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Offline kight

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[IC] GMK Purple-ish | GB OVER
« on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 15:55:35 »


Hi everyone! This is a set inspired by and named after a phone colorway I like a lot.
Novelties are based off cats from an easter egg on said phone's operating system.


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GB starts March 15

Pricing
Targeting 250 MOQ on base

Vala Supply (US):
Base kit $135
Novelties $59
Spacebars $34
Monokei Artisan $45
THOK Artisan $49
Deskmats $25


International pricing will be added shortly before the GB starts to account for exchange rates.



Kits

Base

Covers 60%, 65%, 75%, TKL, 1800, and full-size boards, with terminal ISO, F13, Tsangan support, and minimal compatibility for 40s and Alice boards.

Novelties

Provides enough 1u keys to fill out a 5x2 macro layout, enter key + R4 mod novelties, as well as accent arrows.
Theme: Cat collecting game

Spacebars

Provides blank Alice spacebars and support for some HHKB and split space layouts.



Renders

Calliope by yoot


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CONSTELLATION by AEBOARDS


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Sunsetter by Charue Design


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KBD67 Lite by KBDFans
GB for Lavender version running until February 15! Check it out here


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cypher by Cable Car Designs


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Harbour by kibou
Check out the Harbour IC here


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TMOv2 by funderburker


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Paragon by Artemis Design Studios


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U80-A by RAMA WORKS
**Need to be updated with new softer accent color


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Pegasus by Illusion
**Need to be updated with new softer accent color


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Colors
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Light purple, purple, and yellow-green
Two pantone chip references and one polycarbonate sample* will be sent to GMK. Color codes available upon request.

*Confirmed with Andy from GMK that this is possible to color match with, but have a few backup options just in case.
Considering getting color samples measured professionally as well to get things right.

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Deskmats

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Cat Arcade by the wonderful she.days!

*Watermarks will not be in actual product

Vendors
GB will start on March 15, 2022!


Collabs

Monokei

R1 cherry profile, purple anodized aluminum with light purple infill

THOK

R1 cherry profile, purple powdercoated aluminum with light purple resin infill

RnCables


Custom coiled cable


Powdercoated brass artisan

Upcoming
Luxe Cables
shirouu.kaps
okeydokey studio
Miroticaps
aumipon
n.Na Works
GEEKKEEY Discord
ThreadyKeycaps
Bungkee.Caps

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Contact
Discord: kight#2449
Email: kightkb@gmail.com
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I respond the fastest to Discord DM!

Special Thanks
... to a lot of people
Oggi, Izeri, and Beesley for bombass renders and being super patient with my constant revisions.
Go check out their sets GMK Taiga, GMK Tako, and KAT Chinchillin!
konstantin, NoPunIn10Did, and DrHigsby for the amazing kitting help.
summerqm for the awesome work helping me adjust my novelties.
Mitches for the wonderful promotion banners for this set.
DaSh for making an adorable deskmat for Purple-ish.
KeebAad and dotnick for being kind and providing me design advice when I least expected it.
My friend Aqua for tons of proofreading, listening to my rants, and generally being great moral support.
iinko and Aqua for helping to shape and name the melty boi novelties.
Andromache, JohnYYZ, Fizzy, umi, kure, eg0, banned, and minicap for feedback on the many novelty iterations.
loop and Mirubere for being there from the beginning and for being great people to talk to.
Lastly, my gf for all her support helping me stay sane :)

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Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 15:56:15 »
To Do
- Revise set based on feedback
   ├─ Finish designing novelties
   ├─ Finalize kitting for quotes
- Acquire vendors
- Get quotes from GMK
   ├─ Revise novelties if necessary
   ├─ Revise kits if necessary
- Add more renders
- Deskmat designs
- Acquire collabs
- Figure out pricing
- Set a GB date
Ready for GB!! :thumb:

Changelog
2022
15 March: GB live, closed IC form
14 March: Monokei artisan US pricing corrected
13 March: Added Bungkee.Caps to collabs
12 March: Adjust colors on Constellation render and promo banners
11 March: Deskmats, RnCable collab reveal, added ThreadyKeycaps to collabs
3 March: Added US pricing, Monokei + THOK artisan designs
15 Feb: GB date announced, added collab list and cypher render
11 Feb: Added KBD67 Lite and Sunsetter renders
2 Feb: Vendors announced, added Calliope render

2021
26 Nov: Artkey raffle announcement
1 Nov: Zy.cap collab announcement + fulfillment sale
20 Aug: Added Harbour + Paragon renders and color comparison chart
19 Aug: Changed ISO enter novelty from mod color to accent color
13 Aug: New kit renders, revised base + novelties kits, changed accent color
15 July: Added TMOv2 render and deskmat poll
2 July: Updated header and signature banner
29 June: Added novelties kit and revised base + spacebar kits
2 May: Added teaser/placeholder for novelties
25 Apr: IC Posted

Kitting Changelog
19 August
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Novelties
Changed ISO enter novelty from mod color to accent color

13 August
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Base
+ Added R1 numpad = to support split numpad + in base

