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[IC] GMK Lazurite | More Renders, WIP: Final Kitting
« on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 05:54:29 »




GMK LAZURITE
An allusion to High Renaissance art and the value of the pigment ultramarine


Hello geekhack! This keycap set is inspired by my curiosity about the color 'blue' and my love for Renaissance art. :D This is my first time designing a keycap set so please bear with me.


'Blue' was an extremely expensive pigment in ancient times. In order to create this pigment, painters had to grind up the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, and turn it into ultramarine, a deep blue pigment priced at the same value as gold during the Renaissance period. Ultramarine came from Latin "ultra marinus" which means "beyond the sea" as the lapis lazuli required to create the pigment is imported from Badakhshan, Afghanistan. Because of this, the pigment was only used for the most important subjects of paintings in Europe at the time. It became the hallmark of Renaissance paintings created by many historical painters of that period.



Why Lazurite?


Lazurite
Didier Descouens, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons



Lazurite is the blue component of the gemstone lapis lazuli, a lazurite-calcite-pyrite rock that has been mined from Badakhshan, Afghanistan and was used for jewelries even before being discovered by the Egyptians and Europeans. Lazurite is ultramarine in color, commonly found embedded on a calcite marble, with pyrite accents.







Kits

Lazurite - Base Kit

White on Blue (WoBl)


Calcite - Alternate Alphas Kit

Blue on White (BloW)







Special Base Kit Options
I included a full GoBl (Gold on Blue) and WoBl (White on Blue) kit and I need your help in choosing which is a better full blue base kit  :D

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Ultramarine is Gold - Special Base Kit

Gold on Blue (GoBl)

Ultramarine - Special Base Kit

White on Blue (WoBl)









Pyrite - Accent Kit

Gold on Blue (GoBl) / Blue on Gold (BloG)


High Renaissance - Novelties Kit

The idea is to create a paint frame which acts as 'borders' on usual 60%, 65%, TKL keyboards with the white modifiers and some accents for the Calcite kit.


High Renaissance - GoBl (Gold on Blue)


High Renaissance - WoBl (White on Blue)


High Renaissance - BloW(Blue on White)



Lazurite Kits with High Renaissance Novelties



Calcite with High Renaissance Novelties


Calcite with High Renaissance Novelties on Reasonable65


Calcite with High Renaissance Novelties on Reasonable65


Ultramarine(Special blue-base kit) with High Renaissance Novelties


Ultramarine(Special blue-base kit) with High Renaissance Novelties

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Ultramarine with High Renaissance Novelties on RAMA U80-A (Brass ANSI Enter?)


Calcite with High Renaissance Novelties on RAMA U80-A

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Desk Mats



Paint Frame - Ultramarine


Paint Frame - Calcite


Renaissance Ornament - Ultramarine


Renaissance Ornament - Calcite







Renders

Actual set will use 1.25u 'System' legends instead of ‘Sys’


Reasonable65 by Rizwanislol


Reasonable65


Reasonable65



Pillow65


Triple Threat: Lazurite kits on Pillow65 and Nemui


In focus: Calcite kit on Nemui by Bachoo


RAMA U80-A by RAMA WORKS






I am dedicated, to the best of my abilities, in improving this set and turning this into a reality. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
IC FORM: https://bit.ly/gmklazurite









Collaborations

Artisan Keycaps

RAMA WORKS (TBD)

Primecaps Artisans (Canada)

KEYFORGE (TBD)
     
Golden Star Keycaps (TBD)

Latrialum (TBD)     

Archetype (TBD)

The Cloud (Arizona, US)     

LandCaps (Indonesia)

Clarie Cuztom (Vietnam)   

krapshop (Malaysia)

sandun (Korea)



Coiled Cables

Swift Cables


Local Collabs (Representing PH)
These are my friends who have gladly agreed to do collabs for Lazurite

Zero Sky Keycaps - custom artisan keycap (sample work)
 
Resinboy Project - resin wrist rest (sample work)

If you want to do collabs for my set, please do message me. I would gladly respond.

Instagram



Discord

Jae#4552







Vendors

EU - MyKeyboard.eu
Oceania (AU/NZ) - Daily Clack
CN/East Asia - zFrontier (EN)
CN - zFrontier (CN)
SEA - iLumkb
CA - Deskhero
US - pending








Major Updates

Previous Updates:
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11/13/20
-added SwiftCables of Thailand for an Asia + Global collab coiled cable. Special thanks to Alex for this enthusiasm re this set.

11/16/20
-confirmed ALL novelty designs can be made by GMK
-confirmed EU Vendor: MyKeyboard.eu
-confirmed Oceania (AU/NZ) Vendor: Daily Clack
-added The Cloud (Arizona, US) as collaborator for artisan keycaps.
-split novelties kit into 3 (High Renaissance GoBl, WoBl, BloW) and add renders

11/17/20
-confirmed CN/East Asia Vendor: zFrontier
-added LandCaps (Indonesia) as collaborator for artisan keycaps

11/19/20
-added 2 desk mats (Paint Frame and Renaissance Ornament)
-added 2 desk mat colorways (Ultramarine and Calcite)

11/21/20
-added Clarie Cuztom (Vietnam) as collaborator for artisan keycaps
-added krapshop (Malaysia) as collaborator for artisan keycaps

11/22/20
-added sandun (Korea) as collaborator for artisan keycaps.
-in discussion with KEYFORGE for artisan keycap collaboration.

