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Offline twgecko02

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GMK Civilizations

This is a new IC form, please fill this one out even if you already completed the other one

The GB start date has been pushed back from January 15th to an undecided date sometime in January


Since the beginning of time, humans have always been enraptured with building things that are bigger, better, and more awe inspiring than ever before.

From the ancients of France and Britain building dolmens to the wonders of modern engineering evidenced by towering cities and hulking skyscrapers, we have come far

From around the world, people have come together to construct incredible monuments, places of worship, and towering statues, a testament to the perseverance of Human Kind.




GMK Civilizations aims to celebrate these miraculous constructions of civilizations long gone,

paying homage to the peoples of the world who built:

The Pyramids of Giza
Stonehenge
The Forbidden Palace
The Moai
The Parthenon
Chichen Itza
The Colloseum
The Great Wall of China
The Great Sphinx of Giza
The Taj Mahal
Al-Kaʿbah al-Musharrafah


Colors

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I chose to use White and Brass (WS1 and RAL 1024 respectively) to represent this set

I believe the simplicity and elegance of these colors allow me to highlight the ancient wonders themselves

RAL 1024 is a near perfect match for brass weights and accents

Please note that all colors are digital representations of a physical color sample and will likely vary slightly in the actual product

   

Here is an example of the contrast (or lack thereof) between the physical color sample and a brass weight. Please note that while this picture does relatively accurately capture the difference (again or lack thereof) between the weight and the color sample, it is not a perfectly accurate representation of that color itself.




Kits

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Base Kit
The kitting has been reverted to a much more standard layout that provides basic ISO and numpad support

Brass Mods Kit

Spacebars Kit

40s/Ortho Kit

Novelties Kit



Renders

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Rama M60A



Iron 165 by Smith & Rune



J-02 by proto[Typist]



Adélie by Abec13




Deskmats

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Designs by Halo from the keycap designer discord




Vendors

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US: Mechs & Co.
Canada: AshKeebs
Oceania: SwitchKeys
South America: Fancy Customs
SE Asia: Monokei
Europe: mykeyboard.eu
UK: Proto[Typist]
China: zFrontier



Collaborations

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Space Cables


MarbleK Wrist Rest

RAMA Brass Artisans

Renders coming very soon

Archetype Artisan Keycap

CraftKey Resin Cast Wonder Artisan
Available in DOM or SA profile (not flush with the rest of the keyset)






To Do List

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More Renders

Select Vendors

Artisan Collab(s) (Waiting for Samples)

Deskmat Changes + New Option (Samples of both new designs ordered, will post pictures once received)

Add Ortho/40s kit, finalize all other kitting (In Progress)

Fix my dumb mistakes that I inevitably made (please feel free to DM if you notice any)

Git Gud at rendering




IC Form

I would greatly appreciate a moment of your time to fill out this form and provide feedback

 I've put a lot of effort into this set and only want to see it get even better!

This is a new IC form, please fill this one out even if you already completed the other one
https://forms.gle/VvbJQY4kEPi6A4xF7

« Last Edit: Wed, 20 January 2021, 16:33:13 by twgecko02 »

Offline Nyeezy

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[IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:15:23 »
Looks great!

Edit: would also love to see colored arrows!


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« Last Edit: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:33:21 by Nyeezy »

Offline KFOXE

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:16:23 »
Interested. Looking forward to the artisan collab.

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:20:25 »
Get that rama collab for the gold pvd keycap  :thumb:

Offline twgecko02

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:23:12 »
Get that rama collab for the gold pvd keycap  :thumb:

That's the plan  ;)

Offline sneekypoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:26:08 »
Love this!

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:30:31 »
Love it

Ramathenon?

Offline Ireojimayo

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:32:13 »
This looks cool
Kind of wish it had more coloured keys than just enter and esc, but the theme is very interesting
Regardless, I look forward to seeing progress on this set (esp that brass rama someone mentioned)

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:45:21 »
Great work, this is clean

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:51:10 »
This is gorgeous. Please run it.


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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:53:29 »
This looks awesome. It would suit the Aaru TKL super well. Have you played around with gold/accented modifiers? The look now has a nice simplistic look, so it would lose some of that, but I mention it because the modifiers when accented and laid out on a keyboard, kind of look like stepped pyramids, especially Chichen Itza, and even moreso for a split backspace layout!
« Last Edit: Sat, 03 October 2020, 14:09:28 by mrboxturtle »

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:54:21 »
Oh yeah this is an awesome set. I want it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:58:52 »
Beautiful!

