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Offline LittleAad

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[IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:43:39 »



-Welcome to the interest check for GMK Panda-

A simple set inspired by pandas and their favorite snack, bamboo.

Please check out the IC form:
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Colors:
AE | CR | WS1

For this set I decided to go with all GMK stock colors in order to achieve the goal of lower overall cost and MOQ.

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-Kits-


This base kit has compatibility for full-size, 1800, TKL, 75%, 65%, and 60% boards along with support for F13 boards and “b” for Alice layouts.




Cangjie alphas kit featuring traditional and simplified legends and their corresponding homing keys.
Huge thanks to Grundlemere for providing the files for this kit.



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The reason for no mod colored tilde,pipe and extra tab for this kit is due to additional cost another color would add. The hope is to have fairly affordable kits and adding those keys would contradict that. An extra tab key is included in the base kit allowing those who purchase a cangjie alphas kit to fill two boards (assuming it hits GB phase).



Spacebar kit with support for your more common alice layouts, 6u centered stem for HHKB, and some accent bars.




Novelties kit with some cute panda and bamboo novelties.


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Within this novelties kit I chose to go with white on black pandas because simply put, green pandas looked quite odd. Unfortunately this does stray from the overall colour scheme of the set. However, a render is provided with an example of a board that I believe the panda novelties look quite nice on. Along with that, green bamboo novelties are also included for those that desire better correlation to the colour scheme.


Vote on desired kitting changes within the IC form.

Interest Form

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-Deskmats-

Simple and minimal deskmats with "Panda" written in the Kai Chinese calligraphy style.




-Renders-
***Renders are NOT a 100% accurate representation of the final product.***

Iron 165 by Smith + Rune

***The Iron165 does not come with a polished back, this was simply for a little artistic freedom.***

Maja by Vulcan


TGR Jane V2 by Yuktsi


GMMK Pro by Glorious


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-Vendors-
NA:| Vala Supply |

CA:| AlphaKeys |

EU:| CandyKeys |

UK:| ProtoTypist |

OCE:| Switchkeys |

CN:| zFrontier |

KR:| Swagkeys |

SEA:| iLumkb |

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-Collabs-
TBA/TBD

Feel free to reach out on discord if you are interested in collaborating. - Aad#6952

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-Thank You-


Bas for the renders, and mooN for the deskmats. Can’t thank you two enough.
Bas#0845 | mooN#1712


iinko, Binh/Basick, Bear, Beans, Gam, Bonsu, and Kiwi for being there since day 1.


Bub, Ty, and Guill3m for helping come up with the new novelties.


NoPunIn10Did for your tremendous help with kitting.


Finally, thank you to those who kept me motivated throughout. There are just too many to list out but I appreciate all of you.

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-Change Log-
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IC posted - 3/7/2021
Discord added - 3/8/2021
Deskmats added - 3/13/2021
Vendors announced - 3/20/2021
Novelties updated - 4/3/2021
iLumkb added as SEA vendor - 4/6/21


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Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:44:08 »
Reserved
« Last Edit: Sat, 13 March 2021, 13:09:41 by LittleAad »

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:45:00 »
Let's gooooooooooooooooo
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:54:55 by Ireris »

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:45:22 »
Let’s go aad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:45:56 »
I like this - very cool 10/10

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:46:19 »
Congrats, Aad!!!

Offline TyPo.mk

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:46:38 »
Been waiting for this one! Looks great Kee baad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:47:20 »
let's gooooo Aad!

Offline Litomymu

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:49:14 »
I don't think the accent pandas should be included because of how weird they look but other than that, everything else seems to look good. GLWIC  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 March 2021, 13:20:34 by Litomymu »

Offline Nathan_

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:50:57 »
FINALLY, GJ Aad GLWIC

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:52:00 »
Good job aad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:52:23 »
Not a fan of black pandas. But a fan of everything else. Great work aad! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:55:38 »
Not a fan of black pandas. But a fan of everything else. Great work aad! :thumb:

I agree, I think all the panda novelty legends would look best as white or just ditch the green panda novelties in general.

Offline OtherAndrew

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 11:55:53 »
nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:02:29 »
i really apreciate that you used gmk colors , GLWIC

Offline sGhost

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:10:49 »
Glad to see ic out, I recommend adding an extra tab to the extra alphas in order to cover two boards when buying base and alphas, not a huge fan of the black panda either, glwic though!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:11:56 »
CUTE GIF. CANGJIE ALPHAS GOOD. GLWIC


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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:15:19 »
stock colors only pog

Offline heyimpanda

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:18:04 »
very cool

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:27:52 »
I love the panda bear novelties. Excited to see this set finally in IC. There could be some really adorable panda-themed artisan collabs to go with this too.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:29:28 »
novelties too cute, im in :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:37:31 »
:), great job Aad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:38:02 »
Good looking, the only thing that I'd change are the green panda novelties
« Last Edit: Mon, 08 March 2021, 00:46:02 by xeon3175x »


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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:42:06 »
Overall really nice. However I dont like the green accented Panda  :p
Good job aad!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 13:02:30 »
Well done Aad! Really proud of what you made!

