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[IC] GMK Dandy
« on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:45:02 »


Hi! Welcome to the GMK Dandy Interest Check!

I follow a more simple design philosophy, and like for my keysets to reflect it. Subtle but with a little something to it.

Dandy features a few of the more subtle, slightly warmer stock colors from GMK, and draws simple inspiration for colors from dandelions.


Some renders for your ocular enticement, done up by ogWalker

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Nirvana - by ogWalker



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Kits (Not Final)

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Base - The Field


Accents & Novelties - The Flowers


Space - The Garden


Numpad - The Sprout




New Kit Updates (AUG 08 2020) (Not Final)


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Cream Fields (Tri color)


Green Fields (Dual color)




Some Q&A:

Colors:
Stock (no matching, no error) 3B - N6 - L9

Numpad subs / pad print?
Keeping it clean.

Ne alt alphas avail? 40's/Ortho? Subs?
Depends on interest and vendor(s) but not likely.

Biggest possible shout out and thank you to ogWalker, couldn't have done this without you. We had some good fun working on these renders too!

[EU] Vendor & Proxy - ProtoTypist
[NA & International] - TBD

Let me know your thoughts!

Thank you for your time and consideration! Have a dandy day!

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:46:48 »
Such a clean set. Been a pleasure working with you for this past bit. Great work man!! :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:55:11 »
Love it. Deskmats are fantastic too.
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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:59:11 »
Lovely. Going to keep an eye on this one!

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:59:21 »
Neat. Curious but in what order are sets gonna run? PONO first and then Dandy? What's the timeline like? I don't think it's the best idea to run multiple ICs simultaneously.

Another thing -- I personally would not suggest doing a no-numpad base kit unless you are expecting them to hit 500-1000 MOQs.
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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:07:52 »
Really dig the simplicity here. I'm more of a text + icons dude, but I would certainly be in for this kit at the right price point.
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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:10:42 »
i get good vibes from this set, will be watching closely  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:17:39 »
Neat. Curious but in what order are sets gonna run? PONO first and then Dandy? What's the timeline like? I don't think it's the best idea to run multiple ICs simultaneously.

Another thing -- I personally would not suggest doing a no-numpad base kit unless you are expecting them to hit 500-1000 MOQs.

Pono is OG Walker, this is Sour. I think OGWalker just did the renders, unless I missed something.

Either way - I love a green set and can't wait for this


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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:22:52 »
Looks great, I like the simplicity and low contrast.

I see you've chosen GMK stock colors so it's probably not going to happen, but why not ePBT? I don't see much advantage in using GMK for something like this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:26:05 »
Neat. Curious but in what order are sets gonna run? PONO first and then Dandy? What's the timeline like? I don't think it's the best idea to run multiple ICs simultaneously.

Another thing -- I personally would not suggest doing a no-numpad base kit unless you are expecting them to hit 500-1000 MOQs.

Pono is OG Walker, this is Sour. I think OGWalker just did the renders, unless I missed something.

Either way - I love a green set and can't wait for this



https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104315.msg2856280#msg2856280 - both were drafted by Sour, unless ogwalker is running on behalf of Sour and Sour is representing the set with renders/design

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:32:25 »
Lovely color combo :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:37:19 »
Neat. Curious but in what order are sets gonna run? PONO first and then Dandy? What's the timeline like? I don't think it's the best idea to run multiple ICs simultaneously.

Another thing -- I personally would not suggest doing a no-numpad base kit unless you are expecting them to hit 500-1000 MOQs.

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PoN - Pink on Navy is Walker's set, Pono is my own set, correct. He reached out and asked if there would be any issues with naming, I didn't think so.

Kits are not final, not really expecting anything at this stage (numbers wise or anything wise) other than to put up an IC, see where it goes, what kind of interest there is.

Pono's IC will be wrapping up soon. Handling everything as it needs to be handled, no issues so far, sir. :thumb:


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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:52:39 »
Either way - I love a green set and can't wait for this

This doesn't even support ISO, on what board would you put it Jae? :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:02:32 »
Either way - I love a green set and can't wait for this

This doesn't even support ISO, on what board would you put it Jae? :D

I’m working on it ;)


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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:05:01 »
Neat. Curious but in what order are sets gonna run? PONO first and then Dandy? What's the timeline like? I don't think it's the best idea to run multiple ICs simultaneously.