11/25/20
-added Primecaps Artisans (Canada) as collaborator for artisan keycaps! :D

11/28/20
-confirmed CA vendor: Deskhero
-confirmed SEA vendor: iLumkb


Latest Updates
12/01/20
-added renders with novelties on Reasonable65 and RAMA U80-A






To Do List
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Wait for community feedback (270+ responses ATM, keep them coming, help me improve this set)
Kit revisions
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Updates:
11/12/20
Lazurite (base kit)
-removed 1.5u Shift
-removed alpha colored Esc key
Additional kit
-added a separate all Gold on Blue (GoBl) "Ultramarine is Gold" Kit choice
-Added a separate all White on Blue (WoBl) "Ultramarine" Kit choice

Update Vendors List
More
11/16/20
-confirmed EU Vendor: MyKeyboard.eu
-confirmed Oceania (AU/NZ) Vendor: Daily Clack
-confirmed CN/East Asia Vendor: zFrontier
11/28/20
-confirmed SEA Vendor: iLumkb
-confirmed CA Vendor: Deskhero

Add collabs
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11/13/20
-added SwiftCables of Thailand as collaborator for coiled cable.
11/16/20
-added The Cloud as collaborator for artisan keycaps
11/17/20
-added LandCaps of Indonesia as collaborator for artisan keycaps
11/21/20
-added Clarie Cuztom of Vietnam as collaborator for artisan keycaps
-added krapshop as collaborator for artisan keycaps
11/22/20
-added sandun (Korea) as collaborator for artisan keycaps.
-in discussion with KEYFORGE for artisan keycap collaboration.
11/25/20
-added Primecaps Artisans (Canada) as collaborator for artisan keycaps.

Fix and add renders
More
Updates:
11/12/20
Lazurite (base kit)
-added renders of Lazurite (base kit) with High Renaissance Novelties
-added renders of Ultramarine (full blue base kit) with High Renaissance Novelties
11/16/20
-added renders for High Renaissance novelties
12/01/20
-added renders with novelties on Reasonable65 and RAMA U80-A






Special thanks to the following:


konstantin (you know who he is. ;D Thank you for kitting advices, I know I still need to rework other keys and some of the kit renders)
Andy and Gabriele of GMK (for being very accommodating ever since I started this passion project)
Discord keycap designer group:
HungHingDaiLo (GMK Maestro)
Bobas (KAT Great Wave)
EURA
Nick's Clicks (GMK Lavender)
u/Rizwancameback (Reasonable65)
u/jkaos92 (Melody65)

mykeyboard.eu

For responding to my concerns about my blue GMK set, thank you for your kind words and nice gestures
Virtual (GMK Sumi)
ARSLOCK (GMK Classic Blue)
Tom (GMK Deep Navy)
zambumon (GMK Striker)

And to everyone I have come across, showing support and sharing their feedback about this set.





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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 06:04:26 »
Base kit: Love alphas, hate mods
But with proper ISO support probably would buy it just for alphas.
Please add:R4:Pipe/Backslash and R3:Tilde/GraveAccent

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 06:07:37 »
blue color is really pretty. :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 06:18:39 »
Base kit: Love alphas, hate mods
But with proper ISO support probably would buy it just for alphas.
Please add:R4:Pipe/Backslash and R3:Tilde/GraveAccent

Thanks! Do you mean a UK ISO when you said ‘proper’?

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 06:41:21 »
this is surprisingly nice. I'm interested for now esp with the dark alpha, light mod.
Suggestion: maybe add gold spacebar for accent?
Though tbh, with that small of a kit, just adding it to the base kit might be better. Not sure myself.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 07:06:57 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 07:26:49 »
The picture-frame–like flourish novelties are really nice, it's perhaps what I enjoy most about this set :) Also, I hadn't seen the deskmats previously; I gotta say the “ornament” one is right up my alley.

Have you decided on which colors you'll be using exactly?

I think you can remove the blue 1u Esc key from the Lazurite base kit.
I second adding gold 6.25u and 7u spacebars to the accent kit.

Base kit: Love alphas, hate mods
But with proper ISO support probably would buy it just for alphas.
Please add:R4:Pipe/Backslash and R3:Tilde/GraveAccent
I see you keep requesting this in various IC threads, and I've been meaning to tell you that this is neither proper nor standard ISO support. Did you perhaps mean to say tilde/hash (~#) instead of tilde/grave (`~)? Cause that would at least make some sense. :)
« Last Edit: Thu, 12 November 2020, 07:50:21 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 07:27:48 »
This set is going to look good on more keyboards than I realize right now, definitely a solid interest of mine from here on out. Also agreeing with the idea for a gold spacebar accent since we already have a few gold caps and the other space bars are in the base/alpha kits. Deskmats look clean too, the gold flourish style that konstantin pointed out is also catching my eye.
« Last Edit: Thu, 12 November 2020, 07:31:04 by Anthixious »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 07:49:40 »
I can’t get over how good is the ISO enter high renaisance novelty. Such a masterpiece. Bravo.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 07:57:56 »
I'm actually really loving the novelties. Quite a bit, actually.