This set with MarbleKeeb's 60% marble case? Perfection~

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 13:59:37 »
I've been waiting for a white and gold/brass set - this IC proved to me that it'd be beautiful. You can count me in :thumb:


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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 14:14:40 »
The color choice is definitely appropriate for the theme, but I'm not sure that WS2 is the right choice for the white, as it's quite cool. I associate ancient monumental architecture more with warm whites.

Your base kit is missing R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn.

Your spacebars kit has 1.75u space and second 1u space, which are only used on 40% boards, so they should be removed from the kit as they are effectively useless here.

Offline bthezebra

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 14:17:34 »
Classy

Offline AchromiK

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 14:21:11 »
Oh man, this is beautiful.

I really hope this can come to market!

Offline ZavaZ86

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 14:58:20 »
Finally a Gold on White set, my wallet is ready

Offline binepad

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 14:59:58 »
Beautiful design looks premium. Good job!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 15:00:31 »
Going for classic, would you be willing to do icon + text modifiers? Or even more classic... R5 bottom row?

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 15:04:53 »
Clean and simple!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 15:41:26 »
Looks amazing! Please consider adding alternate alphas (greek maybe :))

Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 16:01:06 »
Wow I live this so much. 100% in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 16:03:24 »
Damn! Looks beautiful.

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Offline Bulliba

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 16:24:42 »
I'm in, I love the Civ games

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 16:31:26 »
Definitely going to keep an eye on this one. This is Good Civilization!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 17:19:12 »
It is so beautiful. Sadly, no NorDe (yet?), thus not buying.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 17:37:03 »
THIS IS what i'm ****ING talking about, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets go

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 17:44:58 »
Nice novelties!

Offline combowombo

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 17:53:23 »
I'd love to see a Greek alphas set, keeping with the overall theme. or maybe Greek sublegends? (full disclosure, I have no idea if tooling exists for this). The novelties might be refined to include the 7 Wonders of the World? I really like the colors though, so great work there. Also a collab with Marblek on this?

Offline fishbiscuit13

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 18:00:35 »
I'd love to see a Greek alphas set, keeping with the overall theme. or maybe Greek sublegends? (full disclosure, I have no idea if tooling exists for this). The novelties might be refined to include the 7 Wonders of the World? I really like the colors though, so great work there. Also a collab with Marblek on this?

But the overall theme isn't Greek, that's just one of the civilizations it references.

Offline perry4761

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 18:09:22 »
WOW! I was at one point working on a project with a similar inspiration, but it would have never ended up as good as this, the novelties are simply stunning! I'll be joining this for sure, this is a no-brainer instant cop, congrats and GL with the GB!
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 18:09:36 »
I'd love to see a Greek alphas set, keeping with the overall theme. or maybe Greek sublegends? (full disclosure, I have no idea if tooling exists for this). The novelties might be refined to include the 7 Wonders of the World? I really like the colors though, so great work there. Also a collab with Marblek on this?

But the overall theme isn't Greek, that's just one of the civilizations it references.

No its not Greek, but also keeping with an overall theme of civilizations, it's be an interesting addition as one of the acknowledged cradles of Western civilization. With that said though, maybe more appropriate that there'd be multiple language alphas? Greek, Latin, Canjie, etc?

I think the colors really speak towards a Greek or Latin option though.

Offline joeysnclr

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 18:11:42 »
Beautiful concept, beautiful colors, and beautiful novelties.

Offline OJtheTiny

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 18:26:26 »
would like to see a 40s kit for this. Amazing work so far tho, really dig the color scheme and novelties

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 18:41:17 »
would like to see a 40s kit for this. Amazing work so far tho, really dig the color scheme and novelties

+1

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 19:04:37 »
I am typically not a fan of either gold or white, colorway-wise, but I am definitely liking the combination here. Novelties are also pretty slick.

Offline Shiro

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 19:10:24 »
I have been waiting for this exact colorway, nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 19:13:52 »
The color choice is definitely appropriate for the theme, but I'm not sure that WS2 is the right choice for the white, as it's quite cool. I associate ancient monumental architecture more with warm whites.

Your base kit is missing R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn.

Your spacebars kit has 1.75u space and second 1u space, which are only used on 40% boards, so they should be removed from the kit as they are effectively useless here.
I agree with this regarding the white. A warmer white might suit it better. Would also like to see gold accent spacebars either in base or in spacebars kit. Otherwise really like the direction and theme on this set!

