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Offline Mandabanker007

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[IC] GMK Liftoff (Big Collab Update)
« on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:14:19 »
 
GMK LIFTOFF

GB JANUARY 18th

“The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.” ― Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

I'm excited to reveal the set I've been working on named GMK Liftoff. I have always been fascinated not only by space but the technology that helped us reach it. Going off of this idea, I decided to base my set off of the space shuttle. The colorway incorporates the colors of the shuttle itself as well as the external tank. I appreciate all the support I received while making this and am excited to see where it goes!



Colors


Kits

Rendered by Beesley

Final Kitting

Alt Base Kit


Novelties


Spacebars


Board renders

Renders by Beesley

Beak 60



Vulcan Maja








Deskmats

Renders by Beesley artwork by paintbysarahbeth









Thanks to Devin from Artisan Labs for the photos!

(Please note these are prototypes)

Collaborations

Keyboard by SM Keyboard

Cables by Luxe Cables


Wrist Rests by ArtisanLabs


Artisans

Keylabs


hello caps


q Caps


texthedestroyer


Melonkeys


nork.studios


Land Caps


Rubrehose


Bogan Caps


Alpha Keycaps


Ato Works


Keycap Quarry


Metal Keycaps

Keylabs


KeyBee Mfg.



Vendors

US: Kono

EU: MyKeyboard

UK: Prototypist


Oceania: Daily Clack

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Massive shoutout to all the guys listed above who helped me out with my renders and feedback. I'd also like to thank everyone who helped me with design and encouraged me along the way.

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Offline boku

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:19:10 »
Reserved

Offline ad4m

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:26:02 »
very nice set, love the beesley renders, the man is an absolute unit

Offline udller

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:29:26 »
those are some of the best looking deskmats i have ever seen. so good

Offline iinko_mk

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:29:28 »
kewl
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Offline hali

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:39:40 »
Pretty cool, ne F13?

Offline nvh2092

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:50:08 »
Hi, I have some thought about the set:
Base: Please add a mod color F13 in base kit. Have you tried R01 for the red instead of a custom ral?
Novelty: there are 4 different 1u keys in general to form the nav column from R1-R4, I would really like to see 1-2 more NEW 1u keys at R1 since R1 has a lot of uses in most layouts (75s and TKL). About R4 mod keys (1.25u and 1.5u), the 1.5u pair is simply a duplication of an existed 1u key, can you also make a new 1.5u design to replace it (or simply enlarge the 1.25u pair to have a new 1.5u one)? Also, PLEASE consider an accent novelty for iso enter as we exist too  :p.
Other than that your kitting is nice tho and the color is very vibrant. :thumb:
« Last Edit: Fri, 02 July 2021, 11:02:48 by nvh2092 »

Offline Thailurr

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 10:58:29 »
POG

Offline Rocket

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 11:02:32 »
I'll be picking up this set.
« Last Edit: Fri, 02 July 2021, 11:52:55 by Rocket »

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 11:45:28 »
I see orange, i see space, i buy.  simple

Offline DukeEsquire

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 15:18:06 »
Any chance that you would do text + icon mods? Personally, I don't like icon-only because there is so much negative space.

Offline Tyson

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 16:59:03 »
Hook 'em

Offline tsquash

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 17:15:35 »
the novelties and deskmats look great :thumb: glwic

Offline Krolyk

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 17:16:18 »
Here for this. Looks great!

Offline hzsh

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 17:16:40 »
Like hali said, please consider adding F13. I really like 3 things about this set though - the novelties are awesome and super well designed, the accent color is really nice, and the skok + Beesly renders are amazing as expected. Good job on the IC! Also, perhaps consider redoing the color graphic at the top as it doesn't reflect the quality of the rest of the IC imo.

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 17:21:12 »
Hook 'em

No.  Oh gawd I cannot unsee it now. 

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 02 July 2021, 18:22:59 »
I think it may have been done before with another space themed set, but I would love to see some novelty text novelties like "blast off" on enter etc. Also please add f13, and this base would be perfect. Colors are pretty nice, and this is more of a preference thing but text + icon mods would be ideal for me.

Offline cyanide814

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 11:01:46 »
 :thumb: :thumb: Fire Fire. Can't wait till GB!