-Bas

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 13:23:45 »
I'm all about this! Absolutely in for a cangjie set plus novelties. Would love one more R2 1u novelty though, but would be fine without it



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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 13:27:48 »
Looking good Aad!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 13:46:27 »
kee baad glwic  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 14:00:21 »
Finally

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 14:11:56 »
Although I don't have an infinity with the subject manner, I love the colours and in particular the shade of green used. Really nice. Please consider UK ISO in the base set, just to make it perfect. Can't wait to see some tasteful RAMA in that green.
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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 15:39:34 »
Lit

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 16:06:34 »
poggies glwic

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:42:53 »
in4 cangjie and pandas :D great job building on top of that

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:53:05 »
I like it, spacebar kitting could be improved, also looks a LOT like cat's eye

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 19:41:14 »
Good Job! Lets gooo !

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 20:13:20 »
This is a cop from me, very well done. Big fan of the bamboo novelties. GLWIC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 20:41:59 »
i know i shouldn't be asking this but


would you plan to make an alternate alphas set that resembles a panda face ?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 20:59:26 »
hype, great to finally see this here! can't wait to see the deskmats

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 21:25:24 »
very amazing! renders magnificent! i love op. love me alpha options

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 21:49:16 »
i know i shouldn't be asking this but


would you plan to make an alternate alphas set that resembles a panda face ?

Ah so the issue with this is that MOQ would likely not be hit if I did make a kit for this. Sorry about that.
Also, I personally am not the biggest fan of face sets/kits. Just my preference.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 22:07:37 »
Looking good! Cannot wait to see this bear in production!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 22:15:45 »
Glad to finally see this! GLWIC!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 22:40:31 »
yep
panda is cute

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 23:19:55 »
very happy to see this set made it to IC! great job :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 23:49:37 »
I'm gonna say "HELL YEAH" on this set! Hope this makes it to Group Buy! I'd be one of the first in-line! :D

I also really wanna see some RAMA artisans, if possible! :)
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 March 2021, 23:51:51 by LordHaveMercy »

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 00:19:38 »
Hello could you tell me your discord?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 00:22:22 »
Looks Noiice, kinda reminds me of Varmilo kbds. glwic :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 03:39:16 »
Finally! Nice IC and kitting! I love the cuteness and GLWIC buddy! :thumb:

Edit: Maybe think about adding 2x1.5U "Super" and 1 more 1U "Alt", to the base to support Mac layout with 7U space. Thanks ;)
« Last Edit: Mon, 08 March 2021, 03:43:36 by Tom Sparrow »

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 05:18:20 »
Looks Noiice, kinda reminds me of Varmilo kbds. glwic :cool:
So I’m aware that the varmillo board exists but I hope that this set provides better quality caps, colors, and correlation to the theme. My intentions were not to “copy” varmillo by any means but I’m glad you pointed it out so I could address it. Thank you  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 07:26:40 »
Consider me interested

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 08:36:10 »
Glad to see ic out, I recommend adding an extra tab to the extra alphas in order to cover two boards when buying base and alphas, not a huge fan of the black panda either, glwic though!

It's in the base kit to have a smaller influence on cost than being in alphas kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:11:04 »
Looks awesome! Been waiting on a nice green set for awhile. I appreciate your concern for keeping the cost low - that is what I most prefer! Would adding cangjie sublegends to the normal base kit significantly increase cost? Sounds like most people will be buying the cangjie kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:11:48 »
Also - any desk mat renders on the agenda?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 11:14:14 »
Also - any desk mat renders on the agenda?

Yep, deskmats will be announced within the upcoming week.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 14:45:28 »
Oh this is quite nice.... where is the 40s kit tho

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 14:52:08 »
This is such a high effort IC and I love the colours! Looking forward to seeing the vendors in the future :thumb:!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 14:57:45 »
listen here dude...
...you made the cutest set ever.
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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 20:37:43 »
Oh this is quite nice.... where is the 40s kit tho

40s, well considering that this set is likely going to be a set with a smaller moq, if I were to make a 40's kit, it would likely not hit. However, based on how IC form responses go; if enough people would like to see 3 key 40s in base, I will definitely add it.


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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 13:21:49 »
This is a pretty good set. Not much being done in the GMK stock color world right now, and it is nice to see a set using them.