Offline Clyde1

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 20:12:11 »
I think it will look good with Aaru board

Offline Helpingly

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 20:36:36 »
That render on the white j02 is gorgeous. I said I was done with GMK, but this looks too good to pass up on.
 

Offline Roche

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 21:38:26 »
Very nice looking, will be following this one!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 22:02:51 »
Nice. Looks like the gold ranger's keyboard.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 22:40:41 »
nice
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Offline rmendis

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 22:58:42 »
I know it looks great on white, but this is also the perfect sets for gold cases.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 23:12:42 »
Looks amazing gecko. Love the improvements u made to the mousepad  :thumb:

Offline Kings

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 23:20:08 »
Love it. Any chance of gold arrow keys for additional accents?

Offline dibstern

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 01:48:11 »
Needs 40% Ortho keycaps!

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 03:20:37 »
- love the set
- WS1 would fit the gold massively better. WS2 is too cold.
- i‘d love to see golden arrows
- did you notice that your shift keys are „dixie mods“ and the rest is OG?
« Last Edit: Sun, 04 October 2020, 04:46:30 by SMOKEY »

Offline kamisamamizu

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 04:12:37 »
I love it!
Would love some extra accents, and maybe golden spacebars, but it is good as it is, it just could be better.

Offline TYPEWRIQOU

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 08:19:59 »
 I think WS1 is better for white color because coupled color is yellowish color. As WS2 is quite blue tone, so I don't know they go well together.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 08:26:33 »
Reiterating 40s ortho needs!

Offline ansgarH

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 08:54:16 »
What about a NorDeUK kit? Iso de support would be great.

Offline Visionaire

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 08:57:44 »
Really like the concept. I hope the gold color is achievable without turning out too orange or brown in plastic. Would agree with Lightning that I would prefer icon + text mods.
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 09:24:30 »
The color choice is definitely appropriate for the theme, but I'm not sure that WS2 is the right choice for the white, as it's quite cool. I associate ancient monumental architecture more with warm whites.

Your base kit is missing R3 PgUp and R4 PgDn.

Your spacebars kit has 1.75u space and second 1u space, which are only used on 40% boards, so they should be removed from the kit as they are effectively useless here.

Thank you! Fixing it now. As for WS2 vs WS1 I have to admit that I'm still undecided. Planning on buying a color ring very soon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 12:50:46 »
Very nice! Definitely enjoy the color scheme and overall theme; as a fan of history and an avid Civ player this speaks to me on a lot of levels :D

Any chance of seeing 2x 1.5u Super keys, and an extra 1u Alt for Mac 7u users? Also, having 1u novelties for R2 and R3 would allow 65% users to outfit the right column with fun novelties the full way down the board.

Offline MoarCoffeePlzzz

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 21:16:48 »
wew.. stoked for this and aoe4 to release soon tm

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 21:58:00 »
To paraphrase Ronnie Coleman, everybody wants accent mod kits, but no one wants to pay no high-a$$ed price for them. This ain’t KAT.

Custom color mods only kit at 100 moq is about 105$. A base kit with 250 moq with WS1 or WS2 white and this color could be held down to 130.

Go look at the prices and sales numbers for GMK Carbon R2, terminal, posh, and prepress, and while you’re at it, see GMK forge and GMK Rocket, and then the dual base kits of yuru, GMK Godspeed, space cadet r2, and classic blue. If you think higher moq will assuage your kitting issues with separate mods kits...go read Oblotzky’s justification of GMK oblivion r2 kitting after getting quotes.

This is also from someone who bought Carbon Umka. That said, if you ran white on bronze, and bronze on white base kits, I’d probably buy both.


Offline APkey

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 22:19:45 »
This is dope!!! I'm 100% in for the GB


Offline twgecko02

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 22:21:04 »
To paraphrase Ronnie Coleman, everybody wants accent mod kits, but no one wants to pay no high-a$$ed price for them. This ain’t KAT.

Custom color mods only kit at 100 moq is about 105$. A base kit with 250 moq with WS1 or WS2 white and this color could be held down to 130.

Go look at the prices and sales numbers for GMK Carbon R2, terminal, posh, and prepress, and while you’re at it, see GMK forge and GMK Rocket, and then the dual base kits of yuru, GMK Godspeed, space cadet r2, and classic blue. If you think higher moq will assuage your kitting issues with separate mods kits...go read Oblotzky’s justification of GMK oblivion r2 kitting after getting quotes.

