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Offline archerypro459

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[IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 18:50:34 »
GMK Sunset Surfing

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Google Form: https://forms.gle/6ptXpq9MKyqdR4CC6

Story and Inspiration:
This set was inspired by surfers like Greg Noll and the golden age of Hawaii big wave surfing. I wanted to pay tribute to the feelings of catching a wave when the only source of light is a beautiful sunset. I was also inspired by California and Hawaii surf culture, especially Malibu and Aviator Nation.




Colors:
       

Real life picture:



Base:


Mono Alphas:


40’s:


Spacebars:


Novelties:
Coming soon


Desk Mat:
Coming soon


Board Renders:
Nemui by Bachoo









TGR Alice by Yuktsi


Rama U-80 by Rama Works


Sunsetter by DotMatrix







Vendors:

NA: Kono
Canada: Ashkeebs
EU: Mykeyboard.eu
Australia: Switchkeys
Asia: THIC THOCK


To-Do:
Finalize kitting
Design Novelties
Design Desk Mat
Get more board renders
Find more vendors


Special Thanks
Ashkeebs
Grtx
PRJKT_ (for renders and input)
Bachoo
Everyone at the keycap designers discord


Please fill out the google form
https://forms.gle/6ptXpq9MKyqdR4CC6
« Last Edit: Thu, 03 December 2020, 06:50:12 by archerypro459 »


Offline cijanzen

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 18:54:49 »
Monochrome Yuri!

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 19:47:09 »
Really excited for this set! Let me know if you need any help!

:)
« Last Edit: Thu, 24 September 2020, 20:13:13 by Blastoise »

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 20:10:09 »
In!

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 20:26:45 »
Please take notice about the pipe character inconsistency — about half the \| keys use the proper vertical bar ('|'), while the rest use the broken bar ('¦'). Choose one or the other (the former, not the latter!), but don't use both to represent the same legend.


Also, R3 \|, yadda yadda yadda.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 20:49:34 »
Call me blind, but I don't see inspiration from waves or sunsets at all :confused:.

To me sunsets are defined by a more gradient nature, and really so are waves.

If you want to stick with a more surfing theme, I suggest maybe adding a gradient of some sort to the keys or changing the colors a bit

Of course this is all my opinion, so take it with a grain of salt.

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 20:53:49 »
Really excited for this set! Let me know if you need any help!

:)

In!

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Glad you guys like it!


Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 20:54:31 »
Please take notice about the pipe character inconsistency — about half the \| keys use the proper vertical bar ('|'), while the rest use the broken bar ('¦'). Choose one or the other (the former, not the latter!), but don't use both to represent the same legend.


Also, R3 \|, yadda yadda yadda.

Thanks for the input. I will fix right away


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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 21:37:22 »
Your 40s kit needs 40s specific spacebars in it. Otherwise 40s users will HAVE to purchase base, 40s kit, and spacebars to cover their board (3 kits for 1 small keyboard).

The 40s kit will need the following spacebars:
  • 1x 2u (two would be preferable, but you’ll want at least one)
  • 2x 1u
  • 1x 2.25u
  • 1x 2.75u
  • 1x 1.75u

I recommend looking at what GMK Deku did with its 40s kit as it was a good 40s kit.

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 21:49:22 »
Your 40s kit needs 40s specific spacebars in it. Otherwise 40s users will HAVE to purchase base, 40s kit, and spacebars to cover their board (3 kits for 1 small keyboard).

The 40s kit will need the following spacebars:
  • 1x 2u (two would be preferable, but you’ll want at least one)
  • 2x 1u
  • 1x 2.25u
  • 1x 2.75u
  • 1x 1.75u

I recommend looking at what GMK Deku did with its 40s kit as it was a good 40s kit.

I will look into that. Thanks


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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 22:07:44 »
Call me blind, but I don't see inspiration from waves or sunsets at all :confused:.

To me sunsets are defined by a more gradient nature, and really so are waves.

If you want to stick with a more surfing theme, I suggest maybe adding a gradient of some sort to the keys or changing the colors a bit

Of course this is all my opinion, so take it with a grain of salt.
I liked the idea of the orange in each key being the sun hitting the little waves, but I was thinking  "where's the sun itself?" Maybe an orange num row or an orange F5 through F8 and pinkish F1-F4 and F9-F12 would give that vibe.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 23:01:27 »
Loving this subdued colorway. It reminds me of the last ripple light before the sun fully drops over the horizon. I'd keep the colors as-is, and if people give more feedback on the questionable naming, maybe drop the surf angle from the name and just keep that as inspiration. "GMK Last Light" has a good ring to it.

