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[IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (redesign in progress)
« on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 15:50:12 »
Hello good people!

I'm glad to present to you my first project, GMK Sixes! It's been heavily inspired by T0mb3ry's Carbon and Emir's Nines. I asked both of them if I could do this and they were both completely fine with it as shown below.

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It basically consists in a reversed GMK Nines, with U9 as background and N9 on legends (I don't think I need to post the GMK colors again at this point, everybody should be familiar with them by now). Because it's using the same colors as GMK Nines, if you previously bought Emir's set, you can, with this set, accent whatever keys you want and not just stick to the 'enter' and 'esc' key the kit provided. That's a little plus for you Nines buyers.

 Here is a quick shot of Nines on my D.CR. The enter key is what it should look like on the whole set. If you want more pictures of Nines, or follow this project on discord as well as some others, hop in here: https://discord.gg/MwVTg2E.

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Now onto the kits!


Base kit:

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A pretty basic base kit that covers all standard layouts.


nice. kit:



Well, render is paid but I need your output on this. The goal is to have a cross-set kit between Sixes and Emir's Nines that covers some lesser used layouts such as 40s, ergo, etc. Think of it as kind of an extensive extension kit similar, to WoB/BoW extension that ran two months ago, but this should be more directed towards 40s/ergo/weird layouts users and with more keys.

Ideally it will have all keys in BOTH IN SIXES AND NINES COLORS but if it gets too big, I might have to make 2 different kits so it doesn't end up overpriced.

Don't take this move as a lack of ideas as I have some but what I end up with might not be the taste of everyone. I want this to be community-made and also don't want to have to buy a new render for every little change in the kit. So tell me what you would like to see in this kit and we'll do some polls, etc!



Now finally for the fun part, renders!

RAMA WORKS M60A

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TGR 910

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Keycult's No. 2

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Hineybush's HBCP

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Dixiemech's Bauer

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To-do list:

      -Make this for Reddit.
      -Gather feedback on the set.
      -Gather feedback on nice. kit, do polls, etc.
      -Render(s) for this(those) one(s).
      -Kit refining if need be.
      -Vendors.
      -Quotes.
      -Launch the GB!



Special thanks:

T0mb3ry for the permission to make this kit
Kebab Man (Emir) for the permission, the help given, and the food pics every evenings.
Good man Janglad for the awesome renders.
The iconic NecromanX and NecrowomanX duo from mykeyboard.eu who will most likely be the EU proxy.
Would and Phatty from DailyClack for the Oceanic proxy.
The other proxies who I do not yet know the identity (you'll get here my friends don't worry <3).
My cat for laying down on my keeb only 7 times while making this IC.
And most importantly YOU for reading this and even more if ou show interest in the project!


//**If you want to follow me on instagram, feel free to do so, I'll most likely be posting updates on it from now until GB end! Also from time to time there'll be bad keeb pic taken with a slow and old phone because cameras are as expensive as boards and well...priorities https://www.instagram.com/xynerorias1/**//

Oh and here's a signature I made in like 10mins. If you like Sixes, considering adding this to your profile:
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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 15:57:22 »
I approve of this because you call Emir Kebab Man, so you have my blessing.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:00:10 »
You might wanna include color codes -

N9 legends,
U9 base (same color as OG Beige / GMK 9009 modifiers)
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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:01:17 »
Looks great.

R3/R4 PgUp/PgDn pls

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:03:26 »
This looks fookin sick, would mos def be in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:04:31 »
You might wanna include color codes -

N9 legends,
U9 base (same color as OG Beige / GMK 9009 modifiers)

It basically consists in a reversed GMK Nines, with U9 as background and N9 on legends

  :)
But yea maybe I should specify it more, or at least make it more obvious and not in between other stuff.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:19:00 »
Yup, in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:22:41 »
Clean :ok_hand:

Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:28:52 »
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/bcja5x/rare_bois/ekrnm1q/

I asked for it here as GMK Sinen back in April. I admit that "6" is a vastly better name for the set.