Novelties
+ Added accent ANSI enter
Adjusted novelty proportions to fit GMK's doubleshot specifications

29 June
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Base
Changed 'Code' to 'Super' to match board renders
- Dropped accent arrows (now in Novelties)

Novelties
+ (New!) Added kit

Spacebars
+ Added alpha 3u, 1u, 3u bars
+ Added accent Alice bars (2u, 2.25u, 2.75u)
- Dropped 6u off-center


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Old Kit Renders (retired 13 August)
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Promo Banner v1 (retired 2 July)


Under Construction Banner (retired 29 June)

« Last Edit: Tue, 15 March 2022, 02:19:41 by kight »

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 15:57:40 »
I don't know how to feel about the highlighter yellow

Offline Cubic // esc lab

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 15:58:35 »
Love it love it.


Definitely getting in on this.

Offline Lysol_

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:00:11 »
hmm that yellow is throwing me off...

Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:00:19 »
Poggers

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:27:51 »
pixel gang

also b and f13 avail so makes me happy

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:30:04 »
instead of 6u off center, consider 2x 3u space bar!

colorway not for me, but nice job

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:35:03 »
Yellow me no like, would be better with no accents at all. Kitting good. Glwic

Offline BlindAssassin111

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:35:14 »
Colors
Accent: Pantone 13-0630 TN

*Confirmed with Andy from GMK that this is possible to color match with, but have a few backup options just in case.
Considering getting color samples measured professionally as well to get things right.

This is actually the exact color used on Night Runner so already matched.  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:50:50 »
pixel gang

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 17:51:42 »
lookin very nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 18:08:52 »
looks great, that yellow actually seems really nice imo. Maybe a little less highlighter-y but otherwise, awesome set.
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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 18:16:10 »
Big fan of the neon yellow accent, helps it stand out since there are so many purple sets right now. GLWIC!

Offline Tree_

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 18:49:19 »
Reminds me of one of my favourite Gel-Lyte III collabs:



Would cop.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 19:39:33 »
pixel gang

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 22:55:48 »
please also make GMK Not Pink ty ty <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 23:01:22 »
purple good

Offline Rumblethumps

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 07:59:28 »
I feel different about the yellow every time I look at it. I don't think I'm a huge fan, but it does make it stand out and gives it a unique feel!

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 16:19:41 »
Hey everyone, thanks for all the feedback and kind words! Looks like the accent color is pretty divisive, so moving forward I've added a question in the IC form to help me gauge the general opinion on the accents. If you've already responded to the form, you should be able to edit your response :)

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Offline nicoles

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 12:19:40 »
I love the colors, and the accent yellow is totally unique. Are you super committed to GMK? I'd love to see this on a spherical profile rather than cylindrical. (DSA or SA r3 would be so nice!)
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Offline jagger27

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 16:29:09 »
Love the yellow. It makes the set IMO.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 18:35:11 »
Looks nice. Very good base kit. GLWIC.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 16 May 2021, 03:36:57 »
Hey everyone, thanks for all the feedback and kind words! Looks like the accent color is pretty divisive, so moving forward I've added a question in the IC form to help me gauge the general opinion on the accents. If you've already responded to the form, you should be able to edit your response :)

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Don't change it. Don't change anything. It's perfect as is. GB nao.

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 19:22:35 »
I love the colors, and the accent yellow is totally unique. Are you super committed to GMK? I'd love to see this on a spherical profile rather than cylindrical. (DSA or SA r3 would be so nice!)
I went with GMK because I think they have the best chance of nailing that alpha color, but definitely open to other profiles in the future.

Love the yellow. It makes the set IMO.
Looks nice. Very good base kit. GLWIC.
Don't change it. Don't change anything. It's perfect as is. GB nao.
Thanks! Appreciate it :D

For recent updates, novelties have been in the works and I'm wrapping up the designs. The Under Construction banner I added to the original post serves as a teaser for now. I hope people will like them :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 21:51:12 »
cute

Offline JohnYYZ

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 23:46:18 »
Love the colors, good luck with IC  ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 24 May 2021, 14:05:01 »
I don't need another purple set ... I don't need it... ok this is epic

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 18:52:03 »
Yo, kitting update! All kits have been updated, changes are below:

Base
Changed 'Code' to 'Super' to match board renders
- Dropped accent arrows (now in Novelties)

Novelties
+ (New!) Added kit

Spacebars
+ Added alpha 3u, 1u, 3u bars
+ Added accent Alice bars (2u, 2.25u, 2.75u)
- Dropped 6u off-center

The most significant kitting update is the new novelties kit:


Since the colorway is based off a phone, the novelties are inspired by an easter egg game on the operating system where you can collect little cats, similar to Neko Atsume.
I added enough 1u keys to fill out an entire 5x2 macro layout with cats if you really wanted to, but that could be overkill. Let me know what you guys think.



