24:07 by merlin64 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 18:59:15 »
25K GOLD

Offline eskimojo

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:00:33 »
I dig it a lot  :D

Any chance of the 3 ISO UK num row keys?

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:01:34 »
Merlin back at it again with a very cool yellow set.
 

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:02:09 »
Looks good but the design looks identical to ePBT hive with monochrome kit... I mean idk who thought of it first but just an observation.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:04:06 »
I don't like the "prospect" enter but I absolutely love the rest.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:07:49 »
I don't like the "prospect" enter but I absolutely love the rest.

What he said. I think the Prospect key could change.

The set otherwise is pretty cool.
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:08:58 »
Eskimojo beat me to the punch, but I do dig the colorway! Great kitting too. Only one thing is missing, and that's a spacebar kit. I do have a tiny objection regarding the R3 '@, #~ keys; I'd say go with R3 \| instead (and possibly <> instead of R4 \|).

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:09:39 »
Looks good but the design looks identical to ePBT hive with monochrome kit... I mean idk who thought of it first but just an observation.

Oof that's one I missed!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:14:18 »
Definitely interested!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:15:21 »
The font and size you chose for the "Prospect" and "Size" text reminds me of PBT Heavy Industry, which I like. Also, the whole aesthetic of the set reminds me of the 1993 Amiga/DOS game Diggers that I used to play as a kid :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:18:14 »
Looks good but the design looks identical to ePBT hive with monochrome kit... I mean idk who thought of it first but just an observation.

Oof that's one I missed!

technically you didn't - EPBT Hive is the new version of GMK Yellowjacket.

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!
« Last Edit: Thu, 19 September 2019, 19:20:50 by eskimojo14 »

Offline vicissitude

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 20:35:13 »
Interested.
Great design.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 23:54:54 »
these ral colors together are perfect  :eek:

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Offline Agilr

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 19 September 2019, 23:59:52 »
Definitely excited for this one

Offline evorus5

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 00:04:18 »
cmon... another set that ima buy...  :rolleyes:



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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 02:49:05 »
Nice set! especially those novelties.
Maybe have all regular text mods to match the novelty text mods? Sift might look odd if the right shift is an icon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 03:04:25 »
Simple but nice.  I like it.
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:39:19 »
I’m really liking this a lot, I’d love full UK ISO support, but honestly I’m in anyhow.

Classy

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:51:08 »
Eskimojo beat me to the punch, but I do dig the colorway! Great kitting too. Only one thing is missing, and that's a spacebar kit. I do have a tiny objection regarding the R3 '@, #~ keys; I'd say go with R3 \| instead (and possibly <> instead of R4 \|).

Me too. That, or do full UK+US (which would mean R3 \| and the three R1 UK-specific keys).
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 09:58:36 »
I'm in for this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 22:45:18 »
I know GMK Merlin's 40's kit didn't do well - considering the ratio to base kits sold I'd say it did better than some sets actually - but we'll you please, please, please consider at the very least adding min. ortho support to the base kit or the spacebar kit? Yellow is one of my favorite colors. You'd only need 4, 1u keys:


r2: Out
r3: Data or Read
r4: Shift and Enter


Thanks for considering Merlin!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 22:48:34 »
From one GB to another IC -- Merlin can't be stopped!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 23:39:17 »
Prospect Shift key, and vice versa for the novelties?

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 23:54:19 »
I wanted GMK Yellow Jacket. It got on hold. Then ePBT Hive appeared - that looked like a closest replacement, but would require two sets (since alphas in base are black). This one looks like it can be one set to get almost the same color scheme.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 05:21:46 »
Ooooo I like this color scheme!
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 09:14:18 »
hi! signed up on GH for this (I missed serika :P and i like this almost better) - you know who will proxy it in asia? thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 09:28:17 »
This is a good look.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 10:16:24 »
Interested.

I really like the colors!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 14:06:21 »
Really like the colourway, any chance of UK keys?

Would just need our funny `¬   2"   3£   keys

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 09:39:36 »
Prospect Shift key, and vice versa for the novelties?

I'd honestly rather have the Sift key as a Shift key. But the Propsect key is still TBD. I don't like it as much as I thought I would.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 14:02:28 »
The community might be a bit saturated over hiragana sublegends, but if this have them in a kit or something, definitely count me in :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 17:00:56 »
The community might be a bit saturated over hiragana sublegends, but if this have them in a kit or something, definitely count me in :D

Yes, because Japan is well known for its gold mines.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 18:27:09 »
The community might be a bit saturated over hiragana sublegends, but if this have them in a kit or something, definitely count me in :D

Yes, because Japan is well known for its gold mines.

Perhaps the gold is in people's hearts

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 09:25:26 »
The community might be a bit saturated over hiragana sublegends, but if this have them in a kit or something, definitely count me in :D

Yes, because Japan is well known for its gold mines.

<s>Mt Fuji is made of gold, covered by soil so that folks dont dig it out, also the legend of golden samurai sowrd </s>
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 09:59:58 »
The more I look at this, the more I like it, it looks especially good on white!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 10:35:56 »
Here we go again. not every set needs to be crammed with the Hiragana sublegends folks...

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 11:27:16 »
Here we go again. not every set needs to be crammed with the Hiragana sublegends folks...

I agree. Hiragana is at risk of losing its coolness out of overuse, especially in sets that are unrelated to Japan or Japanese culture in general. Doing a GMK GOJIRASTRIKESTOKYO set? Hiragana is fully warranted. Doing GMK MORTADELOYFILEMON? No Hiraganas, guys (no old Iberian scripts, for that matter, as even though both things do come from the same place, they couldn't be more far apart from each other).

The design of this particular set, as it stands now, is very good, so it doesn't need to artificially push up its coolness factor. IMHO, YMMV.
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 12:02:18 »
Here we go again. not every set needs to be crammed with the Hiragana sublegends folks...

I agree. Hiragana is at risk of losing its coolness out of overuse, especially in sets that are unrelated to Japan or Japanese culture in general. Doing a GMK GOJIRASTRIKESTOKYO set? Hiragana is fully warranted. Doing GMK MORTADELOYFILEMON? No Hiraganas, guys (no old Iberian scripts, for that matter, as even though both things do come from the same place, they couldn't be more far apart from each other).

The design of this particular set, as it stands now, is very good, so it doesn't need to artificially push up its coolness factor. IMHO, YMMV.
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 12:22:25 »
I've been hearing people say “this is what Serika should've been”. I agree to some extent: Serika should've not had sublegends, just like this
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 03:11:53 »
I'm glad this set doesn't have sublegends. They have no place on this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 10:53:45 »
I never imagined this as a Japanese sublegend keyset. Those legends have no place in this set.

Japan does have a history in gold mining, but I think western nations especially the US has a richer history in it.


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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 12:26:52 »
I never imagined this as a Japanese sublegend keyset. Those legends have no place in this set.

Japan does have a history in gold mining, but I think western nations especially the US has a richer history in it.

For me that's completely ok, IMO you, as the designer of the set, must stay to what you think the set is supposed to be. I talked about sublegends just because I really liked them, didn't even think about the suitability with the theme.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 17:20:18 »
Really like the colourway, any chance of UK keys?

Would just need our funny `¬   2"   3£   keys

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 18:46:23 »
I definitely dig it.
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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 10:48:52 »
whoops.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 11:12:35 »
A black alpha kit is thinkable?

I'm totally into this set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 14:58:34 »
Yellow On Black alphas kit would be fantastic.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 11:36:07 »
Fantastic colors. Count me in !!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gold Rush
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 20:33:32 »
reverse serika :P Looking good, keep up the good work!