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Offline Swishy

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Have you ever wanted to hold the 80s in your hands? Well, now you can with an amazing key set by Swishy. Themed after the time frame of many greats like Whitney Houston, A-ha, Survivor, Bon Jovi, and many many many others. So, don't be a bug in a rug and help me get this set out of IC with your feedback.

 
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  Details:
Process used: PBT all over Dye-Sub
Texture: Matte
Manufacturer: Keyreative
Launch: Will run January 2021
 
 
If you have any questions please contact me on discord: swishy#5923

 


 
Vendors:
Asia/China: zFrontier
EU: Candykeys
Oceania: DailyClack
US: Mechs & Co.
CA: Deskhero
Asia: ThicThock


 


 
Updates:
 
06/06/2020: Hi quick update to fill you guys in. I have updated the colors but need to redo all the renders. That will be improvements from the last and will look amazing. All the colors are now color matched to Pantones and the production file v1 is almost done. Once I finish this I will do a major update with things like deskmats, Kittings, colors, and other goodies also hopefully I will have a sample of the novelty spacebar I bet many of you are excited about. Sorry for the radio silence for so long.

10/12/2020 BIG UPDATE, here is the test spacebar samples (photos of it at least)

Note: When I ask for the spacebar 4 months ago, I was still refining my colors (I still am, just waiting to have the samples in hand) so that is why the space bar is Dark blue the point was too show that they could do a Nice reverse dye-sub. These photos are from Keyreative and ZFrontier. When doing the testing the original (thin lines on the right) they notice the colors didn't shows that well, so to bring out the color more they thickened the line width, but this also caused an issue to where not everything lines up but on the final version I will correct that. I am still waiting as they didn't ship yet due to past Chinese Holiday which just ended, so I am expecting to start getting stuff soon. After that I will update my renders, and release the official kitting( I do understand it seems kind of backwards to not have the kitting out when I originally decided to do it this way I was under the expectations the samples would only take a month so it would been fine. Other things also popped up IRL, and with that said I have not forgotten or given up on this set I am even more excited than I was before.)



https://imgur.com/a/KXHenKs

10/29/2020: ANOTHER BIG UPDATE

I have decided to use my Pantones as my basis for color since the samples are taking so long and if any changes happen I will make sure to communicate that clearly as it happens. I would like to apologize for the lack of updating and the lack of being involved. I am truly excited for this set and I really can't wait to share it with you both kitting and updated renders will be posted by next Friday I hope.

Here is the colors I will be moving forward with:

Alpha keys - Pantone 2975 C is a light blue

Mod text - PANTONE 2036 C is pink

Mods keys/alpha text- PANTONE 4146 C is dark blue

Alt Alpha keys - PANTONE 4066 C is pink

Accent keys - PANTONE 267 C and PANTONE 667 C (this is the original accent in the current renders and since so many people like the set with it I will offer an accent kit, but not noveties)




Current coverage(more kitting on the way just need to render):
 
 

 

 

 
 


 
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To Do List:
 
 
- Novelties
- Feedback
- Better rendering
- Animation(still a work in progress)
- Deskmat post coming soon
Note: the profile is still up for change I just like DSA so that's how I rendered it but it up to y'all to decide so please do the survey as it helps the process
Note: for the ortho and 40% keyboard lover rendering coming soon
 Note:NorDe is next on my list to make for this set
Note: some of you following this may have noticed the change in manufacturers that's because the space bar was not a realistic thing with signature plastic but keyreative has already done something similar with KAM WRAITH.
I'm back on the search for a manufacturer is you have contacts to any please pm me.

 
 


 
Thanks to following:
 
NathanAlphaMan: Gave me 1 on 1 help with improving renders
Gtrx: Taught me new concepts and pushed my limits with rendering
Rama: Provided Models
ZFrontier: Provided models and helped make this process so much easier
Illusion: Numpad
Jaxxstatic: For the Rukia models
Papi.The.red: The novelties
S3LQ: Helping with the IC
You: For being Awesome

 
 


 
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Offline naked_and_jameson

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Re: [IC] Signature Plastics DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 11:45:05 »
Keep it DSA!! Need more DSA sets.

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Offline KEYGEM

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Re: [IC] Signature Plastics DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 12:21:24 »
I really like the colors and that it is a DSA set :) Looking forward to it!

Offline cazrep

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Re: [IC] Signature Plastics DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 15:49:45 »
I'm also on board to keep it DSA!

Offline Durburz

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Re: [IC] Signature Plastics DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 02:40:35 »
Teal DSA Set? I'm in if there will be ISO and NorDe kits.

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] Signature Plastics DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 11:40:34 »
Don’t worry you will get your FAT enter key! :D

Offline zeroack

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Re: [IC] Keyreative DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 20:24:12 »
Awesome set.  As a child in the 80's this is one keycap set I can really get behind.

Offline timescam

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Re: [IC] Keyreative DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 21:49:22 »
Does Keyreative still do DSA? I thought they have moved to KAM, with Mystery and Milkshake being the last DSA sets they would produce.

Love that spacebar btw.
« Last Edit: Thu, 05 March 2020, 21:52:52 by timescam »

Offline cigs_coffee

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Re: [IC] DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 03:11:08 »
Very nice!! Very interested.

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 09:14:59 »
y'all asked for more novelties so i'll be busy this weekend  :cool: ;D

Offline jed10116

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Re: [IC] DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 15:50:02 »
Defs interested in the design of the space bar. Can't wait to see more novelties :D

Offline Glychd

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Re: [IC] Keyreative KAM/DSA 80s After Dark
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 14 March 2020, 04:32:30 »
I love the novelties. I think they're really great for the theme. I'm not loving the background color for the alphas though.

