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Offline Zambumon

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[IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:38:42 »
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Background Story

Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this keyset, I shake you warmly by the hand! Many wonderful surprises await you! For now, I do invite you to come to my factory and be my guest for one whole day - you and all others who are lucky enough to find this set. I, Zambumon, will counduct you around the factory myself showing you everything that there is to see, and afterwards, when it is time to leave, you will be escorted home by a procession of SA keycaps.

Inpired by the 2005 motion picture adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Amazing Chocolatier will take your keyboard into the most famous chocolate factory that has ever existed.



Although my idea was to make three of these variants (Blue, Red and Brown). It would be impossible and some novelties wouldn't look great. In addition: three variants means that base kits are huge since they have to contain the non-standard, winkles, etc mods.



So I opted just to do Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight since it was by far the most elegant of those 3.



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  • Designed by Zambumon
  • Manufactured by Signature Plastics
  • MX compatible (Cherry, Gateron, Kailh and Novatouch Sliders)
  • SA 1-1-2-3-4-3 Profile in thick ABS
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Does [insert a kit] include [insert a keycap]?

All kits include ***only*** the keys pictured.

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I have an ISO board, which child deals would cover my board?

You'll need the base kit + the ISO kit (which includes an ISO enter and 1.25U R4 Shift) and **either the UK kit or the NorDe** child deal + any other additional kits (Numpad, Tsangan).

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Does ISO include UK keycaps?

No it doesn't.

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Are the Corsair Strafe and Logitech G710 covered?

No, Signature Plastics doesn't manufacture 6.5U SA space bars.

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Is this a Group Buy?

No, this is an **Interest Check**. Kits are not final.

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Was Esteban bitten?

No, Estaban was chewed.



Special thanks to MiTo, livingspeedbump, T0mb3ry, Matt3o, HoffmanMyster, Steezus, ideus, Data, LeandreN, Trydan, and Ra.
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Offline Zambumon

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:38:58 »
  • Feb 19: Added ISO ES
  • Mar 5: Added White Chocolate Renders to OP


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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:42:20 »
This looks awesome, great work man  :thumb:

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:46:51 »
A lot of effort has gone into this!  Looks amazing!

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:47:25 »
Looks great, nice retro vibe. I will say that it does seem odd that CTRL is the only modifier not spelled out.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:50:05 »
Looks great, nice retro vibe. I will say that it does seem odd that CTRL is the only modifier not spelled out.

What do you mean? Isn't that always the case? "Alt" isn't spelt out, either.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:51:22 »
Looks pretty damn good so far! Novelties are always what really does it for me through, so maybe add some more? I'm just not sure what.

Offline Zambumon

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:51:35 »
Looks great, nice retro vibe. I will say that it does seem odd that CTRL is the only modifier not spelled out.

What do you mean? Isn't that always the case? "Alt" isn't spelt out, either.

I opted for the standard way. The only place where you can read "Control" is on the caps lock replacement keycap.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:52:32 »
Looks great, nice retro vibe. I will say that it does seem odd that CTRL is the only modifier not spelled out.

What do you mean? Isn't that always the case? "Alt" isn't spelt out, either.
Perhaps, but look above and you'll see a Function key, usually I see Fn. That sort of pushes the modifiers over to being spelled out at that point. Also Alt could stand alone as just alt rather than alternate but either way I think this is a very nice looking set.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:53:13 »
Scrumpdillyicious.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:53:14 »
Looks great, nice retro vibe. I will say that it does seem odd that CTRL is the only modifier not spelled out.

What do you mean? Isn't that always the case? "Alt" isn't spelt out, either.

I opted for the standard way. The only place where you can read "Control" is on the caps lock replacement keycap.
That's fair, just pointing it out. I did not mean it as a criticism.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:53:15 »
This looks awesome, great work man  :thumb:

Twice in a row (here and GC) you were the first one to show your appreciation for my work.

Thanks you very much!

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:53:19 »
That golden ticket key... I must have it...

Offline DannyHuynh

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:54:15 »
I have always wondering what the SA profile keycaps look similar to. Now I know, they look like candy/chocolate, confirmed by this design

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:59:44 »
Wow, that's beautiful! The only thing I'd like changed is the dots and rings on and so on. They should be a little bit bigger :)
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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 11:59:58 »
I have always wondering what the SA profile keycaps look similar to. Now I know, they look like candy/chocolate, confirmed by this design

I have compared the TGH color chip (alphas) with Lindt Chocolate and they look exactly the same.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:02:20 »
Wow, that's beautiful! The only thing I'd like changed is the dots and rings on and so on. They should be a little bit bigger :)

That's a render issue, so you shouldn't worry about it since the set would use Signature Plastic's standard font.

