Author Topic: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (GB: 6/22 - 7/15)  (Read 24137 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 570
GMK Coral R2
GMK Cherry Profile

Benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance

GB Date: 6/22 - 7/15


Matrix Vita - White Coat - GMK Coral R1 (Base + Novelties)

___________________________________________________

Donation?
Similar to last time (which can be seen here), I will be donating a portion of my own take home share to the Coral Reef Alliance.

Here are the donation percentage numbers (of my take home share)

Base, Coral Relief, Novelties, Bars - 25%
All orders through Daily Clack - 100%

Transparency will work the same as last time, I will make the donation and share a screenshot (I am a man of my word).

___________________________________________________

Colors

Color matched to GMK Coral R1 (no long lead times due to color matching!)

Pantone 16-1546 TCX - Living Coral
Pantone 13-4810 TCX - Limpet Shell
GMK Stock Color - CP

Photos taken around the house
More

Right by the window in my childhood bedroom at my parent's house

I think this was the bathroom?

Master bedroom I'm pretty sure

Bonus room with the blinds barely opened?

Definitely taken at my childhood desk with a LED lamp that's set to "neutral white" ymmv

I hope this is enough pictures

___________________________________________________

Vendors? Pricing?

NA: Mekibo
CA: Apex Keyboards
EU: MyKeyboard
UK: Prototypist
Asia: zFrontier
OCE: Daily Clack



___________________________________________________

Kits?






Color matched to the best of our ability with keycaps sent to pwade.

___________________________________________________

Collabs?

Hibi

Resin Party

Winnie

Sodiecaps

CYSM

I have sent keycaps to Resin Party, Winnie, and CYSM. Sodiecaps has access to a set of GMK Coral R1. These artisans will be matched as closely as they can to the colors. Please note that matching these colors are extremely difficult. If you have a round 1 set, you know that photographing it is difficult. I will be working with Hibi to color match colors as accurately as we can with anodization.

___________________________________________________

Deskmat?


Prototype deskmat

___________________________________________________

"Renders"
Literally just pictures I took next to my bedroom window over a span of 2 hours in the afternoon.
You can see which ones I took earlier in the afternoon, it also got slightly overcast towards the end of the shoot.
I'm also not an amazing photographer so please forgive me.

Photos have been (hopefully) white balanced to a certain degree, to the best of my ability. I am using a monitor that hasn't been properly calibrated, you're probably viewing this on a monitor with no calibration, etc. etc. YMMV.

Also I'm missing my F10 key because I think I sent it to pwade to color match for the kit renders.

Taken on a A7III + Tamron 28-75 f2.8

Mimi - 6 photos
More







Matrix 2.0add X-Mas Starry Night - 6 photos
More







Matrix Vita White Coat - 14 photos
More















RS - 3 photos
More




Matrix 1.2og Living Coral - 3 photos
More




I went kind of ham on the photos, I'm truly sorry. I just wanted people to see some of the different combinations with the different colored cases.

For you photo nerds, here are the RAW files in case you wanna color correct it better than I did and see what the colors might look like? Link right here!

___________________________________________________
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 June 2022, 10:07:29 by HoodrowThrillson »
Current: GMK Coral R2
Typing on: RS - Retooled Cherry Blacks - 55g TX Springs, TX Films, Lubed with 205g0 - Xiami Beige Cadet + RGB
Collection: IDB60 (gone), Austere (gone), Matrix 1.2og, Matrix 2.0add (gone), RS (so lit), Infinitum (gone), THRILL (loaned out), Matrix 2.0add xmas Starry Night, RS60 (traded), MC65 (traded), Jane v1 CE (gone), GSKT-00 (gone)
Soon: PC TKL One

Offline HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 570
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:30:18 »
I'm truly sorry for the incredible amount of photos

Edit: I'd like to add this prologue to anyone reading this.

I originally created (""created"" I mean all I did was pick 3 colors and say this is neat!) GMK Coral in August with the IC for the original round going live on August 8th, 2019 with the GB running in October of 2019. I remember when the GB went live, getting weekly updates and talking to Mekibo (then TX Keyboards) on a daily basis, biting my nails since I wanted this set to hit MOQ. Mekibo and myself have come a long way from our first set (Mekibo reached out and wanted to be the NA vendor, this was their first keyset GB). Back in 2019, a lot of keyset ICs were merely just concepts with renders from free sources (I used free renders then got some made from Janglad and Kingk22), I knew nothing about designing kitting or anything.

