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Offline Shiba1337

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[IC] GMK Boulder (UPDATED KIT RENDERS)
« on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:32:48 »
Kit renders updated!

The Inspiration
GMK Boulder is a keycap set based on the majestic Yosemite National Park, as well as the climbing community within it.
During my visit I was mesmerized by the sights of Half Dome, El Capitan, Sentinel rock, and many other amazing sights.
When I joined this community and started working on keycap design, I knew that I had to try and recreate the imposing feeling of the views that I experienced.


IC FORM!

DISCORD 

Color Choices
The colors were inspired by the muted tans & Greys seen on many large formations in Yosemite valley.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Kitting
I wanted to keep the kits fairly simple to go along with the minimalistic theme of boulder, all of these are subject to change throughout the IC phase.

Lead
Base


Overhang
Spacebars


Crux
Novelties


Ridge
F-row Novelties


Belay
NordeUK


Deskmat: Classic



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Board Renders

Unit-00 by sGhost




M60-A by Rama




STK by Kraize




G18-00 by sGhost




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Vendors

US: Mechs & Co.

CA: Ashkeebs

EU: Mykeyboard

CN: KBDfans

SEA: iLumkb

OCE: Daily Clack

UK: Prototypist

KR: Swagkeys

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Collabs


Metal Artisan(s): Asero Foundries - More details will be shared when protos arrive ~Late January

Coiled Cable: Suiparacords - More details will be shared at a later date.

Resin Artisan: Artkey - More details will be shared at a later date.

Keyboard sleeve: Mechfashion - More details will be shared at a later date.

Keyboard wrist rest: Mechkey.store


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

To Do List

- Finalize kits

- Announce run date

- Add more renders


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Acknowledgements

First off, I would like to say that there are way too many people to mention here, and I would like to thank them first. I really could not have made it here without every single one of you.


I would like to thank my biggest supporters- Swishy, Koosha (Ram), AllieBlairThomas, Iinko_mk, ThickJimmy, Oggi, and Dworf.
you guys have always been in call to criticize, boost my ego, and everything in-between, and I am extremely thankful for all of it.

Everyone who has worked on components of the set with me will be listed below. Huge thanks to:

- HungHingDaiLo for doing these amazing novelties, they came out so good, and I could not imagine having anything besides them.

- prkns for the deskmat  this is really one of the highlights of my set, and I am ecstatic to have one on my desk, as I'm sure many viewing this IC are!

- Sghost for doing some of my board renders. Not only have you done some of my renders, you have helped guide me through many recent events regarding my set, I owe you.

- Pikku for doing the Kit renders, and the upcoming board renders. your work is absolutely insane.

- Boyjun for making the signature!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Closing thoughts

I started keycap design as a side hobby, a way to explore deeper into the custom mech scene.
I joined this community in early October, and if someone told me that I would have vendors & an IC in under 2 months, I would called them a liar on the spot.
There is no way to express my gratitude for this community, and how welcoming everyone was to me.
This set is nowhere near finalized, and I am relying on community feedback to guide it through the final stretch! Please comment if you have any questions, as I will be trying to respond to as many as I can!

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Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:33:11 »
Changelog:
12/17 - Added renders
stuff in January was not recorded due to my laziness
2/8 - Shortened IC form as I have received feedback and kits are in the process of being edited to accommodate
« Last Edit: Tue, 09 February 2021, 00:19:51 by Shiba1337 »

Offline iinko_mk

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:33:25 »
LETS GOOOO

Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:35:53 »
SHIBA YOU ABSOLUTE ANIMAL THANK GOD YOU MADE IT TO IC

Offline Ram

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:37:56 »
pog

Offline Beenoman

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:40:52 »
gmk handarbeit clone

Offline krzank

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:42:13 »
Is there any chance for icon mods & UK ISO?


Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:42:37 »
Pioneers used to ride these babies for miles

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:43:07 »
Is there any chance for icon mods & UK ISO?
I put an option for that in my IC form, If enough people want it, ill add it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:44:45 »
IC form submitted.
Would love to see a render on a big layout board such as the TKC1800.
Otherwise, proud to see this coming out and loving the overall looks of this set! GLWIC!

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 19:45:28 »
IC form submitted.
Would love to see a render on a big layout board such as the TKC1800.
Otherwise, proud to see this coming out and loving the overall looks of this set! GLWIC!
I actually do have an 1800 render on the way!

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 20:40:11 »
This looks sick

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 20:51:58 »
rock solid

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 20:52:43 »
deskmat is insanely good

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 21:40:00 »
Treeleaf approved gooooooooodddddddd job
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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 21:56:21 »
Treeleaf approved gooooooooodddddddd job
Yooo pog thanks

Offline whirlwind

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 23:04:59 »
Eggplant

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 00:07:05 »
^^^^^^ Y E S

Offline Jaxxstatic

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 00:13:06 »
tbh I wish the mod and alpha colors were swapped.
I like the concept. I like the chosen colors. I just don't like where they're placed. 