I would prefer dark mods, but I think I'd be in on this regardless. Just based on those novelties alone! Well done!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 08:26:56 »
Base kit: Love alphas, hate mods
But with proper ISO support probably would buy it just for alphas.
Please add:R4:Pipe/Backslash and R3:Tilde/GraveAccent

Thanks! Do you mean a UK ISO when you said ‘proper’?
I'm sorry for that "proper ISO" is vague at best :-(
UK ISO would do the job but requires to include 123 & other keys too. I actually need to put some US (or US-like) keycaps on 60% ISO with 1.25U left shift so by "proper ISO" I mean something very minimal, adding to your kit:
- R4:Pipe/Backslash
- R3:Tilde/GraveAccent (preferred) or R3:Tilde/Hash (not ideal but will do).
will make me happy.
BTW: R4:<> key always surprises me in keycap sets that already have "<" & ">" on comma & dot keys.

« Last Edit: Thu, 12 November 2020, 08:30:32 by krzank »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 08:31:26 »
Yet another thing: gold on blue is a way to go with all mods

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 08:39:34 »
The picture-frame–like flourish novelties are really nice, it's perhaps what I enjoy most about this set :) Also, I hadn't seen the deskmats previously; I gotta say the “ornament” one is right up my alley.

Have you decided on which colors you'll be using exactly?

I think you can remove the blue 1u Esc key from the Lazurite base kit.
I second adding gold 6.25u and 7u spacebars to the accent kit.


Thank you for the great feedback re the novelties! Will try to do renders of boards on these desk mats.

For the colors, as a nod to ultramarine, I'll be using the exact RAL Ultramarine and WS2. Not yet fully decided with the gold accent but I based it off of brass weights.

Will surely remove the blue 1u Esc, I missed this one, my bad.  :(
I will be adding those gold bars for the Pyrite kit. Np.  :D

Always great to see your feedback. Thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 08:44:22 »
Seems a bit complex for double shot


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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 08:52:32 »
Seems a bit complex for double shot


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This will depend on GMK's tolerances and specifications so I might have to wait for their response before I invest more time doing renders with the High Renaissance kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 08:56:13 »
Who is ALSROCK? I'd like to meet them they have a similar name to me

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 08:59:53 »
Awesome set! The ultramarine is fantastic!

In the current state would grab the  base kit + the alternate alphas kit

Great work.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 09:01:44 »
Who is ALSROCK? I'd like to meet them they have a similar name to me

Oh shoot!!! I'm really sorry. My deepest apologies. :-X

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 09:05:13 »
gimmeeee :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 09:07:31 »
This is a beautiful set! I'm super impressed by those novelties. Is GMK even able to make molds for those?
GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 09:17:18 »
Awesome set! The ultramarine is fantastic!

In the current state would grab the  base kit + the alternate alphas kit

Great work.

Thank you! I’ll work my way towards GB, so that we’d have a hold of the final version of this set 😊

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 10:14:33 »
I really like the colors of this set especially the novelties looking forward to GB. Also its nice supporting local designers in this community :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 10:37:13 »
I'm sorry for that "proper ISO" is vague at best :-(
UK ISO would do the job but requires to include 123 & other keys too. I actually need to put some US (or US-like) keycaps on 60% ISO with 1.25U left shift so by "proper ISO" I mean something very minimal, adding to your kit:
- R4:Pipe/Backslash
- R3:Tilde/GraveAccent (preferred) or R3:Tilde/Hash (not ideal but will do).
will make me happy.
BTW: R4:<> key always surprises me in keycap sets that already have "<" & ">" on comma & dot keys.

There's one thing that I'm not getting here, so please help me out. If your use case is US ISO, why are you against keys that are intended for covering that exact layout (R3 \|, R4 <>)? If this sounds unfamiliar, please read through this and this to get an idea of what I'm referring to.

R3, not R4, is the main position for the pipe key in US ISO layouts. This is apparent if we take a look at both the “PC-style” and “terminal-style” traditional conventions, as well as US ISO implementations on Mac (which puts \| on R3 and `~ on R4 — opposite from your suggestion) and Linux (which puts \| on R3 and <> on R4).

Having the < and > legends duplicated across the R4, comma and period keys is no different from having `, ~ or # legends duplicated across the corresponding R4 and R1 keys. In actuality, the former option is even slightly better since at least the whole key isn't duplicated (<> as a whole is different from ,< .>); unlike with R1/R4 `~, where you do get a full duplicate key.

