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Offline aicyborg

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | New Authentic Deskmats
« Reply #50 on: Sat, 03 June 2023, 19:59:48 »
I want to like the two new deskmat designs but they're just too busy to me. The, er... space-whales(?) on them are very complex artwork that I think is contributing a lot to the busy sensation. Would you be willing to consider the mats with everything the same except those characters removed? That, I think, might look really good.

Offline ph4nt0m

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | New Authentic Deskmats
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 04 June 2023, 02:48:53 »
I personally liked the old deskmat more, please don't remove it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | New Authentic Deskmats
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 05 June 2023, 16:27:29 »
I personally liked the old deskmat more, please don't remove it.
I'll see what I can do about it, maybe remove one of these and have that as a second option :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 05 June 2023, 16:28:40 »
Vendors announced! :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 05 June 2023, 16:51:03 »
Might want to reconsider the vendor for US considering all the recent drama around them

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 05 June 2023, 20:47:52 »
Please reconsider the US vendor considering all the Gb drama Mechs&Co are currently in. They locked their discord from public messages and many people are demanding refunds from them.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 00:00:39 »
Reconsider US vendor. I personally would not hand money over to them as of right now.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 11:34:57 »
Indeed, it seems mechs & Co is about to go under...

Interesting set, I actually like it a lot but I'd be curious to see a line of side by side renders of it next to:
  • GMK Hallyu
  • GMK Cube
  • GMK Monokai
  • GMK Future Funk
  • GMK Deep Navy
  • GMK Dracula

Something like this: 299592-0

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 11:57:08 »
Hey all,

As many of you know, Mechs and Co is currently experiencing certain challenges necessitating the need to change our vendor for the US market. I have returned and am actively seeking a new vendor, and will provide further updates as soon as possible.

I appreciate your understanding and patience during this period.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 11:58:42 »
Reconsider US vendor. I personally would not hand money over to them as of right now.
Started looking for a new US Vendor! Will update you as soon as I have new information.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 12:51:09 »
As someone waiting for a few GB's from them, what is the recent drama with Mechs and co people keep bringing up? Should I be worried about it?

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 06 June 2023, 16:40:32 »
Indeed, it seems mechs & Co is about to go under...

Interesting set, I actually like it a lot but I'd be curious to see a line of side by side renders of it next to:
  • GMK Hallyu
  • GMK Cube
  • GMK Monokai
  • GMK Future Funk
  • GMK Deep Navy
  • GMK Dracula

Something like this: (Attachment Link)

Working on a color comparison at the moment! Thank you for your valuable feedback.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 08 June 2023, 05:50:03 »
New US Vendor Confirmed :eek:
299656-0
« Last Edit: Thu, 08 June 2023, 05:52:06 by Nukz »

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 08 June 2023, 19:43:19 »
Excited for this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 09 June 2023, 18:16:40 »
Excited for this!

So happy to hear that, waiting the quotes from GMK, pricing and GB date should be soon

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 09 June 2023, 20:29:02 »
who rendered these?

Offline ph4nt0m

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | New Authentic Deskmats
« Reply #66 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 01:24:57 »
I personally liked the old deskmat more, please don't remove it.
I'll see what I can do about it, maybe remove one of these and have that as a second option :thumb:

That would be cool, or maybe start a small poll about it to find out what the majority thinks? I just found the old deskmat fits very well color-wise and theme-wise.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 04:59:05 »
who rendered these?
All the renders were made by myself :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | New Authentic Deskmats
« Reply #68 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 05:02:34 »
I personally liked the old deskmat more, please don't remove it.
I'll see what I can do about it, maybe remove one of these and have that as a second option :thumb:

That would be cool, or maybe start a small poll about it to find out what the majority thinks? I just found the old deskmat fits very well color-wise and theme-wise.

Yep, I think a poll would be great, will add one to the IC

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #69 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 05:14:32 »
Added IC Form, if you are interested in the set please take 30 seconds from you time to complete it, would help me a lot🤍

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 05:33:07 »
Added IC Form, if you are interested in the set please take 30 seconds from you time to complete it, would help me a lot🤍
There is no question about the three deskmat designs in the IC form unless I'm blind.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 05:38:24 »
Added IC Form, if you are interested in the set please take 30 seconds from you time to complete it, would help me a lot🤍
There is no question about the three deskmat designs in the IC form unless I'm blind.
Will make a separate one for deskmats :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #72 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 05:45:29 »
Please don't forget my previous post with the specific comments :-P

Also can you consider doing a render with a yellowish 60% hhkb board, like the 8 bit 60 color (not the specific model) from this post:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=116816.0
https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https://i.imgur.com/P5CNnJ1.png

Or possibly the yellow from https://heavymetalkeyboards.com/products/hmkb-60s?variant=41398500262085

Also consider a blue-grey / denim like the first images of the Lily: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=118429.0

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #73 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 07:42:07 »
Please don't forget my previous post with the specific comments :-P

Also can you consider doing a render with a yellowish 60% hhkb board, like the 8 bit 60 color (not the specific model) from this post:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=116816.0
https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https://i.imgur.com/P5CNnJ1.png

Or possibly the yellow from https://heavymetalkeyboards.com/products/hmkb-60s?variant=41398500262085

Also consider a blue-grey / denim like the first images of the Lily: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=118429.0

Thank you!