I really like the novelties.

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 00:16:20 »
tbh I wish the mod and alpha colors were swapped.
I like the concept. I like the chosen colors. I just don't like where they're placed. 

I really like the novelties.
Thanks! I appreciate the feedback. I thought about doing an Alternative Alphas/mods kit, but decided against it for now. I have had some others say the same thing as you, and there is a chance I will be adding something of that sorts.

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 02:36:40 »
deskmat is insanely good
Prkns did a super good job on it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 02:42:07 »
I like the colorway so much. But the legend color choices may cause some contrast issues.

Offline Zanhana

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 04:10:42 »
sorry but the legends are too easy to read, please reduce the contrast

Offline rooney

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 04:49:27 »
I love Yosemite. This looks awesome, great job!

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 06:21:07 »
Yes, nice one. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 09:01:27 »
awesome work! can't wait to join the group buy! GLWIC!!

Offline candravamsa

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 09:23:56 »
One of the best earth tone themed sets yet!

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 10:16:27 »
Boulder... I think of bouldering... and then I don't see "send it"

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 11:24:01 »
Boulder... I think of bouldering... and then I don't see "send it"
who knows, novelties kit is still in progress!

Offline Techichi

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 12:25:34 »
Love the colors of Boulder! IC form filled. GLWIC.

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 12:30:42 »

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 12:30:55 »
Love the colors of Boulder! IC form filled. GLWIC.
Thanks, glad to hear you like it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 12:31:21 »
Show Image

"Pioneers used to ride these babies for miles"

Offline ReverbSlush

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 12:43:30 »
tbh I wish the mod and alpha colors were swapped.
I like the concept. I like the chosen colors. I just don't like where they're placed. 

I really like the novelties.

SAME!  I love the set though and will try and grab it either way.

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 12:57:44 »
Bump because I added the discord server at the bottom  ;D

Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 19 December 2020, 01:41:43 »
If you can show me a Discipline render I'll buy one of everything.

Offline donny_pete

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED RENDERS!)
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 19 December 2020, 10:58:44 »
the color combo I never knew I needed :eek:

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED EVEN MORE RENDERS!)
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 00:00:17 »
Bumped due to additional renders  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED EVEN MORE RENDERS!)
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 00:23:48 »
GLWIC man, this set is beautiful.

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED EVEN MORE RENDERS!)
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 15:35:32 »
I very much love when deskmats have backgrounds on them such as this scenery. Lovely set for what it is, looking into picking up kits!

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED EVEN MORE RENDERS!)
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 03:05:56 »
Great set, contrast needs work.

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED EVEN MORE RENDERS!)
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 04:37:19 »
Watching this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (ADDED EVEN MORE RENDERS!)
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 09:25:30 »
All my homies love GMK boulder!

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (Vendor update + New Collabs)
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 18:10:26 »
^ Correct
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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (Vendor update + New Collabs)
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 16:32:47 »
Still really interested in this. Alternative mods might be cheaper than alternative alphas as a kit.

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (Vendor update + New Collabs)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 18:25:15 »
Still really interested in this. Alternative mods might be cheaper than alternative alphas as a kit.
I have thought about this for sure, I might be including this based on IC form turnout, but im still not super sure about it. There is a kitting update coming soon, and I may or may not include alt alphas/mods of some sort.

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (Vendor update + New Collabs)
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 21:03:01 »
Still really interested in this. Alternative mods might be cheaper than alternative alphas as a kit.

If thatís happened for GMK sets, I donít know any. For every alt mods kit that I know of w a companion alt alphas (failed GMK rocket, Carbon r2, taro 2, posh) the mods were more save GMK laser r2 where blocknet w/o numpad coverage tied gaijin, and the alt alphas kits have mostly stayed below 80 and often below 75, and the alt mods kits are 65/70$ if blocknet/micons on drop w higher MOQ, with most at 80 (aurora Polaris) and up, including those from years ago (terminal r2 w stock colors was 90), to the infamous 150$ umka mods.

If you price both alt alphas and alt mods at the same moq, alphas are very likely to be cheaper.

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (Vendor update + New Collabs)
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 21:25:11 »
This set looks comfy

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (Vendor update + New Collabs)
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 22:20:02 »
One of my favorite memories is hiking up the trail behind Yosemite Falls, coming out onto snowy vistas and seeing a completely different park from the bottom. 
Half Dome novelty? check
El Capitan novelty? check
Tunnel View mat? check
I'll be all over this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Boulder (Vendor update + New Collabs)
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 23:36:03 »
Probably auto-in for that deskmat