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Offline Avijit

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[IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
« on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:23:51 »
KAT Love




Hey everyone, this is KAT Love




The Discord link leads to the ApexKeyboards server; if you are interested in getting updates or have any questions you can also do so there for a faster response.

Kits and Board Renders



Kits
We are looking to offer 4 base kits with this set, the primary purpose for this being to create kitting that is beginner friendly and provides a simplified purchasing experience.
We will still be offering standard KAT kitting which allows you to mix and match kits to get what you want most.
Each base kit supports supports UK ISO, Ergo, and a number of modifier options for 60%-TKL (including F13); 1 base kit and 1 set of alphas should cover 2 board a 60/65 and a tkl.

For this set I chose not to use the standard KAT font, The fonts being used are Roboto Medium, and the sublegends and Japanese use Noto Sans JP Medium


Pure Hearted Base


Black Hearted Base


Black Hearted JP Base


Pure Hearted JP Base


Novelties


The rest of the kitting can be found in the album here:
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Alphas
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Mods
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Colevrak+
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Space+ F
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40+Ortho
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Ergo
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Please keep in mind I am still finalizing the Files and there are some alignment and positioning adjustments that need to be made, I am currently working on those currently. Click below for close up renders
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These images are quick renders and are slightly rough only meant to give an idea what the legends will be like. These are still being worked on as mentioned earlier.




Board Renders


Nascent from Reticent


DN87


Argyle from Seoulcialite

IC FORM



Vendors
  • NA: ApexKeyboards
  • EU: Mykeyboard
  • OCE: DailyClack
  • SEA: Hex
  • CHINA: Zfrontier



Cables

We will be offering a limited run of 5-foot USB-A to USB-C cables from Noodlecords, details to follow.



Pricing

TBD, we have requested initial quotes based on the current kitting to gauge the costs as they are now.




Additional Information

    • Colors: Pantone Bright White, Pantone 190C, and 419C
    • The ApexKeyboards discord will be the most up-to-date source of information
    • GB Date: TBD
    • This is still an IC, if you have any suggestions/comments free to let me know via the interest check form.



    HUGE THANKS TO:
    • My Mom
    • Vince(Apexkeyboards) for taking on this project and my previous work (KAT blanks)
    • Manzel for the amazing renders
    • Rensuya for his advice on how to start, Eskimoji with the immensely helpful files and kitting suggestions, and Gok for allowing me to mimic the jp mods that were used for Kuroshiro.
    • Ganebal for his advice and giving me feedback on kitting and legends
    • My friends from the PHub server, Antseclipse, Wong, Yunuki and Kevin for giving me feedback when I wasn't sure of what I was doing
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    « Last Edit: Mon, 11 January 2021, 21:06:19 by Avijit »

    Offline yoot

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #1 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:25:24 »
    I really like this

    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #2 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:28:47 »
    I really like this
    Frick I was trying to Reserve, Glad you like it.

    I will be Posting relevant updates here
    « Last Edit: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:01:45 by Avijit »

    Offline snurrebassen

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #3 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:29:19 »
    Congrats on IC!! Looking good!


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    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #4 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:31:56 »
    Congrats on IC!! Looking good!


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    Thank You! It Has been a long time coming

    Offline nu_types

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #5 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:33:32 »

    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #6 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:43:31 »
    I played this song a few minutes before i choose the title of the post
     

    Offline nu_types

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #7 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:53:21 »
    I played this song a few minutes before i choose the title of the post
    It's a classic

    Offline Gondolindrim

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #8 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 10:57:22 »
    Baby don't hurt me

    Don't hurt me

    No more
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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #9 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 11:08:47 »

    Offline GaNeBaL

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #10 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 11:31:48 »
    finally!!!!
    Obsessed with 60%

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #11 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 11:34:04 »
    Baby don't hurt me

    Don't hurt me

    No More

    Love the kit, definitely keeping an eye out
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    Offline Krigen

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #12 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 11:36:44 »
    Super clean set, looking forward to the JP Bases

    Offline treeleaf64

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #13 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 11:57:58 »
    I am a fan of the Weeb black one, I forgot what it is called already but it looks good

    black hearted base, that is what it is called

    Yay
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    Offline Zanhana

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #14 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 12:39:43 »
    weeb black kit is nice, potentially interested depending on the artisan collabs

    Offline CookieFlow

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #15 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:16:27 »
    Looking to see what kits are offered.

    I prefer a dual tone keyset and the current offering of base sets don't have enough contrast to me. It's too white or too dark, but if I can mix and match with black modifiers and white alphas I'd be interested.

    Edit: Nevermind saw the other kitting option was hidden, then awesome
    « Last Edit: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:36:17 by CookieFlow »
       

    Offline Zanhana

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #16 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:25:46 »
    Looking to see what kits are offered.

