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[IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB live, join at GMKModo.com
« on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:01:11 »
Hey!


I remember when I first thought of Modern Dolch, it started out as a simple idea to make a version of Dolch without the brown ish alpha colour. I further developed it with Dixiemech and it has since turned into quite the popular set. R1 aftermarket prices have been going insane and the compatibility on it was quite limited compared to some of the recent GBs we did so we figured it was more than time for a follow-up! Modern Dolch 2 keeps the colours which made the original so great but adds a lot of options both in compatibility and aesthetic, so we think we have something to offer for both R1 buyers and those who missed out!

GB is live until July 2nd!!

Link to GB thread

Inspiration

Many of you have probably owned one or more variants of the timeless Dolch colour-way. I always loved the contrasted yet simple look between the 2 greys, however I always felt like something was a bit off: the colours just seemed a bit too warm and “muddy” to me. I really wanted to give a more muted and modern look to this timeless colourway, which is where Modern Dolch comes in. It keeps the simplistic look and the beautiful contrast between the 2 greys, but cooling the colours down and adding some fresh accents. The result is a very versatile set, which goes well with simple silver/black boards, vibrant teal boards and anything in between.

Kits

Standard



The standard kits has compatibility for the most popular layouts in the community. It features the reworked icon mods introduced with GMK 8008/9009 and has the classic Modo accent options for both escape and enter keys.

Addition



Addition adds support for 660c style layouts, ISO UK, 60%s with arrows and boards with an F13 key like the TGR Jane V2 CE. It also adds alternate legend options for 65% layouts and more.

Numbers



Numbers adds compatibility for layouts with a numpad. It also includes the keys needed to outfit a 1800 style layout.

Obscure



Obscure adds support for 40% layouts, both staggered and ortholinear, and split spacebar boards with options ranging from 1u to 3u.

Aesthetic



Aesthetic is for those of you who like to add a little bit of colour to your boards, either through extra accents or through LEDs under lock keys. It also adds both centred and offset 6u spacebar support.

Alternate



Alternate introduces a whole new simplistic look to Modern Dolch by “alternating” the existing colours on some keys. This kit is great if you enjoy monochrome accents or a more uniform looking f row.

Command



Command is specifically aimed at Mac users by adding correct legends for Command and Option keys.

Modern



Modern adds the option for a full icon bottom row, function, escape and 175 control and command keys. It also adds an alternate icon for the tab key.

Norde



This kit adds compatibility for ISO NO, SE, FL, DK, DE, US layouts. It also includes 1.25 and 1.5u Alt Gr keys, a 1.25u Shift and ISO enters in the 3 Modern Dolch colours. This means that Norde users don't have to buy the Addition kit!

Mist



Mist is a stand-alone base kit for those of you who want a cooler and more colourful take of Modern Dolch. It's kit design is nearly identical to the Standard kit, exchanging the red accents for an F13 key and a second B for Alice layouts in combination with the spacebars from the Obscure kit. This makes sure all the most popular layouts from 60% to TKL are supported! 

The GB/Vendors

The GB for GMK Modern Dolch R2 will go live on June 3rd and will be sold by the same vendors you've come to love with our previous GBs :D

  • Dixiemech for the US
  • iLumkb for Asia
  • Mykeyboard for the EU
  • Dailyclack for Oceania

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Bauer by Dixiemech





Polaris by Ai03, Kevinplus and KBDfans





Bauer X by Dixiemech





268.2 by Noxary





910 RE by TGR





Fjell by Mekanisk





U-80 by RAMA





J-02 by Jae





Jane V2 CE by TGR





Klippe by Mekanisk





M60-A by RAMA





No.1/60 by Keycult





KBD67v2 Mkii by KBDfans and Ai03





Dharma by me





Special thanks to all people who helped make R1 the success it was, all the vendors for working with me on this follow-up and as always, Dixiemech in particular! <3

BTW some little old favourites from R1 will also be making a comeback so keep an eye out ;)
« Last Edit: Wed, 03 June 2020, 13:17:25 by janglad »

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:05:18 »
This doesn’t need an IC. Just do it already!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:07:01 »
O LORD
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:08:06 »
This doesn’t need an IC. Just do it already!

It's less than 20 days away! They're gonna do it soon.

Glad to see this is coming back, probably going in for one!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:08:25 »
The clout kit looks appealing as someone who has the first round.  Why is the F13 key alpha colored in the addition kit? Feels like it should be mod colored for the sake or symmetry with escape
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:09:03 »
Pricing?

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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:09:24 »
oops

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:12:06 »
The clout kit looks appealing as someone who has the first round.  Why is the F13 key alpha colored in the addition kit? Feels like it should be mod colored for the sake or symmetry with escape

There is a mod coloured one along with the other keys for full mod coloured F row in Alternate :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:12:40 »
Pricing?

TBD but probably near identical to Modern Dolch Light considering the kits are almost identical apart from some minor tweaks.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:12:44 »
Looks great.

Is it really not possible to have the 2 Green Escapes and then 2 Red 1u Enters instead of 4 Colored Escapes in the 40s kit.

