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[IC] SA Ramses | 25 Feb: More collabs, GB Q2 2021!
« on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:13:10 »
Visit my website: https://sa-ramses.com

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SA Ramses on Geist by Maschine

25 Feb update summary
- I still have a website! And I posted an update there too! Read my latest post here.
- Current IC status: Getting quotes for the kits
- GB date is very tentatively sometime in Q2. HYPE!
- Added THOK, Melonkeys and Archetype to the list of collabs  :thumb:

Visit my website: https://sa-ramses.com


SA Ramses on Aaru by Helix Lab

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Hi Geekhack! I’m proud to present my first set, it’s been a few months in the making now and I’m really excited to share it. PS you can follow me on IG! I'm @avr.ocado :D

Inspiration
Imagine cruising down the Nile on a warm, slow afternoon. You’re sitting on the deck, looking out at the churning green water. In the distance, a breeze stirs the sandy dunes.



Introducing my passion project, SA Ramses: a memory of my trip to Egypt many years ago. Bold but understated, steeped in colour yet naturalistic and calm. Updated on 26 Nov: Now comes with alternate alphas and mods to support 60%-TKL builds!

Geist, render by Maschine


Rama U80, render by Ulliam


IC form : https://forms.gle/GoZFLs2N4KXGxpCGA

Profile, Material, Colours


More
I have chosen to use an SA profile in 1-1-2-3-4-3. I feel the sculpted profile is reminiscent of grand temples made out of huge blocks of sandstone, also I just really like the look, feel and sound of SA! The keys would be doubleshot ABS, because that's how SP rolls.

The alphas are a very dark cool green, the kind of shade you would expect a deep sand-bottomed river to have, and the modifiers are a light greige with golden-brown accents to mimic the riverbanks. I took some photos with my phone while colourmatching, but I'm not great at this so here are some subpar comparisons for people who may need them.


Above: TN on RAL 8000


Above: Trying to show exactly how dark the green is compared to other stock ABS colours. I really love this picture because it shows the green against a dark grey (left), against a navy (middle) and against a… peacock blue (right)? I envision the final result to be like BFR, the middle chip, but green.

An extra note: I chose TBT for the Alpha legends as they're a touch less beige than the mods, so it won't be too orangey overall.


Kits
Special thanks to konstantin, DrHigsby and rayhhdailo for the advice and Bunny for the stepped caps file :D All mistakes are still my own!
Kitting: https://sa-ramses.com/kitting

Alphas - Nile
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Mods - Nile
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Alphas - Sand
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Mods - Sand
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40s
*NEW! 29 Jan 2021: Changed to extension kit, split from ortho kit
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Ortho
*NEW! 29 Jan 2021: Split from 40s kit
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Numpad
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ISO UK
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Spacebars
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IC form : https://forms.gle/GoZFLs2N4KXGxpCGA


Novelties
I would like to credit Eura for the amazing, gorgeous, beautiful novelties, and Liz for so patiently teaching me how to manipulate them in Blender.


More
R1: Scarab
R2: Ankh
R3: Eye of Horus, Pyramids (2.25u Enter)
R4: Cobra, Cartouche of Ramses (2.25u / 2.75u Shift)
R3: Anubis (1.25u x2), Bastet (1.25u x2), Ankh (1.25u x2), Eye of Horus (1.25u x 2)
R3: Cobra (1.5u x4), Anubis, Bastet

Deskmat
TBA  :)

Artisans / Other Collabs
DEAGcaps
PanicKeycaps
Artkey Universe
THOK
Melonkeys
Archetype

If you're an artisan and would like to collab, please feel free to contact me!