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 12:17:59 »
Thank you for the feed back I updated the color for the alphas to not be so minty and made it more groovy ya dig

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 19:35:41 »
Just Updated the page tell me what you think

Offline Kerasan

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 00:34:58 »

will the texture keycaps be the one chosen also in the kam little pilot set?

Offline Top Right Logo

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 02:19:30 »
Hope this is the beginning of more artisan rotary knobs. Will have to pick one up!

Offline KEYGEM

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 03:45:26 »
Still looking forward to it! Used your form :)

Offline Cantello

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 05:12:16 »
Really like the idea but the mint color does not scream 80s to me. Maybe add something more pink & yellow, bright neon colours.

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 08:32:15 »
I have some thing to help with the colors and bring it all together hopefully you will enjoy it

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 07:44:52 »
If you are going with KAM, can you also include a nav kit for us colevrak users :)

Offline William_S_Jones

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 07:53:43 »
I'm very much interested in this keyset! I just returned to MKBs & as a 40 to 50% user, I hope to see this set; make it!


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Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 12:44:51 »
most definitely I will have a full 40% key for ortho, mini, and any other fun styles

Offline William_S_Jones

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 12:46:50 »
most definitely I will have a full 40% key for ortho, mini, and any other fun styles
, thanks!!


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Offline 82d28a

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 13:01:24 »
Thanks for all the work. How about symbols for mods?

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 13:38:51 »
that never hit my mind but I could

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 17:27:40 »
I've noticed you guys and gals arent a fan of the spinable key caps but I don't think you know what it is exactly it is a key caps that will have a ball inset in it and then a rod put through the middle. Since Rama doesn't do KAM it would be my version of a Rama

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 18:16:47 »
GUYS I have the final version of the design for the spacebar and it look 99% the same just the lines are thicker than a snicker.

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 18:45:12 »
something new is cooking as I found someone to do the mouse pad here
« Last Edit: Fri, 10 April 2020, 08:09:23 by Swishy »

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 19:49:18 »
Update coming Friday

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 19:55:33 »
This one is still a head scratcher for me.  I just don’t get it at all. Maybe some more unique novelties could help
Solidify the theme.  These colors don’t say 80s to me. It looks like a key set with a photo filter applied.  Maybe “burnt in crt” or “overexposure”, “vhs machine ate my tape”?
« Last Edit: Tue, 14 April 2020, 19:57:32 by pixelpusher »

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 16:45:22 »
thank you for the feedback regarding the colors they have been updated to better fit the theme

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 22 April 2020, 14:57:15 »
I LOVE THISSSSS

Offline Christdl

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 00:30:35 »
So will this set be KAM? Or is it still up for change. I would love to see it in KAT!

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Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 16:28:48 »
@mustangjayyyme I'm glad you like it and @Christdl I'm 100% on keeping it Kam the result on the survey are in, but I was talking to the vendor about doing two profiles. If/and when we get a round two I will make that happen.

Offline naked_and_jameson

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 17:30:39 »
@mustangjayyyme I'm glad you like it and @Christdl I'm 100% on keeping it Kam the result on the survey are in, but I was talking to the vendor about doing two profiles. If/and when we get a round two I will make that happen.
DSA R2 *prays*

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 21:47:10 »
Yeah it was originally DSA but it couldn't do what I wanted. So, I moved to KAM so if R2 happens ill either do it in two different profiles or just one different. but glad to see you like it

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 23:13:18 »
Yeah it was originally DSA but it couldn't do what I wanted. So, I moved to KAM so if R2 happens ill either do it in two different profiles or just one different. but glad to see you like it
Yes!!!!!!i KAM profile, so want this set even more!!!!


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Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 00:59:01 »
Glad to hear that!!

Offline ghoulish_snk

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 28 April 2020, 01:15:53 »
I'm 1000% in on the Planck + novelties. Love the color and the font/text size.

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 28 April 2020, 16:33:14 »
yeah, I put a lot of research in to the Planck layout I wanted to make sure that people really liked the look!
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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 10:19:59 »
Love the legends on 40%!

Have you thought about international letters? Just the letters, not all the iso-keycaps.

Offline gecruz

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 10:56:35 »
Original.
Does anyone know wish numpad is on the first pic?

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 18:32:08 »
Love the legends on 40%!

Have you thought about international letters? Just the letters, not all the iso-keycaps.

its coming I'm having trouble with the renders but I have the kitting done

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 18:45:28 »
Original.
Does anyone know wish numpad is on the first pic?

it doesn't exist yet. A friend of mine designed it.

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 15:37:51 »
I now every every vendor and I am working on finishing up kits. Thanks for all the support.

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 19:28:50 »

SNEAK PEEK to update colors Major update coming soon

Offline MMMike

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 19:37:43 »
I must have popped into this thread an hour ago in hopes of updates. Can't wait!!! The blue looks a little more saturated than the renders, still my favourite keyset IC atm!

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 19:40:04 »
I must have popped into this thread an hour ago in hopes of updates. Can't wait!!! The blue looks a little more saturated than the renders, still my favourite keyset IC atm!

the previous render were washed by too much light as I am learning to do my IC, I am also learning to render.

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 01:37:52 »
Great work, keep it up!

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] KAM 80s After Dark UPDATED
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 07:21:45 »
Great work, keep it up!

Thanks, will do!