Few observations/suggestions:

- Seems some of the legends at least in the Base kit render are mis-proportioned (ISO Enter, 1u Ctrl, 1u Backspace, for example)
- There seems to be extra 1u `~ and 1.5u \| keys in the Base kit
- I may suggest changing the extra Alphas kit to "Accent Alphas"; typically "Mono" alphas would be what is in the Base kit: alphas and modifiers that have the same cap color
- As a Mac and Tsangan guy, I enjoy 1.5u Code and an extra 1u Alt keys in the main kit, if possible
- Would also suggest a 1.5u Function key

Excited to see where this goes!

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 01:44:09 »
the alternative to putting split bars in the 40s kit is to add them to base and put some accent bars in the spacebar set. Keeping the accent bars with the accent alphas kit and adding split/1u/1.75u bars to the 40s kit makes the most sense if you've got the interest to run the accent alphas. I'd be hard pressed to believe a blue base kit won't hit 250 MOQ...

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 03:05:28 »
the alternative to putting split bars in the 40s kit is to add them to base and put some accent bars in the spacebar set. Keeping the accent bars with the accent alphas kit and adding split/1u/1.75u bars to the 40s kit makes the most sense if you've got the interest to run the accent alphas. I'd be hard pressed to believe a blue base kit won't hit 250 MOQ...

Has there been a set that ran with split spacebars in a base kit? Most buys I've browsed and been a part of have usually kept split bars in the spacebar kit. For example GMK Grand Prix has 40-related spacebars in the 40s kit, and spacebars had 6u center/off-center in base and accent colors.


It may also be worth playing around with 6.25u/7u spacebars in blue and accent orange in the base kit, sos every base kit gets the most popular sizes in both colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 04:20:06 »
Very nice colours, I am looking forward to have the waves on my desk!

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 04:30:07 »
Both vendors announced :thumb:

Would you consider dropping numpad to get costs down?

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 04:32:49 »
Super nice! Consider Rama colab for artisans
Thank you for GMK Striker R2

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 05:32:06 »
Would you consider dropping numpad to get costs down?

I agree, would love to see numpad as a seperate kit!

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 07:52:38 »
Please take notice about the pipe character inconsistency — about half the \| keys use the proper vertical bar ('|'), while the rest use the broken bar ('¦'). Choose one or the other (the former, not the latter!), but don't use both to represent the same legend.


Also, R3 \|, yadda yadda yadda.

Thanks for the input. I will fix right away

Fixed!


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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 11:54:59 »
the alternative to putting split bars in the 40s kit is to add them to base and put some accent bars in the spacebar set. Keeping the accent bars with the accent alphas kit and adding split/1u/1.75u bars to the 40s kit makes the most sense if you've got the interest to run the accent alphas. I'd be hard pressed to believe a blue base kit won't hit 250 MOQ...

Has there been a set that ran with split spacebars in a base kit? Most buys I've browsed and been a part of have usually kept split bars in the spacebar kit. For example GMK Grand Prix has 40-related spacebars in the 40s kit, and spacebars had 6u center/off-center in base and accent colors.


It may also be worth playing around with 6.25u/7u spacebars in blue and accent orange in the base kit, sos every base kit gets the most popular sizes in both colors.

GMK Oni, Belafonte, Lux, also the giant base kits from Matrix labs (GMK matrix, wild) have split bars in base. Been a recent thing...

Offline BirgusLatro

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders)
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 14:51:59 »
Getting major Goku / DBZ vibes...  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders)
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 15:55:49 »
Da Bull inspired. Nice

Offline Buburoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 16:15:05 »
Your base kit is a little scuffed...
  • Should be ¬/` instead of ¬/1
  • Duplicate 1.5 ANSI Pipe
  • Missing </> key for terminal ISO
  • Inconsistent legend sizes
  • Numpad enter is misaligned/trying to escape the key
  • CapsLock instead of Caps Lock
  • Prt Sc instead fo Prt Scr/Print
As others have pointed out as well inconsistent pipe/broken pipe & many of your keys are inconsistent sizes (Accent Esc for example)

I personally think this shows a bit of a rush job, which is disappointing considering how nice this colourway is.