The other idea behind <> is that it also offers (limited) partial coverage for NorDe and related layouts, which together as a group represent the most statistically significant portion of ISO users. You can find the relevant breakdown here.

Let's recap: R3 \|, R4 \| (“PC-style”) and R3 \|, R4 <> (“terminal-style”) are the most appropriate* and de facto standard ways off adding US ISO or basic 4-key generic ISO support to a set. In custom keycap sets, we mostly choose to go with the latter option because it avoids duplicate keys, and also because it offers marginally better support for a larger number of users (primarily NorDe).

* Most appropriate in the sense that they're backed up by actual implementations.

However, with all that being said, I would like to add that something similar to your suggestion (R3 \|, R4 `~) does have merit in the case where a user would want to use the US ANSI logical layout on a 60% keyboard with an ISO physical layout. In that case, putting the tilde key to the right of 1.25u Shift would make sense, although it's not supported by standard US ISO layout implementations on PC and would require remapping firmware-side. I think this is something that could be worth keeping in mind when re-evaluating kitting best practices in the future, so thank you for indirectly bringing it to my attention.
« Last Edit: Thu, 12 November 2020, 10:42:20 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 11:01:58 »
Updates:
11/13/20
Lazurite (base kit)
-removed 1.5u Shift
-removed alpha colored Esc key
Additional special base kit (blue base)
-added a separate all Gold on Blue (GoBl) "Ultramarine is Gold" Kit choice
-added a separate all White on Blue (WoBl) "Ultramarine" Kit choice

*Answering the additional question re this set in the IC form will be a great help. Thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 12:41:22 »
I'm sorry for that "proper ISO" is vague at best :-(
UK ISO would do the job but requires to include 123 & other keys too. I actually need to put some US (or US-like) keycaps on 60% ISO with 1.25U left shift so by "proper ISO" I mean something very minimal, adding to your kit:
- R4:Pipe/Backslash
- R3:Tilde/GraveAccent (preferred) or R3:Tilde/Hash (not ideal but will do).
will make me happy.
BTW: R4:<> key always surprises me in keycap sets that already have "<" & ">" on comma & dot keys.

There's one thing that I'm not getting here, so please help me out. If your use case is US ISO, why are you against keys that are intended for covering that exact layout (R3 \|, R4 <>)? If this sounds unfamiliar, please read through this and this to get an idea of what I'm referring to.

R3, not R4, is the main position for the pipe key in US ISO layouts. This is apparent if we take a look at both the “PC-style” and “terminal-style” traditional conventions, as well as US ISO implementations on Mac (which puts \| on R3 and `~ on R4 — opposite from your suggestion) and Linux (which puts \| on R3 and <> on R4).

Having the < and > legends duplicated across the R4, comma and period keys is no different from having `, ~ or # legends duplicated across the corresponding R4 and R1 keys. In actuality, the former option is even slightly better since at least the whole key isn't duplicated (<> as a whole is different from ,< .>); unlike with R1/R4 `~, where you do get a full duplicate key.

The other idea behind <> is that it also offers (limited) partial coverage for NorDe and related layouts, which together as a group represent the most statistically significant portion of ISO users. You can find the relevant breakdown here.

Let's recap: R3 \|, R4 \| (“PC-style”) and R3 \|, R4 <> (“terminal-style”) are the most appropriate* and de facto standard ways off adding US ISO or basic 4-key generic ISO support to a set. In custom keycap sets, we mostly choose to go with the latter option because it avoids duplicate keys, and also because it offers marginally better support for a larger number of users (primarily NorDe).

* Most appropriate in the sense that they're backed up by actual implementations.

However, with all that being said, I would like to add that something similar to your suggestion (R3 \|, R4 `~) does have merit in the case where a user would want to use the US ANSI logical layout on a 60% keyboard with an ISO physical layout. In that case, putting the tilde key to the right of 1.25u Shift would make sense, although it's not supported by standard US ISO layout implementations on PC and would require remapping firmware-side. I think this is something that could be worth keeping in mind when re-evaluating kitting best practices in the future, so thank you for indirectly bringing it to my attention.

I think you're getting it - almost perfectly.
1. Yes, 60% keyboard where esc replaces `~ (also applicable to 65%)
2. Yes, I meant firmware remap
By using R3`~ & R4\| I can still have direct access to `~ (not through FN layer) that has been relegated by esc.
I think this is good reason but you may ask why not R4`~ & R3\|
Here comes:
- cyrillic layout where Ё is mapped onto `~
- arabic layout where ذ is mapped onto `~
Just try swapping (firmware remap) any english letter with `~ on 60%/65% keyboard and you'll know what I mean. This actually is applicable to some other languages/scripts as well - accessing normal letters via FN layer is iritating.
There is one case where R4`~ & R3\|  does make sense - MAC ISO keyboard.
On MAC ISO Ё is mapped onto \| (arabic MAC layout is completely different animal).
Well, that is why I do use ISO (non-UK) remapping to R3`~ & R4\|
it helps even with latin only legends.
« Last Edit: Thu, 12 November 2020, 12:43:43 by krzank »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 12:51:32 »
omg those NOVELTIES!! im in love with them :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 13:31:57 »
Good choice of blue!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 13:53:20 »
I'm so happy to finally see this in IC!!