This is also from someone who bought Carbon Umka. That said, if you ran white on bronze, and bronze on white base kits, I’d probably buy both.


Hey, Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

I'll definitely do some research into this and see if it's more viable to produce a white on bronze variant of all of the rest of my kits rather than to offer a brass mod kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #60 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 22:36:56 »
None of the GMK kitting cost concerns changes that both colorways are sweet and the the theme and novs are top notch. I think you’ve got a hit that upper level vendors will want and kitting is something that they can help talk out.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 02:43:38 »
if you ran white on bronze, and bronze on white base kits, I’d probably buy both.

This would be huge for me. +1 for this, would buy both base kits as well if this is to be a reality.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #62 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 08:13:48 »
Gorgeous and simple. I love it. Count me in for everything.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #63 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 12:13:43 »
glws :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 13:57:06 »
Yesssss!! Thank you for adding the brass mods!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 14:25:50 »
love it, its classy. I'm interested.
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:28:24 »
beautiful set! love the theme and simplicity

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:50:13 »
Hello,

I like the work you've put into this; very classy! I wanted to take a few moments and offer some kitting feedback.

There are a few experimental changes some ortholinear users are throwing around to make base GMK kits a bit more ortho friendly (and cut back on the number of total keys in many cases).

  • Change R2 PgUp to R2 Out
  • Change R3 PgDn/PgUp to R3 Read or Data
  • Change R4 End/PgDn to R4 Read or Data

Currently, you have 14 navigation keys in the base kit. Providing a few "generic" options will allow you to cut back the total number of keys, creating a smaller, leaner base kit. Further, these changes support richer ortholinear coverage (Planck, Preonic) without sacrificing much. In fact, you can cut two keys!

I understand that these alterations to existing keys may prove controversial for many 65% users who depend on correctly labelled keycaps for navigation purposes. However, be the change you want to see. I think this is worth brining up in an IC, even if the answer is a resounding no.

Lastly, here is a quick KLE mockup for how someone may utilize) ONLY the base kit on a preonic using the above recommendations. This is just my interpretation of how it may look, others may chose to do something different. Notice where "Out," "Read," and "Data" are positioned on the left handed mod column. If these keys did not exist, someone would need to use "End," "PgUp," and/or "PgDn" there instead, which would not look as good and certainly will not match the key function. With more generic legends, its less bothersome because keyboards do not have a specific function which matches "Out," "Data," or "Read" (at least not modern keyboards).   https://i.imgur.com/2dEcYM0.png

Thanks for your time and consideration. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 15:58:01 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:23:28 »
this sets looks so clean.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 08:27:19 »
The colors aren't for me but the kitting is nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 08:50:25 »
As a Civ fan, I must have this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 17:33:27 »
This is clean. Interested. :thumb:


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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #73 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 04:54:06 »
Very classy and clean looking kit. I'm interested aswell.

I'd like to see a more subtle mousepad. A white mousepad with golden shapes on it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 12:26:05 »
A white mat with gold strip around border would be clean. I think ws2 is the better choice

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 13:57:26 »
Looks amazing. Please run this, I cannot wait to get all the sets

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 22:47:26 »
Please don't change anything. This is beautiful<3

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 10:56:08 »
I Need This!!  ^-^


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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 11:29:21 »
They should be called the bronze mods to match the whole civilization theme with greeks and romans and all.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 15:47:08 »
Really good! Few days I've been talking to my friends about your render I saw one month ago. Checked it and here we are :D Good luck although I don't think you'll need it  ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 15 October 2020, 19:29:27 »
Is the best place for updates here? Or is there a discord channel?


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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 15 October 2020, 21:23:59 »
Creative gold color. Good

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 17:34:39 »
looks amazing! can't wait to see how the set progresses

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 00:06:35 »
Don't change any thematic things about this. Keep the name. Keep the colors. It's perfect the way it is!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #84 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 04:47:21 »
Great set especially the novelties :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 09:38:03 »
I really like the look of this set. A matte PVD brass RAMA enter for this set would be perfect.
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #86 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 14:00:00 »
big fan of the colours and can't wait for GB. hopefully there are plans for canadian proxy?

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 25 October 2020, 22:14:35 »
This has to be happening right?  IMO one of the best looking all white base sets I've seen for GMK especially on a white board.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 25 October 2020, 22:46:21 »
Great set, definitely in. I would however absolutely go for WS1 for this set.