I wanted to rerun this, not because it was popular or is considered a hype set, but because the hobby has grown since 2019 and I wanted to reintroduce the set to the newer folks.

Do y'all also remember all my reddit posts being instantly demolished to negative points? That was a fun time. I still never learned who was behind it or why. kekw

I'm genuinely proud of what was accomplished with this set.

I could ramble on and on about "how it used to be", how much I've grown as a """designer""" (I don't like this term) and as an adult, how pre-covid times were, etc. etc. but I'll stop here.

I just want y'all to know that I'm thankful for this weird community where we obsess over metal rectangles and expensive plastic.
« Last Edit: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:40:16 by HoodrowThrillson »
Current: GMK Coral R2
Typing on: RS - Retooled Cherry Blacks - 55g TX Springs, TX Films, Lubed with 205g0 - Xiami Beige Cadet + RGB
Collection: IDB60 (gone), Austere (gone), Matrix 1.2og, Matrix 2.0add (gone), RS (so lit), Infinitum (gone), THRILL (loaned out), Matrix 2.0add xmas Starry Night, RS60 (traded), MC65 (traded), Jane v1 CE (gone), GSKT-00 (gone)
Soon: PC TKL One

Offline Kokaloo

  • Posts: 830
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • 🤘(• ω •)🤙
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:38:02 »
pog

Offline Nuclear Nachos

  • Posts: 108
  • Anima and Animus
[IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:39:34 »
gl, a great cause to support and very fleshed out ic, also a cool guy


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline matthewdias

  • Posts: 71
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:49:02 »
ily. pls consider r2 1u accent novelty

Offline white_rabbit

  • Posts: 32
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:54:13 »
ily. pls consider r2 1u accent novelty
^

Very happy to see this set run again!

Offline densus designs

  • Posts: 104
  • Location: inside gater ron mouth
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:54:40 »
very nice, im down

Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:57:54 »
Shame about the Coral Relief kit, I love a nice monocolor set.

Offline fruitykeeb

  • Posts: 57
  • Location: Texas, USA
    • Storefront
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 22:58:12 »
awww yeah!

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

  • Posts: 1698
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 23:02:26 »
Love my r1, as you’ve got the novs now in for 2 sets to load up on turtles.

Two things:
1. Caps lock nov?
2. Hibi? Dunno if the design was unique to villanelle and happy to hear from Tom/Kate/you that this was a bad idea…but could the shape of that Hibi get paired w a color from this set?

Online LightningXI

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 4151
  • Location: New York
  • PPD
    • ArtisanMacro
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 23:12:20 »
Taking a fresh look at this set and seeing IRL pics is nice. It's a set with nice contrast and the compatibility in base is pretty comprehensive.

Offline Zanhana

  • Posts: 127
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 23:16:22 »
pls no purse caps lock

or at least a novelty replacement option

Offline HungHingDaiLo

  • Posts: 533
  • Location: 大喜街
  • 無間道
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 28 December 2021, 23:56:08 »
This is fantastic. GLWGB!

Offline paperassgasket

  • Posts: 444
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 00:01:30 »
I know it's a long shot but I would LOVE a R2 1u novelty and maybe even a 1.5u R3 novelty.

Offline Bachoo

  • Posts: 262
  • Location: Canada, Eh!
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 00:24:35 »
Yes.

Offline Dyto69

  • Posts: 95
  • Location: Germany
  • 420 blaze it but dont forget 69
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 01:18:04 »
Nice kitting, i like the real life Photos a lot. I really like this IC

Offline darthcapn

  • Posts: 263
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 01:25:19 »
I've waited too long  for this

Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk

Praxis | Portal | Frog F13 | Vega | Sat75 | F2-84 | Iron 165 | KFE CE | Spring | Pandora | Mr Suit | MGA | Jelly Epoch

Dolice | Glare | Vmax chyuu | W1-AT | Hoshizora | iron 160 | Nazaré | Tomo

Offline dingusxmcgee

  • Posts: 214
  • Location: West MI
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 06:40:45 »
Yes please. Been looking forward to this!

Offline KuroTheCrazy

  • Posts: 116
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 07:23:50 »
Not going to make the mistake of sleeping on this set again.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 570
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 07:48:56 »
First and foremost, thank you all to have commented and give some input. I will be addressing some of those here.