This is my favorite blue set in IC officially <3

Please consider all of the changes I dmed you about.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 14:30:44 »
Does anyone have both a RAL 5002 (ultramarine) chip or card AND a GMK V4 blue key (Olivetti, handarbeit, most recently classic blue)?

Gold on Blue grows on me due to the obvious difference vs classic blue but this is mostly because I can’t quite visualize the difference.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 14:33:16 »
I love this set very much!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 14:40:19 »
Beautiful

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 14:46:41 »
Full White on Blue set <3 Great job with everything! Novelties and deskmats look fantastic.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 15:07:35 »
White on Ultramarine !!!
Forget what I was saying previously about Gold on Blue mods.
White on Ultramarine !!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 15:28:02 »
Very interested in this.

Getting big Fate/Zero - Fate/Stay Saber vibes.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 18:03:42 »
Very interested in this set. I left feedback on the IC,  but consider doing a full Gold on Blue set and selling a White on Blue modifier set separately. That way, if I buy both the Lazurite and Calcite sets, I have 2 complete sets if I buy the WoBlue Modifier set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 18:48:22 »
Very interested in this set. I left feedback on the IC,  but consider doing a full Gold on Blue set and selling a White on Blue modifier set separately. That way, if I buy both the Lazurite and Calcite sets, I have 2 complete sets if I buy the WoBlue Modifier set!

This would be highly considered, but for now, let me get more responses on the IC form.
Thank you very much for leaving a response! ;D Glad you liked this set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 19:41:41 »
Does anyone have both a RAL 5002 (ultramarine) chip or card AND a GMK V4 blue key (Olivetti, handarbeit, most recently classic blue)?

Gold on Blue grows on me due to the obvious difference vs classic blue but this is mostly because I can’t quite visualize the difference.

I don’t have the actual GMK V4 keys but I am presuming RAL Ultramarine has a slightly darker shade. I will be able to check this once I color match.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 20:13:15 »
Does anyone have both a RAL 5002 (ultramarine) chip or card AND a GMK V4 blue key (Olivetti, handarbeit, most recently classic blue)?

Gold on Blue grows on me due to the obvious difference vs classic blue but this is mostly because I can’t quite visualize the difference.


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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 20:14:57 »
This is beautiful! Very nice colours!

What I'd like to see:
1. A full Calcite base kit instead of an alternate alphas kit
2. You have numpad enter in the Pyrite accent kit, why not in the novelties?
3. Split space. 2.25U and 2.75U.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 20:32:33 »
Hollllyyyyyy hell... those novelties! They are absolutely amazing! I’m in. I’m so in.


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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 23:11:36 »
Updates:
11/12/20

So that you'd have a better view of how the novelties would look on a 65% board like this Reasonable65:

-added renders of Lazurite (base kit) with High Renaissance Novelties
-added renders of Ultramarine (full blue base kit) with High Renaissance Novelties

Ultramarine with High Renaissance Novelties sample renders


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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties Renders Added)
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 02:31:31 »
Very noice dude

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties Renders Added)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 03:07:39 »
Nice Set! interesting specially with the novelties set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties Renders Added)
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 03:20:34 »
Beautiful

Thank you! This is a great motivation as I move forward

Full White on Blue set <3 Great job with everything! Novelties and deskmats look fantastic.

Already updated with a special WoBl kit

I really like the colors of this set especially the novelties looking forward to GB. Also its nice supporting local designers in this community :)


Thank you very much!

omg those NOVELTIES!! im in love with them :thumb:

Very much appreciated! Thank you!

Awesome set! The ultramarine is fantastic!

In the current state would grab the  base kit + the alternate alphas kit

Great work.

Thank you! Have a great day!

This is a beautiful set! I'm super impressed by those novelties. Is GMK even able to make molds for those?
GLWIC!

I will have to wait for their response but I already followed their guidelines when I made these novelties.

I can’t get over how good is the ISO enter high renaisance novelty. Such a masterpiece. Bravo.

Thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties Renders Added)
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 04:57:23 »
That ISO enter novelty rocks. I would really get that kit with ISO UK support (2" 3£ and '@ #~ keys at minima) - as always spending $200+ on a keyset means some higher expectations like not having duplicate symbols..

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (FULL ultramarine base kits added - 11/13/20)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 06:25:57 »
I love this set very much!

Thanks smokey! Congrats with your set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties Renders Added)
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 06:49:36 »
Take my money.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties Renders Added)
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 08:42:57 »
Those novelties look amazing~!
GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties Renders Added)
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 08:55:15 »
gold on blue looks aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesome

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties Renders Added)
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 09:20:09 »
Lesgo! REPRESENT!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | SwiftCable Collab Update
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 15:24:23 »
Update:
11/13/20
-partnered with Swift Cables for Asia + Global region custom coiled cables in GMK Lazurite colorway.
« Last Edit: Fri, 13 November 2020, 15:27:18 by jaekid »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Switch Cables Collab Announced)
« Reply #51 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:36:25 »
Beautiful design. Great job !

