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Welcome to my GMK Evil Dolch Interest check!


Hey everyone! S3LQ here, hoping everyone is doing good in this pandemic, I am at least holding up. I recently joined this hobby and think this is great! Love how welcoming the community is, and how helpful people are! So since I've basically been stuck here in my home in Norway, I thought why not combine my 6 years experience of designing and try to design a keycap set and even some deskmats!








Where to buy?










Custom Coiled Cables with Aviators: Projectcables.com

GSK Velites Artisan will be raffled August 9th and open for 24hrs window!: Golden Star Keycap






An Instagram account has been made for future updates!  -  Instagram







Inspiration

I see a lot of designers bringing inspiration from a certain theme, for me, it was quite different. I do obviously have inspirations, but not inspirations I thought it would be cool to design the theme around. So rather I chose a name. I wanted to design a set called "Zoom", I thought it was a great name and I just kept on designing after the name. After posting the IC I got a lot of feedback about the name. And after reading through a lot of you guys' feedback, I figured a name change was the move. I wanted a fitting name for the colors and novelties. So I chose the name, Evil Dolch! 





[Core] Module






[Novelties] Module






[Space Bar] Module






[NorDeUk] Module





[Deskmat] Designs










[GSK Velites] Artisan

There will be a total of 10 GSK Velites made to match the Evil Dolch. These Artisans will be raffled away August 9th for 24hrs window, so stay tuned!








[Custom] Cables

I've collaberated with Swiftcables and we've made 4 different custom coiled cable variants with colored aviators that's matching GMK Evil Dolch! We have 2 different paracords, Black paracord with black tech-flex and Red Camo paracord with carbon tech-flex. Both paracords will come with a coil and a colored aviator where the customer can decide between red or black! These cables will be sold through: Projectcables.com










[Colors] Used







Renders by Oldcat

All renders are of the Think 6.5 V2. The offical groubuy is over, but there will be another window open today during Alexotos stream (He's building the Think 6.5 v2) - Friday at 7:30 EDT or 11PM UTC (July 24)


















Updates we've done

- Updated Core Module to have Alpha Coloured Pipe key
- Updated Space Bar Module to include an extra "B" key
- Updated NorDeUk Module to include the missing UK keys
- Improved lightning in a few renders
- Updated name from GMK Zoom to GMK Evil Dolch
- Changed Branding
- Updated new red to RAL 3004
- Updated new white to RAL 7035
- Updated NorDeUK module
- Updated Base module
- Added all needed keys for NorDeUk kit
- Added a 1.25u key to space bar kit
- Changed to GMK Stock colors
- Updated ESC Novelty
- New kit renders
- New board renders
- Changed icon from "Warning" to "Evil" icon on deskmat 1

TO-DO






Feedback and Intrest

Fill out the form here: - FORM





Special thanks to:

Balloz for great ideas and feedback
Snurrebassen and Oldcat for amazing renders
Full for teaching me about the process of making a keycap set
The Norwegian Keyboard Community!







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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:20:10 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Zoom
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:21:09 »
First!

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Re: [IC] GMK Zoom
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:21:53 »
Wow. Those alphas look good

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Re: [IC] GMK Zoom
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:23:27 »
Interesting.
« Last Edit: Wed, 10 June 2020, 23:55:14 by fropsie »

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Re: [IC] GMK Zoom
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:23:57 »
Looks good but I would prefer brighter legends for the modifiers.

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[IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:24:34 »
You have to be stupidly unaware of your surroundings if you really just named this GMK Zoom and don’t think people will associate it with ZOOM.
« Last Edit: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:28:59 by dimo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Zoom
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:28:21 »
Wow. Those alphas look good
Thanks! Glad you like it!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:32:03 »
 ;D
killer set!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:32:41 »

[NorDeUk] Module

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There is currently no UK keys in the NorDeUK kit.


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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:34:10 »
;D
killer set!
Killer renders buddy! Couldn't be done without you!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:36:36 »

[NorDeUk] Module

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There is currently no UK keys in the NorDeUK kit.

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I'm sorry, will fix instantly!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:46:01 »
I don't know if it's only me, but when I heard Zoom, the first thing comes to my mind is https://zoom.us/  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:52:59 »
Interested, colors are awesome and novelty’s are awesome!


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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:55:35 »
-eyy sorry guys I was muted!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:58:54 »
I don't know if it's only me, but when I heard Zoom, the first thing comes to my mind is https://zoom.us/  :D
Yeah, seems as a lot of people gets confused by the name  :p Might be this quarantine that makes people think of Zoom as something else  :))

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:04:45 »

[NorDeUk] Module

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There is currently no UK keys in the NorDeUK kit.

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Came here to say this (hey, cool diagram!).


There IS one UK key, though: R4 \| in the base kit. But all the others are missing.


Other than this error, that base kit is the best I've seen in a while.

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:08:10 »

[NorDeUk] Module

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There is currently no UK keys in the NorDeUK kit.

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Came here to say this (hey, cool diagram!).


There IS one UK key, though: R4 \| in the base kit. But all the others are missing.


Other than this error, that base kit is the best I've seen in a while.
Thanks! We're fixing the NorDeUK kit right as we speak! Will be updated any time soon!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:17:17 »
Consider adding an extra B (either in the base kit or, better, in the space bars kit). Consider adding an alpha-colored F13 IF people ask for it. Otherwise, keep the base kit exactly as is right now.