Renders
View all renders: https://sa-ramses.com/gallery

TKC1800


Dango40 by kibasanji (currently in IC)


Paragon (currently in IC)


Charlotte by KraizesGB


Fuji65 by NightSakura


Sunsetter by Charue Design


Vendors
29 Oct: VERY EXCITED and blessed to have this full lineup of champs!
USA: Omnitype Dixie Mech
Canada: Ashkeebs
Australia: Daily Clack
Europe: MyKeyboard
Asia: zFrontier
SEA: Monokei

To-do list
- Modify kitting according to feedback - doing!
- Finalise novelty design - almost done!
- Deskmat design - doing!
- More renders - doing!
- Ask around for collabs
- Approach vendors

Changelog
6 Oct: IC posted!
12 Oct: Added R4 Shift (1.5u) to 40s kit
12 Oct: Added R4 *, R3 Enter (1u) to numpad kit
21 Oct: Added mod coloured R1 Esc, R3 Enter to 40s kit
21 Oct: Some vendors announced! (Ashkeebs, Daily Clack, MyKeyboard, Monokei)
28 Oct: Big kit additions: Alt alphas and alt mods, shifted 7u space to alpha kits, added alt colour spacebars to spacebar kit
28 Oct: Some collabs announced! (DEAGcaps, PanicKeycaps)
29 Oct: Novelties unveiled
29 Oct: Added Dixie Mech and zFrontier to the vendor list
2 Nov: Updated the collab list with Artkey Universe
26 Nov: Added a buncha new renders on Paragon, updated the novelty kitting image
15 Dec: Switched out a few renders, added a few more, updated the novelty image again!
24 Dec: No more specialties kit, new mod / ISO / 40s kits
6 Jan: New Mod / ISO / 40s / Novelty kit updates
29 Jan: 40s kit changed to extension kit, Ortho kit added, Mod kits streamlined, I have a website????

 
Credits
I would like to thank everyone on the Keycap Designer Discord for helping me with everything from colour matching, to understanding the differences in material, and constructive comments on how to run my first GB.

Visit my website: https://sa-ramses.com
IC form : https://forms.gle/GoZFLs2N4KXGxpCGA

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:15:12 »
Let's goooooooo Avril

So pumped for you

Good luck on this!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:19:09 »
I like the colors. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:20:58 »
This looks really good! GLWIC :)

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:22:18 »
All in.

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:26:46 »
Looks fantastic, I'm so glad you got this all together! I will totally try to get in on this if I can.

Can't wait for novelties as well!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:32:38 »
Was great to watch this grow, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:40:44 »
Love the set and count me in! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:48:07 »
GLWGB It was a pleasure working with you (:

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 03:55:14 »
Watching this set come to fruition has been great! Love the colors and I'm looking forward to al the growth and development to come :)

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:06:21 »
The colours are a really good fit, they work well together and really make me think of the theme. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:26:59 »
Well done! GLWIC & GLWGB!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:27:37 »
them renders are next-level  :eek: :eek:
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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 04:32:01 »
not a fan of the (too)dark green but I like the theme and the other colors. So totally a fan of your set all-tan. maybe a bit more ral 8k keys in the all-tan?

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 06:28:26 »
+1 for Tan Alphas

Cool set!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 06:44:28 »
Looks fantastic. Seeing a lot of quality SA sets lately. GLWIC

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 08:38:40 »
I’m always down for another dark green set

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 08:49:07 »
The color palette is beautiful. I love SA.

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 08:49:59 »
geez, for such an obscure reference, this is a kick ass beautiful set. Looks like a classic retro set. In :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 08:57:54 »
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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 08:58:25 »
Yes, please. Any novelties planned?

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 09:14:31 »
Wow okay, this is nice. You can definitely count me in for the GB. Excited to see the novelties!


Yes, please. Any novelties planned?

Yes, he mentioned them in the post

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 09:30:41 »
Wow okay, this is nice. You can definitely count me in for the GB. Excited to see the novelties!


Yes, please. Any novelties planned?

Yes, he mentioned them in the post

I can't read today. Awesome, looking forward to the novelties too.

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 10:02:09 »
Dark mods?

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 10:05:23 »
Delicious colors :) love the color choices

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 12:49:02 »
Looking forward to seeing the novelties. I feel like having this rendered on the Aaru would be appropriate :D

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 18:26:17 »
Looking good! Can't wait to see the novelties & Deskmat/s :)

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 21:10:40 »
i'm in, definitely!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 21:15:41 »
Awesome work :)

Offline atlanticise

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 21:51:56 »
Looking forward to seeing the novelties. I feel like having this rendered on the Aaru would be appropriate :D

Ngl that would be so so sick!!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 22:16:21 »
I absolutely love this! I saw Ulliam's render and had to come show my support :)

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 22:25:07 »
First green set I've seen that actually looks fantastic. I love the understated earthy colors. GLWIC and look forward to seeing future updates.