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Switch Cables Collab Announced)
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 13:52:58 »
Duhhh It's beautiful, since it's "Renaissance" theme so french inspiration, iso azerty kit would be perfect :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Switch Cables Collab Announced)
« Reply #53 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 21:37:25 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Switch Cables Collab Announced)
« Reply #54 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 22:25:42 »
Now this is beautiful, those novelties are fantastic, if this could get uk support and maybe even a R2 1.5u ~# it's be a 100% cop

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Switch Cables Collab Announced)
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 15:25:41 »
Nice one  :thumb:




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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Switch Cables Collab Announced)
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 03:03:10 »
Wouldn't ws1 be better than ws2 for white? The ws2 does not match the majority of keyboards. The color of ws1 gives a more luxurious feel.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Switch Cables Collab Announced)
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 04:08:47 »
Wouldn't ws1 be better than ws2 for white? The ws2 does not match the majority of keyboards. The color of ws1 gives a more luxurious feel.

I’m quite torn between shifting to WS1 since WS2 gives off that bright greyish white that would match a calcite marble, but I can opt for it as it doesn’t ruin the set either. Thank you for this feedback!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update:11/16/20 ALL Novelties CAN BE MADE)
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 21:28:28 »
UPDATE 11/16/20
-confirmed ALL novelty designs can be made by GMK (really excited about this!)
-confirmed EU Vendor: MyKeyboard.eu
-confirmed Oceania (AU/NZ) Vendor: Daily Clack
-added The Cloud as one of collaborators for artisan keycaps.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (High Renaissance Novelties UPDATED)
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 00:44:08 »
-split novelties kit into 3 (High Renaissance GoBl, WoBl, BloW) and added renders

NEW ANSI Enter novelty


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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 19:49:12 »
UPDATE 11/17/20
-confirmed CN/East Asia vendor: zFrontier
-added LandCaps as artisan collaborator

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 03:19:09 »
weee, i'm happy that the novelties can be manufactured. it's what makes this set unique

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 09:41:50 »
weee, i'm happy that the novelties can be manufactured. it's what makes this set unique

Thank you for the enthusiasm! :D Let's all make it happen. Stay safe!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 10:06:01 »
oh wow those novelties are gorgeous

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 11:34:26 »
I love this set, and it scares my wallet something fierce.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 15:41:44 »
White on Blue - ♥️

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 01:01:31 »
oh wow those novelties are gorgeous

Really appreciate you people admiring the novelties. Stay safe!  :D

I love this set, and it scares my wallet something fierce.

Thank you for supporting this set. :) Hope we can push this to GB for the community. Have a great day!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #67 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 02:24:37 »
Elegant novelties! Glad to hear they're GMK approved. Great to see you've made so much progress getting vendors and collabs so quickly!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #68 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 04:01:06 »
I'm really digging that gold on blue. That's sexy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 04:03:21 »
I'm really digging that gold on blue. That's sexy.

Hey brother! Thanks! Glad you liked it! ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #70 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 04:14:23 »
wow GMK can actually doubleshot those novelties? seems to break a lot of rules they set out in terms of spacing
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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Another Vendor Announced, NEW Artisan Collab)
« Reply #71 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 09:09:04 »
Absolutely love this set and the originality of it.

Looking forward to more updates   :D


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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 09:23:50 »
11/19/20
-added 2 desk mats (Paint Frame and Renaissance Ornament)
-added 2 desk mat colorways (Ultramarine and Calcite)

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 10:53:17 »
nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 17:22:50 »
Absolutely love this set and the originality of it.

Looking forward to more updates   :D

More updates are coming 😊

nice

Thank you!

Elegant novelties! Glad to hear they're GMK approved. Great to see you've made so much progress getting vendors and collabs so quickly!  :thumb:

Thank you very much bobas! Good luck with the sets you’d be running!

wow GMK can actually doubleshot those novelties? seems to break a lot of rules they set out in terms of spacing

Even with these intricate shapes, I still tried my best to follow their guidelines, and luckily it was confirmed that they can produce the molds for the High Renaissance novelties

nice

Thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 20:50:38 »
To be honest, it's gonna be pretty hard for me to decide which deskmat to buy if I were to choose only one. But Paint Frame Calcite is a sure buy for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 23:17:25 »
take my money now plz

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #77 on: Fri, 20 November 2020, 17:29:27 »
To be honest, it's gonna be pretty hard for me to decide which deskmat to buy if I were to choose only one. But Paint Frame Calcite is a sure buy for me.

