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[IC] GMK Umka
« on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 05:52:03 »
GMK Umka
Following picture displays GMK Umka from GMK Carbon R2 and does not represent the final product due to the row difference.


Hello everyone!

This is an interest check for GMK Umka, which was introduced as a subset of GMK Carbon R2. Since then i got few requests to run it again and here i am doing this small run to provide that opportunity. I do not plan any novelties nor child kits. This will stay as a single base kit.

Group buy information:
  • GB time frame: February
  • Profile: Cherry
  • Material: ABS
  • Rows: 1-1-2-3-4-4

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Base kit


Renders or photos will be added in the future.
« Last Edit: Thu, 07 January 2021, 13:46:08 by T0mb3ry »

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 05:57:42 »
reserved

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 06:05:48 »
I love beige sets, but isn't this basically GMK Sixes? :|

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 06:07:04 »
Finally!

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 06:12:56 »
I love beige sets, but isn't this basically GMK Sixes? :|

This set was done long before Sixes and actually Sixes is inspired (stock colors) by Umka.

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 06:28:36 »
Sixes and Umka running in the same month cant be good right?

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 06:47:12 »
not sure about decision to run both beige sets at the same time

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 06:55:33 »
the year is 1983 and I work in a cubicle

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 07:07:10 »
ne 1.5u supers

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 07:40:18 »
Carbon cadet?

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 08:38:08 »
Any chance of adding 1.75u R2 (backspace), 1.25u R3 (tab), 1.5u R3 (enter) to the base kit for barebones 40s support?

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 08:40:44 »
Sixes and Umka running in the same month cant be good right?

I love beige sets, but isn't this basically GMK Sixes? :|

not sure about decision to run both beige sets at the same time

Not sure if yall are memeing, but Umka was introduced back with GMK Carbon R2 in July 2018. Sixes was introduced over a year after that, and had been paused / frozen for almost 9 months before the November update.

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 08:46:48 »
Love beige, love classics. I'm in regardless, but any chance of R5 on this?

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 08:48:17 »
This is clean and simple, I like

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 09:07:32 »
Beige is love, beige is life.

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 09:37:32 »
How about a R5 kit?

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 10:16:00 »
I had zero interest in GMK Sixes (had to google it just now). It has horrible kitting and it's derivative x 2. No thanks.

GMK Umka's base set is perfect to me. T0mb3ry knocked it out of the park with this one.

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 10:16:41 »
Love beige, love classics. I'm in regardless, but any chance of R5 on this?

How about a R5 kit?

I'd like to keep R0/R5 unique for GMK Carbon R2. That said i am huge fan of R0/R5 and i would love to see more custom keyboards with steeper angle like duck is doing.

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 10:20:31 »
hell yeah, base kit looking good, looking forward to this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 10:39:40 »
Here for my once per T0mb3ry interest check dose of "No":

The 777, playing card suits, and skulls of rolling bones...color inverted for umka

-Card carrying (pun intended) umka mods owner

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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 11:11:38 »
Here for my once per T0mb3ry interest check dose of "No":

The 777, playing card suits, and skulls of rolling bones...color inverted for umka

-Card carrying (pun intended) umka mods owner

"No" is trademarket by Zambumon. Can't use without the license ;)

I would have made some novelties if i had good idea for it. Like always i am picky in this case. Rolling bones do not match this theme here as well :/

Also you have the Umka mods from GMK Carbon R2. If i had novelties kit, then i could not support the R0/R5 rows. For example i could not support it in GMK Boneyard ;)

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[IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 11:25:59 »
I do not plan any novelties nor child kits. This will stay as a single base kit.

Group buy information:
  • GB time frame: February

Thereís no form to fill out, youíve stated upfront that you arenít changing kits and are running this in a month, and as another commenter joked, you just say no to any feedback/requests. How are you expecting to gauge ďinterestĒ? Count comments on this post?

Iíve seen you take this approach before, and it apparently works for you, but this isnít an IC, itís an ad. Just call it what it is.
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Re: [IC] GMK Umka
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 11:31:53 »
    I do not plan any novelties nor child kits. This will stay as a single base kit.

    Group buy information:
    • GB time frame: February

    Thereís no form to fill out, youíve stated upfront that you arenít changing kits and are running this in a month, and as another commenter joked, you just say no to any feedback/requests. How are you expecting to gauge ďinterestĒ? Count comments on this post?

    Iíve seen you take this approach before, and it apparently works for you, but this isnít an IC, itís an ad. Just call it what it is. [/list]

    There is no rule which describes what an interest check needs to have. This here is an interest check. Because it represents here my project and thus try to gauge the interest. Purpose solved.