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 22:33:49 »
GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 00:01:03 »
Hi!

I absolutely love this set. I really like setss with cool subtle natural tones and the inspiration is really good! I almost want either a full color or swapped color between mods and alphas though but either way I'll still be getting it!


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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (updated 12 Oct: Kit edits and new renders)
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 00:14:03 »
12 Oct Update!
  • Novelties are coming along super nicely, I'm excited to show them to y'all (: Please be patient!
  • Decided to add a few renders of my own to show the versatility of this set with coloured boards.
  • In trying to render for the Candybar, I realised I had a few missing keys. I've added R4 *, R3 Enter (1u) to the numpad kit, and a R4 Shift (1.5u) to the 40s kit. Hope this makes sense.
  • Vendor list is almost finalised! Just waiting on a few more responses from some busy people :P

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (updated 12 Oct: Kit edits, new renders, vendors!)
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 01:56:55 »
Awesome looking set! Can't wait for us to be able to see the novelties!

I feel i would get both alpha colors if they're available, though i am leaning towards the green once a tad bit more, just really clean set overall!
Also can't wait for the deskmats to be done, i think they will look amazing!
Very excited for my first SA Set! Hope it comes early than 2022! HAHAHAHA

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (updated 28 Oct: Alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 00:31:42 »
I cannot get over how mesmerizing the green color is,  I keep coming back to this thread just to stare at it

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (updated 28 Oct: Alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 00:55:05 »
This looks good.....this cap set is looking rrreeeeeaaaaaaaaally good. Love all the renders. This whole set feels like I'm staring off at sand and rocks in a calm part of a dessert or Egypt itself. Trying to think of what is this shade of green in Egypt, but oh well. Looking forward to picking this up when the GB happens!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (updated 28 Oct: Alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 02:15:40 »
I am usually not an SA guy but love this set. Can't wait to see the deskmats.

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (updated 28 Oct: Alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 04:01:03 »
Nice choice of TN.
Should also get your U80 renders fixed.

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (28 Oct: NOVELTIES, alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 10:26:25 »
Absolutely loving the colors and novelties!! Can't wait to see the deskmat design :)

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (28 Oct: NOVELTIES, alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 11:47:01 »
This set looks amazing as someone who loves egyptian mythology, I just can't stand the SA profile. Please consider a Cherry profile set in the future and I would join from day one!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (28 Oct: NOVELTIES, alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 12:45:03 »
Unfortunately, there is no ZFRONTIER, I like this set very much, and I plan to pay for it!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (28 Oct: NOVELTIES, alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 17:56:26 »
I really like the color choices.  Very classy. I will definitely purchase. Glad this is being done in SA.  I enjoy both profiles and have enough cherry/Gmk kits on the way.  I will order as soon as US proxy is decided.

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (28 Oct: NOVELTIES, alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 01:14:42 »
Unfortunately, there is no ZFRONTIER, I like this set very much, and I plan to pay for it!

We've got zFrontier on board!!  :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (29 Oct: NOVELTIES, all vendors announced!)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 15:48:14 »
Looks fantastic. I expect to be in for a green alpha, 40s, a d novelties. Looking forward to it coming to life! :)

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (28 Oct: NOVELTIES, alt alphas, alt mods, collabs!)
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 17:24:44 »
Unfortunately, there is no ZFRONTIER, I like this set very much, and I plan to pay for it!

We've got zFrontier on board!!  :thumb: :thumb:
NICE!!!!!!

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (29 Oct: NOVELTIES, all vendors announced!)
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 21:57:22 »
Interesting colorway; I especially like the alt alphas.

Even though you already made some large additions, I'd like to ask: would you consider a green 40s/Ortho kit, or icon modifiers?

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (29 Oct: NOVELTIES, all vendors announced!)
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 02:10:21 »
If there's any RAMA caps, the eye of RA would probably look cool

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Re: [IC] SA Ramses (29 Oct: NOVELTIES, all vendors announced!)
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 19:24:03 »
I love the colour of the keyset, but SA profile is not my type although I might give it a chance