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:24:11 »
Don't know if I'll join this with the two kits I'm already planning to buy, but I do think it looks awesome!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:25:12 »
Finally a proper maroon set. Sexy and definite in for one

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:35:00 »
Looking great S3LQ! The deskmat is porn!


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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:38:57 »
Looking great S3LQ! The deskmat is porn!
Thanks buddy!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:39:19 »
Don't know if I'll join this with the two kits I'm already planning to buy, but I do think it looks awesome!
Thanks! I appreciate the kind words!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:39:35 »
Finally a proper maroon set. Sexy and definite in for one
Thanks! Very glad you like it!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:50:07 »
Normally I have to think about a set to determine if I like it or not but not this one. I really like the look of this set and honestly surprised no one has dont these colors yet. Looks amazing and I am in love with that first deskmat design.

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:52:36 »
Cool set but those renders have a lot of artificial shine to it, hard for me to gauge my actual interest with that.

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 14:56:26 »
Looks nice! do you consider making alpha legends red/maroon as well?

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 15:12:19 »
Looks nice! do you consider making alpha legends red/maroon as well?
Hey! If you leave your request in the form I would greatly appreciate it!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 15:36:37 »
Cool set but those renders have a lot of artificial shine to it, hard for me to gauge my actual interest with that.
Thanks for the feedback! We are going to be updating the renders, keep the same renders but improve lightning and shining!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 15:37:57 »
Looks nice! do you consider making alpha legends red/maroon as well?
Hey! If you leave your request in the form I would greatly appreciate it!

Submitted, thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 15:57:16 »
Cool set but those renders have a lot of artificial shine to it, hard for me to gauge my actual interest with that.
Yeah I see that now too, I got carried away.
We're gonna update the renders soon!  :)

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 16:41:20 »
Pretty cool. Solid 8-8.5/10. I bet it will do well.

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 16:46:54 »
Glad to see Auramech running a gmk set! Custom keyboard is expanding in Canada!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 16:49:18 »
Pretty cool. Solid 8-8.5/10. I bet it will do well.
Thanks! I hope it will do well aswell!  :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 16:49:54 »
Glad to see Auramech running a gmk set! Custom keyboard is expanding in Canada!
Aura is a great guy, I'm pleased to get the opportunity to work with him!

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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM (Updated)
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 17:57:14 »
why not use stock colors. CR is basically jet black. RO1 is burgundy or pretty close to what looks like your red wine. I'm sure the others arent too far off as well
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Re: [IC] GMK ZOOM (Updated)
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 18:02:50 »
why not use stock colors. CR is basically get black. RO1 is burgundy or pretty close to what looks like your red wine. I'm sure the others arent too far off as well
I did go through a lot of color matching and checking what fit well together. But I just didn't find a good match with the stock colors, I couldn't find what I was looking for, so I tested out with Pantone and ral. And found out that RAL was what I was looking for!

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 19:09:50 »
Name Updated! Thanks for inputs  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 19:14:13 »
Good name.

two ideas that probably don't go anywhere:
-If you made an ortho 40s kit, and you put red split bars in it, I'd probably go in for those.
-evil alphas? red legends vs the light color thats there?

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 19:16:05 »
So the rename happened! I love it man, def in for a set when this goes live. :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 19:18:52 »
So the rename happened! I love it man, def in fo a set when this goes live. :thumb:
Thanks Rob! Appreciate the support  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:35:17 »
what is the purpose of the random kanji? it doesn't seem to fit the theme in any way whatsoever
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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:49:11 »
Why is it named Evil Dolch?

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 04:13:34 »
what is the purpose of the random kanji? it doesn't seem to fit the theme in any way whatsoever
The kanji letter means «Real», I put this as a novelty since I think the symbol is nicelooking, and being real is always important

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 04:14:40 »
Why is it named Evil Dolch?
I renamed from Zoom to Evil Dolch so it would fit better. Evil since of the red theme and style, and dolch because of the colorway

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 04:57:05 »
My favourite shade of red, looks awesome

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 05:44:27 »
My favourite shade of red, looks awesome
Thanks! Glad you liked it  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 07:03:12 »
I like colors.
But layout support is not enough for me.
Would need at least better ISO support:
- R3 Tilde/left-single-quote
- R3 AT/left-single-quote
- R3 Tilde/hash
Any hopes to add French and/or Russian and/or Arabic? (also in ISO layout?).

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Re: [IC] GMK Evil Dolch (Renamed from Zoom)
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 07:21:46 »
Okay, coming in for another pass...  ;)

Core module:
- R1 \| there is a mod-colored version, but not an alpha-colored version (I would say the latter is more important than the former).
- Consider having mod-colored F1..F4 and F9..F12 keys (in addition to the alpha-colored ones; perhaps in a child kit?).

Nordeuk module:
- The AltGr keys are missing.
- The kit has too many alphas missing... but there are too many present if you go through the dreadful "ne tertiaries!" route. Notably, 2" is missing, although 2"² is present. Check out http://www.farah.cl/Keyboardery/Possible-International-Kits-for-Custom-Sets/#NORDEUKPPP for a full reference for your module.

Liquify deskmat design: lovely. I'll definitely be getting one.