1) R2 1U accent novelty, R2 1U accent, R3 1.5U novelty (anything regarding adding keys to essentially make the 3 key 40s into a 4 key 40s) - no, simply because it's kind of a slippery slope and usability outside of 40s. Accent novelty, what layout other than a 40 (think bigger boys like 60s, 75s, TKL, etc. etc,) would be able to utilize it on a large scale? My guess is very low. The death of the 40s kit, due to the extremely low attachment rate (common with GMK), I have opted to include 3 keys. Why 3 keys? Because I removed the 3 key UK ISO keys based off the theory that more 40s users are purchasing the base kit than UK ISO users (there is no hard statistic for this, just a theory based off of past GBs and talking with other people about the idea).

TLDR: adding more niche keys that don't have greater usage outside of the 40s or small board user base doesn't seem logical and rather just a slippery slope.

2) Caps lock nov, no I think it's ugly

3) Hibi and the design from villanelle, I heard that the design from villanelle is Hibi's (I don't know a better term to use so please let me know) stock(?) design. Meaning it's like their signature shape keycap that anyone can use? I will consult (yes there will be a Hibi cap or caps) and let y'all know.

4) Purse lock, *looks at Coral R1* *sees it has purse lock* *look at name of IC, "GMK Coral R2"* :thinking: Purse lock is cool for icon sets, because I hate the look of a downward arrow above the upward arrow, it's like its pointing at the gap in between caps lock and shift and saying "hey look at how many brain cells you have left"
Current: GMK Coral R2
Typing on: RS - Retooled Cherry Blacks - 55g TX Springs, TX Films, Lubed with 205g0 - Xiami Beige Cadet + RGB
Collection: IDB60 (gone), Austere (gone), Matrix 1.2og, Matrix 2.0add (gone), RS (so lit), Infinitum (gone), THRILL (loaned out), Matrix 2.0add xmas Starry Night, RS60 (traded), MC65 (traded), Jane v1 CE (gone), GSKT-00 (gone)
Soon: PC TKL One

Offline Fraaaan

  • Posts: 316
  • Location: cucked (EU)
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 07:58:11 »
Great kitting. Any chance for an ISO enter novelty?

GLWIC!

Offline neon_tom

  • Posts: 259
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 08:14:57 »
4) Purse lock, *looks at Coral R1* *sees it has purse lock* *look at name of IC, "GMK Coral R2"* :thinking: Purse lock is cool for icon sets, because I hate the look of a downward arrow above the upward arrow, it's like its pointing at the gap in between caps lock and shift and saying "hey look at how many brain cells you have left"

Purse lock is best lock

Offline Hawkenfreude

  • Posts: 46
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 08:18:21 »
Missed R1 by weeks, and have been dreading the idea of paying r/mm prices to get this for the wife. Happy to see such a quick turnaround on R2.

Offline konstantin

  • Formerly constexpr
  • Posts: 1736
  • Location: Serbia
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 08:58:25 »
You can drop 1.75c space from the spacebars kit. This size is not used outside of a very limited number of 40s boards, and this set doesn't have the compat needed for those layouts in the first place, so the 1.75c spacekey serves no real purpose.

Numpad 00 can probably be removed from the base kit as well.
« Last Edit: Wed, 29 December 2021, 09:01:36 by konstantin »

Offline Bub

  • Posts: 371
  • Location: MD, USA
    • big bub's beepers
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 10:38:52 »

Also I'm missing my F10 key because I think I sent it to pwade to color match for the kit renders.


this made me laugh lol

GLWIC

Offline popkorn62

  • Posts: 567
  • Location: California
  • No keyboards for old men
    • Mekibo
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 11:01:02 »
Do not take the purse away from me kthx
==============
https://mekibo.com/

Offline paperassgasket

  • Posts: 444
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 11:28:51 »
You can drop 1.75c space from the spacebars kit. This size is not used outside of a very limited number of 40s boards, and this set doesn't have the compat needed for those layouts in the first place, so the 1.75c spacekey serves no real purpose.

Numpad 00 can probably be removed from the base kit as well.
seconding this. I don't really care if you keep or yeet the 00, but I can't think of a single case where that 1.75u is usable.

First and foremost, thank you all to have commented and give some input. I will be addressing some of those here.

