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GMK Inukuma イヌクマ
Hello everyone! I'm a designer based in Singapore, and this is my first attempt at making a keycap set with accompanying deskmats for the keyboard community!

GROUP BUY LINK
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Pricing
Base    USD 135
Numpad    USD 45
Spacebars    USD 35
Deskmat    USD 22
RAMA    USD 38

Vendors
Available to purchase from these vendors
Asia - iLumkb      https://ilumkb.com/collections/groupbuy/products/gb-gmk-inukuma
AU/OCE - Dailyclack      https://dailyclack.com/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-inukuma
EU - Candykeys      https://candykeys.com/group-buys/gmk-inukuma
Canada - Ashkeebs      https://www.ashkeebs.com/product/gmk-inukuma-keycaps/
USA - Prime Keyboards      https://www.primekb.com/products/gmk-inukuma

Newly Reworked Kitting (12/01/2021)
Base
259675-0

Numpad
259677-1

Spacebars
259679-2

Rama

261944-3 261946-4

Deskmats

256186-5

256188-6

Renders

(Renders by Me)
Paragon Board by Artemis Design Studios

256524-7

254648-8

UPDATES:
  I have opened a Discord server where I will be answering any queries you might have.
To follow us, please join us at:
https://discord.gg/aFr6qXs 

12/01:
I have reworked the kitting for the base kit! Aside from a few changes to the kitting, like adding 1u compatibility for R4, I have also decided on adding the beige accent keys for both the stylistic and the normal enter key!

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05/11:
GMK has gotten back to me with quotes and has confirmed all the molds, including the Hiragana Enter Key.
This set is a go!

20/11:
GB is expected to happen sometime in Q1 2021. Deskmats have been finalised!

25/11:
Due to MOQ considerations, I will only be running the Navy kits this round.
For those looking forward to purchasing the beige kits, I promise it will be available in R2 someday. Sorry to disappoint!

05/12:
Vendors announced!

05/01:
GB date announced!

09/01:
I am currently in the midst of reworking the kitting after receiving feedback! Once I have received the final quotes, GB date will be confirmed.
I am also contacting a few artisan makers for collabs so stay tuned for that! The next update will have all the information you need (:

Interest Check Form
https://forms.gle/uDP3h7BJKAnHQKre7
Please provide your feedback as it matters greatly to me. In fact, you guys matter to me (>^_^)>

Old Kitting
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Revision 2
256518-9256520-10257264-11

Revision 1

254640-12254642-13254644-14

Original
250802-15 250767-16

(Note: Different Hiragana font not confirmed either depending on costing. (might use back default if costing is a bomb))
250515-17


Old Deskmat Renders
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Inukuma Deskmat R1
250234-18250232-19
250230-20250228-21

Inukuma Deskmat R2
250236-22250238-23
250240-24250242-25

Inukuma Deskmat R3
250814-26
250816-27
250818-28


Old Renders
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Navy
250244-29

Beige
250246-30


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Peach Cream
250496-31250488-32

Beige Cream
250494-33250490-34
« Last Edit: Mon, 22 February 2021, 21:06:53 by Influenced »

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 08:48:33 »
I really like the keycap set! Deskmat not so much, though

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 08:53:40 »
+1 for epbt/JTK to keep the cost down
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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 08:54:11 »
Interesting Keyset, I would love to see that green colour in some accent pieces of the Keyset itself.
Besides that, I would highly recommend going with epbt. Creating new molds with that specific font of the Hirangana sublegends is going to cost a penny or two. Dye-Sub or anything else that's not relying on doubleshot would be a more economic move.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 08:56:28 »
100% down. Take my money please.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 08:56:38 »
I like two color sets but with the deskmats having different colour accents it's a bit dissapointing to see them lacking on the sets, maybe you can check JTK tripleshot or change some legends to match the accents.

You still have a lot of work to do, so good luck with that!


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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 09:06:12 »
Can't wait to see the novelties, but agree some green splashed in would be nice

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 09:07:38 »
Interesting Keyset, I would love to see that green colour in some accent pieces of the Keyset itself.
Besides that, I would highly recommend going with epbt. Creating new molds with that specific font of the Hirangana sublegends is going to cost a penny or two. Dye-Sub or anything else that's not relying on doubleshot would be a more economic move.

I was also thinking of adding in the green but i was playing it too safe to avoid the empty promises from just a render, but i would totally consider adding in the green accents!

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 09:15:26 »
The R2 keyset design image is very desirable


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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 09:28:28 »
I'm confused. The name is "inukuma" but that's not what the katakana says. The katakana says inu-beaa, like you went Japanese for dog and then English-ized Japanese for bear.

Why not have イヌクマ?

