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[GB] GMK CYL Beloved | Complete
« on: Fri, 10 November 2023, 04:50:06 »
GMK CYL Beloved - Rerun of GMK KA2017
A little backstory. When I first started in the hobby, my girlfriend didn't want me to spend money on keyboards. She'd beat my ass every time she caught me, and yet I still do it. So I decided to lure her into the hobby by showing her cute artisans, keycaps, boards then I showed her this set and she loved it. She really wanted it, but it was very expensive. So we just gave up on getting it. Around 3 months later I contacted OG runner and finally got his/her permission. My gf will be very happy that I do this, so I can spend more money on keyboards hehe.

Timeline
Group Buy: 11 Nov (Singles Day) - 11 Dec
Delivery: Q3 2024

Vendors
US: Switchmod Keyboards
EU: Oblotzky Industries
SEA: iLumkb
AUS: Daily Clack
UK: Prototypist
CA: Ashkeebs
CN: zFrontier (CN) / zFrontier (EN)
KR: KLC Playground

Prices
Base: $130
Novelties: $30
Hangul: $45
Deskmat: $20

Details
Material - ABS
Legends - Doubleshot
Colors - WS1, Pink (Matched to KA2017.)

Kits



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My friend lent me his KA2017 to replicate the novelties, but unfortunately he lost a key.
Thanks to trungminhtp, he sent me a picture of his set. So I can draw it more accurately.


Keyboards


TGR Jane V2 CE by yuktsi



Nyawice by hali



Onyx by funderburker



Horsey by hali
(6u is not included. I just like how it looks on boards, but you can find them easily from GMK BOW.)

Deskmat
TKL sized (394 x 160 mm)
Buy from vendors or download and make it yourself. I don't give a damn.


Artisan Collabs
BlankBeastCaps
Mastonon
Namong Art
Sandun Art
Della Key
Geekkeey
Anthony Works
Crookey
Toycap Studio

Pictures
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Pictures by by skyworth




Pictures by trungminhtp




Pictures by 瓜皮皮。


Discord
Follow more of my projects here.

Thanks
xiaodian317 for letting me re-run this set <3.
trungminhtp for helping me and putting up with my questions.
Alessio and kyuut for suggestions.
Pump my friend who lent me his set.
Izeri for cool renders.
Vendors for trusting this project.
My gf for being cute.
You for reading.
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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 10 November 2023, 15:28:17 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 10 November 2023, 16:03:55 »
Excited to support my favorite B-rated vendor with this set :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 10 November 2023, 18:20:06 »
Excited to support my favorite B-rated vendor with this set :thumb:
krelbit is a cool lad. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 10 November 2023, 21:48:28 »
nice

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 10 November 2023, 22:16:09 »
Keycaps, once again.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 11 November 2023, 00:26:14 »
On Switchmod.net, for the first 48 hours, the code SINGLESDAY will net you $5 off of a base kit! This discount is per-base kit, so you can stack it if you please.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 11 November 2023, 00:50:10 »
Good luck with the GB  ;D

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 11 November 2023, 15:14:36 »
Who has WS1 split bars for sale right now?


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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 12 November 2023, 01:21:58 »
cant find any instock with 6c, 3u and alice bars in EU

and barely any bars kit in general  :(

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 12 November 2023, 02:19:36 »
cant find any instock with 6c, 3u and alice bars in EU

and barely any bars kit in general  :(
https://candykeys.com/product/gmk-panda
if you donít mind some green keys and vendor

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 12 November 2023, 02:33:29 »
cant find any instock with 6c, 3u and alice bars in EU

and barely any bars kit in general  :(
https://candykeys.com/product/gmk-panda
if you donít mind some green keys and vendor

just short of 3u. but at least got 6c

and green  :))

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 12 November 2023, 22:26:41 »
Curious why have a second B without even the shift key bar option for Alice. Seems unnecessary?

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 13 November 2023, 03:16:40 »
Curious why have a second B without even the shift key bar option for Alice. Seems unnecessary?
ws1 bars kit is relatively easy to find, either from sets you own or vendor website, but second b with ka2017 pink legend is not.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 17 November 2023, 09:43:02 »
all vendors are live now. pls buy so my gf will be happy and let me buy keyboards. i love yall. :-*

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 23 November 2023, 03:24:46 »
any estimate on sale numbers? I'm a late buyer  :)

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 23 November 2023, 21:07:04 »

Edit: revised scale to match final
« Last Edit: Sat, 16 December 2023, 13:45:32 by dvorcol »

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 23 November 2023, 22:57:48 »
BBC so cool.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 28 November 2023, 08:56:06 »
BlankBeastCaps (BBC) RAFFLE sale live for 24 hours
(Raffle form on bio)
Wednesday, 29th November 2023
8AM GMT +7
Edition size : 8
(International and China proxy)





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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 06:06:45 »

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 23:03:16 »
Sandun Art x GMK Beloved
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Moomani

Raffle Entry
Sun. 3 Dec. 12pm-Mon. 4 Dec. 12pm KST (GMT +9)
Raffle Invoice
Mon. 4 Dec. 2pm KST (GMT +9)






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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 30 November 2023, 23:04:54 »
DELLAKEY x GMK Beloved
GMK Beloved Mooly 20 each
Raffle start is at 2023/12/03 12:00 noon (GMT+9 , with KLC)



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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 07 December 2023, 05:53:19 »

added small bars to base kit because of tgr lena collab. no additional cost will be added. we will cover the cost.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 07 December 2023, 13:33:09 »
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added small bars to base kit because of tgr lena collab. no additional cost will be added. we will cover the cost.

