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Offline ZLightningZAP

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[IC] JTK AZURE
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Hi, I'm relatively new to this community and I would like to share with you guys this colour set i have in mind.
I present to you JTK Azure.

JTK Azure was an idea I had after chancing upon RAL5009(Azure Blue), hence the naming of the set.
I decided to pair it with RAL9001(Cream) as the two main colours of the kit.
Furthermore adding PANTONE WARM RED C accents could add some interesting contrast to the largely Azure and Cream kit.

If you have any suggestions or complains, please fill up this
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Kit Renders:
Base Kit:
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Tripleshot Alpha (Cryllic)
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Spacebar Kit (White):
252265-3

Spacebar Kit (Red):
252267-4

Spacebar Kit (Blue):
252269-5

Novelties Kit:
As for the novelties, I wanted to create a cute novelty set that u can pair 2 Keycaps together to create a robot.
252271-6

Deskmat 1:
252273-7

Deskmat 2:
252275-8

RAMA Keycap (Alu E-white with enamel filling):
Who said a robot doesn't have a heart??
252277-9

252279-10

Keyboard Renders:
HEX.6C
252281-11

252283-12

252285-13
Renders by Kingk22

HEX.3C
252288-14

252290-15

252292-16
Renders by Kingk22

Iron165
252295-17

252297-18

252299-19
Renders by Kingk22

Kit Support:
- 60%
- 65%
- 70%
- 75%
- TKL
- Full Size
- 1800
- Alice (+ Spacebar Kit)

Artisan Collabs:
- Artkey (Confirmed)
- CYSM (Confirmed)
- Primecaps (Confirmed)
- TRMKCAPS (Confirmed)
- HELLO? caps (Pending)

Artkey Collaboration Pics:
252303-20


Groupbuy Schedule:
1 - 28 November 2020


Pricing:
All purchases of the base kit comes in JTK Trays instead of blister packaging.
252301-21


Estimated Shipping Date:
March - April 2021 (Tentatively)


Vendors:
NA: TX Keyboards
EU: MyKeyboards.eu
OCE: Daily Clack
CN: zFrontier
ASIA: HEX keyboards


Reasons for why we moved from GMK to JTK:
More
Shorter lead times
Wallet friendly
Does Tripleshot Legends
Same ABS you know and love


Changelog:
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11/5/2020: Revamped base and hangul kit. Added new kits like accent, spacebar and novelties.
19/5/2020: We changed from GMK to JTK. Base kit and accent kit has been merged. Deskmat is now available. Hangul kit has been replaced with Russian as JTK doesn't do Hangul alphas.
5/7/2020: Added RAMA cap, Revamped base and spacebar kit, Novelties are now THICC, New Deskmat design, Artisan collab announcement, New keyboard renders
7/7/2020: Reverted base kit due to feedback. Added list for keyboard sizes the kit supports.
23/8/2020: GB Date and Pricing confirmed!! Kits have also been finalized. Artisan collaboration pictures are coming in.


You can join our Discord for more frequent updates

Acknowledgement:
Thanks to the Keycap Discord Community for the help and providing the resources for starters like me
Thanks to Kasterborous for the idea and helping with the post
Thanks to phatty of DC for hooking me up with all the vendors and just being a cool dude
Thanks to reeeyouuu#8787 for helping me with my artisan collabs
Thanks to Kingk22 for all my keyboard renders
Thanks to konstantin for helping me with my kits
Thanks to the Artkey server for such an amazing support throughout the IC. You know who you are <3
« Last Edit: Wed, 23 September 2020, 08:47:53 by ZLightningZAP »

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 03:13:56 »
100% down for this superb colourway

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 03:20:45 »
Add Colemak kit and I'm in

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 03:22:13 »
Often blue and red sets don't work well given it's polarising contrast against each other, but I think the combination of different hues and cream alphas really transcend the set for me.

Some minor changes might be to use the stock L9 colour for cream alphas as it looks almost identical to your render and would reduce the variance of colour matching. Also, if you're offering stepped Caps Lock, I'd suggest keeping it traditional text instead of Icon with the other mods and having it mod-coloured instead of alpha-coloured (and moving it above one row from what it is currently to make it clear it's R3 and not R4). Accent Enter Numpad should be in place of the alpha-coloured one but I'm sure they're just minor errors to the kitting (some R4 mod texts are weirdly aligned).