Another thing -- I personally would not suggest doing a no-numpad base kit unless you are expecting them to hit 500-1000 MOQs.

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https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104315.msg2856280#msg2856280 - both were drafted by Sour, unless ogwalker is running on behalf of Sour and Sour is representing the set with renders/design

PoN - Pink on Navy is Walker's set, Pono is my own set, correct. He reached out and asked if there would be any issues with naming, I didn't think so.

Kits are not final, not really expecting anything at this stage (numbers wise or anything wise) other than to put up an IC, see where it goes, what kind of interest there is.

Pono's IC will be wrapping up soon. Handling everything as it needs to be handled, no issues so far, sir. :thumb:


Ahhh yes. Sorry Lightning that’s me getting PON and PONO confused!


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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:05:59 »
So... no ISO support at all?  :(

Either way - I love a green set and can't wait for this

This doesn't even support ISO, on what board would you put it Jae? :D


Either way - I love a green set and can't wait for this

This doesn't even support ISO, on what board would you put it Jae? :D

I’m working on it ;)


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Oversight on my part, sorry lads :-[  thinking about having basic ISO in base.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:14:41 »

Oversight on my part, sorry lads :-[  thinking about having basic ISO in base.

Go terminal style! It'll fit in better with the green colors. :thumb:


EDIT: oh, you added it already. Excellent. ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:17:47 »
Looks great, I like the simplicity and low contrast.

I see you've chosen GMK stock colors so it's probably not going to happen, but why not ePBT? I don't see much advantage in using GMK for something like this.

To put it simply, stock colors, there is no messing about with matching. The subtley of these specific colors together should make for a nice, clean and simple look, with a little pop to it.
Would like to run some PBT soon, when I feel a little more confident with a manu and the PBT offerings with regards to consistency and QC (receiving warped and bowed keys is always so off-putting), also potentially get the opportunity to try a couple more profiles I'm curious about.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:38:07 »
This looks nice, albeit I think it should be PBT instead. GMK is nice and all, but I feel like these colors would be easily possible with PBT

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:42:49 »
This looks nice, albeit I think it should be PBT instead. GMK is nice and all, but I feel like these colors would be easily possible with PBT

Thanks! There is a little more to consider with PBT other than colors as stated above :)

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« Reply #21 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 14:59:08 »

To put it simply, stock colors, there is no messing about with matching. The subtley of these specific colors together should make for a nice, clean and simple look, with a little pop to it.
Would like to run some PBT soon, when I feel a little more confident with a manu and the PBT offerings with regards to consistency and QC (receiving warped and bowed keys is always so off-putting), also potentially get the opportunity to try a couple more profiles I'm curious about.

I do recall some people complaining about warping on iso enter for extended 2048. A few of the keys I got with that set had some slight imperfections around the bases, though the legends were really nice (better than my one gmk set, imho). Anyway, I respect your reasons. glwic!

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 06:21:39 »
ProtoTypist announced as EU vendor.

Looking for your feedback, and potentially interested vendors. DM's open here, Insta and Discord

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 11:21:01 »
Nice kit, Sour! Definitely not tired of green sets yet :D It would be nice to see at least one novelty key, accented or otherwise, in the base kit for F13 coverage.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 02:22:16 »
Love the keycaps, I just believe it makes no sense to pick a UK vendor for EU mid 2020 when there is the risk the set will land in 2021 once UK is out of EU and we will have to pay customs for it, so I will pass on it.
Just to be clear I have absolutely nothing against ProtoTypist.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 06:56:38 »
Love the keycaps, I just believe it makes no sense to pick a UK vendor for EU mid 2020 when there is the risk the set will land in 2021 once UK is out of EU and we will have to pay customs for it, so I will pass on it.
Just to be clear I have absolutely nothing against ProtoTypist.

As long as the GB happens in 2020, you won't pay customs.

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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 07:01:46 »
Love the keycaps, I just believe it makes no sense to pick a UK vendor for EU mid 2020 when there is the risk the set will land in 2021 once UK is out of EU and we will have to pay customs for it, so I will pass on it.
Just to be clear I have absolutely nothing against ProtoTypist.
Couldn’t agree more. It’s a shame because I really love the design of this set.