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 09:30:26 »
I don't get why only subs on the alphas and not on numrow and punctuation keys.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 09:31:55 »
I don't get why only subs on the alphas and not on numrow and punctuation keys.

Their not done yet, (and i kinda forgot about them...) thanks for reminding me tho LOL

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 09:35:49 »
I'm confused. The name is "inukuma" but that's not what the katakana says. The katakana says inu-beaa, like you went Japanese for dog and then English-ized Japanese for bear.

Why not have イヌクマ?

Well i was comtemplating either イヌクマ or イヌベアー, but ofcus i would take in any feedback if which you prefer!  ;)

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 09:45:40 »
poggiessss no doubt this will gain some traction +111

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 10:12:22 »
GL with your IC - Love the Deskmat. & didn't even know you were doing a keycap set too. Navy all the way.

Update 28th August:
Please consider ePbt over Infinikey.
Love the revisions to the keycap set.
« Last Edit: Fri, 28 August 2020, 11:13:52 by Buburoo »

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 10:24:37 »
Love that navy. Either GMK or JTK is fine  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 10:31:14 »
Top keyset look awesome. Good job :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 10:38:05 »
Down for this!!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 11:21:52 »
EPBT hasnít proven themselves adequately enough for reverse dye sublimation so Iíd learn towards JTK.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 11:23:10 »
love the keycaps except for the enter key. I think it is a bit too stylized and would prefer a standard enter key

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 16:41:58 »
Definitely would buy a Navy gmk set.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 18:29:52 »
This looks like a very promising kit, especially the Navy on Beige Kit.  :thumb:

However, I do feel like the kit can be improved upon by replacing the current Katakana text in the Enter Key, with a traditional "Enter" or "Return" Key. Without either of them, the modifier keys look a bit inconsistent. Additionally, will there be considerations for a Latin-only Kit for the Alpha Keys?

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 20:10:07 »
Navy is frickin niiiiiiice. In.

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[IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 03:07:43 »
I'm confused. The name is "inukuma" but that's not what the katakana says. The katakana says inu-beaa, like you went Japanese for dog and then English-ized Japanese for bear.

Why not have イヌクマ?

Well i was comtemplating either イヌクマ or イヌベアー, but ofcus i would take in any feedback if which you prefer!  ;)
Well, Iíd usually expect to see the kana that match what youíve put in romanji.

If youíre going to put イヌベア by itself, with no romanji, then thatís fine. But with the latin and kana combined, anyone who can read kana will be scratching their head :P

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 03:21:31 »
JTK or Epbt pls. GMK has too much on their plate anyways and would take a year to produce (after GB that is)

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 03:35:06 »
Anything but GMK. EPBT or JTK are both fine by me.

I do love those alpha legends, and the beige on navy looks great. I'm hoping also for beige on black or beige on dark grey. Either way I'm in though.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 03:37:33 »
I'm confused. The name is "inukuma" but that's not what the katakana says. The katakana says inu-beaa, like you went Japanese for dog and then English-ized Japanese for bear.

Why not have イヌクマ?

Well i was comtemplating either イヌクマ or イヌベアー, but ofcus i would take in any feedback if which you prefer!  ;)
Well, Iíd usually expect to see the kana that match what youíve put in romanji.

If youíre going to put イヌベア by itself, with no romanji, then thatís fine. But with the latin and kana combined, anyone who can read kana will be scratching their head :P

So Iíd probably opt for calling it イヌクマ

Gotcha, ill apply changes soon!

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 08:17:25 »
I'm confused. The name is "inukuma" but that's not what the katakana says. The katakana says inu-beaa, like you went Japanese for dog and then English-ized Japanese for bear.

Why not have イヌクマ?

Well i was comtemplating either イヌクマ or イヌベアー, but ofcus i would take in any feedback if which you prefer!  ;)
Well, Iíd usually expect to see the kana that match what youíve put in romanji.

If youíre going to put イヌベア by itself, with no romanji, then thatís fine. But with the latin and kana combined, anyone who can read kana will be scratching their head :P

So Iíd probably opt for calling it イヌクマ

Agree with Jerry as it was a bit strange to see the romaji and then the katakana not match. So, either katakana or kanji 犬熊 but since that is a bit strange and katakana matches the style of your brand image you want, then katakana is good.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 08:28:20 »
Providing this has UK ISO support i'm in

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 10:48:16 »
really like the navy set!