I have the GMK standard keycap ring and WS1 would be a lot better/creamier with this legend color. The harsh blue/grey of WS2 would not complement the brass tone imo.

EDIT: Fixed for mixing up WS1 and WS2 - thanks for the corrections folks!
« Last Edit: Tue, 27 October 2020, 09:47:44 by mrpetrov »

Offline Top Right Logo

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 26 October 2020, 00:04:01 »
WS2 would be a lot better/creamier with this legend color. The harsh blue/grey of WS1 would not complement the brass tone imo.

Perhaps the other way around?

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 26 October 2020, 00:35:47 »
WS1 is the creamy white. WS2 is the blue-tint white.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #91 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 11:17:07 »
This looks really nice. Definitely interested and filled out the form!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #92 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 12:16:45 »
I'll put in my vote for WS2. WS1 makes sense as a warm white, but I think WS2's cool white would better compliment the brass color

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 04:31:14 »
Not a fan of the Novelties but that is just personal preference.  Please add UK ISO if possible and I love the colours.  Very interested in full set of white.
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 08:21:26 »
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Add Ortho/40s kit, finalize all other kitting (In Progress)

Thank you. I'm buying this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 04:51:47 »
Would love to see a 40s kit that includes the brass modifiers! Otherwise looks great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #96 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 17:50:51 »
Echoing previous thoughts—excited for this kit but hope it has ISO-UK support.  I won't be getting it if it doesn't!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #97 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 07:16:58 »
+1 for adding white on bronze alphas

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #98 on: Wed, 04 November 2020, 09:41:12 »
+1 for ws1
 can you throw in esc and iso enter for the brass mod? will be nice stand alone set to complement other gmk alfas

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #99 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 16:45:59 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #100 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 15:48:59 »
is it possible to add a wasdset to the brass mods? and PLEASE Norde kit! please!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 21:38:43 »
The best looking set on a white keyboard, but I have a couple of suggestions:

- Can we get a wadset for the brass mod? Looks more uniformed.
- The bronze enter key in brass mod seems repetitive?

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 10/4 with Brass Mod Kit
« Reply #102 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 09:44:47 »
I'm excited about this set

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #103 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 09:56:20 »
$120 for that base kit...

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #104 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 09:57:34 »
Can I have my base kit with numpad back please? 120USD is too expensive just for a base kit without ISO support.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #105 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 10:01:20 »
wtf is this kitting

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #106 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 10:02:41 »
200usd for uk iso and numpad... you have to be joking.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #107 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 10:05:01 »
Treeleaf not approved. The price is too high for the kitting. And the kitting isn't even good.
What do you mean $120 for "still supporting as many standard layouts as possible"?????

Why does it cost $200 for Base / UK ISO / Numpad?

Normally it would be 135 for all of these features in the same base kit.......

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #108 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 10:08:29 »
Treeleaf not approved. The price is too high for the kitting. And the kitting isn't even good.
What do you mean $120 for "still supporting as many standard layouts as possible"?????

Why does it cost $200 for Base / UK ISO / Numpad?

Normally it would be 135 for all of these features in the same base kit.......

Treeleaf does Not Approve! 

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #109 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 14:37:37 »
$120 for that base kit...

All kitting and prices are based on preliminary quotes and are subject to change pending feedback from the community. I understand that it's frustrating for people who use non-ansi layouts, but I want to give it a few more days and see what the general consensus is on the current kitting. We're currently teetering between 500MOQ and 1000MOQ, with the base kit price of $120 being based on the 500MOQ. If enough interest is garnered, we could see that go up to 1000 MOQ and consequentially see a large price drop. I'm more than happy to answer any questions about the decisions behind my current kitting and also perfectly open to change my mind about it if enough people make good enough arguments :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #110 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 15:06:46 »
Absolutely a must-cop. Will there be a rama cap? I think a rama cap in the main novelty esc key would look amazing!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #111 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 18:19:07 »
I feel like the trade off for a tiny decrease in cost vs the amount of compatibility lost in the base kit is not worth it.

GMK Thai Tea was priced with a 250 MOQ and the larger base kit is at $135.
That's a $15 difference with a bigger base kit, more colors, and a smaller MOQ.

Meanwhile, with this kitting, we are looking at $120 for tkl support, then $40 for numpad, and $40 for ISO for a total of $200.

Why do you think this is the better way to kit the set?