Hope it works out, and look forward to seeing updates soon!
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 May 2020, 03:25:12 by Agilr »

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 03:35:50 »
may i ask what's with the stepped caps? why is it icon suddenly and why is it following the alpha colors?

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 03:47:28 »
Really like how this set turned out

Offline ZLightningZAP

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 04:10:12 »
may i ask what's with the stepped caps? why is it icon suddenly and why is it following the alpha colors?

Render came out wrongly and will be fixed in the coming updates. Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 04:11:18 »
Often blue and red sets don't work well given it's polarising contrast against each other, but I think the combination of different hues and cream alphas really transcend the set for me.

Some minor changes might be to use the stock L9 colour for cream alphas as it looks almost identical to your render and would reduce the variance of colour matching. Also, if you're offering stepped Caps Lock, I'd suggest keeping it traditional text instead of Icon with the other mods and having it mod-coloured instead of alpha-coloured (and moving it above one row from what it is currently to make it clear it's R3 and not R4). Accent Enter Numpad should be in place of the alpha-coloured one but I'm sure they're just minor errors to the kitting (some R4 mod texts are weirdly aligned).

Hope it works out, and look forward to seeing updates soon!

Thanks for the feedback. I'll finalise the renders and and post an update soon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 04:36:54 »
Legend color of alphas is blue? or black? which is correct?
I prefer blue, anyway. ;)
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:40:37 by Ultimatum »

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 06:21:37 »
Legend color of alphas is blue? or black? which is correct?
I prefer blue, anyway. ;)
Sorry for the confusion, Kit has been updated.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:47:46 »
Legend color of alphas is blue? or black? which is correct?
I prefer blue, anyway. ;)
Sorry for the confusion, Kit has been updated.

Great. I’ll buy one. ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 09:03:14 »
The base kit has two ISO Enter keys, but the 1.25U left Shift key and the accompanying alphas (R3 \| and R4 <>) are missing. Weirdly, the Hangul kit DOES have two extra \| keys (of unknown rows).

The rest of the mod keys seems fine, except for the choice of the "Win" legend in the 1.25U mods and "Fn" in the corresponding 1U rows.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 10:56:07 »
The colors give me GMK Bento vibes:



But ultimately I'm down for the different alphas and overall theme.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 11:18:44 »
The colors give me GMK Bento vibes:

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But ultimately I'm down for the different alphas and overall theme.

This does remind me of Bento a lot, but I think there is enough difference to justify this set running. Also I personally prefer the pop the colors has in this set vs Bento.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 12:00:03 »
The colors give me GMK Bento vibes:

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But ultimately I'm down for the different alphas and overall theme.

The mods aren't poorly contrasted this time

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 12:23:10 »
Looks a lot like Triumph Adler with red accents. I really like this  :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 12:29:20 »
Bento 2.0 with Latin for base LETS GO!

Would love to see red accented arrows.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 19:06:42 »
Bento 2.0 with Latin for base LETS GO!

Would love to see red accented arrows.

I gotchu

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 19:13:51 »
spacebar kit?

Offline Ultimatum

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 20:43:32 »


Those caps don’t need to be included in hangul kit, I think.
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 May 2020, 20:52:01 by Ultimatum »

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 13:22:27 »
Base kit suggestions:



Edit: Forgot to include a 1.25u Shift key.
« Last Edit: Thu, 07 May 2020, 21:33:55 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 01:24:04 »
Base kit suggestions:

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Thanks so much for the suggestions. I've already made some changes like the numpad ones and im changing all the 'win' keys to 'super'. I'll update this post to reflect the changes after I've gotten more kits. Cheers.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 16:14:52 »
gives me vibes of GMK Demon Sword

Offline ZLightningZAP

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 08:38:47 »
Updated as of 11/5/2020

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 08:47:12 »
Updated as of 11/5/2020

Good update, but there are a few lingering problems:

In the base kit, R3 #~ should be alpha-colored instead of mod-colored... and should be R3 \| instead of #~.

In the Hangul kit, R3 \|₩ is missing.

Offline ZLightningZAP

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 08:53:33 »
Updated as of 11/5/2020
Updated messed up renders
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 May 2020, 09:37:52 by ZLightningZAP »

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 09:41:45 »
Updated as of 11/5/2020

Good update, but there are a few lingering problems:

In the base kit, R3 #~ should be alpha-colored instead of mod-colored... and should be R3 \| instead of #~.

In the Hangul kit, R3 \|₩ is missing.

I think he just re-updated with your suggestions!