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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 07:12:55 »
Really digging these deskmats.
100% would cop.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 09:09:32 »
CLEAN. Definitely interested!

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 11:13:26 »
I will be all in. Thank you for working on this and looking forward to more details.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 15:03:18 »
This looks really nice. I like the colors a lot. I too would appreciate it if it were in PBT instead. But I get what your concerns with that are. Best of luck!
 

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 15:13:25 »
As long as the GB happens in 2020, you won't pay customs.

I’m afraid this is not accurate. There is no regulation that says that there will be no taxes or custom costs applied. Customs get paid on delivery of the goods, and after December 31st 2020 UK will officially be a foreign country subject to custom verifications.
Even the simple fact that something goes through that process can lead to higher costs due to customs handling of the package.
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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 16:27:08 »
I don't usually go for green, but this set really caught my eye.

Please consider including a 40s kit similar to, if not the same as, Modern Dolch Light.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 08:39:32 »
Looks great. Was looking for a set in that type of green. Would be awesome if it comes to life !

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« Reply #34 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 09:21:04 »
Would love to make a e-cream case for this amazing set!
Clean and classic.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 11:14:48 »
As long as the GB happens in 2020, you won't pay customs.

I’m afraid this is not accurate. There is no regulation that says that there will be no taxes or custom costs applied. Customs get paid on delivery of the goods, and after December 31st 2020 UK will officially be a foreign country subject to custom verifications.
Even the simple fact that something goes through that process can lead to higher costs due to customs handling of the package.

You'll have to check this with Jae, because this is what he said:
Proto[Typist] is acting as lead vendor on this one, doing the negotiating with GMK etc and running the GB with the designer after talking about the project at a UK meetup and is effectively a UK community project.

I understand the concerns, and GMK timelines still show the set shipping in October. From delivery to buyer shipping turnaround will be 1 day, so its highly likely that shipping will occur in 2020 and we will be working with GMK to achieve that.

Whilst you are right that we dont know the UK's position within the EU and any shipping / VAT or other constraints in 2021, there are contingency plans in place to ensure that shipping can be conducted without inference of additional fees should delivery of the GMK sets take place in 2021. 

Also, VAT will be paid on these items at point of sale where it is due; and will be marked as such when shipped if any delays push the delivery into 2021. The GB takes place as an EU transaction at the moment and is bound by the single market and customs union rules. Those rules state that goods sold under them should only be inclusive of VAT once. There will be many many businesses that sell something in 2020 that ships and is delivered after the changes take place; and both the EU and UK have said that those customers should not be impacted.

Finally, its highly likely that the current end-date of Dec 2020 for the UK to formally leave the EU trade agreements will be extended given the impact the Corona Virus has had on the economy and this is something myself and my accountant are paying close attention to.

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 14:43:17 »
Nice kit, Sour! Definitely not tired of green sets yet :D It would be nice to see at least one novelty key, accented or otherwise, in the base kit for F13 coverage.

Hey man! Thank you, glad you like! :D
Had another draft of base with some novelties in it, might look to revisit, thank you for the suggestion!

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« Reply #37 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 19:08:02 »
This is pretty dandy  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 15:40:16 »
Looks great! Definitely in for a set

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 15:51:39 »
I really like this one!!

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 16:44:38 »
Would love to make a e-cream case for this amazing set!
Clean and classic.

do it :)

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 07:13:38 »
Mr. oldcat put this together :D


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« Reply #42 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 09:34:26 »
Mr. oldcat put this together :D


Man, I find this so calming and nice. I can only hope ecream is going to be an actual color for the think.

Keep up the good work guys.  :thumb: :clover:

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 12:30:17 »
good set

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 09:49:11 »
I quite like this at a first glance! I prefer lighter sets and this one has a really nice colour combo going on. Definitely putting on watch :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 21 June 2020, 23:56:09 »
Love that green tone, will keep an eye on this!

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 19:47:31 »
Loving the colors, I'm in.

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 22:15:05 »
I recently dropped on your other project, Pono. You make my bank account very sad. Overall it looks great!

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 02:13:59 »
yes more green sets please

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Re: [IC] GMK Dandy
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 02:30:45 »
Any chance of running this set though ePBT or Infinikey? Green on white is dye sub-able and the wait times might not be as long (also cheaper, also PBT)

EDIT: question answered earlier, didn't see it at first :P