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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 19:51:45 »
Sent O.O Got get the Star I think I did the form right maybe :x

They look too nice to pass up
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 21:09:31 »
Looks cool. Will wait for more pics before ordering one.

Good work!

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 19 April 2014, 00:21:19 »
The star looks really nice! Going to wait for more designs to pop up.

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 19 April 2014, 05:27:48 »
I will try post so okie picture after I get mine, also ohh my glitter glitter this mean I will be getting another after I see what the first is like :x gotta get dem glitter keys pretty sparkly things okay bye
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 07:35:05 »
possible to smoothen the surface?

the 3D printing finishing is kinda rough
but the idea is really really nice  :thumb:

may get one along with my fd :)

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 09:53:01 »
possible to smoothen the surface?

the 3D printing finishing is kinda rough
but the idea is really really nice  :thumb:

may get one along with my fd :)

I only purchase the polished finishes and if I ever got another material, I would polish it myself. I'm not a fan of the unfinished plastic look.

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 21 April 2014, 17:32:18 »
I'm going to keep an eye on this thread. I saw your Star keycap a while ago and I liked it. :thumb:
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 10:22:21 »
Is the profile only number row keys? Or can you do DSA profiles?
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 11:13:54 »
Is the profile only number row keys? Or can you do DSA profiles?

For the starman keycap it is only number row, but I can do other profiles as well.


ALSO

The other keycaps of this set are being delivered tomorrow for painting! Hooray!

Casting goodies in the mail. LOTS OF STUFF PLANNED! Woo!

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 12:00:40 »


The other keycaps of this set are being delivered tomorrow for painting! Hooray!

Casting goodies in the mail. LOTS OF STUFF PLANNED! Woo!
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O: Are those the Bricks and Item Block? Going to call dibs now :x DIBS Can't wait to see what your casting
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 13:59:44 »


The other keycaps of this set are being delivered tomorrow for painting! Hooray!

Casting goodies in the mail. LOTS OF STUFF PLANNED! Woo!

O: Are those the Bricks and Item Block? Going to call dibs now :x DIBS Can't wait to see what your casting
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Yes, those would be the brick blocks + mystery blocks.

I'm doing some maybe newish things with my casting. My sketchbook is literally full with ideas. Hopefully they work.  :cool:

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 22 April 2014, 14:46:55 »
Excited for more to come, I love Mario, but not for my keyboard. :)
I'm more into dark things, however once my girlfriend decides on a keyboard we will begin to customize it so far she's only picked the Nyan cat keyset.
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 25 April 2014, 07:49:12 »
Excited for more to come, I love Mario, but not for my keyboard. :)
I'm more into dark things, however once my girlfriend decides on a keyboard we will begin to customize it so far she's only picked the Nyan cat keyset.

She will probably loooove some of the stuff I'm working on

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 25 April 2014, 08:43:36 »
Excited for more to come, I love Mario, but not for my keyboard. :)
I'm more into dark things, however once my girlfriend decides on a keyboard we will begin to customize it so far she's only picked the Nyan cat keyset.

She will probably loooove some of the stuff I'm working on

That's good she's been excited since she's seen my plan for my keyboard even though she doesn't have a keyboard to put her caps on yet, I'll follow this, and see what you come up with. :)
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 25 April 2014, 14:51:41 »
I'll also be watching it.

My girlfriend is very fond of the starman and the Mario
Wondering what else she'll want from this  :))

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 15 May 2014, 11:09:40 »
Boo boo boo bee doo boo boop



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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 15 May 2014, 17:38:12 »
Anyone have a pic of the brick box key or the question mark box?
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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 15 May 2014, 18:27:24 »
Boo boo boo bee doo boo boop

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 15 May 2014, 18:28:44 »
Anyone have a pic of the brick box key or the question mark box?

Seeing how they havent been made yet, i dont think so

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 18 May 2014, 13:49:24 »
Anyone have a pic of the brick box key or the question mark box?



These are the first pass at them. The brown stain is a bit different than the yellow, and my hobby brush needs replacing, so the left mystery box isn't perfect. I'll have one of each fresh made in a couple of weeks.


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« Reply #21 on: Sun, 18 May 2014, 16:22:07 »
As a question do you think you will be making a gold plated star key in the future? that would be very nice :D

Also just got the shipping notice going to be sat next to my door now until it comes :x

Wait just checked then what would it cost for the star key to be gold plated? as a rough idea as I may get one later in the year :x
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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 18 May 2014, 17:41:41 »
Anyone have a pic of the brick box key or the question mark box?

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These are the first pass at them. The brown stain is a bit different than the yellow, and my hobby brush needs replacing, so the left mystery box isn't perfect. I'll have one of each fresh made in a couple of weeks.

Still, the mystery box looks nice. Any plans on making Topre?
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 20:12:43 »
Star get

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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 26 May 2014, 14:34:13 »
Anyone have a pic of the brick box key or the question mark box?

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These are the first pass at them. The brown stain is a bit different than the yellow, and my hobby brush needs replacing, so the left mystery box isn't perfect. I'll have one of each fresh made in a couple of weeks.

Still, the mystery box looks nice. Any plans on making Topre?

Thanks! I can make Topre on request, but only for a sale, since I don't have the model pre-prepared.

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 27 May 2014, 17:01:55 »
Got my star today.  So cute!