I request one additional key of Emir and Xynerorias. Using the mold used to create the IX/IX key added to the Nines base, make its inverse for this set.

i'm in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:30:41 »
>Spend every living breath of my existence making sure people are aware icon mods with their traditional positioning is the only elevated and sophisticated option
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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:50:40 »
>Post my lunch once

The #food channel wants to object.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/bcja5x/rare_bois/ekrnm1q/

I asked for it here as GMK Sinen back in April. I admit that "6" is a vastly better name for the set.

I request one additional key of Emir and Xynerorias. Using the mold used to create the IX/IX key added to the Nines base, make its inverse for this set.

i'm in.


Haha thanks! And yes I thought about it, having a RAMA cap but having VI/VI instead would be cool. But since it's my first IC I don't really know how that goes down. I'll talk with Mr RAMA, learn about how that stuff goes and see if people are interested about this. But yes good suggestion!


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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:02:06 »
Interesting. Getting a kit of Nines (of which one should be on my way soon) and one of this would allow making paired keyboards with black mods with beige alphas and beige mods with black alphas.

Couple quick comments:

- Nines had the lucky strike of running alongside Skiidata, and some auxiliary kits for it (split space bars, most notably) were good for it, too. How will it be here?

- The R4 <>| key is the only one with a tertiary legend. I'd go with an R4 <> key instead.
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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:09:33 »
this IX/IX is GMK made and got in based on the success of nines. Now that the mold's made should be cheap to add in. its in the upper right of this board here from the Nines GB page
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190920/0a274cfb0786050c576843d741b32256.jpg

Dont get me wrong, I love RAMA caps too!

would buy a split bar set, or if it's with the ortho kit will split it (pun intended) with an ortho friend.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:10:28 »
Here's some photos of color comparison for people who might want a reference.  I tried to get some different lighting conditions and capture them as they look to my eye at the time.  The top photo is most likely what the majority of users will experience. 

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:12:40 »
This is, without a doubt in my mind, GMK Beige.  It's something I've wanted for a very long time.  I'm very interested.

Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:14:29 »
pixelpusher:
1. These are great photos
2. i really like the lighting of your bathroom

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:15:05 »
Interesting. Getting a kit of Nines (of which one should be on my way soon) and one of this would allow making paired keyboards with black mods with beige alphas and beige mods with black alphas.

Couple quick comments:

- Nines had the lucky strike of running alongside Skiidata, and some auxiliary kits for it (split space bars, most notably) were good for it, too. How will it be here?

- The R4 <>| key is the only one with a tertiary legend. I'd go with an R4 <> key instead.
The split spacebar is an example of something that could go in the "nice." kit, oriented towards non standard layouts. I'm 99% sure this will be included in it. I should have like a picture or something for it, to catch the eye because it can be missed for the reader who mainly look at the kits and renders.

As for your base kit change, that's noted. I'll be writing down suggestions like this and AlcoholEnthusiast's one, will see if those are not too much of a hassle/wanted by a number of people and then make changes to the render accordingly.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:17:18 »
Here's some photos of color comparison for people who might want a reference.  I tried to get some different lighting conditions and capture them as they look to my eye at the time.  The top photo is most likely what the majority of users will experience. 

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Thank you for this!

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« Reply #18 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:33:41 »
pixelpusher:
1. These are great photos
2. i really like the lighting of your bathroom

I like my bathrooms bright and white, man. I once had someone tell me they felt like they were getting beamed up on Star Trek

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:34:19 »
Interested

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 18:07:53 »
RIP my wallet, I have Nines on the way whenever Kono starts shipping, and now I'll have to get this as well! In!

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« Reply #21 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 19:29:05 »
R3/R4 PgUp/PgDn pls

This. Also, I'd suggest running R4 <> without the \ sublegend since none of the other caps have any sublegends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 20:09:51 »
Other than the color of the legends, this is different than Zambumon's GMK Sandstorm right?

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 20:35:06 »
Anyway we can get a reversed Six GMK set?