I implemented some of the things you said in your last comment, and I am thinking now what to do with the NorDeUK because the lead vendor said that this layout of International Kit sold the best in previous GBs

Thank you for your render ideas, I will for sure add more board renders, working on some more, appreciate your help!

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #74 on: Sat, 10 June 2023, 07:44:34 »
Added IC Form, if you are interested in the set please take 30 seconds from you time to complete it, would help me a lot🤍
There is no question about the three deskmat designs in the IC form unless I'm blind.
So, after more time of thinking, I came to these two final options. The old deskmat + one more from the new ones! Hope that works for many of you! Don't hesitate to leave any feedback!

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 18 June 2023, 17:17:57 »
Waiting for quotes from GMK!

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #76 on: Sun, 18 June 2023, 22:03:23 »
As someone waiting for a few GB's from them, what is the recent drama with Mechs and co people keep bringing up? Should I be worried about it?

In a nutshell, they were in charge of two keyboard GB's that went to GB several months ago (Loki65 and Saveus Cor65xt), and after collecting everyone's money that bought into both GB's, they failed to ever pay the manufacturer any money at all to start any work on either project.  The designers and other vendors that were involved with both projects reached out more times than I can count to get updates, and they were all strung along by M&C giving them lots of false promises such as "I'll pay them by the end of the week", or "I have to check with the team on the status of things".  However, most of the time they didn't receive any responses at all, especially in the last month or so, and both GB's had to be cancelled as a result.  To date, M&C has only refunded a handful of people from both GB's to my knowledge, and the overwhelming majority of all others that joined those GB's haven't received a penny back or even a response to their messages or emails.  I know because I'm one of the buyers in the Saveus Cor65xt that requested a refund well over a week ago, but haven't heard a single word back yet.  I also have several other keycap GB's I bought through them, which I'm now very concerned about as I'm wondering if I'll ever receive any of them.

All of the above is pretty much what very publicly transpired recently, and while I don't have any physical proof of this, It seems like they have some serious cash flow issues going on there and possibly some serious mismanagement of money collected for Group Buys they're running, and they got caught in a situation that they couldn't get out of since they seem to not have any cash left in the business to pay the manufacturers, refund customers, or use for anything else for that matter.  It's unfortunately not looking good at all, and I'm worried I'm going to end up losing all the money I paid to them if they end up going under.....
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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 18 June 2023, 22:05:12 »
New US Vendor Confirmed :eek:
(Attachment Link)

Fantastic news!  Looking forward to this project and glad you found a new trustworthy US vendor to use.
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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 20 June 2023, 19:46:22 »
This looks really dope! I love the synergy with the colors! It reminds me of being in an old arcade for sure.
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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 23 June 2023, 00:08:36 »
A keyset inspired before my time...

But, even I know that Space Invaders left a big ol' footprint in the gaming world, before gaming was even called gaming.

And what imaginative and innovative use of colors did for the era!

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #80 on: Sat, 24 June 2023, 15:07:29 »
Comparing the shots of the kitting to the renders the alpha legends appear to be different colors. The base kit shows them as a nice bright white but the renders seem to be much more muted and less contrasty. What is the intended legend color? I think the white looks much nicer, personally.

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Embark on an Extraterrestrial Adventure!
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 29 June 2023, 22:09:19 »
Just wanted to say that I love everything about this set! I値l be watching for when this goes to GB as I知 almost certainly going to pick one up of most of the kits available. Good luck with this project!

Thank you very much for your message, it means a lot to me to see that you like the set, I'm still working to make it better than it is, will not dissapoint you, thanks again🤍

You are very welcome. I think you did a great job with the design of this set already, and I知 excited to see what improvements you end up making (even though it already looks pretty much perfect to me). I値l definitely try to keep a tab on the status of this set, as it will be one of the only ones I知 definitely planning on buying at this point in time.
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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #82 on: Sun, 23 July 2023, 06:27:15 »
Hey guys, after many discussions with vendors, we now have a date for the start of the GB.
It will start on 14th August! Hope you are as excited as me :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #83 on: Mon, 24 July 2023, 18:08:02 »
Indeed, it seems mechs & Co is about to go under...