1) R2 1U accent novelty, R2 1U accent, R3 1.5U novelty (anything regarding adding keys to essentially make the 3 key 40s into a 4 key 40s) - no, simply because it's kind of a slippery slope and usability outside of 40s. Accent novelty, what layout other than a 40 (think bigger boys like 60s, 75s, TKL, etc. etc,) would be able to utilize it on a large scale? My guess is very low. The death of the 40s kit, due to the extremely low attachment rate (common with GMK), I have opted to include 3 keys. Why 3 keys? Because I removed the 3 key UK ISO keys based off the theory that more 40s users are purchasing the base kit than UK ISO users (there is no hard statistic for this, just a theory based off of past GBs and talking with other people about the idea).

yeah the enter is a real stretch.
But... if you added a R2 1u novelty then all you'd have to do is add a R3 1u novelty to get a fully sculped macro column :wink:

Offline Puddsy

  • nice
  • * Elated Elder
  • Posts: 12208
  • Location: RSTLN E
  • "Do you shovel to survive, or survive to shovel?"
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 11:40:33 »
Do not take the purse away from me kthx

purse supremacy
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | ctrl.alt x GON 60% | TGR Alice | Mira SE | Revo One | z | Keycult No. 1 | AIS65 | First CW87 prototype | Mech27v1 | Camp C225 | Duck Orion V1 | LZ CLS sxh | Geonworks Frog | Hiney TKL One



"Everything is worse, but in a barely perceptible and indefinable way" -dollartacos, after I came back from a break | "Is Linkshine our Nixon?" -NAV | "Puddsy is the Puddsy of keebs" -ns90

Offline rikercd

  • Posts: 80
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 15:44:51 »
Coral is one of my all time favorite sets. I daily drive it on my PC Tengu with the Coral Relief kit. Super happy this is coming back, but it's too bad the relief kit isn't making a return. I feel like people are way more into mono sets than they used to be, I know I am.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 570
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 20:21:31 »
Novelty ISO key, I will consider. I have liked that idea in the past and will try to come up with something.

40s enter, I heard that accent enter is preferred according to some research done recently on a poll. I too am torn on this.

Additionally, on the IC form, I have added a section about rerunning the Coral Relief Kit (with a question regarding about whether to make it a full on base kit or an alpha + other keys like R1)
Current: GMK Coral R2
Typing on: RS - Retooled Cherry Blacks - 55g TX Springs, TX Films, Lubed with 205g0 - Xiami Beige Cadet + RGB
Collection: IDB60 (gone), Austere (gone), Matrix 1.2og, Matrix 2.0add (gone), RS (so lit), Infinitum (gone), THRILL (loaned out), Matrix 2.0add xmas Starry Night, RS60 (traded), MC65 (traded), Jane v1 CE (gone), GSKT-00 (gone)
Soon: PC TKL One

Offline UberPlatypus

  • Posts: 46
  • Location: New York
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 02:27:18 »
YES!

Sent from my HD1925 using Tapatalk


Offline mymeepo

  • Posts: 50
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 10:38:22 »
So happy this is returning. +1 for ISO novelty enter. I think the 1.5 accented 40s enter is perfect. Any chance for an accented R2 novelty? Could work on 40s ESC or 65s PgUp

Offline hkhawk

  • Posts: 196
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 17:07:08 »
Hoodrow, would you please consider putting the second B in the spacebar kit for people who purchased R1? Coral R1 is one of my favorite sets and I run it in Alice so being able to get Spacebars and the second B together would be amazing.

« Last Edit: Thu, 30 December 2021, 17:21:38 by hkhawk »

Offline Puddsy

  • nice
  • * Elated Elder
  • Posts: 12208
  • Location: RSTLN E
  • "Do you shovel to survive, or survive to shovel?"
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 18:29:11 »
Hoodrow, would you please consider putting the second B in the spacebar kit for people who purchased R1? Coral R1 is one of my favorite sets and I run it in Alice so being able to get Spacebars and the second B together would be amazing.

second b in spacebar kit is better anyway since most alice users will probably also want bars as well
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | ctrl.alt x GON 60% | TGR Alice | Mira SE | Revo One | z | Keycult No. 1 | AIS65 | First CW87 prototype | Mech27v1 | Camp C225 | Duck Orion V1 | LZ CLS sxh | Geonworks Frog | Hiney TKL One



"Everything is worse, but in a barely perceptible and indefinable way" -dollartacos, after I came back from a break | "Is Linkshine our Nixon?" -NAV | "Puddsy is the Puddsy of keebs" -ns90

Offline Nonnegaard

  • Posts: 334
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 20:01:35 »
I could ramble on and on about "how it used to be", how much I've grown as a """designer""" (I don't like this term) and as an adult, how pre-covid times were, etc. etc. but I'll stop here.
No, no, go on.
TGR Jane V2, Keycult No. 1/TKL, Dolphin 2021, Melody65, Gherkin, Model M, 5°, NCR80, M0110-A

