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Offline crystal

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[IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Cable Mod Collab + New UK Vendor
« on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 00:18:11 »


Milkyway Alpenglow is finally here!!!
Milkyway Alpenglow is a CHERRY profile keycap set. It utilizes both dye-sub, and reverse dye sub for the keycaps. 





Milkyway Alpenglow was inspired by a spring break trip I had with friends. They offered to take me a on weekday camping trip to cheer me up when I wasn't
doing so well. This set was in honor of the sights I saw during that trip.





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Kit Renders :


Cloud Kit


Novelties Cloud & Midnight


Numpad Cloud & Midnight


Galaxy & Star Kitting


Spacebars & Midnight Kitting





Board Renders :


Isometria by ebastler and D60 Lite by KBDfans


Aperture Board by Elmo and Acrylic by u/Beginning_Yard458


Phoenix WKL by Cable Car Designs


Maja by Vulcan and Whismy 40's by Prkns


Mode 65 by Mode Designs
Deskmats! :

Tilted 40 by Swishy

M65-A by Rama





Panatone Colors :





Vendors :


GB Date - Undetermined


US : Vala Supply
UK : Protozoa
EU : mykeyboard.eu
AU : Allcaps
CA : KanataKeys
CN : Milkyway Keys
AS : Zionstudios.ph





Collabs :

Okeydokey.studio by Aly and d


Miroticaps


Dellakeys


Thok


EllyArtKeys


Asero Foundry





Cabels! :

Rocket Cables

Cable Mod




More coming!





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Credits :


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Cylent was the one who introduced me the the Keycap designer discord, and gave many tips that eventually led to where this set is today. Without them, this set would never be what it is now.

Ai/Nolsia drew the novelties for me to fit dyesub regulations. An eagle eyed vector artist. Thanks for helping with the set!

JohnYYZ very friendly manufacture who helped me with the set!

Actrin gave me very helpful kitting tips! Thanks for your help!

Nopun, kure, add, seven, ad4m, hzsh, and Neely taught me so many helpful tips, and without them this set would have looked way worse.




Updates :

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Made IC a bit shorter and smaller. Fixed some grammar mistakes. Added two vendors NoEsc, and Allcaps 8/26/2021
Fixed some grammar mistakes 8/28/2021
Added some collabs 8/29/2021
Added deskmats! 9/14/2021
Added Collabs Colormatching Finishing soon. 9/14/2021
Big Update Today, Colormatched Kitting Finalized, Collabs are finalized, a new deskmat, and GB date announced! 11/22/2021





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Offline MILKYWAY KEYS

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 00:30:57 »
Who is Milkyway, a new dye-sub PBT manu? Are they any good?  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 00:35:37 »
:solit:

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 02:33:32 »
Who?

Offline Beesley

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 04:24:06 »
Milkyway are coming hard with all these sets! hope they can deliver. but great looking set!

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 06:53:27 »
I知 really liking this. Hope milky way can pull through. Those dark alphas are  :thumb:

Edit: Just saw the option in the IC. Please add the mod only option so I don稚 have to spend more on the light alphas.  :D
« Last Edit: Thu, 26 August 2021, 07:18:31 by Neely_12 »

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 08:12:15 »
Are Print/Scroll/Pause alpha or mod coloured?

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 11:58:53 »
I get the idea behind allowing 40s users to buy just alt alphas + 40s mods to have compatibility but it ends up being pretty punitive for users that want the light alphas, who would need base + 40s + spacebars to have compatibility and then end up with a ton of extra keys, just to use the primary colorway.

Also please add a second 3u for both colorways.

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 12:45:00 »
I get the idea behind allowing 40s users to buy just alt alphas + 40s mods to have compatibility but it ends up being pretty punitive for users that want the light alphas, who would need base + 40s + spacebars to have compatibility and then end up with a ton of extra keys, just to use the primary colorway.

I'm curious if we could do two base sets: light and dark. Or separate base mods from alphas entirely?

Milkyway are coming hard with all these sets! hope they can deliver. but great looking set!

They really are. I'm curious what their QA process looks like under this load. Either way, I'm happy to see other companies putting pressure on GMK

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 13:58:46 »
Looks great! Looking forward to picking up this set

Offline crystal

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 19:48:49 »
I get the idea behind allowing 40s users to buy just alt alphas + 40s mods to have compatibility but it ends up being pretty punitive for users that want the light alphas, who would need base + 40s + spacebars to have compatibility and then end up with a ton of extra keys, just to use the primary colorway.

Also please add a second 3u for both colorways.

That has been a popular request! That will probably be happening, I will just need to edit some more kitting. Will be adding that to the 40's kit!

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 20:14:28 »
If you add an extra tab on alt alpha, people should be able to build two boards with base + alt pha kit

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 27 August 2021, 06:44:32 »
I should not like this, I should not want this.  Count me in.
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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 27 August 2021, 21:30:29 »
I personally really like this set.

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 27 August 2021, 23:43:35 »
This looks like the windbreaker I wore to grade school in the best possible way. Count me in...