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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:15:33 »
>BTW some little old favourites from R1

That sounds like Rama caps too. I’m ready.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:17:44 »
Looks great.

Is it really not possible to have the 2 Green Escapes and then 2 Red 1u Enters instead of 4 Colored Escapes in the 40s kit.

For R1 of this set people mostly stuck to uniform accents, forcing a choice like that doesn't seem like a good idea. Adding both options for the enters too would add quite a lot of keys.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:17:59 »
>BTW some little old favourites from R1

That sounds like Rama caps too. I’m ready.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:20:05 »
ne rama caps avail?

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:22:14 »
Looks good!
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:22:41 »
wow is that the REAL sky modo???

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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:23:02 »
Oh Yes!
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:23:44 »
ne rama caps avail?

Yeah those would be sick huh  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:28:57 »
Looking real nice.

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« Reply #19 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:31:29 »
Heck yea i was waiting for this IC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:33:08 »
Looks great.

Is it really not possible to have the 2 Green Escapes and then 2 Red 1u Enters instead of 4 Colored Escapes in the 40s kit.

For R1 of this set people mostly stuck to uniform accents, forcing a choice like that doesn't seem like a good idea. Adding both options for the enters too would add quite a lot of keys.

then why even offer the escape accent. 1 accent looks so odd and drives the price up

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:35:24 »
YIPEEEE!!
I've been looking forward to this for a long time. It'll be my first time owning a GMK MoDo.

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« Reply #22 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:36:28 »
Someday, if you ran Clout, but used the red instead of the blue, I’d buy that too

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« Reply #23 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:38:30 »
my body is ready

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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:44:37 »
Deliciousness. And there will be a desk mat as well?

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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:49:39 »
HYPPEEEEEE!

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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:51:24 »
why can't we have a whole and hearty base kit?  :(

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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:52:16 »
In, for most of the sets here. This is my endgame set. Finally I've waited so long for this. Thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:55:29 »
OMFG

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:02:31 »
Never mind. I misread the kits.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:04:40 »
any extras for modern dolch light?

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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:12:16 »
It's beautiful to finally see these 3u space bars happening more regularly :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:13:36 »
Loving the look with the alternate accents

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:20:23 »
ISOless "clout". Bad sign.

R3 \| missing from the Addition kit.

R1 `¬¦ and 4$€ in the Norde kit are actually for the English (UK) layout, so they should be moved to the Addition kit.

AltGr is missing (in Norde and/or Addition).



But hey, R2 is finally here.

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« Reply #34 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:38:19 »
F :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: k

Dolch always makes me feel a certain kinda way

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« Reply #35 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:49:08 »
RAMA caps please

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:57:12 »
Been looking forward to this!  The alternate kit is a great addition :]
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 00:00:41 »
yup my wallet is getting destroyed at the end of the month, Blink and now THIS??

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 00:17:14 »
please consider having R3 PgUp & R4 PgDn in both base kits :)

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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 00:27:45 »
Yesssssssss

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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 00:32:07 »
"BTW some little old favourites from R1 will also be making a comeback so keep an eye out ;)"

I mean i was already keen for a base and alternate (purely for the damn X, please consider coloured X's as well?) but sure, please hurt my wallet more with other things i 'need'. Go ahead.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 00:48:02 »
Yes
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:01:24 »
The decision to put the 2nd 2.25u shift and the 2u shift in the ISO kit is questionable IMHO.

Personal take here, but I think it's counter-intuitive to strip base kit compatibility that we've established and accepted for a long time now for the sake of base kit pricing.
Splitting numpad and pricing at 1000MOQ is one thing, since it's a relatively large kit, but moving commonly used shifts/PGUP/DN/Home/1.5u Super/FN/1u Alt that aren't commonly used with ISO into the ISO kit seems silly to me. Also the decision to go Mac-only for the OS keys in the icon mod kit seems strange.

"Clout" is just a bad name for a kit. I'm sorry.

Otherwise, it's cool to see this set coming back seeing how popular it was during and since the first GB.
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« Reply #43 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:13:01 »
I somehow hit the quote button instead of "modify", gdi.
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« Reply #44 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:28:31 »
Anyone in the states buying obscure and doesn’t need the split bars 2.25u/2.75u (maybe the 1.25u), lemme know. Can PP upfront or trade out from aesthetic or alternate.

Edit: trade in place with my main man
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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:36:23 »
I love my MoDo R1 to death, and I have the shine to show for it. In for Clout to replace my alphas.

Glad to see an alternative cyan accent in that kit — I hope it's a slightly different color to R1, since the cyan color is the only thing I didn't like about R1: it was a tad too light and greenish for my taste.

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:00:23 »
God bless you. So in for this



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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:24:39 »
Any chance of dvorak support?

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:24:53 »
Def interested

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Re: [IC] GMK Modern Dolch 2 - GB Launching June 3rd
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:47:23 »
And here I thought MoDo R2 was gonna be released at the end of the year so you could try and make MoDo outsell Olivia during the holiday season but damn this is so much faster than I thought.
 All in from me. gib pls.