Thank you, thank you.  These three small spacebars really expand coverage of the base.  I hope this becomes standard practice for base kits, now that child kits are disappearing.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 07 December 2023, 15:27:14 »
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added small bars to base kit because of tgr lena collab. no additional cost will be added. we will cover the cost.

Thank you, thank you.  These three small spacebars really expand coverage of the base.  I hope this becomes standard practice for base kits, now that child kits are disappearing.
appreciated for sure. but there is still some things that could have been included but have been nixed .

like there could have been: 3key 40s and 6u centered in base. and maybe windowed in base like in hineybeige

gmk regal and frost witch r2 have decent kitting. or some of the recent KKB sets.
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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 11 December 2023, 03:11:40 »
Hello

Any updates on the sale numbers?
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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 11 December 2023, 12:29:40 »
Hello

Any updates on the sale numbers?

Last update was on the Switchmod discord stating "final 24 hours on beloved! seems like we'll be hitting natural moq, which means I don't need to get many extras - probably 10-20."

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 13 December 2023, 13:35:24 »
And also
"natural moq in this economy" from switchmod krelbit,
"비럽 공제 유치될까요??Moq.."(Beloved GB held?? Moq..) "예 유지될거에요"(Yes it will) from KLC Kevin
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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 13 December 2023, 18:23:02 »
we hit moq! just waiting for vendors to final their numbers. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 16 December 2023, 13:44:39 »


More
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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 17 December 2023, 09:27:04 »
i just wanna thank all vendors for trusting me, dvorcol for amazing graph, and most importantly everyone for making this set happen. :-* my gf is really happy.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 16 January 2024, 02:53:02 »
sent color sample to gmk for color matching

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 27 January 2024, 02:04:47 »
It seem Krelbit of switchmod is not available. should I concern? what happened to him?

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 29 January 2024, 08:43:21 »
It seem Krelbit of switchmod is not available. should I concern? what happened to him?

ďhi friends - an update on me.

At the end of this last year i experienced a pretty traumatic life event, and as a result entered a depressive episode accompanied by some serious burnout.

Tickets have been very slow to be answered, and not much is being shipped. This last week I thought i might be fine, but I've had a particularly bad depressive episode whereby while I haven't been catatonic, I've definitely had anxiety around work and a few medium sized crises.

I apologize for the mental weakness.

I'm still around for the long run, I won't run off or anything - and I'm starting to see professional help. This week, I'll try my best to resume the normal ticketing speed and order flowÖ.ď


Although I just know Krelbit for some time, I trust him to deliver the goods and come through with his promise. Heís a good lad. I take metal issues seriously. Patience is much appreciated.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 09 February 2024, 02:00:16 »
pls send love to krelbit
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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 16 February 2024, 18:24:27 »
R1 samples are rejected.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 16 February 2024, 18:38:38 »
R1 samples are rejected.

may we know why?
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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 16 February 2024, 22:24:37 »
R1 samples are rejected.

may we know why?

bad picture but samples looks a bit different from ka2017. it need to be a bit more pink and warm.
someone in my discord said that you didnt have to color match again when rerunning colors. the sample set is titled gmk beloved, so i suppose that they didn't use the original color and have me match a new one, but i need to confirm this with oblo. another thing that might cause slight difference is plastic/abs slightly yellowing, so i will send some samples to klc (he has a set of ka2017) to get a second opinion on them.
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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 17 February 2024, 12:11:09 »
R1 samples are rejected.

may we know why?
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bad picture but samples looks a bit different from ka2017. it need to be a bit more pink and warm.
someone in my discord said that you didnt have to color match again when rerunning colors. the sample set is titled gmk beloved, so i suppose that they didn't use the original color and have me match a new one, but i need to confirm this with oblo. another thing that might cause slight difference is plastic/abs slightly yellowing, so i will send some samples to klc (he has a set of ka2017) to get a second opinion on them.

i suppose yellowing could play a huge role here as ka2017 is kinda old already. probably at least old enough to have changed enough in color since the set ran.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 27 February 2024, 06:01:39 »
in this case i donít think that itís necessary do another matching. however renders will not perfectly match the keycaps because i matched the renders with my set. i think itís better to get an actual OG color than the inaccurate aged one. hope you guys understand. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 11 March 2024, 21:16:44 »
if you have any questions regarding lena beloved collab, pls ask in klc cuz i know nothing.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 13 March 2024, 22:41:55 »
i just got production renders from gmk. if you see anything wrong pls tell me. help me i beg.



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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 15 March 2024, 05:39:46 »
i just got production renders from gmk. if you see anything wrong pls tell me. help me i beg.
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Looks correct to me. These pictures seem more vibrant than the GB pics, but I'm guessing these are closer to the actual colours?
These look better than the GB pics imo

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 15 March 2024, 06:02:22 »
i just got production renders from gmk. if you see anything wrong pls tell me. help me i beg.
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Looks correct to me. These pictures seem more vibrant than the GB pics, but I'm guessing these are closer to the actual colours?
These look better than the GB pics imo

these are GMK production renders which should not be used as a color reference to the actual product. GMK made these for designers/vendors to confirm the legend and keycap

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | 11 Nov - 11 Dec
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 18 March 2024, 10:21:15 »
production renders are approved.
gmk confirmed that MG2 is 189C, all double-shot novs, and same ď2 heartĒ key as beige addon.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | Complete
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 24 April 2024, 03:54:42 »
shipping :thumb:

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | Complete
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 24 April 2024, 04:34:42 »
Jae received the sets on monday, 4/22.

Oblotzky postponed the shipment of GMK CYL Beloved as he has his hands currently full with the 3 pallets  of MyLeftovers orders.

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Re: [GB] GMK CYL Beloved | Complete
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 29 April 2024, 14:15:57 »
got my set last week, Haven't open it yet.