You can always choose how many you want.😊 Thank you for sending you feedback.😊

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 20 November 2020, 20:59:02 »
I registered just to keep tabs on this set. Great work!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 20 November 2020, 22:46:47 »
The gold on blue matches a Sat75 really well! The navy blue and brass knob might as well be made for each other

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Updated Desk Mats w/ Renders)
« Reply #80 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 03:27:30 »
Bro this looks so damn good, there is no way that i will miss this. GL
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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite - (Artisan Collabs Updates)
« Reply #81 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 11:47:52 »
Updates 11/21/20
-added Clarie Cuztom as artisan collaborator
-added krapshop as artisan collaborator

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite - (Artisan Collabs Updates)
« Reply #82 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 18:20:59 »
As soon as I clicked and saw how well these two colours work together I knew that this is going to be another £100+ out of my wallet. Nothing can go wrong with a good blue and white keycap set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite - (Artisan Collabs Updates)
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 23:32:33 »
Honestly I am going to buy 2 or 3 full sets, minimum if my job holds out. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (UPDATE - Exciting Artisan Collabs ++)
« Reply #84 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 22:42:32 »
Updates 11/22/20
-added sandun (Korea) as collaborator for artisan keycaps. Really talented guy!
-in discussion with KEYFORGE for artisan keycap collaboration. ;D

Will now focus on reviewing feedback, working on kit revisions and adding 3 more 1u novelties for R1 to R4.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite - High Renaissance (Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #85 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 10:17:25 »
Update 11/25/20
-added Primecaps Artisans (Canada) as collaborator for artisan keycaps! :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #86 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 10:57:12 »
Would you be requesting a sample keycap in the final/matched blue from GMK?

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 23:03:09 »
The blue on white keys have an interesting old fashioned porcelain look to them

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 19:51:26 »
Any chance of a 40s kit and a short enter novelty?

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 20:37:23 »
I'd make all the base kits monochrome. I'd imagine most people will be using the novelties in place of opposite colored modifiers. (The ones with good taste anyway..)
« Last Edit: Thu, 26 November 2020, 20:39:30 by Havattack »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #90 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 23:46:17 »
Great work, I am definitely in for this.

I'd be curious about how the Gold on Blue novelties look on more boards

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #91 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 13:06:02 »
I had to make an account to show my support and I've been reading through this forum for over 2 years.

Up until this point I only thought I knew what I wanted in a keyboard. But the classy elegance of these caps in a dark wood 75% case on any of the deskmats is exactly what I need. I've filled out the IC and I have 2 other people already drooling over this set as well.

I would like to see some options in the novelty caps of 1.25, 1.5, 1.75 sizes that have the same scrollwork(not sure what to call it) as the ansi enter key. To give the bottom row a complete frame look. Also some corner 1U's for bottom keys as well, to frame in an ortho keyboard.

It honestly doesn't matter if anything else is added to the kits, I am already in for purchasing the complete set, deskmats and all.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #92 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 14:08:48 »
I suppose there's not really room for a fourth base kite but I kinda wish there was a full calcite kit rather than just an alpha add-on. Calcite base with blue on white novelties would be such a perfect porcelain set.
Guess I'm gonna have to just suck it up and buy both the base kit and the calcite alphas and stick there poor blue leftover alphas in a dark drawer somewhere.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 17:41:08 »

  Yes a blue-on-white ("BloW") base kit plus the BloW high renaissance accent kit, for the "classic porcelain" look would be my preference if I can get this set within my budget. 

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 19:29:59 »
Yes a BlOW/Calcite base kit please!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 21:08:13 »
Can GMK actually to designs as complex, and with as many minute details as the renaissance novelties for this set? The dies are going to be an itch.. might cost more?

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: CA and SEA Vendors)
« Reply #96 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 02:14:17 »
Update 11/28/20
-confirmed SEA Vendor: iLumkb
-confirmed CA Vendor: Deskhero

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #97 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 21:55:20 »
I had to make an account to show my support and I've been reading through this forum for over 2 years.

Up until this point I only thought I knew what I wanted in a keyboard. But the classy elegance of these caps in a dark wood 75% case on any of the deskmats is exactly what I need. I've filled out the IC and I have 2 other people already drooling over this set as well.

I would like to see some options in the novelty caps of 1.25, 1.5, 1.75 sizes that have the same scrollwork(not sure what to call it) as the ansi enter key. To give the bottom row a complete frame look. Also some corner 1U's for bottom keys as well, to frame in an ortho keyboard.

It honestly doesn't matter if anything else is added to the kits, I am already in for purchasing the complete set, deskmats and all.

Wow! Thank you very much for the support! I'm currently working on the whole kitting based on the IC form responses. I will take note of your suggestions and try to improve the set. :D
Always stay safe!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: CA and SEA Vendors)
« Reply #98 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 07:12:15 »
The team ZION is waiting! Padayon! LEZZGOOOOOOOOOOOOO  :p





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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | Added Renders with Novelties
« Reply #99 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 12:43:45 »
Update 11/30/20
-added renders on Reasonable65 with Calcite kit and High Renaissance (GoBl) Novelties




-added renders on a TKL board: RAMA U80-A by RAMA Works with High Renaissance Novelties

Ultramarine with High Renaissance Novelties on RAMA U80-A (Brass ANSI Enter?)