Going to take photos of it on my Watermelon board when I am home in a month or so.  Kinda scared of taking it off a switch though, as I have not worked with caps of this material before.  We'll see what happens!

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 30 May 2014, 05:51:11 »
Cherpkey Star STAR its awesome glittery and you should all get one, amazing hand painting even put the little white shine on the eyes, and cher added extra glitter for me :D I'm a little careful of the stem though as I think it looks a little brittle :x Other wise thanks a huge bunch for this its awesomenessness.




Its awesome thanks, a little scared of the stem though as it looks like it may want a few of those cross supports like a more key has but otherwise love it :D
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 01 June 2014, 10:06:47 »
Awesome pics! So glad the keys arrived safely!

Enjoy!

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 11:48:56 »
Woop, I've got mine today as well. Also waiting patiently on another custom from Cher :D

   
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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 02 June 2014, 15:12:36 »
Woop, I've got mine today as well. Also waiting patiently on another custom from Cher :D

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He looks GREAT with those colors. Wow!

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 14 June 2014, 09:42:45 »
Those Question Mark bricks look great! Very interested :)
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« Reply #31 on: Sun, 22 June 2014, 17:42:17 »
PM sent :)
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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 23 June 2014, 08:58:35 »
Woop, I've got mine today as well. Also waiting patiently on another custom from Cher :D

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 24 June 2014, 18:19:59 »
Hey everyone! I'm back from Europe and have some caps to paint! They should be in the mail by Thursday :D

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 24 July 2014, 13:14:35 »
If anyone hasn't received something they ordered please let me know. It would seem that some of my recent packages didn't make it out (though claims they did have been heard, so watch for duplicates please) so I'm putting together the replacements with rush (no cost to you, of course). Please let me know if you didn't receive your order as soon as you can (via PM, please!)!!
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 28 July 2014, 11:47:55 »
Would love to get some kind of 3D panda key cap when you start doing custom orders :O
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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 01 August 2014, 12:39:47 »
Would love to get some kind of 3D panda key cap when you start doing custom orders :O

Send me a PM, I can get started on it!

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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 21:25:47 »




Prototype painted! The base is a Rit-Dye Red copy using a blend of red, brown and yellow glass stain paint, top is painted with hobby satin acrylic. Made from UV-Cured Acrylic Plastic and printed via shapeways.

Costs: Shapeways: $10
           Design + Handpainting: $10 (2 hours of work per key, + supplies)
           To GH + Fry family + Share Our Strength: $10 ($4 to GH, $4 to the Nathaniel J. Walter foundation and $2 to Share our Strength)
           Price: $30 + shipping
       Shipping: $3 US, International by USPS by actual cost + $1 for shipping materials

Also available in black UV-Cured Acrylic Plastic Without Painting: $21 + Shipping

Also available in metals --- can be handpainted, but I cannot guarantee the paint will last. I have metal model paint, but I've literally never used it. Add $10 for metal painting per key.

Black Matte Steel -- $40 + shipping
Polished Nickel Steel -- $40 + shipping
Polished Grey Steel -- $40 + shipping
Polished Bronze Steel -- $40 + shipping
Polished Gold Steel -- $40 + shipping
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Polished Bronze -- $70 + shipping
Polished Gold Plated Brass -- $84 + shipping
Polished Premium Sterling Silver -- $110 + shipping

You can specify an additional donation if you'd like as well.

I will be ordering a Sterling Silver CapCap for the Walter family to include with the donation check for the foundation. I will be paying out of pocket for it, so if anyone would like to contribute, please let me know in a PM. Do not include it as part of an additional donation, I will give you my paypal email for you to gift it separately, so we don't get anything mixed up for records. ^_^

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I will be ordering a Matte Black Steel one for my own collection, I will have pictures of it in a few weeks.
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 22:03:57 »
I'm very intrigued to see what the bronze steel might turn out like.  Or the black matte steel.

The painted cap looks excellent, btw.   :thumb:

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« Reply #39 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 22:54:00 »
wow we do need some metal examples, sounds so awesome  :p :p
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 30 August 2014, 23:14:32 »
Working on the renders  :thumb:

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 31 August 2014, 01:18:48 »
Looking forward to getting my panda cap from you :D
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Re: CherpKeys -- 3-D Novelty Keycaps
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 31 August 2014, 07:39:13 »
Looking forward to getting my panda cap from you :D

It's in production! I think it's going to be very cool!!

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Hello cherpalla,

PM'd to see if you have anymore the mario star keys available. (non-glittery  :) )

Thanks

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Hello cherpalla,

PM'd to see if you have anymore the mario star keys available. (non-glittery  :) )

Thanks

PM'd & invoiced  :thumb:

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I never knew SmallFry, though I know he has been a huge inspiration to the keyboard community and it was a huge loss with him passing. I really like that you have made a keycap in his honor. Very nice design!  :thumb:

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I never knew SmallFry, though I know he has been a huge inspiration to the keyboard community and it was a huge loss with him passing. I really like that you have made a keycap in his honor. Very nice design!  :thumb:

Thanks :D and remember, proceeds go directly to support GH, the scholarship fund in his honor and to feed the hungry.  :cool:

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Will the steel be prone to rusting?
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Will the steel be prone to rusting?

I will seal all of the raw metal myself to prevent rusting. I will use LeakSeal Clear Spray.
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