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Offline andromache

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UPDATE - 4/21/21

Thanks for all of the encouragement on this set thus far! Plenty of work has been happening behind the scenes on reading everyone's feedback, updating kits, and procuring vendors. In this update, I am sharing revised versions of the TKL Mod kit, the 40s/Ortho Mod kit, and the Extension kit. A quick summary of the highlights can be found in the changelog near the bottom of this post, and the kits themselves are in the Kitting section (along with a link to the former kits so you can see for yourself what changes have been made). Shoutout to Ltafuri for assisting me with updating the renders! In addition, per several requests, the Colors section has been updated with photographs of the physical Pantones (though keep in mind that these photos aren't going to be 100000% accurate).

Fill out the IC form below with any feedback for the set or this particular update!


INTEREST CHECK
 

This keycap set is inspired by the color palette and themes of one of my favorite movies. However, while this was the starting point for creating a cohesive vision for this set, it was also my goal to design a keycap set that can be appreciated by those who are not familiar with the film. I hope the community will find this design aesthetically and thematically appealing.

This set is intended to be produced by Signature Plastics in doubleshot ABS in the 1-2-3-4-3 sculpted SA profile.

For updates, follow me on Instagram at @andromache91 and/or the #sa-fledgling channel in the KeyCraft discord server.

All of the renders for this set were done by Lizcuits.


KITS

Alphabet Kit



Mods - 60%-TKL Kit



Mods - 40s/Ortho Kit



Extension Kit



Numbers Kit



Spacebars Kit



ISO UK Kit



Novelty Kit
Novelties are designed by the extremely talented Eura


Full gallery of kits can be found here. Previous versions of kits that have since been revised (in case you want to compare previous and current versions) can be found here.

BOARD RENDERS

Petrichor by Alchemist Keyboards



Yeti by AxolStudio





Fuji65 by CMM.Studio







The50 by LazyDesigners



Whiskey by Bregoli



M60-A by RAMA



OGR by Alchemist Keyboards



COLORS - updated with Pantone swatch photos

More

Instead of the digital "swatches" that were previously in this section as copied from the Pantone website, I have taken photos of the physical Pantones. Obviously how these photos are taken are going to appear differently on different monitors and are not an entirely "real-life" representation of what the colors look like in person, but they're more accurate than what I had here previously.

Pantone colors against KAT blanks


Pantone colors against Diet Coke packaging (note the difference between Coke red and the red Pantone being used for this set)


Pantone colors as they appeared outside in daylight


7604 U - Alphas
184 U - Alpha and accent legends, modifiers
4147 U - Accent


VENDORS AND PRICING

TBD


DESKMATS

For this set, I am working with two wonderful artists, 1st Garden and Shannie, to offer two different deskmat designs, both of which will complement the keycaps in their own unique way.

by 1st Garden

Coming soon!!

by Shannie







COLLABORATIONS

heavenmetals keyboards - will offer a limited collection of artisan cables

Bowbie Keycaps
CraftedByAnnie
Shirouu Caps

Additional collabs are planned and TBA.

If you’re interested in collaborating on something for SA Fledgling, please reach out to me on Instagram (@andromache91) or Discord (Andromache#6064).

TO-DO LIST

Make kitting changes based on IC feedback - finished for now, additional updates TBD?
Finalize novelty designs to SP doubleshot specifications
Additional renders
Find vendors - almost done, announcement likely to be in the next update!
Finalize pricing
Additional collabs
Group buy date


CHANGELOG

3/12 - Post IC

4/21 - Physical color reference photos shared, kit updates posted with highlights as follow:

- TKL Mod kit has been updated to a more comprehensive 60%-TKL Mod kit, and the name of the kit has been changed accordingly. 65%/75% macro column compatibility has been added, in addition to 1x 1u CTRL and 1x 1u ALT keys in R3.

- The keys added to the 60%-TKL Mod kit have been removed from the Extension kit. Per several IC feedback requests, a stepped CTRL key has been added to this kit.

- In the 40s/Ortho Mod kit, 1.5u Backspace key has added (Whimsy compatibility), 1.75u R4 Function key has been added (Dimple compatibility), 1.5u Control and 1.5u Alt keys have been added, and 1.75u and 3u spacebars were removed.



INTEREST CHECK

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Lizcuits - For your beautiful renders and your assistance while I put this whole thing together. Getting to know you while working on this process has been a privilege. I am such a fan of KAT PBJ, so I am honored to have the support of one of my favorite designers in this community.
Eura - The novelties you created for this set are STUNNING and better than I could’ve ever envisioned. KAM Li’l Dragon is another one of my favorite sets, so everyone please check it out (if you somehow haven’t already).
Konstantin, Dr. Higsby, and NoPunIn10Did - Thank you for all of your kitting advice! I learned a ton from your suggestions and insights.
The rawrrrrr gang - Y’all know who you are. Your unending love and support for this silly lil project of mine is such a gift. Thanks, friends!!! <3
My husband for helping me put together this IC post!

