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Re: [ArtKeycaps] No active sales // 100% custom caps open
« Reply #150 on: Tue, 31 March 2015, 17:59:35 »
can you design some style like walking dead?  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I'll consider it. If I come up with something good enough I will do it.

Maybe a zombie face, or a zombified body part.

Some time ago I did a zombie face for a stand alone sculpture. Something like that is possible.
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That hand is sexy.  It would look good coming out of a cap with a headstone behind it.

I've had an idea for a cap like that for a while, I just haven't developed the skill to accurately portray how I envision it.

Yeah, and also you gotta consider simplifying it enough, so that a plain or doable color scheme highlights it, and detail don't get washed out or lost.

Zombie subjects are various, essentially iconographic, body parts and scene representations: a tombstone alone, a hand coming out of the earth with a little tombstone, an open ribcage showcasing the internal organs+ ragged clothing, some brain tissue showing through a scalp, a zombie head/hand/foot, a full zombie corpse sideways-3/4view-top view, profile, isometric, zombie+victim, etc. There is enough material to do a whole series.

I'd rather stick to something simple, as I could do small details to depict a whole scene, but without magnification one couldn't really appreciate it.
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Re: [ArtKeycaps] No active sales // 100% custom caps open
« Reply #151 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 21:17:54 »
I had some health complications, but I'm good to go. Keycap projects will be resumed from now on. Thanks for the support for the ones who send me PM's.

I'm preparing a lot of exciting new stuff.
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Re: [ArtKeycaps] No active sales // 100% custom caps open
« Reply #152 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 21:21:06 »
I had some health complications, but I'm good to go. Keycap projects will be resumed from now on. Thanks for the support for the ones who send me PM's.

I'm preparing a lot of exciting new stuff.

Good to hear, I don't remember seeing anything about you being sick

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Re: [ArtKeycaps] No active sales // 100% custom caps open
« Reply #153 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 21:22:02 »
Damn, hope you're better now Mandolin. Good luck with the work and hope you get well.  :thumb:
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Re: [ArtKeycaps] No active sales // 100% custom caps open
« Reply #154 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 21:23:14 »
It was RSI related, needed to take 2 months off everything straining for the hands.

I got some of you on skype, and a few guys knew, but I've always responded PM's in one day maximum for any present or future question regarding my whereabouts, ideas or anything you may wanna talk about.
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Re: [ArtKeycaps] CERAMIC/glass CAPS?
« Reply #155 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 21:26:56 »
So, I read on reddit a interesting discussion about glass keycaps.

Here is my take on that:

CERAMIC/glass CAPS?

There are some workarounds for any ceramic materials to be used as keycaps.

Metal base + Ceramic top (basically a dental crown)

You ought to do a metal casket, with the switch connection, so it handles the most part of tensile stress and then adhere the ceramic material on top. The metallic base, and onlay would need to be sandblasted, where they meet (this would be hidden to sight), in order to enhance adhesion. Then you apply an appropriate cement/adhesive between both, and that's it.

Creatively you'd be limited to having non transparent caps, as the metal would be seen through.

It certainly could be done, but It'd be expensive. I only see it happening for custom of one of a kind commissions and love projects.
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« Reply #156 on: Thu, 23 April 2015, 02:37:12 »
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Re: Furry keycaps project
« Reply #157 on: Fri, 24 April 2015, 06:27:25 »
Furry keycaps project

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71268.0

Seems interesting. Love keeping up with your work!
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Re: [ArtKeycaps] No active sales // 100% custom caps open
« Reply #158 on: Mon, 04 May 2015, 06:59:25 »
really nice cap  :thumb: i hope i will have one of those  :p
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Re: [ArtKeycaps] No active sales // 100% custom caps open
« Reply #159 on: Tue, 26 May 2015, 19:23:12 »
Molding + cleaning, refining wax master patterns for the boobiecaps.


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Re: [ArtKeycaps] No active sales // 100% custom caps open
« Reply #160 on: Tue, 26 May 2015, 19:58:00 »
It's alive!