Offline Cylent

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 12:22:58 »
This set isn't for me with the orange cap color alphas, maybe if the orange was on the mods and the alphas were white I would like it more. However, I appreciate the solid kitting, (though a few small changes would be nice) the very nice novelties, renders, and deskmats. You put a lot of effort into the set and it shows. GLWIC!

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 10:57:13 »
Hey guys Mandabanker here just wanted to give some updates.

Here are some confirmed kitting changes
-F13 in base kit
-ISO Novelties
-6u off-centered will be replaced with dual 3u

Im currently working on new renders of these but they will be done soon.

NEW NOVELTY DESIGNS
- I have commissioned two more novelty designs which are currently being made. Once I have them Ill get them rendered out and into the kit asap.


Now for some stuff that Im trying to make happen
-40s kitting is being worked on but in order to keep things cost effective final kitting hasnt been decided

Reversing the color scheme
I know a lot of you have talked about how if it was reversed it would be your dream set. I completely understand why and am currently having renders done on it. This isnt confirmed to be final but I am working on it.

I genuinely appreciate all the support on this so far. You guys have been nothing but nice and Im genuinely grateful for that. Ill have more updates sooner than later.


Offline charli3b

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 14:28:32 »
If you're looking for a UK Vendor let me know!

@thekeycapclub
www.thekeycapclub.co.uk
hello@thekeycapclub.co.uk

Offline SpinningHook

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 14:36:59 »
Hey guys Mandabanker here just wanted to give some updates.

Here are some confirmed kitting changes
-F13 in base kit
-ISO Novelties
-6u off-centered will be replaced with dual 3u

Im currently working on new renders of these but they will be done soon.

NEW NOVELTY DESIGNS
- I have commissioned two more novelty designs which are currently being made. Once I have them Ill get them rendered out and into the kit asap.


Now for some stuff that Im trying to make happen
-40s kitting is being worked on but in order to keep things cost effective final kitting hasnt been decided

Reversing the color scheme
I know a lot of you have talked about how if it was reversed it would be your dream set. I completely understand why and am currently having renders done on it. This isnt confirmed to be final but I am working on it.

I genuinely appreciate all the support on this so far. You guys have been nothing but nice and Im genuinely grateful for that. Ill have more updates sooner than later.

I would be careful with flipping the alpha and mod colors, as I believe JTK Space Camp is either currently in GB or was recently/will be soon and they would look essentially the same as such.
Alice bars in base kit should be the rule, not an exception.

Offline blondie

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 14:38:20 »
I am interested...in the Aperture Labratories case.

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 21:38:53 »
Quote
I would be careful with flipping the alpha and mod colors, as I believe JTK Space Camp is either currently in GB or was recently/will be soon and they would look essentially the same as such.


If im not mistaken that sets gb has been cancelled

Offline haydoselefantes

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 11:40:20 »
It's all about the shade of orange for me.  I'm super excited about a vibrant bright orange, not interested in a darker burnt orange.  (I want UTenn not UTexas  :p )

RAL 2011 looks pretty close to the GMK V2 in Skiidata, which is just a tiny bit brighter than GMK Carbon to my eyes.  Are you shooting for something bright like V2/Skiidata?

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 12:46:41 »
i have been waiting for a nice orange set & i really like the rendered shade!

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 21:50:51 »
It's all about the shade of orange for me.  I'm super excited about a vibrant bright orange, not interested in a darker burnt orange.  (I want UTenn not UTexas  :p )

RAL 2011 looks pretty close to the GMK V2 in Skiidata, which is just a tiny bit brighter than GMK Carbon to my eyes.  Are you shooting for something bright like V2/Skiidata?

Yes Im shooting for a more vibrant orange on this set!

Offline nvh2092

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (New Collab)
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 11 July 2021, 03:53:30 »
It's all about the shade of orange for me.  I'm super excited about a vibrant bright orange, not interested in a darker burnt orange.  (I want UTenn not UTexas  :p )

RAL 2011 looks pretty close to the GMK V2 in Skiidata, which is just a tiny bit brighter than GMK Carbon to my eyes.  Are you shooting for something bright like V2/Skiidata?

Yes Im shooting for a more vibrant orange on this set!
I think you should keep the orange alphas and white mods since it represents the mars theme better than invert them. It's also different as there're way too many sets with white alphas right now.