Offline ARSLOCK

  • Posts: 229
  • Location: SC
  • CarolinaMech.com
    • Carolina Mech
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 31 December 2021, 09:33:44 »
Looks great, +1 for a second monotone base kit

Offline jagger27

  • Posts: 178
  • Location: Canada
  • ne 1.5U supers???
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 01 January 2022, 02:42:03 »
purse supremacy

no need to fight over purses and down arrows when r3 control is actually useful :^)

Shame about the Coral Relief kit, I love a nice monocolor set.

yeah rip. I'm only interested in the solid coral

Offline HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 570
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 02 January 2022, 15:48:08 »
I could ramble on and on about "how it used to be", how much I've grown as a """designer""" (I don't like this term) and as an adult, how pre-covid times were, etc. etc. but I'll stop here.
No, no, go on.
Maybe in the future, I'll start dumping some thoughts on the state of the mechkeys community.
So happy this is returning. +1 for ISO novelty enter. I think the 1.5 accented 40s enter is perfect. Any chance for an accented R2 novelty? Could work on 40s ESC or 65s PgUp
I will consider
Hoodrow, would you please consider putting the second B in the spacebar kit for people who purchased R1? Coral R1 is one of my favorite sets and I run it in Alice so being able to get Spacebars and the second B together would be amazing.

Show Image

I will consider
Looks great, +1 for a second monotone base kit
I will consider
Hoodrow, would you please consider putting the second B in the spacebar kit for people who purchased R1? Coral R1 is one of my favorite sets and I run it in Alice so being able to get Spacebars and the second B together would be amazing.

second b in spacebar kit is better anyway since most alice users will probably also want bars as well
I will consider
purse supremacy

no need to fight over purses and down arrows when r3 control is actually useful :^)

Shame about the Coral Relief kit, I love a nice monocolor set.
yeah rip. I'm only interested in the solid coral
I will consider
Current: GMK Coral R2
Typing on: RS - Retooled Cherry Blacks - 55g TX Springs, TX Films, Lubed with 205g0 - Xiami Beige Cadet + RGB
Collection: IDB60 (gone), Austere (gone), Matrix 1.2og, Matrix 2.0add (gone), RS (so lit), Infinitum (gone), THRILL (loaned out), Matrix 2.0add xmas Starry Night, RS60 (traded), MC65 (traded), Jane v1 CE (gone), GSKT-00 (gone)
Soon: PC TKL One

Offline And1

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 12 January 2022, 03:34:34 »
Thank you very much for the re-run, Hoodrow.

Shame about the Coral Relief kit, I love a nice monocolor set.
yeah rip. I'm only interested in the solid coral

Also very interested in the Coral Relief Kit.

purse supremacy
no need to fight over purses and down arrows when r3 control is actually useful :^)

Any chance for R3 1.75U control with icon legend to match the surrounding icon modifiers?

Very much looking forward to GMK Coral R2. :)

Offline konstantin

  • Formerly constexpr
  • Posts: 1736
  • Location: Serbia
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 12 January 2022, 03:40:46 »
Nice kits! I'm going to have to grab Coral this time around, it's such a gorgeous set.

Any chance for R3 1.75U control with icon legend to match the surrounding icon modifiers?
+1

Offline mnguyen53

  • Posts: 2
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 12 January 2022, 13:45:16 »
Gorgeous set and love the cause. GL!

Offline HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 570
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 07:52:30 »
Good morning Geekhack, just wanted to drop in and let y'all know what I've been up to since it's been a while since I've posted here with an update.

Vendors are all locked and loaded (except for Asia, I have reached out to one and waiting to hear back, if that falls through, I have one other vendor I can ask).

In terms of the Coral Relief kit, I will be discussing with Mekibo to figure out if it is a viable option since there is overwhelming support for it. However, this support does not reflect if people will actually purchase it during the GB phase. Once we discuss this further, I will come back with either 1) a sorry message about how we aren't running it or 2) a base kit design.

In terms of other kitting changes, I have not read through them all yet so please give me some time to sift through the messages. My IRL job has been quite a handful since the New Year so please bear with me.

I did see something about "where is the 40s kit". Well to you specifically, the base kit for 3 key which was done with the removal of UK ISO. The only way I'd run a full 40s kit is a signed contractual obligation to buy out any remaining 40s kits we may have if we were to run one.

Side note, I have been in talks with some artisan makers who I am a fan of and have gotten a few of them onboard. If there are other makers y'all would like me to reach out to, please let me know.

That is all.

