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Offline ThickJimmy

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[IC] KAT Overgrown
« on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 21:52:09 »
Constructed. Abandoned. Reclaimed.

Horizon by Hand Engineering


Ever since I was young, exploring abandoned buildings and structures has been of great interest to me.
Trying to answer questions like: What was this built for? Why was it abandoned? How long has it been since it was last inhabited?
I wanted to use this to bring a unique set to the community. Welcome to KAT Overgrown.

Base Kits

This may seem unusual for KAT profile, but I want to provide a base kit option with 2 of my favorite color combos.
This kit will cover the most common layouts out there. It should also cut down on the price for those who just
want the keycaps they need to cover these layouts.

 

Constructed Kits
Clean and new.

 

 


Abandoned Kits
Aged and rusted.

 

 


Reclaimed Kits
Lush and green.

 

 


Accent Kit


Board Renders

 

959 Mini by Hand Engineering

 

Iron 165 by Smith + Rune


Novelties: TBD
Artisans: TBD
Deskmats: TBD
Vendors:
US: Vala Supply
Others TBD
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 April 2021, 17:53:43 by ThickJimmy »

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 21:52:39 »
Project Updates:

I have received my color samples and checked them for accuracy. The color combos look wonderful in person. I'm going to work with the manufacturer to tweak some of the colors to more accurately match the pantones.

Here are the samples (BoW keycap for reference)
Note that the pantone codes printed on the rust and light green cap are flip-flopped.





I will request new samples in a few weeks after novelties are finished up. Thank you all for the support and interest you have shown so far! More to come soon...tm
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 April 2021, 17:52:18 by ThickJimmy »

Offline Ram

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 21:58:12 »
Forklift certified set

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:06:33 »
Nicely done, kitting looks fine and the idea is well done. GLWIC! Also, smart choice with the base kits.

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:06:48 »
sicc

Offline yh

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:08:26 »
Love the intro and structuring of this, very well done jimmy. One caveat I have is to shift the base kits to show up at the top of kitting, since probably many will buy it instead, and Iím sure you had it with the intention of making kitting simpler for some, so why not save them the confusion of KAT Kitting by letting them see what they want first.

Offline iinko_mk

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:08:33 »
nice base kit inclusion


Offline Achromous

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:13:04 »
Nice set, probably going to pick up some constructed sets, glwic.

Offline vsrnth

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:33:08 »
Love the intro and structuring of this, very well done jimmy. One caveat I have is to shift the base kits to show up at the top of kitting, since probably many will buy it instead, and Iím sure you had it with the intention of making kitting simpler for some, so why not save them the confusion of KAT Kitting by letting them see what they want first.
+1 on moving the base kit to the top.
BlackSimon will shout less on the IC

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Offline Extra Fox

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:33:46 »
I do believe this is the grey I've been looking for.
A-a-ron

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:38:36 »
Thank y'all for the input about moving base kits to the top. Got it fixed.

Offline ab042896

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 22:45:58 »
Might be worth trying out KAT for the first time for this set, looks good, love the green/grey  :thumb:

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 23:10:52 »
This is like 4 different sets.
And not in the "you've got too many kits here" kind of way. While I think I understand what you're going for, there's just no cohesion and an unnecessary number of colors to get the point across.
Start by losing anything with orange in it and go from there. Really this could be achieved with half as many colors.


Offline mvkb

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 02:55:07 »
The gray kits are stunning, and might be the first true timeless color Iíve seen for KAT. Which is great because it helps validate the profile (many beautiful color ways out there for KAT, but they all feel less timeless). GLWIC

Offline AshF

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 05:40:43 »
The grey on grey and white on white are just amazing!! Thought I would not see a design like this but a really BIG well done on creating this master piece. Defo like that you have included UK ISO in the kit :) Instabuy from me if that's the case :)

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 08:14:01 »
Lookin nice, Jimmy. GLWIC  :thumb:

Offline monibart

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 10:11:21 »
glwic!

Offline HappyB0T

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 12:51:24 »
Constructed base is really easy to work with +1 Nice color diversity here!

Offline CoolMike

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 21:36:40 »
ThickJimmy at it.

Really love the incorporation of so many colors to provide options on top of something new with a fresh, almost apocalyptic feel.