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 25 August 2020, 11:37:11 »
Very cool sublegends. If you are willing to pay for sublegend molds then GMK would be interesting. Otherwise JTK or EPBT is good, just make sure EPBT can do reverse dyesub well.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 00:12:22 »
I'd love to see some of that light green incorporated into the keycaps aswell (even if it would just be for example on the esc and enter key).
Imo it would work great, and already looks super pleasing on your pp and some of the deskmats :thumb:

Edit:
Also I believe this would be perfect for infinikey
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 August 2020, 00:16:02 by fabijolo »

Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 08:38:22 »
What is the color code on that navy? And is it really that close to black? It looks really good.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 09:45:43 »
The Navy Kit is really nice! I'm in! I would prefer JTK, or GMK for this, mostly would like ABS plastic haha.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 10:55:24 »
I like both of those keysets. Love the colorways.

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 27 August 2020, 23:05:31 »
(Very new to this community) Im very exited for both of them! I'll pay close attention to this post :)

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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 00:26:53 »
Love the navy key set on this! Still I little unsure of the desk mats though. Iíd also like to see ePBT on this as this would ideally be a daily driver, so donít wanna be worrying about key cap shine after a week.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 10:21:08 »
Updated 2nd [IC] form! feedbacks are welcome!

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS)
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 10:55:15 »
IC filled. Like the cream peach colorway  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 15:01:09 »
I really like the deskmats! Definitely interested in picking it up. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS) 29/8
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 05:31:28 »
Oh, no. Why did the mono color get replaced? I really like it  :-[

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS) 29/8
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 05:48:16 »
Oh, no. Why did the mono color get replaced? I really like it  :-[

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It didntt, its the same color just with the beige accents. Unless u meant just a full navy that is i will consider in the basekit

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌベアー | Keyset + Deskmat |
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 06:21:32 »
EPBT hasnít proven themselves adequately enough for reverse dye sublimation so Iíd learn towards JTK.

For what it's worth, their Samurai set looks promising. We'll also see how they fair with the samples for Be The One that will be coming in soon. I'm cautiously optimistic hoping we'll finally be able to see some nice things from them in the near future.

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS) 29/8
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 10:19:07 »
Alpha Kit
(Note: Not final, Depending on results of (Peach Cream/ Beige Cream)
(Note: Different Hiragana font not confirmed either depending on costing. (might use back default if costing is a bomb))
(Attachment Link)

Inukuma Base Kit
Option 1 & 2 (Check updated interest form below!)
(Attachment Link)   (Attachment Link)

In your hiragana legends, the top-right sublegend on the 0)わ key should be , not . Also, this sublegend should be the same size as the sublegend below it, not small like , , etc. Example.

The -_ほ key is supposed to have a sublegend in the top right (this is a prolonged sound mark kana character, not a dash). See above example.

Your kit is missing R3 1u \|む, R4 1u <>ろ, R1 1u `~ー keys, which are required for ISO and JIS coverage.

The R1 1u \|む key should be alpha-colored. The R2 1.5u Backspace key should be mod-colored.

Hiragana sublegends reference

And yes, the cost of making new molds for the different sublegend font is definitely going to be too high.
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 August 2020, 10:21:56 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS) 29/8
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 11:18:13 »
Oh, no. Why did the mono color get replaced? I really like it  :-[

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Me too, please include full navy as an option :)

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS) 29/8
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 11:19:22 »
Oh, no. Why did the mono color get replaced? I really like it  :-[

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Me too, please include full navy as an option :)

Noted!

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS) 29/8
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 17:29:34 »
Oh, no. Why did the mono color get replaced? I really like it  :-[

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Me too, please include full navy as an option :)

+1

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS) 29/8
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 00:12:22 »
Alpha Kit
(Note: Not final, Depending on results of (Peach Cream/ Beige Cream)
(Note: Different Hiragana font not confirmed either depending on costing. (might use back default if costing is a bomb))
(Attachment Link)

Inukuma Base Kit
Option 1 & 2 (Check updated interest form below!)
(Attachment Link)   (Attachment Link)

In your hiragana legends, the top-right sublegend on the 0)わ key should be , not . Also, this sublegend should be the same size as the sublegend below it, not small like , , etc. Example.

The -_ほ key is supposed to have a sublegend in the top right (this is a prolonged sound mark kana character, not a dash). See above example.

Your kit is missing R3 1u \|む, R4 1u <>ろ, R1 1u `~ー keys, which are required for ISO and JIS coverage.

The R1 1u \|む key should be alpha-colored. The R2 1.5u Backspace key should be mod-colored.

Hiragana sublegends reference

And yes, the cost of making new molds for the different sublegend font is definitely going to be too high.

god have sent you, i am relieved. thanks so much tho hehe

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« Reply #48 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 00:21:44 »
damn would be instant buy if epbt navy with white legends

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Re: [IC] Inukuma イヌクマ | Keyset + Deskmat |(UPDATED RENDERS) 29/8
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 09:33:59 »
Dude don't hide your "old renders"

they are better than the new ones tbh.