Some changes I would consider:
  • 3 key 40s in base.
  • Removing the green space bars. They are ugly. I like the green enter, but i don't see a lot of people buying the spacebar kit because they want a green space bar. Add 2u, 2.25u, and 2.75u into the base kit. This would remove a ~$30 kit and only change base price by around $5

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 14:59:29 »
super nice!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 15:39:54 »
never thought stock colours could feel so new and refreshing. despite the simplicity, i think this is one of the best uses of ae there is.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 16:01:04 »
Welp I definitely need to get this set... totally not because my fursona is a panda >.>


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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 16:14:01 »
This is looking cute as! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 17:51:46 »
Well done Aad. Glad to see this set come to fruition.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:04:55 »
Fresh, cool ale here.
I think I might give it a shot!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 11:12:06 »
There are very few sets that look good with green keyboards so happy this going to be around.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 22:03:53 »
Not a set that I would normally buy, but I'm really considering it now. Great job on the set! I like that you made use of the stock colors and I think the novelties are really well designed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 13:11:21 »
Also - any desk mat renders on the agenda?

Deskmats have been added
« Last Edit: Sat, 13 March 2021, 17:34:14 by LittleAad »

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 07:45:32 »
Any plans to include a panda deskpad?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 08:03:58 »
Looks Noiice, kinda reminds me of Varmilo kbds. glwic :cool:
So I’m aware that the varmillo board exists but I hope that this set provides better quality caps, colors, and correlation to the theme. My intentions were not to “copy” varmillo by any means but I’m glad you pointed it out so I could address it. Thank you  :thumb:

Its almost exactly the same... were you not going to mention it unless someone brought it up?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 08:49:53 »
Looks Noiice, kinda reminds me of Varmilo kbds. glwic :cool:
So I’m aware that the varmillo board exists but I hope that this set provides better quality caps, colors, and correlation to the theme. My intentions were not to “copy” varmillo by any means but I’m glad you pointed it out so I could address it. Thank you  :thumb:

Its almost exactly the same... were you not going to mention it unless someone brought it up?

I wouldn't say that its almost the exact same, different legends (bamboo style legends on varmilo), different legend colors (green alphas on varmilo different mod color as well), different novelties, the f-row varies as well (alternating accents on varmilo). The main similarity that I see is the accent color and theme. Although the theme was similar, our use of it was quite different. I didn't feel that it needed to be mentioned because of these differences they have. However, I knew I would get compared to it so I waited until that comparison was made. No need for me to address it unless a comparison was made.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 20:20:09 »
Any plans to include a panda deskpad?

If the demand for it is there, then I would be glad to add one!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 21:34:24 »
This looks really nice!  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:46:01 »
Not a fan of black pandas. But a fan of everything else. Great work aad! :thumb:

I agree, I think all the panda novelty legends would look best as white or just ditch the green panda novelties in general.

In regards to this, the novelty kit will be updated soon and accent panda face novelties will be replaced.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 19:14:18 »
It looks fantastic with the matching deskmats! GLWIC!

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« Reply #75 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 02:31:08 »
LOL this is so cheese and cute I cannot resist! Sign me up!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 04:45:48 »
Insane !

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Deskmats!
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 05:15:43 »
Novelties are so cute, idk about the colors because of the varmillo and cat's eye, but definetely in for the novelties :thumb: GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #78 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 17:35:12 »
Vendors have been announced! Novelty kit update soon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 03:58:48 »
Very nice  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #80 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 06:50:32 »
shippingafter GB ?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 16:00:29 »
Update: Novelty kit will be getting a couple new novelties due to demand. The goal is to provide novelties to cater to a more cute aesthetic along with a more minimal aesthetic for those that prefer one over the other.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #82 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 02:31:32 »
While this is a lovely set, I could order from my local IT store the more or less exact same layout/colours, caps in great PBT quality (better than GMK, IMHO), get a Varmilo keyboard thrown into the deal, and pay way less than I'd have to shell out for this set. Plus I'd have it tomorrow. The design and colours look lovely, but it's so close to Varmilo's design (and in ABS) that it would make no sense to even consider buying, no matter how great it looks.

Also, if Varmilo decides that they are not too happy with seeing a GMK set that close to their design, it could potentially be a IP problem. GMK is recently shutting down sets that even skirt close to it (Retrowave for example). Varmilo's Panda board is a pretty iconic design.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #83 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 05:12:18 »
While this is a lovely set, I could order from my local IT store the more or less exact same layout/colours, caps in great PBT quality (better than GMK, IMHO), get a Varmilo keyboard thrown into the deal, and pay way less than I'd have to shell out for this set. Plus I'd have it tomorrow. The design and colours look lovely, but it's so close to Varmilo's design (and in ABS) that it would make no sense to even consider buying, no matter how great it looks.

Also, if Varmilo decides that they are not too happy with seeing a GMK set that close to their design, it could potentially be a IP problem. GMK is recently shutting down sets that even skirt close to it (Retrowave for example). Varmilo's Panda board is a pretty iconic design.


