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Offline octix

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[IC] GMK Apollo - Group buy starts Feb 25th! (PRICING RELEASED!)
« on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:42:30 »
GMK APOLLO


"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" - Neil Armstrong


I would like to present to you GMK Apollo, a keyset that I have been working on for some time now.

Inspired by the Apollo missions, this keyset revolves around the moon. It pays homage to the greats of the past and looks towards the future of space travel. I tried my best to incorporate the colors of the moon and the dark sky into this set with three Pantone colors serving as the alphas, modifiers and accent keys.


Group Buy will start Feb 25th and end March 25th. Save the date!


Here's the color palette which was used for a visual reference:



Please fill out this IC Form as it helps gauge what people want for the set :)

Follow updates for GMK Apollo on my Discord Server and Instagram





- Vendors -


├── US - TX keyboards: https://www.us.txkeyboards.com/
├── EU - CandyKeys: https://https://candykeys.com/
├── Oceania/Asia - Daily Clack: http://dailyclack.com
└── China/Asia - iLuMKB: https://ilumkb.com/
└── Canada new! - DeskHero: https://deskhero.ca/


- Kits -


'Command Module' - Base




'Telemetry Module' - Numpad



'Lunar Module' - Novelties


Old Novelties
More


'Space Module' - Spacebars



'Propellant Module' - 40's/Ortho




'Rocket Man' - RAMA




Renders


45-ATS - By Abec13





Evolv - By NathanAlphaMan




Dawn 75% - By crykn





Think6.5° - By oldcat






> More renders coming soon . . .





- Deskmat -





Note: After lots of discussion and feedback on the deskmat, I’ve decided to have another made in very similar style, but instead of this design. It will be the moons surface. Both will run at the same time.

To Do

> Get Rama Cap renders
> Get feedback
> More renders
> Finalize kits
> Get quote from GMK
> Launch GB!


Special Thanks

Feedback/Help: David, HoodrowThrillson, Aglir, 002, Daily Dracc Discord, Jude
Kit Renders and invaluable feedback: Abec13
Vendors: CandyKeys, TX, DailyClack, iLuMKB
Deskmat: Alvin

Updates:

Added Canadian proxy (10/30/2019)
Updated new signature design (10/31/2019)
Fixed missing quote in Numpad render (10/31/2019)
RAMA key design finalized, waiting on renders (11/16/2019)
Ordered deskmat sample to test texture, color and stitching (11/16/2019)
Deskmat samples arrived, and pics taken (11/21/2019)
Renders Revised (12/17/2019)


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Offline 002 DC

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:44:47 »
love the colours keep it up octix
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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:46:19 »
so like a cooler-toned dolch? nice

really liking the mat too
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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:47:01 »
A bit similar to Ashe, but great theme overall

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:47:35 »
I like it  :thumb:

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:47:52 »
so like a cooler-toned dolch? nice

really liking the mat too

Exactly my thoughts

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:50:04 »
Looks great!

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:52:25 »
I think it could use some different/more colorful colors but the deskmat art is spot on

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:55:16 »
Colevrak

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:57:17 »
A bit similar to Ashe, but great theme overall

The alphas look a little bit like Ashes alphas, but with a more green tint in them. I don't really see that much similarity other than that. I'm loving all these other gray sets that are coming out, it seems you can't really go wrong with making a gray keyset! I'll be looking forward to this one! That deskmat is really cool! :)

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 15:57:21 »
I am definitely in for that deskmat.

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:11:10 »
deskmat has nothing to do with Apollo, but its super cool.


also, no google form or anything? Is this actually an IC??????

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:13:57 »
deskmat has nothing to do with Apollo, but its super cool.


also, no google form or anything? Is this actually an IC??????
There is an IC form, I think you missed it....

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:14:35 »
deskmat has nothing to do with Apollo, but its super cool.


also, no google form or anything? Is this actually an IC??????
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXeYh_GihCDTisYdvQ0bjfg0sYCgor6rNoW2zW9dzRhyHiyg/viewform
Link is in the OP, but weirdly enough the vendors are already set along with a gb date  :confused:

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:17:00 »
OH lol on my gh theme, that text is all white.... can't even see it

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:22:40 »
cool i like

interest inputted

Offline octix

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:44:18 »
OH lol on my gh theme, that text is all white.... can't even see it

Yeah sorry about that! I’ll see what I can do to fix this :p


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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:45:01 »
After all the teasing i saw you do for it, glad to see an actual IC for it. Looks good. I probably won't be able to get it, but I have a friend who is into space stuff that I'm sure will be 100% in.
 

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:49:31 »
Been seeing leeks in the DC servers for a while now, looks ****ing amazing!!!! Definitely in!
keyboards are kinda cool i guess

Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 16:54:26 »
For the combined users of GMK Apollo and Lunar, which i think will both get made:

can an artisan (hammer, otherwise?) put a saturn v on an enter key?

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 17:34:09 »
Followed this from when it started, the amount of effort this person has put into learning is amazing collecting so much feedback from the community, and I have no doubt that this will be a great set.

Now all that's left is to wait for GB :cool:

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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 17:41:49 »
Been seeing leeks in the DC servers for a while now, looks ****ing amazing!!!! Definitely in!

Thank you for the support. Means a lot :)


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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 17:44:42 »
Followed this from when it started, the amount of effort this person has put into learning is amazing collecting so much feedback from the community, and I have no doubt that this will be a great set.

Now all that's left is to wait for GB :cool:

Your too kind  :thumb:
Thanks so much!


