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[IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines. READ THE OP 11/16/20
« on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 15:50:12 »
Ladies and gents, I present to you: GMK Sixes. heavily inspired by Emir's Nines and T0mb3ry's Carbon, this is a simple yet elegant two tones set using The U9 and N9 GMK colors.

You could say it's GMK Nines but reversed. Hence the name... (I wasn't too inspired when coming up with a name, not gonna lie)


IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:
As of 11/16/20, I can no longer maintain the project due to personal reasons. People who were already interested in the set surely saw that coming since I haven't updated the post and been active on GH for months now. However, fret not my dear friends, for a savior has come ! While I keep creative ownership of the set, Emir will now be continuing and maintaining the project. You should expect some news soon enough about a GB date, and more ! I understand that many of you were eagerly waiting for an update and none came, not even one saying I put the project on hold, and for that I deeply apologize. But now we are rolling again, hype it back up and make sure to thank Emir.


Now, onto the kits:


Base kit:

256005-0

I stripped down many things from the base kit as many people don't necessarily need everything and having a good looking and really affordable set is always appreciable  ;)


Calc kit:

256007-1

You standard numpad kit with everything you need for it, including a double 0. But some grump in the discord who's angry at NumLock for some reason (love you Miguel) proposed an R1 "=" key and I so loved it I added it. It really gives that calculator feeling to a separate numpad !


ISO kit:

256009-2

Now this one is a little special. As you can see it's quite chonky for an ISO kit but let me explain. As most of you know an ISO kit is always struggling to reach MOQ... when it does. But I also wanted to keep the base kit as light as possible. So instead of having a couple keys in a small kit resulting in an Atlantis ISO (thanks Eski), I opted to make a whole UK kit. In this, you get everything you'd need to make a whole, complete UK layout, which may be preferable to some people, instead of a poor little kit who doesn't know where it stands, and is struggling to reach MOQ.


Smol kit:

256011-3

Your usual kit for your usual smol boards. Whether it is a 40% or an Alice, this should cover it.


Makeup kit:

256013-4

So you didn't get GMK Nines. First of all, how dare you? And second of all, I got you! These should quench any thirst of accenting you might have.


Space kit:

256015-5

The U9 ones are 6u, and one is off-centered. The N9 ones 6.25 and 7u. Not much else to say ?


Ogre kit:

256017-6

This is for you beasts rocking your ergo, you're not left in the dark! This should cover pretty much everything and if it doesn't, what are you even typing on?


The Lost Nines:

256019-7

Ok, so my man makes dope sets, there's no denying that. But when he made GMK Nines he apparently had a beef with some keys, leaving you stranded and alone, full of despair when you wanted to get that sweet set on your unorthodox board or your Alice. But now those lost keys are back, and even better! You can put Nines on your 40%, or even experience a true UK layout. Or just accent those keys in Sixes if that's your thing.


And now for some renders !

RAMA WORKS M60A

256021-8

256023-9

TGR 910

256025-10

256027-11

Keycult's No. 2

256029-12

256031-13

Hineybush's HBCP

256033-14

256035-15

Dixiemech's Bauer

256037-16

256039-17


Vendors:

Europe: MyKeyboard.EU
Oceania: DailyClack
America: TX Keyboards
Asia: ILumkb



Special thanks:

T0mb3ry for the permission to make this kit
Kebab Man (Emir) for the permission, the help given, the food pics every evenings, and now for taking over the set.
MkUltraCorp for his help on ergo. Go buy his foam. Now.
The vendors.
My cats.
And last but definitely, definitely not least, YOU for reading this and even more if you show interest in the project!



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« Last Edit: Mon, 16 November 2020, 16:41:31 by Xynerorias »

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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:

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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
>Post my lunch once
>Now known as kebab man
welp

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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.

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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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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« 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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Re: [IC] GMK Six - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« 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.

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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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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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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« 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.

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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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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (feedback needed for the nice. kit)
« 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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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (redesign in progress)
« 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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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (redesign in progress)
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 19:29:19 »
excited to see the new kits  :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (redesign in progress)
« 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.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (redesign in progress)
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 31 October 2019, 14:26:49 »
Been watching this thread for a while, would love for this to actually run.  Excited to hear more updates.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (MASSIVE update, whole new kits)
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 17:22:42 »
Messages above this one relate to the old IC so some are outdated.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (MASSIVE update, whole new kits)
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 17:33:45 »
The ergo kit would be great with a couple 2u spacebars, or the ortho/40s kit could get a second 2u bar. Also a second 1u shift in the 40s kit might be nice.

Either way, these are definately some unique kits (and the ergo kit should match classic beige mods), so there are a lot of possibilities.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (MASSIVE update, whole new kits)
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 17:35:59 »
Would it be possible to label which rows the various add-on kits keys are?

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Re: [IC] GMK Sixes - A reversed Nines (MASSIVE update, whole new kits)
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 04 November 2019, 17:37:20 »
Would it be possible to label which rows the various add-on kits keys are?

Good point, will do that when I fix the spacebars render.