Hook me up with your dealer if you're declaring varmillo keycaps as "great PBT quality." and "better than GMK" There's a about a 0.5-0.7mm thickness difference between varmillo and most of the quality cap manufacturers. (SP > GMK)
Also the legending on the varmillo set you're comparing this to makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a rusty spoon and saying these are more or less the same layout/colour is such a reductive standpoint failing to recognise shades of colour and kitting/layout compatibility.

 "Also, if Varmilo decides that they are not too happy with seeing a GMK set that close to their design, it could potentially be a IP problem."

TIL Varmillo owns the rights to an entire species of animal and the entire spectrum of green white and black good to know.



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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #84 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 08:06:01 »
While this is a lovely set, I could order from my local IT store the more or less exact same layout/colours, caps in great PBT quality (better than GMK, IMHO), get a Varmilo keyboard thrown into the deal, and pay way less than I'd have to shell out for this set. Plus I'd have it tomorrow. The design and colours look lovely, but it's so close to Varmilo's design (and in ABS) that it would make no sense to even consider buying, no matter how great it looks.

Also, if Varmilo decides that they are not too happy with seeing a GMK set that close to their design, it could potentially be a IP problem. GMK is recently shutting down sets that even skirt close to it (Retrowave for example). Varmilo's Panda board is a pretty iconic design.

This guy has to be trolling right?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Vendors!
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 17:53:10 »
Novelty kit has been updated.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 18:33:41 »
I demand a shoutout in the thank you section for thinking of those novelties Aad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #87 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 19:35:34 »
novs are lit.... seriously even if you dont want the base, they are a great addition to any WoB set.

still waitin on that panda deskmat

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 19:01:46 »
I'm new here, but this really got me interested. Probrably my first GB into this rabbit hole!  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #89 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 22:13:00 »
Pandas + keyboards?! Can't say no to this one. Love the novelties!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 07:46:47 »
Pandas + keyboards?! Can't say no to this one. Love the novelties!

I'm new here, but this really got me interested. Probrably my first GB into this rabbit hole!  :D

Thank you guys very much for all the support! More updates coming soon™.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #91 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 14:57:42 »
Hey a green and black set that WON’T get canceled, nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #92 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 14:57:51 »
love the new novelties

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #93 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 05:56:35 »
AWWWW Panda!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #94 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 01:47:01 »
Is it possible to add a norde kit to cover ISO DE?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #95 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 05:54:00 »
Onboard ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #96 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 07:14:23 »
Is it possible to add a norde kit to cover ISO DE?

Unfortunately there will likely not be a norde kit available for this set because norde kits tend to struggle with moq. However, depending on how pricing and setting MOQ goes, I will consider adding UK Iso to base. Again, this is highly dependent on how well pricing goes. Sorry about that.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #97 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 14:57:17 »
Looks great  :thumb:
Must say that I really appreciate the Cangjie alphas kit, not too many of non Latin kits nowadays!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #98 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 03:10:35 »
New novelties look lovely :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 10:43:33 »
looks great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 13:59:34 »
Looks great  :thumb:
Must say that I really appreciate the Cangjie alphas kit, not too many of non Latin kits nowadays!

looks great!

New novelties look lovely :D

Thank you all! Should have some updates coming soon with new renders too.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #101 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 15:16:43 »
Can you consider adding novelties for iso enter (at least one accent novelty iso enter)?

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #102 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 09:55:26 »
Can you consider adding novelties for iso enter (at least one accent novelty iso enter)?
Seconded

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #103 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 19:19:36 »
I need this set! It would be an absolute perfect match for my Stormtrooper Think with Kiwis. I don't buy GMK sets anymore because of the insane lead times but I have got to have this one. The only thing I would love to see is a 1.5u R4 Fn, but it's not a deal breaker. Hopefully this will hit GB soon.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #104 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 19:25:27 »
how come one guy gets toasted for running the GMK versino of explsion, and this one gets away with being the GMK version of KAT cat's eye

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #105 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 21:34:35 »
That green is immaculate.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #106 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 09:00:28 »
Can you consider adding novelties for iso enter (at least one accent novelty iso enter)?

Can you consider adding novelties for iso enter (at least one accent novelty iso enter)?
Seconded

Depending on how quotes come back I would be happy to make this happen, unfortunately gmk prices have been quite high recently.

I need this set! It would be an absolute perfect match for my Stormtrooper Think with Kiwis. I don't buy GMK sets anymore because of the insane lead times but I have got to have this one. The only thing I would love to see is a 1.5u R4 Fn, but it's not a deal breaker. Hopefully this will hit GB soon.

Thats awesome! Thanks for the support! <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Panda - Novelty update
« Reply #107 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 14:42:38 »
Lovin the re-kitted and designed novelties. Much more refined and feels clean. Great work, Aad!