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Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:00:09 »
Reserved, nice set and glwic :thumb:
« Last Edit: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:36:56 by LittleAad »

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:00:26 »
Reserved

Offline Nuclear Nachos

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:02:52 »
looks great  :D

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:17:56 »
Beautiful set and amazing renders. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:23:52 »
Nice work andro

Offline mydens

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:25:04 »
What keyboard is the last keycap render mounted on? Very nice.

Offline chaoskills08

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:27:11 »
This set looks phenomenal! I can't wait! Count me in.

Offline Vegas_

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:29:27 »
gorgeous set! fantastic renders as well, the effort & thought put into this set shows pretty clearly - GLWIC!! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:31:48 »
Almost thought that the 4147U color is black but it is actually a very dark purple/blue?

Otherwise, nice set all in all, Andromache!

Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:45:49 »
The colors are awesome! Nice work!

Offline Shikada

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:48:45 »
This is such a nice set. I never thought I needed more SA in my life until now.

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 08:50:24 »
GLWIC, I love the colors!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:36:30 »
Poggies

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:43:48 »
SA not for me, but the amount of effort that has gone into this really shows!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:48:19 »
I'm in!

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Offline ManoliVisuals

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:12:20 »
this will be an instacop from me, absolutely love it

Offline ambulated

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:14:44 »
I really love this! The colors and theming really make this set stand out from the rest--and I love the SA profile. Really excited to follow and eventually join the gb! <3

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:52:09 »
Really nice theme and colors. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:59:10 »
Now those are renders. Beautiful set, GLWIC!

Offline stoked71

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:18:34 »
Excited to finally see this set come to fruition. Great job and GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:24:20 »
liek


Offline gem

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:28:58 »
such a lovely set! i love the pinkish red color. i've never used SA before but definitely considering the keycaps. the deskmat, though, is wonderful and will absolutely purchase regardless!

Offline synthtastic

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:39:20 »
Really lovely. Is it finally time for my first SA set?

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:53:21 »
those are some nice colors, def interested. great work!!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:58:07 »
QQ: will these be shiny or matte?

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 11:58:33 »
This has been so fun to be a part of and watch it develop, you've put so much effort into this set and it really shows.

Best of luck! You're killing it already <3

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 12:16:39 »
It's finally here! Congrats on all the hard work making it to IC, Andro! Big ups to Liz for the hard work on the renders, and Eura on the novelties!

Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 12:23:04 »
This set is fantastic and the renders are gorgeous! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 12:39:53 »
I really love that pink
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline jynh

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 12:58:15 »
Nice job Andro!

Offline Stealthy

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 14:22:19 »
This set looks amazing! It's really classy and I love the colors! Great work and GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 15:03:39 »
I love this so much :eek:

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 15:32:02 »
This set is absolutely lovely! It's clear that so much effort has been put into this, such amazing work by you and everyone else involved. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 23:03:47 »
Great design!

If you have a Pantone book could we see the colors in sunlight and dim light?

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 06:36:59 »
Oh, really like this set <3
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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 10:26:24 »
I like this a lot!!! And those are some next level renders <3 <3 Not sure if I will ever have a board to match this set but I feel like if I don't get this set, I'm gonna regret it. Got my eye on this for sure!

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:42:11 »
Thanks everyone for the encouraging and thoughtful feedback, both in the thread itself as well as in the IC form. I am excited to read everything over and take your various suggestions into account, especially for tweaks to kitting and for potential collaborations. If you haven't yet and you think you might be interested in the set, please consider filling out the IC form here.

Here's my answers to a few questions that were asked in the thread:

QQ: will these be shiny or matte?

They will be the default SP SA ABS texture, which is relatively shiny stock, but not nearly as glossy as, for example, shiny KAM.

Great design!

If you have a Pantone book could we see the colors in sunlight and dim light?

I will add this to my to-do list! I have a Pantone book that I used for color selection, but I will be able to take better photos once I have individual swatches of the colors that I can place side by side in the same lighting. Will be ordering specific swatch pages from Pantone this week. Once I receive them, I will take photos and add to the color section of my IC post.

What keyboard is the last keycap render mounted on? Very nice.

OGR by Alchemist Keyboards. It's a gorgeous board, and I love getting to see my design rendered on it.


Offline Chubby_potat0

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:05:14 »
Looks super classy. I'm in.  :eek: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 08:01:58 »
Great colors and all of the effort you put into this shows, I'm not into SA but I'll definitely be supporting this set. Awesome job Andro, GL.

Offline Nvr_Smile

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 12:01:11 »
Super cute set! Love the colors, will definitely be my first SA set!

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 00:20:50 »
Amazing work on this! The colors are so unique and striking

Offline Shikada

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 12:35:40 »
Any news on this? I really like this set.

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] SA Fledgling
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 18:13:49 »
Any news on this? I really like this set.

I am so happy you like the set! Adjusted kitting renders based on IC feedback are in process, so there will be an update soon! At that time I will also share a few more of the collabs planned for the set, as well as photos of the Pantone swatches so everyone can get a better idea of the colors. Stay tuned.  :)