Offline twgecko02

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #112 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 19:59:57 »
I feel like the trade off for a tiny decrease in cost vs the amount of compatibility lost in the base kit is not worth it.

GMK Thai Tea was priced with a 250 MOQ and the larger base kit is at $135.
That's a $15 difference with a bigger base kit, more colors, and a smaller MOQ.

Meanwhile, with this kitting, we are looking at $120 for tkl support, then $40 for numpad, and $40 for ISO for a total of $200.

Why do you think this is the better way to kit the set?

This kitting makes a lot more sense if we can garner enough interest for a 1000 moq and consequently see lower prices than currently listed, which I'm still uncertain on. If my vendors and I feel that a 1000 MOQ is reasonable, then this (or a close variation) of this kitting will likely be what gets produced. If that isn't the case, then the kitting will revert back to something far more standard, with ISO and numpad support in the base kit. Rest assured that I am closely monitoring feedback and this kitting/pricing is far from final.
« Last Edit: Mon, 23 November 2020, 20:41:42 by twgecko02 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #113 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 21:10:15 »
That sounds like a good plan. 1000 MOQ gets 100$ numpadless base kits (or 95$ like GMK Honor) and even numpad users like me don’t mind much then.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #114 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 22:05:36 »
Ortho keycaps are mad, I’m in.

+1 for a Latrialum collab and +1 for Mac keys

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #115 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 04:36:59 »
Excellent work on developing this set.  Thank you for the UK ISO kit.  Now very interested in this for the future J-01.
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #116 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 05:14:36 »
Really like this set. It’s a good alternative WS1 set.
I must say I’m quite surprised that it costs $120 at 500 MOQ. Was expecting it to be cheaper.
Happy to drop the numpad but I think novelties and alt mods may be fairly critical. Also not enough brass 1u specialties for the last column for a 65% board :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #117 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 15:18:14 »
Aced the design of the kit ! It's my first GMK IC and I'm not really phased by the price.
The only (minor) gripe I have is about the noveltiies: plenty of 1u is fine but I'd be looking forward to replacing the 7 x1.25u of r4 of well as the shifts/backspace/enter; well.... modifiers.
Looking forward for a brass esc key too!

Offline Kinesiologist

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #118 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 16:50:38 »
Can you please put the white F13 key into the Base Kit and add another F13 key into the Brass Mod Kit?

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #119 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 22:33:22 »
Is there a discord?


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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #120 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 23:53:07 »
Treeleaf not approved. The price is too high for the kitting. And the kitting isn't even good.
What do you mean $120 for "still supporting as many standard layouts as possible"?????

Why does it cost $200 for Base / UK ISO / Numpad?

Normally it would be 135 for all of these features in the same base kit.......

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Treeleaf I definitely agree that I have some concerns with the current pricing. As I referenced in another comment, I only intend to keep this kitting if I believe that we can run the set at a higher moq and thus a lower price, otherwise it is likely that I will rework the kitting to be less narrow. I appreciate the feedback, and believe me when I say that I want to offer the best deal to as many customers as I can.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #121 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 06:42:15 »
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The size of the base kit has been reduced drastically to provide the lowest possible price while still supporting as many standard layouts as possible
So TKL kits are becoming the new base kits? To be honest I'm disappointed, I really liked this set as a nice, classy alternative to the super clean BOW. For me it had a similar vibe as GMK Noir has for WOB, but with that kitting decision I find it hard to justify a buy  :(

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #122 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 08:53:25 »
Price kinda on the higher side considering the keys in the base kit. Still a good looking set none the less! Keeping an eye out for the base kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #123 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 09:11:01 »
Very sad to see the size of the base kit get sized down to TKL only. Having to pay $160 for a full base kit seems to be going to opposite direction of the new norm for pricing. This is one of my favorite sets to be IC'ed in a while and would love to support but $200 seems a bit steep for full base kit plus novelties.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #124 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 09:19:06 »
I've been looking for a white set for my next build, looks fantastic! Perfect key set to play civ 6 too! Will buy this if it hits the group buy stage :)

Offline pepperskog

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #125 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 12:18:43 »

Looks really nice!

I have to agree with others though that the kitting vs price decisions made here makes little sense.