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Re: GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 18:04:16 »
LETS GO
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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 21:23:15 »
Looks great! Like the mat

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Re: [IC] 🔭 GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 21:53:19 »
I am over the moon for this set

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Re: [IC] 🔭 GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 21:54:21 »
Amazing. Good luck bro  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] 🔭 GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 22:11:58 »
Surprisingly grim desk mat.

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Re: [IC] 🔭 GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 22:14:46 »
This is sick  :thumb:

Definitely in for base and deskmat. The only complain I have is the GB date is tooo far. Can't wait to have it on my desk  :p
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Offline octix

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Re: [IC] 🔭 GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 22:22:17 »
Amazing. Good luck bro  :thumb:

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Surprisingly grim desk mat.

Ahah yeah, it is isn’t it. Kind of wanted it to have a deeper message compared to other deskmats.

This is sick  :thumb:

Definitely in for base and deskmat. The only complain I have is the GB date is tooo far. Can't wait to have it on my desk  :p

Thank you for the support! :p


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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 01:36:41 »
Oh my god. That deskmat is so good! And the novelties and colors just look so good. I’m a space fan so this is a must buy for me :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 05:29:49 »
This is great, like an alternative version of GMK Nord. Very glad it's scheduled for next year too! This month/november has an unbelievable number of group buys!

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 06:44:51 »
hopefully the gmk set frenzy will have calmed down a bit by the time this runs, i really like this

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 07:05:02 »
I don't mean to be a **** (ok, guys, don't laugh!) but I spotted an error in the render for the telemetry module — the 2" key (for the English (UK) layout) is missing the quote character.

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 07:12:54 »
I don't mean to be a **** (ok, guys, don't laugh!) but I spotted an error in the render for the telemetry module — the 2" key (for the English (UK) layout) is missing the quote character.

You have a keen eye! Good picking up.
It looks to be a rendering issue. I'll see what I can do about that kit render :p
Thanks,


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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 09:49:09 »
Yeah, I need this. IC form filled out.
Nice set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 09:53:02 »
Is CandyKeys or MyKeyboard the EU vendor. Both are mentioned as vendors now.

Nice set btw.

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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 10:06:39 »
Im definitely on it, if there is gonna be a North Kit.
So pleeeaase :)


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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 14:36:31 »
Is CandyKeys or MyKeyboard the EU vendor. Both are mentioned as vendors now.

Nice set btw.

Fixed!
Sorry about that, yeah CandyKeys is the vendor for EU. Not sure how that happened...


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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 15:13:30 »
This set would look amazing on a white case. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 15:32:08 »
I really like the novelties!

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - A Keyset Inspired by the Apollo Missions
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 15:36:45 »
Always love space stuff.  The rocket doesn't look right to me though.  Seems too skinny and pointy.  Not sure how I would change it though.  Something that looks less like a fountain pen?

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 15:42:17 »
Ahaha yeah, that novelty needs a bit of work. It's just that the Saturn V is so damn pointy and straight. It's hard to recreate it without looking bad. I mean there are a few options, such as removing the flame, etc. But I'll see how I should tackle this


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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - Canadian Proxy Added!
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 15:56:43 »
Aw ya! Canada here to help  - like that mechanical arm that helped during NASA missions...i think it's called Canadarm.

So not the most creative name...

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 16:24:55 »
Ahaha yeah, that novelty needs a bit of work. It's just that the Saturn V is so damn pointy and straight. It's hard to recreate it without looking bad. I mean there are a few options, such as removing the flame, etc. But I'll see how I should tackle this

Yes, maybe if you remove the flame and scale the whole thing up ever so slightly?

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - Canadian Proxy Added!
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 16:37:31 »
Very interesting set! I like it a lot, the one confusing point is the desk mat. The set is named Apollo but it looks like a broken apart space shuttle in the desk mat, doesn't really seem to line up to me. I'm not saying you should change it, but maybe consider an alternative deskmat similar to the banner picture you have with the lunar horizon, minus the text of course, I think that would look really nice. Other sets have done 2 desk mats before with decent success.

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - Canadian Proxy Added!
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 16:54:58 »
Love the set. Sweet. Especially the color tones  ;D

Love!
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« Last Edit: Sun, 10 November 2019, 12:57:18 by dom »

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - Canadian Proxy Added!
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 17:12:42 »
I like the set a lot, and I like the desk mat, but I have a problem with them being put together. The mat depicts a fictional space disaster, maybe inspired by the movie Gravity. In contrast, notwithstanding the Apollo 1 fire, that program was a resounding success to be celebrated. I'd really recommend a different illustration on the mat. Maybe a render of the Earth as seen from the moon, with a lunar lander on the surface in the foreground.
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Offline octix

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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - Canadian Proxy Added!
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 18:41:22 »
I like the set a lot, and I like the desk mat, but I have a problem with them being put together. The mat depicts a fictional space disaster, maybe inspired by the movie Gravity. In contrast, notwithstanding the Apollo 1 fire, that program was a resounding success to be celebrated. I'd really recommend a different illustration on the mat. Maybe a render of the Earth as seen from the moon, with a lunar lander on the surface in the foreground.

Yeah, this has been the main source of feedback. I think I've decided to have a new deskmat design which will be in the same design style as this one. Instead, it will be of the moons surface, similar to the signature of the set, but more refined. The current deskmat will be run separately to this, so you will be able to get one or the other, or even both if you so choose!
Thanks for the feedback :)


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Re: [IC] GMK Apollo - Canadian Proxy Added!
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 19:20:20 »
I really like the mat as well. Hopefully the new design will look as good!