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 16:28:33 »
Your base kit is a little scuffed...
  • Should be ¬/` instead of ¬/1
  • Duplicate 1.5 ANSI Pipe
  • Missing </> key for terminal ISO
  • Inconsistent legend sizes
  • Numpad enter is misaligned/trying to escape the key
  • CapsLock instead of Caps Lock
  • Prt Sc instead fo Prt Scr/Print
As others have pointed out as well inconsistent pipe/broken pipe & many of your keys are inconsistent sizes (Accent Esc for example)

I personally think this shows a bit of a rush job, which is disappointing considering how nice this colourway is.

Thanks for the feedback. It will all be fixed shortly. I'm glad you like the set!


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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 16:50:31 »
Also, what are your thoughts for the novelties? Hopefully they will be cool and authentic to surf culture. And not the cheesy stereotypes that non-surfers think represents surfing. Let me know if you want the thoughts of a hardcore surfer

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 16:59:12 »
Also, what are your thoughts for the novelties? Hopefully they will be cool and authentic to surf culture. And not the cheesy stereotypes that non-surfers think represents surfing. Let me know if you want the thoughts of a hardcore surfer

Pm me your discord


Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders)
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 26 September 2020, 23:16:28 »
Your base kit is a little scuffed...
  • Should be ¬/` instead of ¬/1
  • Duplicate 1.5 ANSI Pipe
  • Missing </> key for terminal ISO
  • Inconsistent legend sizes
  • Numpad enter is misaligned/trying to escape the key
  • CapsLock instead of Caps Lock
  • Prt Sc instead fo Prt Scr/Print
As others have pointed out as well inconsistent pipe/broken pipe & many of your keys are inconsistent sizes (Accent Esc for example)

I personally think this shows a bit of a rush job, which is disappointing considering how nice this colourway is.

Thanks for the feedback. It will all be fixed shortly. I'm glad you like the set!

Fixed!


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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 27 September 2020, 05:25:00 »
set looks nice.

is there an IC for that board, nemui?

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 27 September 2020, 13:15:27 »
Awesome set!

I, for my part, really would love to see the orange spacebars avail w/o having to buy the whole alt alphas kit.

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 09:41:30 »
Awesome set!

I, for my part, really would love to see the orange spacebars avail w/o having to buy the whole alt alphas kit.

Thanks. For kitting, it looks like the orange kit will have alphas and f row and a Numpad. The orange spacebars will potentially be in the base.


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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 16:35:38 »
I wish I had orange accents on my desk so I could match this set but I still might consider buying.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 16:40:32 »
Orange highlights, this is not very common, i like this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 21:00:58 »
I love this! Orange and blue are THE BEST combo

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 30 September 2020, 21:12:40 »
Love the orange.

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 02:05:24 »
This looks sick, I love the Mono Alphas :)

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announcement)
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 18:03:46 »
Update: Decided on icon only mods so I got some new renders done. Also all of the vendors are announced. Currently working with 2 artists for desk mat and novelties respectively. Also doing a collab with Define cables. Have a nice rest of your weekend everyone!


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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 09:13:40 »
GMK Chicago Bears

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 18:08:26 »
Monochrome Yuri!

exactly what i was thinking

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 10:41:08 »
So it was suggested in a their Discord channel, but I think we need to see a render of this on a Sunsetter with the orange badge. It's meant to be. Also, can we please get this put on MGB? :]

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 11:52:54 »
So it was suggested in a their Discord channel, but I think we need to see a render of this on a Sunsetter with the orange badge. It's meant to be. Also, can we please get this put on MGB? :]

what discord channel? Also, I'll try to reach out to the creator of sunsetter. Maybe I can get a render ;D


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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 11:59:48 »
Please consider 1.5u code for MacOs hhkb layout users

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 13:02:07 »
wow in for sure! my wallet is crying right now!

Offline 3yatt

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 20:23:50 »
 The Charue Design Discord. Do you have a way to get into contact? I can let the maker know :)
« Last Edit: Sat, 21 November 2020, 21:03:44 by 3yatt »

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 21:02:35 »
So it was suggested in a their Discord channel, but I think we need to see a render of this on a Sunsetter with the orange badge. It's meant to be. Also, can we please get this put on MGB? :]

what discord channel? Also, I'll try to reach out to the creator of sunsetter. Maybe I can get a render ;D

The Charue Design Discord. Do you have a way to get into contact?

Offline archerypro459

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Re: [IC] GMK Sunset Surfing (New Board Renders/All vendors announced)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 06:51:20 »
Just added some beautiful board vendors done by the folks over at Kono. Check it out!