120 for a TKL base is a shame, truly.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #126 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 12:28:43 »
Do not get why you changed the kitting when it was fine to begin with but now it's just like dixies kitting which is straight up horrible and money hungry/exploitive yikes

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #127 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 16:53:19 »
Do not get why you changed the kitting when it was fine to begin with but now it's just like dixies kitting which is straight up horrible and money hungry/exploitive yikes

Hey, just wanted to clarify what happened here with the kitting. This is my first time designing a set, and as such I have little experience with how kit size / moq / and other variables specifically affect pricing. I had gone to this kitting in hopes that I could offer a cheaper base kit for most users, but after receiving feedback I've realized that the drastic increase in cost for ISO/Numpad users isn't worth the slight decrease in base kit cost. It's really important to me that the community understands that these kitting decisions weren't made out of greed and instead were made out of ignorance. The kitting will revert back to a more standard one with numpad and iso support in base kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #128 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 18:09:37 »
First time I see a vendor in South America! Hope this becomes a trend and we see more of that, always felt like SA was completely left out when it comes to custom keyboards (apart from Brazil thanks to MrKeebs).

Offline OmniSzron

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #129 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 07:43:45 »
It's really important to me that the community understands that these kitting decisions weren't made out of greed and instead were made out of ignorance. The kitting will revert back to a more standard one with numpad and iso support in base kit.
Hanlon's Razor strikes again. Good decision, IMO.
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #130 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 21:22:48 »
black on gold alphas?

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #131 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 22:04:53 »
Plans for any sort of of extensions kit which could include a vertical function/macro row such as the ones seen on GMK Serika R2's macro extensions kit- would absolutely make this set a must!
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #132 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 16:32:16 »
I need this in my life

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #133 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 17:41:59 »
Plans for any sort of of extensions kit which could include a vertical function row such as the ones seen on GMK Serika R2's macro expansion kit- would absolutely make this set a must!
With reverted kitting it's already a must buy for me but this would be an added bonus.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #134 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 20:23:04 »
Can we get a second B-key for Alice support? Maybe add it to the Additional Kit or 40s/Ortho kit?

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #135 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 10:08:06 »
Now this kit just screams class. Well done

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #136 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 22:53:39 »
Super excited about this set. Would like to see two versions of the Torii gate novelty though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #137 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 14:46:37 »
I'm a long-time civs fan, and love simple color themes.

This is a hole in one, my friend.

Will def be picking up pretty much every kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #138 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 15:01:23 »
Calls a kit civilizations, does not support european layouts :))

No norde/EU layout is a dealbreaker

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #139 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 11:08:41 »
Calls a kit civilizations, does not support european layouts :))

No norde/EU layout is a dealbreaker

I wish I could support all layouts, but unfortunately with GMK prices/kitting/MOQs it just isn't viable. Based on other sets that have run in the past, Norde/EU kits tend to only sell about 3-5% of base kit sales, meaning I would have to sell 2000-3000 base kits just to meet a 100 MOQ. As amazing as it would be if we could make those numbers happen, it just isn't viable based on IC response.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #140 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 20:21:41 »
Would like to se 2 3u spacebars added.

Awesome simple set! I like it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #141 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 01:32:03 »
black on gold alphas?

That was actually my original idea, it's definitely something I want to keep in mind for a potential R2 run.

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #142 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 02:55:47 »
Love it love it love it. Need dat Series 00 Sandblast Brass on it :eyes:

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #143 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 06:05:04 »
I was so hyped about the kit, but just realized that there is no 1.25 shift in the 40% kit. RIP

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #144 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 06:54:19 »
Absolutely love the set! Definitely going to be getting this when it goes live :D

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« Reply #145 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 13:05:48 »
I was so hyped about the kit, but just realized that there is no 1.25 shift in the 40% kit. RIP

That's because there's a 1.25U shift in the base kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #146 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 13:06:29 »
Love it love it love it. Need dat Series 00 Sandblast Brass on it :eyes:

Loop stop teasing plz

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I would really love a norde kit to buy with the base kit + brass mods

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Must buy set personally. Colors work really well together; looks luxurious.

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Must buy set personally. Colors work really well together; looks luxurious.

Thank you <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 15:15:52 »
I was so hyped about the kit, but just realized that there is no 1.25 shift in the 40% kit. RIP

That's because there's a 1.25U shift in the base kit!

Love the kit update!
It's missing a 1u backspace (which is used in Adélie render), but I'll just use minus or something. I wouldn't be using the key as backspace anyway.
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Re: [IC] GMK Civilizations --- Updated 11/23 PLEASE FILL OUT NEW IC FORM
« Reply #151 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 17:15:02 »
I was so hyped about the kit, but just realized that there is no 1.25 shift in the 40% kit. RIP

That's because there's a 1.25U shift in the base kit!