    I prefer a dual tone keyset and the current offering of base sets don't have enough contrast to me. It's too white or too dark, but if I can mix and match with black modifiers and white alphas I'd be interested.

    there's literally an album of kitting in the first post

    Offline ycanales

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #17 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:26:49 »
    In for the Black JP kit!

    Offline outerspace

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #18 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 13:34:01 »
    Can we have centered legends?

    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #19 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 14:04:12 »
    Looking to see what kits are offered.

    I prefer a dual tone keyset and the current offering of base sets don't have enough contrast to me. It's too white or too dark, but if I can mix and match with black modifiers and white alphas I'd be interested.

    Edit: Nevermind saw the other kitting option was hidden, then awesome
    No worries. I wanted to offer simple base kits for people that weren't interested in mixing and matching and then standard KAT kitting for those that were, and i hid them since it would have taken up a lot of space to show them all regularly

    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #20 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 14:07:10 »
    Can we have centered legends?
    I would prefer not I am not a fan of how they look

    Offline psxndc

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    [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #21 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 14:12:47 »
    FOUR colevrak+ kits? Be still my heart.
    Would love a 1u R2 Control in the 40s/Ortho kit. Appreciate that there's the 1.5u and 1.25u options for it.
    « Last Edit: Wed, 06 January 2021, 14:17:19 by psxndc »

    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #22 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 14:23:14 »
    FOUR colevrak+ kits? Be still my heart.
    Would love a 1u R2 Control in the 40s/Ortho kit. Appreciate that there's the 1.5u and 1.25u options for it.
    Can be done. I would love more feedback and input regarding the combined kitting, What its missing or what might need to be added.

    Offline Buburoo

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #23 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 15:48:55 »
    This is nice.

    Please tell me the inspiration is not love hotels.

    Offline KingOfMemes

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #24 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 16:06:20 »
    Is this the first set that has sublegend colevrak kits? That's pretty awesome. Count me in

    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #25 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 16:33:40 »
    This is nice.

    Please tell me the inspiration is not love hotels.
    It is not. Fortunately.

    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #26 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 16:35:10 »
    Is this the first set that has sublegend colevrak kits? That's pretty awesome. Count me in
    I am not sure how accurate they are or would be but i wanted the option to be there for people. I am also trying to figure out how to add the legends on to the Norde++ kits

    Offline RIFT

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #27 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 19:36:04 »
    Defs buying this

    Offline Ireojimayo

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #28 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 00:03:45 »
    Looks good, interested in one of the JP bases, probs the light one to match leaf65 white/pink

    Offline Xonuss

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #29 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 03:17:10 »
    This looks really nice and love the novelties! Shame lead times are so long with KAT, but will definitely keep an eye on this one!

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #30 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 05:33:30 »
    Definitely liking the pure hearted colors, although i would go for JP alpha and Latin mods likely. if it is not cheaper to go with the full JP set.
    Would you think that french support could be added? would make for a decent gift if so. Else, well, will need to see what kind of money i have when it goes into group buy, if i can i would be in for a set for me :)
    and very nice roses kinda sad the dark one is dying, but fit the theme.
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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #31 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 06:50:49 »
    This is LOVEly
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    Offline Avijit

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #32 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 11:36:07 »
    Definitely liking the pure hearted colors, although i would go for JP alpha and Latin mods likely. if it is not cheaper to go with the full JP set.
    Would you think that french support could be added? would make for a decent gift if so. Else, well, will need to see what kind of money i have when it goes into group buy, if i can i would be in for a set for me :)
    and very nice roses kinda sad the dark one is dying, but fit the theme.
    I am not sure at this time if I will be adding French kits, we have requested initial quotes so hopefully I can provide a better idea of the pricing soon. Thank you for the interest!

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #33 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 20:38:14 »
    Wow, this looks really really good! Love it.

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #34 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 07:29:02 »
    I like how simple and elegant this is while still having a pop of color. Novelties are pretty cute as well. GLWIC.

    Offline noodleman

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #35 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 09:19:26 »
    finally, a kat set that doesn't require a phd and 5 tutorial videos to figure out which kits to get!

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #36 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 20:41:43 »
    Is there not going to be an ANSI enter novelty?

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #37 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 23:10:12 »
    poggers mate!

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #38 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 00:56:58 »
    Is there not going to be an ANSI enter novelty?
    I am undecided on this, still figuring out what i want to do with the novelties

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #39 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 01:02:29 »

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #40 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 03:22:06 »
    baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more

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    Re: [IC] KAT Love; What Is Love?
    « Reply #41 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:51:42 »
    interested