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 09:45:08 »
Updated as of 11/5/2020

Good update, but there are a few lingering problems:

In the base kit, R3 #~ should be alpha-colored instead of mod-colored... and should be R3 \| instead of #~.

In the Hangul kit, R3 \|₩ is missing.

I think he just re-updated with your suggestions!

That was fast! Now all it's missing is to actually replace the R3 #~ key with an R3 \| key and add the corresponding R3 \|₩ key in the Hangul kit (dude, do that, and I'll quote your set in my "Why do keycap sets have so many copies of the backslash-pipe key?" document!)

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 21:36:53 »
Those novelties are really nice, especially for a tkl

Edit: the whole colorway reminds me of the main characters of the movie Robots so its pretty fitting too. Definitely grabbing them
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 May 2020, 21:42:11 by rath_k »

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:22:59 »
when will the GB?

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:28:19 »
when will the GB?

I'm still in the process of getting vendors,deskmat and collabs done. Can't promise a time frame but it would definitely be sometime at the end of this year.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 05:28:16 »
Pleeeease add the Accents to the Base Kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 08:17:45 »
Pleeeease add the Accents to the Base Kit!

I heard you loud and clear. We're still in the stages of modifying the base kit. Will finalize it soon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 08:20:57 »
ty

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 17:59:50 »
Hey just a heads up that I photoshopped a render of your set (by Kingk22), when I was trying to conceive of a hypothetical layout I wanted (or at least close to it; i'm leaning towards a split variant as well), because it looked so nice/cohesive.
I hope you don't mind! I let people know it was GMK Azure in the 2 communities I posted it in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 19:41:20 »
Hey just a heads up that I photoshopped a render of your set

Yeah I came here specifically because of that! I'm so in love with this set, I'm 100% signing up as soon as it goes live.

Gives me strong Onitsuka vibes


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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 11:51:05 »
Hey just a heads up that I photoshopped a render of your set (by Kingk22), when I was trying to conceive of a hypothetical layout I wanted (or at least close to it; i'm leaning towards a split variant as well), because it looked so nice/cohesive.
I hope you don't mind! I let people know it was GMK Azure in the 2 communities I posted it in.

No worries dude, its all good. Thanks for being so interested in this set, keyboard or keycaps.

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 11:51:45 »
Hey just a heads up that I photoshopped a render of your set

Yeah I came here specifically because of that! I'm so in love with this set, I'm 100% signing up as soon as it goes live.

Gives me strong Onitsuka vibes

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Glad you like it :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Azure (Updated as of 11/5/20)
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 00:40:05 »
+1 for this :D

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 06:04:03 »
Updated as of 19/5/2020

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 16:27:20 »
The robots are adorable af. I think I need to buy in just for those!

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 16:55:00 »
While not a colour-set I am in the market for, I am particularly pleased on your initiative to move this to JTK. All the reasons are very sensible and should be considered by other vendors who in IC too.

All the best.
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Re: [IC] GMK Azure
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 19:29:44 »
Looks a lot like Triumph Adler with red accents. I really like this  :)

Yeah I thought TA too.


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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 22:49:43 »
gmk plz  :'(

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 04:52:07 »
While not a colour-set I am in the market for, I am particularly pleased on your initiative to move this to JTK. All the reasons are very sensible and should be considered by other vendors who in IC too.

All the best.

Thanks man

gmk plz  :'(

Sorry we have already decided on the change to JTK. If one of the reasons you want GMK is bcos of the quality ABS keycaps and great QC, i can assure you that with JTK you're not missing out on quality ABS keycaps and great QC while also being wallet friendly and shorter lead times. If you wanna give JTK a shot, you wont regret it.

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 05:47:53 »
The robots are adorable af. I think I need to buy in just for those!

Hi, i just read your comments and would like to ask if u have the discord link to the group you mentioned? Thanks.

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 23:22:59 »
The robot novelties are so cool!!

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 19:47:00 »
I'm in for this looks awesome!

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 07:56:25 »
Hey. this is super close to GMK Demon Sword as well as pretty close in GB dates as well it might end up hurting both of our sets. Feel free to PM me on discords if want to discuss anything

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Re: [IC] JTK Azure (Was GMK) (Updated as of 19/5/20)
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 24 June 2020, 10:49:49 »
Hey. this is super close to GMK Demon Sword as well as pretty close in GB dates as well it might end up hurting both of our sets. Feel free to PM me on discords if want to discuss anything

lol how is this similar in any way