    Of course you can make suggestions or ask for keys you would love to see. But it does not mean i have to include those in my project.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #23 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 12:33:52 »
    Hmm this situation sure does suck

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #24 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 12:57:34 »
    Sixes is now running in June. Good luck with gb!

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    « Reply #25 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 13:09:23 »

    There is no rule which describes what an interest check needs to have. This here is an interest check. Because it represents here my project and thus try to gauge the interest. Purpose solved.

    Of course you can make suggestions or ask for keys you would love to see. But it does not mean i have to include those in my project.
    Iím just saying thereís no form, thereís one mock up with no renders, and only one vendor. Youíre established so apparently you get a pass, but less well-known folks here regularly get excoriated for lackluster ICs that have more than this.

    Like I said, this ad-posing-as-an-IC approach works for you, so you do you. But you posted it, so thatís my feedback.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #26 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 13:29:06 »
    Sixes is now running in June. Good luck with gb!

    Thanks! I appreciate that. ;)


    There is no rule which describes what an interest check needs to have. This here is an interest check. Because it represents here my project and thus try to gauge the interest. Purpose solved.

    Of course you can make suggestions or ask for keys you would love to see. But it does not mean i have to include those in my project.
    Iím just saying thereís no form, thereís one mock up with no renders, and only one vendor. Youíre established so apparently you get a pass, but less well-known folks here regularly get excoriated for lackluster ICs that have more than this.

    Like I said, this ad-posing-as-an-IC approach works for you, so you do you. But you posted it, so thatís my feedback.
    Renders and vendors will come in the future as i said.

    This is not a big project, i would love to do, but more of an opportunity for people to get their hands on Umka as it was quite expensive but desired in GMK Carbon R2 (Umka mods were sold for 170$). Thus i'd like to keep it as small as possible. This is actually the trend in other ICs for GMK sets as you can see.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #27 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 13:37:14 »
    Alice support and F13 in base, I am very interested!

    Edit: would love to see old windows key added to the base if possbile.
    « Last Edit: Wed, 30 December 2020, 13:59:04 by Slayer77 »

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    « Reply #28 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 13:40:51 »

    There is no rule which describes what an interest check needs to have. This here is an interest check. Because it represents here my project and thus try to gauge the interest. Purpose solved.

    Of course you can make suggestions or ask for keys you would love to see. But it does not mean i have to include those in my project.
    Iím just saying thereís no form, thereís one mock up with no renders, and only one vendor. Youíre established so apparently you get a pass, but less well-known folks here regularly get excoriated for lackluster ICs that have more than this.

    Like I said, this ad-posing-as-an-IC approach works for you, so you do you. But you posted it, so thatís my feedback.
    I don't think there's anything necessarily wrong with this IC. Some people choose to IC with a turn key item, others post an IC with just a mere idea.

    The ICs that get flamed are usually missing something that's key (no renders and/or no real kitting, unrealistic expectations, etc.)
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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #29 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 13:44:35 »
    I would have made some novelties if i had good idea for it. Like always i am picky in this case. Rolling bones do not match this theme here as well :/

    What theme?

    Also, how considerate of you to run at the same time as Sixes.
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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #30 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 13:52:29 »
    What theme?

    Umka means "polar bear" in Chukchi language.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #31 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 13:53:34 »
    nvm.
    « Last Edit: Wed, 30 December 2020, 14:03:45 by tanghus »

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #32 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 14:12:01 »
    Ok. I'd like to see some numbers.

    Preferred row constellation?

    I hope preferences have changed over time but i don't think its the case.

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    « Reply #33 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 15:06:32 »

    There is no rule which describes what an interest check needs to have. This here is an interest check. Because it represents here my project and thus try to gauge the interest. Purpose solved.

    Of course you can make suggestions or ask for keys you would love to see. But it does not mean i have to include those in my project.
    Iím just saying thereís no form, thereís one mock up with no renders, and only one vendor. Youíre established so apparently you get a pass, but less well-known folks here regularly get excoriated for lackluster ICs that have more than this.



    Like I said, this ad-posing-as-an-IC approach works for you, so you do you. But you posted it, so thatís my feedback.

    I am going to have to agree with this. Many IC's have had this amount of material, maybe more, and get spammed with Krelbit copy pasta lol. On top of that, not sure why this advertisement gets a pass since Olivia++ was locked for being essentially an advertisement as well. It doesn't really bother me but this kind of inconsistency in standards is what we can come to expect with a forum with absolutely no formal guidelines on how to structure posts.