Hope y'all have a wonderful rest of the week.
Current: GMK Coral R2
Typing on: RS - Retooled Cherry Blacks - 55g TX Springs, TX Films, Lubed with 205g0 - Xiami Beige Cadet + RGB
Collection: IDB60 (gone), Austere (gone), Matrix 1.2og, Matrix 2.0add (gone), RS (so lit), Infinitum (gone), THRILL (loaned out), Matrix 2.0add xmas Starry Night, RS60 (traded), MC65 (traded), Jane v1 CE (gone), GSKT-00 (gone)
Soon: PC TKL One

Offline And1

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 09:55:18 »
Thank you very much for the update.

Side note, I have been in talks with some artisan makers who I am a fan of and have gotten a few of them onboard. If there are other makers y'all would like me to reach out to, please let me know.

HIBI via hibi.mx — probably already on your radar — would be great; pretty sure they also very much appreciate the initial cause behind this set. I mean, who wouldn’t.

Take your time, Hoodrow, hope your job doesn’t get too overwhelming.

Offline whee74

  • Posts: 46
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 21 January 2022, 14:21:56 »
love the set and the fact that you're helping out a good cause~

Offline HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 570
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 03 February 2022, 13:10:37 »
Update:

Working on getting render for Coral Relief Base Kit.

Now I've kind of run into a bit of a pickle.

With the addition of the Coral Relief Base kit, there might be a need for some coral colored spacebars. Where should these lie, within the base kit itself or in the spacebars kit?

Another potential solution is cutting out the numpad and adding spacebars to hopefully keep cost consistent with the regular base kit. I've looked at a few sets that have done 2 base kits and it seems to me that the spacebars are included in a 40s extension set or just don't exist. Although I love this set with my heart, this isn't necessarily a banger set like MoDo, Bento, Olive, Olivia, etc. that can have a 40s kit with the spacebars and B.

If anyone has suggestions, I am more than open to it. I'm going to have to do a lot of thinking since this is a complicated situation.
Current: GMK Coral R2
Typing on: RS - Retooled Cherry Blacks - 55g TX Springs, TX Films, Lubed with 205g0 - Xiami Beige Cadet + RGB
Collection: IDB60 (gone), Austere (gone), Matrix 1.2og, Matrix 2.0add (gone), RS (so lit), Infinitum (gone), THRILL (loaned out), Matrix 2.0add xmas Starry Night, RS60 (traded), MC65 (traded), Jane v1 CE (gone), GSKT-00 (gone)
Soon: PC TKL One

Offline asciisii

  • Posts: 89
  • Location: Canada
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 03 February 2022, 13:20:30 »
I personally love numpad-less base kits with added spacebars, but I'm also not a user of larger keyboards at all.

Offline 1017BirckenThot

  • Posts: 42
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 03 February 2022, 13:27:40 »
Please don't split out the numpad from the base kit.

Offline hello21

  • Posts: 25
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 03 February 2022, 20:15:54 »
There's no chance a coral-coloured numpad alone will pass MOQ, even less than a 40' kit.
Big big advocate of keeping numpad. Minibars can be replaced with shifts but numbers can't.
Perhaps add blue minibars in the spacebar kit so they can be used for both base kits?

Offline And1

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 04 February 2022, 03:00:16 »
With the addition of the Coral Relief Base kit, there might be a need for some coral colored spacebars. Where should these lie, within the base kit itself or in the spacebars kit?

Could the colored space bars not be part of the Coral Relief Kit?

Offline HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 570
Re: [IC] GMK Coral R2 - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 04 February 2022, 09:06:42 »
I guess some of y'all misunderstood.

I was thinking about removing the numpad (and not offering at all) for ONLY the Coral Relief Base Kit.

The problem with the addition of blue mini bars is two fold. First, you're now adding extra spacebars increasing cost. Additionally, blue mini bars on a Coral Relief board might look dog.

Also, I will be reviewing the kitting (along with the comments from the IC form again). Next update I'll likely have final kitting.
Current: GMK Coral R2
Typing on: RS - Retooled Cherry Blacks - 55g TX Springs, TX Films, Lubed with 205g0 - Xiami Beige Cadet + RGB
Collection: IDB60 (gone), Austere (gone), Matrix 1.2og, Matrix 2.0add (gone), RS (so lit), Infinitum (gone), THRILL (loaned out), Matrix 2.0add xmas Starry Night, RS60 (traded), MC65 (traded), Jane v1 CE (gone), GSKT-00 (gone)
Soon: PC TKL One