Interesting set, I actually like it a lot but I'd be curious to see a line of side by side renders of it next to:
  • GMK Hallyu
  • GMK Cube
  • GMK Monokai
  • GMK Future Funk
  • GMK Deep Navy
  • GMK Dracula

Something like this: (Attachment Link)

Working on a color comparison at the moment! Thank you for your valuable feedback.

Any news on the color comparison? Thanks

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 02 August 2023, 07:14:14 »
Indeed, it seems mechs & Co is about to go under...

Interesting set, I actually like it a lot but I'd be curious to see a line of side by side renders of it next to:
  • GMK Hallyu
  • GMK Cube
  • GMK Monokai
  • GMK Future Funk
  • GMK Deep Navy
  • GMK Dracula

Something like this: (Attachment Link)

Working on a color comparison at the moment! Thank you for your valuable feedback.

Any news on the color comparison? Thanks

Oh, I totally forgot about it. it is nearly done, I just need to finish some things, I'll post it soon! Sorry for that

Offline Nukz

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #85 on: Wed, 02 August 2023, 07:15:05 »
Got the quotation from GMK

Pricing will be announced soon ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 03 August 2023, 18:04:47 »
The renders appear to show two different legend colors. What is the actual intended color? The bright white contrast or the more muted gray?

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 06 August 2023, 16:34:51 »
hey,deskmats is cool,bro

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 09 August 2023, 16:27:35 »
The renders appear to show two different legend colors. What is the actual intended color? The bright white contrast or the more muted gray?

Kit renders show exactly how it will be. Brighter than in board renders! I used different types of lighting for board renders so you see how colors would look in a more dark environment for example!

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #89 on: Wed, 09 August 2023, 16:37:18 »
hey,deskmats is cool,bro
Appreciate your words! :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 09 August 2023, 16:50:50 »
I have to announce that the scheduled GB date has been subject to a postponement and it is now anticipated to take place during the first week of September. We are now also working with GMK to make the pricing better, we are looking for different ways that would make the prices cheaper for you guys!
Will come back with an update soon!
« Last Edit: Wed, 09 August 2023, 16:52:42 by Nukz »

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon: Earth Will Never Be The Same!
« Reply #91 on: Thu, 10 August 2023, 02:23:38 »
Will base set + spacebar set combine to 2x 3u spacebars? Need that for goks type k :-D
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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | HIBI Metal Artisan Revealed
« Reply #92 on: Fri, 01 September 2023, 15:52:29 »
HIBI Metal Artisan



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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | HIBI Metal Artisan Revealed
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 04 September 2023, 00:06:19 »
Alpha legend color looks so much whiter in the kitting renders than in the actual board renders. Are they both the same?

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | HIBI Metal Artisan Revealed
« Reply #94 on: Sat, 16 September 2023, 14:19:26 »
We're past the first week of september :-) I'm just excited!
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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | HIBI Metal Artisan Revealed
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 29 September 2023, 01:04:07 »
Did this get cancelled?

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | HIBI Metal Artisan Revealed
« Reply #96 on: Fri, 29 September 2023, 16:33:44 »
I truly think that smaller projects like this which are unlikely to sell many hundreds should consider alternative manufacturers, honestly. Such as for example Key Kobo or really just anyone else. Not that I think this is doomed or anything, in fact I quite like it. But a different manu could be sold as preorder or in-stock which seems to be the trend of things lately (disclosure: I said the same thing in the GMK Bim thread).

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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | HIBI Metal Artisan Revealed
« Reply #97 on: Tue, 03 October 2023, 20:50:38 »
I truly think that smaller projects like this which are unlikely to sell many hundreds should consider alternative manufacturers, honestly. Such as for example Key Kobo or really just anyone else. Not that I think this is doomed or anything, in fact I quite like it. But a different manu could be sold as preorder or in-stock which seems to be the trend of things lately (disclosure: I said the same thing in the GMK Bim thread).
On one hand, this is true. On the other hand, any manufacturer that isn稚 GMK is pretty much an instant turn off for me.


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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | HIBI Metal Artisan Revealed
« Reply #98 on: Tue, 03 October 2023, 23:47:38 »
On one hand, this is true. On the other hand, any manufacturer that isn稚 GMK is pretty much an instant turn off for me.

GMK has produced quite poor CYL results recently, like Art and Indigo.
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Re: [IC] GMK Pixel Platoon | HIBI Metal Artisan Revealed
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 21 October 2023, 06:49:21 »
So the set was scheduled to run in September it痴 now nearly November. Did this get pushed back or is it just dead in the water at this point? Any update would be great.