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Kitting Changes)
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 12 July 2021, 21:53:47 »
Hey guys just wanted to give a quick update on everything

Kitting
-F13 added
-Iso Novs added

I plan on dropping accent arrows in base and adding 3 key 40s support instead

New novelty designs- I got them in and they look awesome. Getting them rendered out and into the kit soon.

Reversing the colorway
A lot of people have asked about this and I've thought about it but I don't think that I'm going to do it. This isnt final but it is unlikely.

Thank you for the continued support as always.

Offline nvh2092

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Kitting Changes)
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 12 July 2021, 23:40:17 »
Hey guys just wanted to give a quick update on everything

Kitting
-F13 added
-Iso Novs added

I plan on dropping accent arrows in base and adding 3 key 40s support instead

New novelty designs- I got them in and they look awesome. Getting them rendered out and into the kit soon.

Reversing the colorway
A lot of people have asked about this and I've thought about it but I don't think that I'm going to do it. This isnt final but it is unlikely.

Thank you for the continued support as always.
I want to talk about num lock and scroll lock are on 2 lines, while Prit Sc, Pg Up and Pg Dn are on 1. It's not uniforme imo, I think it's better to make num lock and scroll lock only num and scroll. About the new novs, good work on the work around, they make more sense than the ansi ones.

Offline haydoselefantes

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Kitting Changes)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 14:31:59 »
Reversing the colorway
A lot of people have asked about this and I've thought about it but I don't think that I'm going to do it. This isnt final but it is unlikely.

I love the orange alphas!  I would like to see a more muted color for the mods so the alpha really pop.  Maybe the red RAL 3002 for most of the mods and white L9 as the mod accent?

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Kitting Changes)
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 11:21:14 »
Hey guys Mandabanker here,

Kitting Changes

3 key 40s support has been added to base

Accent arrows have been moved into the spacebars kit

I wanted to add some 40s support while not making an already robust base kit more expensive. In order to compensate I decided to move the accent arrows into spacebars and add in 3 key 40s support into base.

New novelty designs

There is now a satellite, and the tail end of a space shuttle as new novelty designs

Other stuff

Im working on a fun little side project for this which should be done sometime early next week.

As always appreciate the continued support.

Offline nvh2092

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Kitting Changes)
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 13:12:42 »
Hey guys Mandabanker here,

Kitting Changes

3 key 40s support has been added to base

Accent arrows have been moved into the spacebars kit

I wanted to add some 40s support while not making an already robust base kit more expensive. In order to compensate I decided to move the accent arrows into spacebars and add in 3 key 40s support into base.

New novelty designs

There is now a satellite, and the tail end of a space shuttle as new novelty designs

Other stuff

Im working on a fun little side project for this which should be done sometime early next week.

As always appreciate the continued support.
Nice, I like the new novelties a lot, also I want to address the problem about its R4 1u keys, the R4 helmet 1u key can be removed imo since there are 3 of it atm. I like big novelty kit like this, I'll buy it no matter the price.
« Last Edit: Fri, 30 July 2021, 13:15:49 by nvh2092 »

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (More Kitting/ New Novs)
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 11:05:53 »
Hey guys sorry minor update,

I got my final scene renders in which showcase the satellite novelty design.

I might remove the spare astronaut helmet but Im going to wait to see what kitting quotes look like when I get a vendor.

Stay tuned I have a fun project that will be done in a few days

Thank you for the continued support- Mandabanker

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (video)
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 05 August 2021, 12:46:27 »
Hey guys I made a little promo video for the set. Im starting the process of looking for vendors now.

Thank you for the continued support- Mandabanker

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Alt Kitting)
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 07 August 2021, 12:22:01 »
Hey guys Ive been going over it a lot so heres a decent sized update

Alt Kitting has been rendered. Im not sure how this will run entirely but Im going to update the form right now to reflect the new changes. Please bear with me on this.

Thank you for the continued support- Mandabanker

Offline nvh2092

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Alt Kitting)
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 07 August 2021, 12:57:34 »
Hey guys Ive been going over it a lot so heres a decent sized update

Alt Kitting has been rendered. Im not sure how this will run entirely but Im going to update the form right now to reflect the new changes. Please bear with me on this.

Thank you for the continued support- Mandabanker
too similar to gmk harvest, I prefer the original color

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Alt kitting)
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 08:22:19 »
Hey guys minor update

Just hammering a few technical things out so a lot more should follow shortly

Deskmat prototypes came in and you can see pics of them under the deskmats section.

