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Offline Bl4ck

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #850 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 16:53:31 »
By any chance, do you offer any foam or anything ahahah

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #851 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 17:02:24 »
By any chance, do you offer any foam or anything ahahah

No.
I can understand that some would want to modify their SKB1 with foam, but for the SKB2 I don't see no need for that. SKB2 is steel, which is much more dense and heavy compared to aluminium. It's also a different construction/design with less overall volume inside.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #852 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 19:27:37 »
Just added an FAQ in the start post.

Offline nuno99costa

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #853 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 20:43:37 »
Just bought taro for this board. Super excited :)


Offline pott

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #854 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 22:20:57 »
I am absolutely FLOORED by the options on here. I'm actually picking up my SKB1 60 with Boardwalk tomorrow, and I'm seriously considering a colorful 65 on this second run. Thanks for putting all of this together, with complete and comprehensive options for full kits too.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #855 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 12:33:44 »
SKB2 & GMK Nautilus

You asked for Nautilus. I asked Zambumon for permission. Green light. Here is Nautilus (Round 2 will start soon) with the SKB2-75. Hope you like it.




Offline Azurewrath

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #856 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 12:39:04 »
Omg, that's gorgeous. To bad those GMK Sets don't come in ISO-DE, i would have had to order two cases otherwise..

Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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« Reply #857 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 12:45:39 »
Oh man, I'm so hyped for this board it looks purposeful. I definitely want a WKL-TKL board.

Offline norb

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #858 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 12:52:49 »
Omg, that's gorgeous. To bad those GMK Sets don't come in ISO-DE, i would have had to order two cases otherwise..

nautilus 2 will have an international kit, and with the hype for it there might be a good chance for ISO-DE to be possible.

Offline Azurewrath

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #859 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 12:55:49 »
nautilus 2 will have an international kit, and with the hype for it there might be a good chance for ISO-DE to be possible.
Damn it... RIP my wallet.
Would you be able to provide a link to the Nautilus 2 Set? Is it a GB?

Edit: Whoops, sorry.. on the phone right now, didn't see the link.
« Last Edit: Fri, 27 March 2020, 13:22:57 by Azurewrath »

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Offline cadrev

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #861 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 14:53:27 »
SKB2 & GMK Nautilus

You asked for Nautilus. I asked Zambumon for permission. Green light. Here is Nautilus (Round 2 will start soon) with the SKB2-75. Hope you like it.

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ooooooooh ok, that settles it then. Empty wallet this April! Thank you so much for making this request!

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #862 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 18:38:04 »
Some more photos

Sorry, I know, photos are still not done jet. But he sent me a few already. Let me show you.
The TKL (SKB2-80) is at the highest 12 degree angle and is dressed with GMK Carbon R2 (Bone base set). Yes that's with R0 and R5!



The black 60%, I had shown you before. It's set to the lowest 6 degree angle. Simple WoB set.



Another 60% in yellow and dressed with GMK Serika, already teased earlier. I think it's set to 10 degree typing angle, not sure.



The 65% stainless steel version, without the nickel treatment, only bead blasted. EPBT caps on. 8 degree typing angle, I think. I'm leaning more towards this bare stainless steel version, not the nickel treated.



I'll have a lot more on monday. Then with comparison of the three beige colors. Also bare stainless steel vs nickle stainless steel.
Then, please wach out for the google form in which we will vote on beige and stainless steel versions.
Almost there.

Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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« Reply #863 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 18:41:02 »
Some more photos

Sorry, I know, photos are still not done jet. But he sent me a few already. Let me show you.
The TKL (SKB2-80) is at the highest 12 degree angle and is dressed with GMK Carbon R2 (Bone base set). Yes that's with R0 and R5!

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The black 60%, I had shown you before. It's set to the lowest 6 degree angle. Simple WoB set.

Show Image


Another 60% in yellow and dressed with GMK Serika, already teased earlier. I think it's set to 10 degree typing angle, not sure.

Show Image


The 65% stainless steel version, without the nickel treatment, only bead blasted. EPBT caps on. 8 degree typing angle, I think. I'm leaning more towards this bare stainless steel version, not the nickel treated.

Show Image


I'll have a lot more on monday. Then with comparison of the three beige colors. Also bare stainless steel vs nickle stainless steel.
Then, please wach out for the google form in which we will vote on beige and stainless steel versions.
Almost there.