Calcite with High Renaissance Novelties on RAMA U80-A

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | Added Renders with Novelties
« Reply #100 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 02:15:20 »
Update 11/30/20
-added renders on Reasonable65 with Calcite kit and High Renaissance (GoBl) Novelties
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-added renders on a TKL board: RAMA U80-A by RAMA Works with High Renaissance Novelties
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Ultramarine with High Renaissance Novelties on RAMA U80-A (Brass ANSI Enter?)

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Calcite with High Renaissance Novelties on RAMA U80-A


NOVELTIES!  :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:





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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | Added Renders with Novelties
« Reply #101 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 02:29:24 »
PH GANG!!!! 🇵🇭
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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | Added Renders with Novelties
« Reply #102 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 02:51:13 »
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NOVELTIES!  :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Salamat brother!🙏🏼

PH GANG!!!! 🇵🇭

Maraming salamat sa suporta! ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 11:33:04 »
Apologies for not being able to get back to your comments as I have been trying to multi-task while I work on this very special project  ;) Now, I have the time to at least reply to your concerns.

Can GMK actually to designs as complex, and with as many minute details as the renaissance novelties for this set? The dies are going to be an itch.. might cost more?

I won’t have the exact details unless there’s a final call between vendors and GMK. The only info I have right now is that GMK’s design team has confirmed that the novelties can be made, which also blew my mind! I tried to follow the tolerance guidelines and hoped for the best. I think I was just lucky enough. Hopefully, it won’t get too expensive tho.

Yes a BlOW/Calcite base kit please!

I am seriously considering this - split the base kit into two, an Ultramarine (White on Blue) and a full Calcite base kit, both with less keys, maybe split the numpad I guess? To cut the price point for each base kit

Great work, I am definitely in for this.

Thank you very much! ;D

I'd be curious about how the Gold on Blue novelties look on more boards

I’m working on renders of Lazurite on Mekanisk’s Tind, Melody65, and hopefully one of Geon’s boards

Yes a blue-on-white ("BloW") base kit plus the BloW high renaissance accent kit, for the "classic porcelain" look would be my preference if I can get this set within my budget. 

As stated above, I would most likely split the base kits. Hopefully this decision would be for the best, as answers on the IC form tends to go inline with this kind of kitting

I'd make all the base kits monochrome. I'd imagine most people will be using the novelties in place of opposite colored modifiers. (The ones with good taste anyway..)

Same with the one I’ve mentioned above. This hopefully goes well.

Any chance of a 40s kit and a short enter novelty?

I am seriously considering if I will still make a 40s kit as the demand looks to be too small as of the moment, hope you could help me know if there is enough interest with the 40s/ortho community

Would you be requesting a sample keycap in the final/matched blue from GMK?

I believe this is a standard process during color matching stage. If it is, I definitely will.

The blue on white keys have an interesting old fashioned porcelain look to them

I think so, but the whole idea is just Lazurite being a main component of Lapis Lazuli’s blue color commonly seen on calcite marbles hence the BloW colorway.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite (Update: Primecaps Artisans Collab)
« Reply #104 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 15:35:55 »
Any chance of a 40s kit and a short enter novelty?

I am seriously considering if I will still make a 40s kit as the demand looks to be too small as of the moment, hope you could help me know if there is enough interest with the 40s/ortho community

You could stop on by in the 40% Discord Server (discord.gg/40percent) and head to the #keyset-design channel to get an idea whether or not people would be interested in a 40s kit, and what that kit would look like. Personally, I am interested in this set, but without a 40s kit I would have to pass.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | More Renders, WIP: Final Kitting
« Reply #105 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 16:10:41 »
plans for a gold and blue deskmat?

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | More Renders, WIP: Final Kitting
« Reply #106 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 17:57:06 »
GB when???

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | More Renders, WIP: Final Kitting
« Reply #107 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 21:37:47 »
plans for a gold and blue deskmat?

I will have to go ever the IC form responses and see if I’d still offer a gold on blue version of the Ultramarine colorways

GB when???

No dates yet as I am still in negotiation with a US vendor

Any chance of a 40s kit and a short enter novelty?

I am seriously considering if I will still make a 40s kit as the demand looks to be too small as of the moment, hope you could help me know if there is enough interest with the 40s/ortho community

You could stop on by in the 40% Discord Server (discord.gg/40percent) and head to the #keyset-design channel to get an idea whether or not people would be interested in a 40s kit, and what that kit would look like. Personally, I am interested in this set, but without a 40s kit I would have to pass.

Thank you for this advice! Let me try to check on this. Would definitely be happy to see a 40s kit of the set as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | More Renders, WIP: Final Kitting
« Reply #108 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 22:32:59 »
Gold on BLue kit!!! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Lazurite | More Renders, WIP: Final Kitting
« Reply #109 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 08:30:13 »
Gold on BLue kit!!! :thumb:

This has been a double-edged sword with my kitting. :'( As I want to offer this Gold on Blue kit as well, it all depends on the community’s feedback. Let me work on the kitting and take everything into consideration. :D