GLWIC

Offline elfick

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 23:17:22 »
Love the possible combinations. I'm particularly interested in Constructed alphas with Abandoned mods. Definitely interested.

Offline fatboycarney

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 00:14:25 »
This theme is so freakin cool, you can almost look at the sets and see the transition over time from  construction, to abandoned and rusted and finally on to overgrown with green vegetation. Amazing! GLWIC!  :thumb:

Offline PusaCat666

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 04:56:53 »
Constructed all the way!



Offline santela

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 07:51:56 »
I'm a sucker for gray sets, so I'll be looking to get the constructed set.

Offline thelateclacker

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 14:02:03 »
If there were a keyboard that could be picked up in The Last of Us 2 to be used as a weapon, it would have this set.

Offline Retne

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 14:04:16 »
I've been waiting for a sensible KAT set to come along ever since I picked up a set of KAT Blanks on the cheap and discovered I loved the profile.  I will definitely pick up the Constructed set and the Accent kit once this goes live. 

The one thing I wish this set had was one or two 3u space bars but I don't know where you'd end up putting them with the way you've done the kitting.  Good luck with the IC.
« Last Edit: Thu, 04 March 2021, 14:07:42 by Retne »

Offline HappyB0T

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 11:03:17 »
Interested. It would be really cool to see the light alphas with both sets of dark grey and green mods in renders.

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 22:34:41 »
Glad to see all the responses! Thank you all  :thumb:

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 22:35:18 »
Interested. It would be really cool to see the light alphas with both sets of dark grey and green mods in renders.

Noted  ;)

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 12:06:57 »
approved  :thumb:

Offline VellFlamm

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 22:35:44 »
Instabuy

Offline AshF

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:16:49 »
Okay okay, so I'm from the UK and love the ISO UK layout. To get me a working set, I will need (let's look at grey):
1. a base kit
2. a constructed alpha kit (which has the UK Alphas) and
3. A constructed TKL kit (which has the UK ISO enter key but no UK alphas).

THEN, should I feel like exploring the gorgeous Abandoned kitting, I can buy the:
4. Aboandoned Alphas (UK alphas included)
Hurah, it has UK ISO alphas...but no ISO enter key so just to be good and sure, I will have to buy the:
5. Abandoned TKL version which has the ISO enter key.

Dayamm! This is not international wallet friendly   Please someone tell me I'm completely wrong...

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« Last Edit: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:19:43 by AshF »

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 20:47:43 »
Okay okay, so I'm from the UK and love the ISO UK layout. To get me a working set, I will need (let's look at grey):
1. a base kit
2. a constructed alpha kit (which has the UK Alphas) and
3. A constructed TKL kit (which has the UK ISO enter key but no UK alphas).

THEN, should I feel like exploring the gorgeous Abandoned kitting, I can buy the:
4. Aboandoned Alphas (UK alphas included)
Hurah, it has UK ISO alphas...but no ISO enter key so just to be good and sure, I will have to buy the:
5. Abandoned TKL version which has the ISO enter key.

Dayamm! This is not international wallet friendly   Please someone tell me I'm completely wrong...

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Hey Ash! If you want to cover UK ISO, you can skip the base kit and just buy an alphas kit and a mods of your color choice. You at least won't have to buy a separate ISO kit. SHOULD make the price lower with integrating it into the alphas and mods.

Offline spikedsynapse

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 21:07:37 »
Mighty fine looking set. Reminds me of the old days climbing through the ruins of a once great steel mill with my Pentax k1000 taking black and white photos of the rusted remains.

Offline AshF

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 03:23:07 »
Okay okay, so I'm from the UK and love the ISO UK layout. To get me a working set, I will need (let's look at grey):
1. a base kit
2. a constructed alpha kit (which has the UK Alphas) and
3. A constructed TKL kit (which has the UK ISO enter key but no UK alphas).

THEN, should I feel like exploring the gorgeous Abandoned kitting, I can buy the:
4. Aboandoned Alphas (UK alphas included)
Hurah, it has UK ISO alphas...but no ISO enter key so just to be good and sure, I will have to buy the:
5. Abandoned TKL version which has the ISO enter key.

Dayamm! This is not international wallet friendly   Please someone tell me I'm completely wrong...