Next up in the pipeline will be new renders and me playing with possible deskmat designs.
As always, let me know any feedback you have in the IC form! If you've already responded (thanks!), you should be able to edit your response.

kight out

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 19:04:38 »
I was a fan of this set before but these novelties have 10000000% sold me on it. So cute and creative!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 21:08:38 »
these cats are just too cute!!! can't get over the peeking cats, the little tophat and bowtie is adorable as well. and the little booties on the scarf cat!!!

super excited for the deskmat designs (i hope it has the cats too)

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 18:26:29 »
Thank you for the support!

Figured it was time to upgrade my banners, so here are some fresh promo images, cooked up by the talented Mitches :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 19:33:00 »
rly into this colourway. the novs are adorable. hoping for deskmats too :^)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 20:08:34 »
these novelties have completely drawn me in, super cute!! Would it be possible to get a comparison to how these colors match with sets like blurple and tuzi? No worries if not, would just be helpful to see :)

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 18:41:25 »
rly into this colourway. the novs are adorable. hoping for deskmats too :^)
Thanks! A lot of people requested deskmats in the IC, so deskmat designs are in progress :thumb:

these novelties have completely drawn me in, super cute!! Would it be possible to get a comparison to how these colors match with sets like blurple and tuzi? No worries if not, would just be helpful to see :)
Thank you! And no problem, I'll see if I can get a comparison render up :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 19:16:35 »
Really chill colorway, I like it. Nice idea with the novelties. Nice kits. Nice renders too, GJ Oggi.

Overall pretty nice then, huh!

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 11 July 2021, 14:43:24 »
Really chill colorway, I like it. Nice idea with the novelties. Nice kits. Nice renders too, GJ Oggi.

Overall pretty nice then, huh!

Thanks konstantin :) You were the one that helped with the base kitting in the first place actually!

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 11 July 2021, 20:45:26 »
This fluorescent green looks very eye-catching.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 11 July 2021, 23:25:27 »
Yoooo I just got a purple Thinkv2.... I'm highly interested in this. I love how quirky this set is!

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 10:12:43 »
This fluorescent green looks very eye-catching.

Yoooo I just got a purple Thinkv2.... I'm highly interested in this. I love how quirky this set is!

Thank you guys! :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 19:23:41 »
Such cute novelties!!!  :)

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 10:17:25 »
New renders by Oggi on the TMOv2! Opted for accentless this time to show people what that would look like.


Also working on a deskmat design with the help of Mitches, here is the WIP:


Please fill out the deskmat poll if you can and help refine the design and/or provide suggestions!



Such cute novelties!!!  :)
Thanks John :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 11:00:17 »

Also working on a deskmat design with the help of Mitches, here is the WIP:
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this deskmat looks so dope  ;)

Offline kight

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | June 29: Major Kitting Update + Novelties!
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 16 July 2021, 22:50:04 »
this deskmat looks so dope  ;)
Thank you, glad you like it!

Going through poll feedback now and as it stands I may be adding another deskmat :-X

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | July 15: New render + Deskmat poll!
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 12:38:26 »
pretty nice, good luck  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | July 15: New render + Deskmat poll!
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 18:12:13 »
pretty nice, good luck  :thumb:

Thank you! :D

Current status: Deskmats + adjusting novelties to spec in progress, hope to update soon!

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | August 13: New kit renders and color adjustment!
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 08:59:13 »
Update Time!

Hellooo everyone. We have shiny new kit renders, along with a small kit update:

Base
+ Added R1 numpad = to support split numpad + in base

Novelties
+ Added accent ANSI enter
Adjusted novelty proportions to fit GMK's doubleshot specifications

Most notable change is the novelties yet again, which should be easier to see and aligned to GMK's doubleshot specs now:


I also decided to tweak the accent color - it's still a nice bright tennis ball yellow but it's a bit softer than before.
The kit renders are updated with this color and I will be getting the board renders updated as well.

Pic for reference:


Thank you to Izeri, summerqm, and dotnick for all the help on this update!
Next up: Color comparison chart, updating renders, and back to deskmat designs! Also vendors soon TM

peace

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | August 13: New kit renders and color adjustment!
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 10:24:48 »
Update Time!

Hellooo everyone. We have shiny new kit renders, along with a small kit update:

Base
+ Added R1 numpad = to support split numpad + in base

Novelties
+ Added accent ANSI enter
Adjusted novelty proportions to fit GMK's doubleshot specifications

Most notable change is the novelties yet again, which should be easier to see and aligned to GMK's doubleshot specs now:
Show Image


I also decided to tweak the accent color - it's still a nice bright tennis ball yellow but it's a bit softer than before.
The kit renders are updated with this color and I will be getting the board renders updated as well.

Pic for reference:
Show Image


Thank you to Izeri, summerqm, and dotnick for all the help on this update!
Next up: Color comparison chart, updating renders, and back to deskmat designs! Also vendors soon TM

peace
Please consider changing the iso enter novelty to accent if you only have one key for it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | August 13: New kit renders and color adjustment!
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 15 August 2021, 06:20:52 »
the yellow / greenish accent is not quite my taste, but it looks good nonetheless

glwic   :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Purple-ish | August 13: New kit renders and color adjustment!
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 15 August 2021, 22:03:23 »
Personally love the little accents GLWIC