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 21:04:33 »
Looks good, I don't see anything other than the base kit, any chance of a 40's kit? What about typist support? Thanks

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 23:57:43 »
Why not do the same exact kit as NINES and just invert the color? Done. I think it's beautiful.

Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 00:07:42 »
Isn't that the base kit proposed? The nice kit is the one for discussion. I've got my N9 split bars already so it's sorta moot for me but for the ortho/non standard crowd it's always a discussion

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 02:28:13 »
Obligatory hopeless request for full icon mod support and corrected Caps Lock/Shift/arrows legends a la 8008 / 9009 R3.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 04:20:00 »
So, if this is Nines in reverse, it should name Sixes right? :P

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 06:25:25 »
The Base kit will be subject to little change. I might add in some extra keys or make some very minor revisions but the goal is to have a basic set that covers most layouts, that's affordable and where people can switch really whatever keys they want if they own Nines. I'm not saying this is set in stone, if there's an overwhelming demand of one specific change then change there will be, and I'm still writing down everyone's suggestions. But if it's either something that can be in the nice. kit or something that not many people want, then it probably won't make it into the final revision. But don't let that discourage you from writing suggestions and constructive criticism!

Also I added a much needed attention catcher gif for the nice. kit because some people seemed to have missed it  :D

Other than the color of the legends, this is different than Zambumon's GMK Sandstorm right?

Yes, it's not using the same colors.

Anyway we can get a reversed Six GMK set?

You're looking at GMK Nines. You can hop in the discord to see more about it, check its IC thread here and search for it on mechmarket.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 07:00:45 »
So, if this is Nines in reverse, it should name Sixes right? :P

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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 07:07:19 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 07:10:25 »
The people have spoken! Let there be a name change 1 day after the op! Project is now called GMK Sixes.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 00:32:56 »
SENIN. Done.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 15:19:36 »
Did the nice kit stall out?

I picked up an N9 ergodox kit and additional 1u N9 blanks from the blank buy a bit ago for Nines, but U9 blanks for Sixes are a bit harder to come by (sure the U9 alphas would go great with CP Mods like those Commodore branded Cherry boards, but I probably still need U9 (or more N9) blanks and can't really afford a set of GMK Pristine.

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 17:20:05 »
Any consideration for a relegendables kit? It's also the same color as 9009 mods so nice compatibility with it too.

Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 18:42:14 »
I’d buy relegendables in U9 too. Yaya, you and I might be one of 5 who share that sentiment though.

N9 relegendables still available at keycompany? (skIIdata)

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 18:51:02 »
Good idea. :thumb:

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 19:20:54 »
They'd work with a lot of OG sets too

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 19:34:30 »
Looks good...
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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 11:00:58 »
Sorry for being silent, I'm actually in the process of redesigning all the kits. That's right there's an "s". Expect a massive update around next week. I might look into relegendables, I only saw them in Skiidata and didn't picked them up when I bought Nines, I'm gonna take a look at how these work. That's a nice idea. Working on Base, Numpad, Iso, 40s, ergo, accents, and now maybe relengendables. Hang on tight  ;)

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 15:04:36 »
Sorry for being silent, I'm actually in the process of redesigning all the kits. That's right there's an "s". Expect a massive update around next week. I might look into relegendables, I only saw them in Skiidata and didn't picked them up when I bought Nines, I'm gonna take a look at how these work. That's a nice idea. Working on Base, Numpad, Iso, 40s, ergo, accents, and now maybe relengendables. Hang on tight  ;)
Great news that you're updating the kits. Please can you consider a typist or colevrak kit (like the gmk Pulse kit) too?

Thanks.

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 19:29:19 »
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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 21:23:07 »
I like it. I'd definitely cop a set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 02:49:55 »
pixelpusher:
1. These are great photos
2. i really like the lighting of your bathroom

I like my bathrooms bright and white, man. I once had someone tell me they felt like they were getting beamed up on Star Trek

I love the Phillips Hue lights because in the day time and morning I go cool blue, but at night when you (and babies) want to wind down can switch to a more neutral/yellow. I'd imagine bright blue at night not so ideal.