Again more to follow shortly

Thanks for your continued support- Mandabanker

Offline Ravenhar

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Alt kitting)
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 19 October 2021, 09:17:29 »
I'm the biggest nerd for space things. This set really caught my eye and those deskmats are gorgeous. Definitely will be picking one or both of them. Super interested to see how the GB develops. Will be checking the thread often.

GLWIC <3

Offline NintendoNoNo

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Deskmat Protos In)
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 20 October 2021, 20:25:21 »
Really like the looks of the alt base kit. Great job all-around!

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Final Kitting)
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 25 October 2021, 17:52:18 »
Hey guys Mandabanker here,

The white kitting is ultimately what I settled on. After going through a lot of feedback more people wanted it than the orange alphas.

A second piece of news is that Kono will be a vendor for this set so this will go into GB at some point.

The last and final piece of news right now is the novelties had to be updated to meet GMK specs. I have the art for the novelties updated and everything is very similar to before with some minor changes. The new kit render for the novelties will be out soon.

Thank you for your continued support- Mandabanker

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Final Kitting)
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 26 October 2021, 02:02:25 »
Hey guys Mandabanker here,

The white kitting is ultimately what I settled on. After going through a lot of feedback more people wanted it than the orange alphas.

A second piece of news is that Kono will be a vendor for this set so this will go into GB at some point.

The last and final piece of news right now is the novelties had to be updated to meet GMK specs. I have the art for the novelties updated and everything is very similar to before with some minor changes. The new kit render for the novelties will be out soon.

Thank you for your continued support- Mandabanker
Kono?? I'm afraid the base kit will be very expensive

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (More Vendors Added)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 27 October 2021, 17:33:52 »
Hey guys a few minor things,

I added a few international vendors, this list isn't finalized but it is updated.

In terms of the base kit being too pricy I'm working with Kono to keep costs as reasonable as possible.

Hopefully that was helpful and any questions in specific please let me know and I would be happy to help to the best of my ability.

Thank you for your continued support- Mandabanker

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (More Vendors Added)
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 31 October 2021, 04:51:34 »
I thought the white and red novelties were fire...
You still have my support though!

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Final Kitting)
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 31 October 2021, 12:36:48 »
Hey guys Mandabanker here,

The white kitting is ultimately what I settled on. After going through a lot of feedback more people wanted it than the orange alphas.

A second piece of news is that Kono will be a vendor for this set so this will go into GB at some point.

The last and final piece of news right now is the novelties had to be updated to meet GMK specs. I have the art for the novelties updated and everything is very similar to before with some minor changes. The new kit render for the novelties will be out soon.

Thank you for your continued support- Mandabanker

You get rid of the orange alphas, but yet the first image and video at the top of the IC feature orange alphas. But Why.

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (More Vendors Added)
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 31 October 2021, 21:41:48 »
nvm

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (GB DATE ANNOUNCED)
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 08 November 2021, 21:10:28 »
Hey guys just wanted to drop in and give a quick update

There were two more scene renders added that are a bit more realistic than having a keyboard floating in space despite how cool that is

Secondly the GB date is January 18th!

I appreciate all the help I've gotten along the way and I'm looking forward to seeing where the set goes.

(Quick side note the novelties still need to be updated, the svg has been repaired and Im working on the updated render for that ASAP)

Thank you all for your continued support and patience- Sincerely Mandabanker

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (GB DATE ANNOUNCED)
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 10 November 2021, 15:53:58 »
and yet another interestingly colored alpha set falls to the demand for off-white

I'm not mad at the creator (obviously it makes more sense to go with what's more popular).  I'm mad at the rest of y'all for having no taste.

Offline Mandabanker007

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (Big Collab Update)
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 22 November 2021, 22:01:15 »
Hey guys GB is still scheduled for January 18th.

I secured a bunch of new collabs and am hopeful to get a few more before GB. If you have any makers that you'd like to see added please let me know and I would be happy to reach out.


Thank you for the continued support- Sincerely Mandabanker

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Re: [IC] GMK Liftoff (GB DATE ANNOUNCED)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 23 November 2021, 06:27:43 »
and yet another interestingly colored alpha set falls to the demand for off-white

I'm not mad at the creator (obviously it makes more sense to go with what's more popular).  I'm mad at the rest of y'all for having no taste.
I like the original one too