    As for the set. It's pretty palatable. Will look good on most things. Kitting makes it pretty accessible as well.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #34 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 15:21:16 »
    ne cadet alphas avail

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #35 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 16:37:41 »
    Ok. I'd like to see some numbers.

    Preferred row constellation?

    I hope preferences have changed over time but i don't think its the case.

    I personally prefer R5 but if this still should be compatible with your latest round of GMK Boneyard this has to be 1-1-2-3-4-4!

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #36 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 18:17:20 »
    Iím gonna buy this whole thing for an F13 key and we dont even get a polar bear nov. Least I get to rep R0 here in the poll.

    Do all R5íers like R0?

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    « Reply #37 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 18:48:27 »
    Recent owner of R2 Boneyard and Umka mods, adore the set. Would love to see an R2 / V2 of your salty kit, maybe with some old and new colors, could even do a stand alone buy maybe. Good luck, cheers! :thumb:
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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #38 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 19:00:12 »
    Wait so this is basically carbon but without the weird colors?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #39 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 19:49:55 »
    it would have been nice in that poll, to have more options. i like r5 as ive tried it on blue alert, but i dont wont r0 as it would mess up 65% to much.

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    « Reply #40 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 20:00:28 »
    I think I came off harsh on Sixes. I don't like broken-down kits, but there are many who do.
    This large base kit will certainly be more expensive, but it's what I prefer.

    I'm really glad consumers will have options.
    With the way the community has been recently, even if Umka and Sixes ran at the same time, I could see both sets making MOQ without problem, especially depending on vendors.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #41 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 22:46:14 »
    Iím gonna buy this whole thing for an F13 key and we dont even get a polar bear nov. Least I get to rep R0 here in the poll.

    Do all R5íers like R0?

    I like R5 but R0 not as much.

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    « Reply #42 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 23:41:03 »
    must buy and need novs

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #43 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 03:20:53 »
    Just bringing the poll down so people have no need to search it.
    Preferred row constellation?

    it would have been nice in that poll, to have more options. i like r5 as ive tried it on blue alert, but i dont wont r0 as it would mess up 65% to much.


    Indeed better would have been if i had asked also for the "Old School" rows (1-1-2-3-4-5).

    Anyway you can't mess up 65% with R0 because R0 is used only on the F-row. The number row is still R1.




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    « Reply #44 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 08:59:34 »
    Wish I had enough experience with different row profiles to offer feedback but I just don't right now. Maybe in a year or so I will though.

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #45 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 14:24:51 »
    Please consider Daily Clack as Oceania vendor :)

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #46 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 15:57:01 »
    Iím gonna buy this whole thing for an F13 key and we dont even get a polar bear nov. Least I get to rep R0 here in the poll.

    Do all R5íers like R0?

    I like R5 but R0 not as much.
    Agree r0 very tall. Havent used r5 in a while, I dont remember what it felt like
    Id be interested in both r4 and r5 since i think this set would look soooo awesome once shined up
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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #47 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 18:02:22 »
    You all nitpicking IC vs. advertisement:

    When you successfully run as many GBs as T0mb3ry, you don’t need to broadly collect interest or demonstrate an ability to complete a project. People DM you feedback, or you’re constantly discussing ideas with other designers.

    This is GMK Umka, a re-run from a cornerstone set. This isn’t something someone whipped up, inspired by furniture, during the pandemic (read: me ;) ). Umka has been a thing for 2.5 years at this point. Umka mods flip hard on MM. I don’t know that the lack of a Google Form here means it’s a half-baked project.

    If newer designers get spammed with Krelbit’s copypasta it’s because running a keyset GB requires organization and effort. The onus falls on the runner to demonstrate it in their IC. When you have a track record, you can demonstrate it as evidence of organization and effort. This is no different than a job, in that regard.

    Anyway, count me in for traditional Cherry. I prefer 1-1-2-3-4-5 myself after using OG doubleshots, and I only use ASCII on F-row less boards.
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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #48 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 18:32:16 »
    Alright alright
    No skulls, no polar bear novs, no playing card suits, no aromatic rings, no cadet alphas because you did that already...
    ...
    ...ASCII alpha kit?

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    Re: [IC] GMK Umka
    « Reply #49 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 18:58:32 »
    hell yeah, base kit looking good, looking forward to this!
    I wanted Umka in Carbon R2 but could not justify the price then. Now a fullset but no R0/R5 so I'll pass once again. GL!