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 28 August 2021, 09:12:21 »
Congrats! Look really good, will buy!
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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Added Signature - Kitting Updates Soon
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 29 August 2021, 15:39:00 »
Loved watching you progress with this project. It looks so ethereal. Wishing you a successful IC!  ;D

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Added Signature - Kitting Updates Soon
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 29 August 2021, 20:38:33 »
This set is what made me make an account here. Really really into this.

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Added Signature - Kitting Updates Soon
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 29 August 2021, 21:09:59 »
Really love the colorway of this set!
Milkyway yessss!! GDWIC!

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Added Signature - Kitting Updates Soon
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 30 August 2021, 01:52:37 »
niceeeeeeeeee

Offline crystal

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 03 September 2021, 20:49:10 »
Are Print/Scroll/Pause alpha or mod coloured?
No, they are not!

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Vendors Announced!
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 03 September 2021, 21:58:54 »
I like the colors. Doing colors like this is typically expensive. Has a price been nailed down yet?

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Vendors Announced!
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 03 September 2021, 22:23:09 »
I like the colors. Doing colors like this is typically expensive. Has a price been nailed down yet?
Dye-sub with Milkyway will probably mean the base kit is around 95$ or less!

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Vendors Announced!
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 16:41:40 »
I do love the aesthetic, reminds me of an autumm evening. Only suggestion I have would be HHKB support in base.

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Vendors Announced!
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 13:20:19 »
Interest checked! Please add a R4 1.5u Super key (or keys) - think Tsangan / HHKB Mac users

Offline brightsol

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Vendors Announced!
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 23:53:03 »
Definitely keeping an eye on this ! Looks super nice

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Vendors Announced!
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 08:50:05 »
Made a GH account just to support :)

This is gonna be my main set on my mode65, cannot *wait* Kalamity!

Tbh I may get another base kit/novelties for my gf too.
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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Vendors Announced!
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 22:22:49 »
ADORE this colour scheme. the whole set works amazingly with the Aperture board in the renders, it's exactly that aesthetic.

might just be me, but some of the novelties look a bit strange? they just don't seem to fit with the rest of it and it's unclear what some of them are meant to be, e.g. the one that looks like a meteor

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Vendors Announced!
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 08:36:10 »
I lowkey hope she doesn't change em. Kinda like a magical girl/star-theme novelties to fit the sunset vibes, I really like it.
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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Colormatched Kitting + New Deskmat + GB Date
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 22 November 2021, 18:16:56 »
Big Update Today, Colormatched Kitting Finalized, Collabs are finalized, a new deskmat, and GB date announced!

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Colormatched Kitting + New Deskmat + GB Date
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 22 November 2021, 18:20:19 »
I'm really vibing with the sunset art deskmat! Very pretty  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Colormatched Kitting + New Deskmat + GB Date
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 22 November 2021, 19:06:27 »
Absolutely love the set, worried that the caps are in oem profile in the renders, definitely interested in the deskmat! Looks awesome

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Colormatched Kitting + New Deskmat + GB Date
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 17 December 2021, 08:46:35 »
Great set! Will join. Kinda sad no Alice spacebars in base kit though.

Have you tried using Pantone 2098U (the bottom row purple) the the legends on the cloud alphas? I kinda feel like that would have tied the whole set together more.
« Last Edit: Fri, 17 December 2021, 09:04:16 by Synergist »

Offline crystal

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - GB Date Pushed Back
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 27 December 2021, 15:35:16 »
Sorry to announce but the GB date has been pushed back until Alpenglow can receive color samples. MW is late on samples due to the holiday rush and other issues. MW Alpenglow will not run until there are sufficient color samples, as per MW request.

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - GB Date Pushed Back
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 27 December 2021, 19:07:58 »
I feel like Regulus(the bottom right star in Leo) on the Constellation deskmat should be brighter, since it's the brightest star in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Otherwise I really love this set and can't wait for the GB.


Offline crystal

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Cable Mod Collab + New UK Vendor
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 15 January 2022, 17:43:35 »
New UK Vendor and Cable Mod Collab!

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Cable Mod Collab + New UK Vendor
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 15 January 2022, 17:47:08 »
I feel like Regulus(the bottom right star in Leo) on the Constellation deskmat should be brighter, since it's the brightest star in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Otherwise I really love this set and can't wait for the GB.
Fixed!

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Re: [IC] Milkyway Alpenglow - Colormatched Kitting + New Deskmat + GB Date
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 15 January 2022, 17:50:35 »
Great set! Will join. Kinda sad no Alice spacebars in base kit though.

Have you tried using Pantone 2098U (the bottom row purple) the the legends on the cloud alphas? I kinda feel like that would have tied the whole set together more.

I have, but it wouldnt fit the theme, the black alphas were for the incoming night to show the transtion from light to dark, and the the dark alphas is a progressed version with the pink legends for stars and the coming of midnight. If you are also interested, I used really light mod colors in the end of the gradient to show how the light fades into the sky as it gets brighter!