Love the kit update!
It's missing a 1u backspace (which is used in Adélie render), but I'll just use minus or something. I wouldn't be using the key as backspace anyway.

Thank you for pointing that out! I'll be sure to add a disclaimer on those renders that the key is no longer included in any of the kits.

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I’m so confused, why was the 1u backspace removed? The ortho kit doesn’t support ortho anymore :(

This means I’m out

Offline Chronicle

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Question about the Brass mods - will there not be brass mods for the top row of numpad? (Numlock / * - )

Offline twgecko02

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Unfortunately, the brass mods kit has been reduced to support up to TKL layouts to keep the cost as low as possible. Alternate mods kits get very expensive very quickly, so I had to make some difficult decisions to keep it at a reasonable cost :(

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I’m so confused, why was the 1u backspace removed? The ortho kit doesn’t support ortho anymore :(

This means I’m out

I had checked with the 40s discord server as I'm hardly an expert on 40s/ortho kitting, and they said that the kit looked fine, so I was unaware that the 1u backspace was considered integral. If enough people feel that they need the 1u backspace added back to the 40s kit, it's certainly something that can happen.

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I’m so confused, why was the 1u backspace removed? The ortho kit doesn’t support ortho anymore :(

This means I’m out

I had checked with the 40s discord server as I'm hardly an expert on 40s/ortho kitting, and they said that the kit looked fine, so I was unaware that the 1u backspace was considered integral. If enough people feel that they need the 1u backspace added back to the 40s kit, it's certainly something that can happen.

Update: I checked with them again and realized that my 40s/ortho kitting was inconsistant, I don't intend to offer support for UT47 (anyone who wanted this set for that please feel free to leave a comment and I can consider it), so I'll be removing the 1.25 enter and 1.5 shift (formerly intended for Evolv support) in exchange for a 1u backspace. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

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Would be nice to have some images of renders with the Brass Modkit on. Most of your images only have the Base Kit.

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I’m so confused, why was the 1u backspace removed? The ortho kit doesn’t support ortho anymore :(

This means I’m out

I had checked with the 40s discord server as I'm hardly an expert on 40s/ortho kitting, and they said that the kit looked fine, so I was unaware that the 1u backspace was considered integral. If enough people feel that they need the 1u backspace added back to the 40s kit, it's certainly something that can happen.

Update: I checked with them again and realized that my 40s/ortho kitting was inconsistant, I don't intend to offer support for UT47 (anyone who wanted this set for that please feel free to leave a comment and I can consider it), so I'll be removing the 1.25 enter and 1.5 shift (formerly intended for Evolv support) in exchange for a 1u backspace. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

Hey there! Glad you'll be adding back the 1u backspace (did not realize it was missing) but could I caution against removing 1.25 enter key? There's a few layouts that use it, and it'd be hella nice to have in the kit :) 1.5u shift is not that prevalent however.

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It's a great colourway - well done
Would have loved to see a UK ISO kit included, it would have been an instabuy for me. GLWIC

Offline twgecko02

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Would be nice to have some images of renders with the Brass Modkit on. Most of your images only have the Base Kit.

I've got a few coming up that will be on the GB page for sure, I'm waiting for permission since some of the boards that I've rendered with haven't been publicly announced yet

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have you considered putting brass mods in the base kit?
I feel the current base lacks a bit too much contrast.
this is just a suggestion.

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have you considered putting brass mods in the base kit?
I feel the current base lacks a bit too much contrast.
this is just a suggestion.
I agree with this statement 100%.

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Offline VellFlamm

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I love the mods on the current Base kit. The simplicity is what makes the kit special IMHO

Offline whezil

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Wow... I need these alphas... And for the mods - brb going to make some brass one's to go with this, may be gone a while...

Offline twgecko02

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have you considered putting brass mods in the base kit?
I feel the current base lacks a bit too much contrast.
this is just a suggestion.

I have considered it, but prefer the simplicity of the all white kitting.

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Need a render with the brass mod kit

Offline twgecko02

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Need a render with the brass mod kit

Like I said in an earlier comment, I have a few renders with the brass mod kit, I've just done them on a board that hasn't been announced yet. I can guarantee that I'll have the renders up on at least the GB post if not earlier  :D

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a board that hasn't been announced yet

Ugh, what a tease...

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Love the novelties!

Offline twgecko02

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Thank you! I really like the look of the line art style to help keep the feeling very minimalistic