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Hey Ash! If you want to cover UK ISO, you can skip the base kit and just buy an alphas kit and a mods of your color choice. You at least won't have to buy a separate ISO kit. SHOULD make the price lower with integrating it into the alphas and mods.

Do you know what, that would actually work - awesome kitting in that case :) I was getting a little worried that this is going to be the most expensive kit I have ever bought (and justifying it to the Mrs ;)  ).
Thanks for the reply and clarification, this is a  buy from me.

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 01:13:04 »
Okay okay, so I'm from the UK and love the ISO UK layout. To get me a working set, I will need (let's look at grey):
1. a base kit
2. a constructed alpha kit (which has the UK Alphas) and
3. A constructed TKL kit (which has the UK ISO enter key but no UK alphas).

THEN, should I feel like exploring the gorgeous Abandoned kitting, I can buy the:
4. Aboandoned Alphas (UK alphas included)
Hurah, it has UK ISO alphas...but no ISO enter key so just to be good and sure, I will have to buy the:
5. Abandoned TKL version which has the ISO enter key.

Dayamm! This is not international wallet friendly   Please someone tell me I'm completely wrong...

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Hey Ash! If you want to cover UK ISO, you can skip the base kit and just buy an alphas kit and a mods of your color choice. You at least won't have to buy a separate ISO kit. SHOULD make the price lower with integrating it into the alphas and mods.

Do you know what, that would actually work - awesome kitting in that case :) I was getting a little worried that this is going to be the most expensive kit I have ever bought (and justifying it to the Mrs ;)  ).
Thanks for the reply and clarification, this is a  buy from me.
No problem! Thank you for the support!  :thumb:

Offline elfick

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 13:08:40 »
For the sake of pricing and uniformity, have you considered making all numpad kits the same? That is to remove the extra contrasting keys from the Constructed and Abandoned numpad kits so the have the same cap count as the reclaimed kit and thus, presumably, the same price. This does mean that peeps that want Constructed or Abandoned numpads with Reclaimed "mods" would need to buy two kits, but that would also be the case if someone wanted Constructed with Abandoned mods, Abandoned with Constructed mods, or Reclaimed with either Constructed or Abandoned mods. :)

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 21:59:01 »
For the sake of pricing and uniformity, have you considered making all numpad kits the same? That is to remove the extra contrasting keys from the Constructed and Abandoned numpad kits so the have the same cap count as the reclaimed kit and thus, presumably, the same price. This does mean that peeps that want Constructed or Abandoned numpads with Reclaimed "mods" would need to buy two kits, but that would also be the case if someone wanted Constructed with Abandoned mods, Abandoned with Constructed mods, or Reclaimed with either Constructed or Abandoned mods. :)
Thank you for the feedback! I was considering doing this too just for consistency's sake. Will make those changes soon.

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 16:26:29 »
Added a couple more renders to enjoy! More updates coming.

Offline Darth_munkee

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 20:44:24 »
Not sure if I should get Constructed or Abandoned. Both, the answer is both.

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 20:52:08 »
Not sure if I should get Constructed or Abandoned. Both, the answer is both.
Why not buy all three?  ;D

Offline Re9456

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:16:46 »
My favorite color and profile - concrete grey KAT!!!!

Offline CaptusKeys

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:56:10 »
This is insanely good!

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 21:01:13 »
My favorite color and profile - concrete grey KAT!!!!
I'm glad I can provide the goods  :thumb:

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 21:01:46 »
This is insanely good!
I think it's pretty nice too haha

Offline Schmack

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 21:24:24 »
I like it!!  ;D ;D

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 21:30:43 »

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 20:52:21 »
Novelties coming soon!
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 March 2021, 23:05:17 by ThickJimmy »

Offline ThickJimmy

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown - US Vendor Announced!
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 23:05:57 »
Great news! Vala Supply is on board to run Overgrown as the US vendor!!

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown - US Vendor Announced!
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 02:15:21 »
This IC is so well constructed just can't abandon this!

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [IC] KAT Overgrown - US Vendor Announced!
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 02:20:12 »
Holy kits! Congratz on getting your US vendor, I like the colors, not into KAT but nice work, GLWIC!
« Last Edit: Sat, 20 March 2021, 02:24:38 by kekaiyo »