No no no. Stop it my poor heart can't take this. It's so pretty, not only am I waiting for the GB now I'm even considering more keycaps...

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #864 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 18:42:52 »
No no no. Stop it my poor heart can't take this. It's so pretty, not only am I waiting for the GB now I'm even considering more keycaps...

 ;D

Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #865 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 18:46:27 »
If I may ask a quick question. Is the TKL with the Carbon set on it the Nickel plated SS?

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #866 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 18:48:27 »
No, that is also powder coated. RAL7039, Feinstruktur.

Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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« Reply #867 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 18:50:57 »
No, that is also powder coated. RAL7039, Feinstruktur.

Well now things just got harder. I was stuck on SS but RAL7039 looks very good.

Offline templa23

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #868 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 20:32:16 »
ugh the yellow and the stainless steel are so good looking, wonder if I can get 2 boards with my early bird entry now

Offline vaf1en

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« Reply #869 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 08:47:33 »
I am all in for an HHKB stainless steel version.
Like others have stated, I am also tempted to buy multiple boards and not just the one.

Offline stoffelduss

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #870 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 11:45:25 »
Will we also get to vote on 4 or 5 keys in the top right of the 95% version in that poll?

Offline eebogaine

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #871 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 12:22:39 »
In the photos, it looks like the yellow has a much more textured matte finish than the black and the dolch grey. Is this just the photo?
Also the black looks like it has a bit of metal flake sort of like this. I'm guessing that's just some dust?
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 March 2020, 12:46:22 by eebogaine »

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #872 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 13:25:50 »
Will we also get to vote on 4 or 5 keys in the top right of the 95% version in that poll?

Yes, I'll put that into the same form.

Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #873 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 13:28:06 »
In the photos, it looks like the yellow has a much more textured matte finish than the black and the dolch grey. Is this just the photo?
Also the black looks like it has a bit of metal flake sort of like this. I'm guessing that's just some dust?

Black and yellow have the same "Feinstruktur" texture. The different look is due to the light angle. It's just the photo.

Regarding grey/dolch, yeah you got that right. The grey/dolch is also "Feinstruktur" but it turns out different compared to black and yellow, indeed. The reason for that is simple. That grey/dolch one is from the second prototype batch and I had too many stainless steel versions made but then wanted more to get powder coated. So a stainless steel versions got powder coated instead of standard steel. The powder behaves different on stainless compared to standard steel. Has to do with the phosphate layer that gets generated in the preparation phase before the actual coating. The structure of the final grey/dolch will be just like the structure you see on black and yellow.

The black (RAL 9005) has no flakes in it and there is no dust. What you see in the pictures is reflections. In reality it's the same level of matte/texture/graininess like yellow.
You can see the same flakyness in the GMK WoB caps and you know that in realiyu they don't have any sorts of flaky/funky stuff going on. Jet the low sunlight make them look like that.
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 March 2020, 13:35:38 by PlastikSchnittstelle »

Offline jauny

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« Reply #874 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 14:57:04 »
this looks amazing!

Offline eebogaine

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #875 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 15:29:34 »
In the photos, it looks like the yellow has a much more textured matte finish than the black and the dolch grey. Is this just the photo?
Also the black looks like it has a bit of metal flake sort of like this. I'm guessing that's just some dust?

Black and yellow have the same "Feinstruktur" texture. The different look is due to the light angle. It's just the photo.

Regarding grey/dolch,
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yeah you got that right. The grey/dolch is also "Feinstruktur" but it turns out different compared to black and yellow, indeed. The reason for that is simple. That grey/dolch one is from the second prototype batch and I had too many stainless steel versions made but then wanted more to get powder coated. So a stainless steel versions got powder coated instead of standard steel. The powder behaves different on stainless compared to standard steel. Has to do with the phosphate layer that gets generated in the preparation phase before the actual coating. The structure of the final grey/dolch will be just like the structure you see on black and yellow.

The black (RAL 9005) has no flakes in it and there is no dust. What you see in the pictures is reflections. In reality it's the same level of matte/texture/graininess like yellow.
You can see the same flakyness in the GMK WoB caps and you know that in realiyu they don't have any sorts of flaky/funky stuff going on. Jet the low sunlight make them look like that.

That makes sense. Thanks for all the details Plastik!

Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #876 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 22:02:26 »
I've been sitting on this a while but what are different colors for keycaps that would work on either of the stainless steel versions?