I'll fix those legends tomorrow

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:05:49 »
Lot's of effort has gone into this - not my piece of cake but I'm sure this will get to the GB phase soon.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:17:46 »
Love this concept

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:32:08 »
Dammit I know I am going to have chocolate for lunch now, thank you!  :mad: And you have to wait until Valentine is over to post this. Was it intentional ?

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:38:30 »
WOO! Finally. This set looks great.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:42:41 »
Dammit I know I am going to have chocolate for lunch now, thank you!  :mad: And you have to wait until Valentine is over to post this. Was it intentional ?

It wasn't intentional, today I didn't have classes and finally got some time to write the IC posts.
Lot's of effort has gone into this - not my piece of cake but I'm sure this will get to the GB phase soon.

Even though I'd like to have this set done as soon as I could, it would be the best not to rush since the IC will solve some issues that I haven't noticed.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:49:38 »
Wow! This set looks amazing! Love the colors as well. Would there be an option for another color for the Glass Elevator cap?

White is really nice, but that Golden Ticket yellow is amazing! Would make an amazing Escape key, for us vim users.  ;D

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:51:35 »
Lot's of effort has gone into this - not my piece of cake but I'm sure this will get to the GB phase soon.
Even though I'd like to have this set done as soon as I could, it would be the best not to rush since the IC will solve some issues that I haven't noticed.
There aren't many faults at all, that's what I meant.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 12:56:47 »
Yes yes yes

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 13:30:41 »
Great looking set, and the amount of renders is just perfect.
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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 14:35:17 »
Interested :)

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 14:41:14 »
Damn...another set I need!!

Offline Zambumon

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 14:54:28 »
Wow! This set looks amazing! Love the colors as well. Would there be an option for another color for the Glass Elevator cap?

I thought about instead of having those R1 W in different colors, I could add a red Elevator, for instance.


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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 15:23:57 »
I suppose there's no way to get white chocolate if even if I want, right?  :-[

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 15:36:01 »
I like this a lot, been after a dual tone brown & cream set for a while.

Retro came close.

Something higher quality than the OEM coffee set that was recently done as it's the closeness to coffee in theme that's the draw for me.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 15:42:40 »
I suppose there's no way to get white chocolate if even if I want, right?  :-[

I've been trying to figure out a good color way to make the white chocolate alphas. When I figure everything out, I'll add it to the IC and the webpage.



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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 17:58:56 »
I would absolutely love to own this. Actually hoping the interest check/group buy phase takes a while so that my wallet has time to recover from previous group buys.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 19:44:02 »
Golden Ticket! :))

Great theme on this one.

Do you plan on having a single Tsangan kit?

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 19:54:22 »

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 20:03:08 »
OMG... This is so beautylicious... I can't stop staring all those amazing renders. Why not include the R3 Function key in the base set ala pulse?
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 February 2016, 20:11:20 by Jumie »

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 20:03:32 »
Another SA set :confused:

Looks good though, I would get it if not SA

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 20:37:10 »
Don't know that I could support a GB themed after the 2005 movie rather than the 1971 version :P

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 20:39:26 »
Don't know that I could support a GB themed after the 2005 movie rather than the 1971 version

Right?! The Burton version was so much better.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 16 February 2016, 20:47:30 »
Hey can we get an [IC] in the OP subject line? Makes it easier to browse through Unread, and it's the rules. Thanks.

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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 03:47:49 »
Hey can we get an [IC] in the OP subject line? Makes it easier to browse through Unread, and it's the rules. Thanks.

Thanks for pointing that, already fixed.

Don't know that I could support a GB themed after the 2005 movie rather than the 1971 version

Right?! The Burton version was so much better.

Roald Dahl hated the 1971 version and it took Warner Bros 15 years to get the film done since Dahl's heirs had to approve the direction, script, and even the cast.

OMG... This is so beautylicious... I can't stop staring all those amazing renders. Why not include the R3 Function key in the base set ala pulse?

It is offered on a child deal called "Extras" which also includes stepped keycaps and homing bumps!


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Re: The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 06:15:08 »
I suppose there's no way to get white chocolate if even if I want, right?  :-[

I've been trying to figure out a good color way to make the white chocolate alphas. When I figure everything out, I'll add it to the IC and the webpage.
Doesnt the letters color already match white chocolate?
I has been lurking over the brown set IC of jil for a while seeing no progress. Super excited to see this  :-* Thanks for the nice work

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Re: [IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 08:29:00 »

Don't know that I could support a GB themed after the 2005 movie rather than the 1971 version

Right?! The Burton version was so much better.

Roald Dahl hated the 1971 version and it took Warner Bros 15 years to get the film done since Dahl's heirs had to approve the direction, script, and even the cast.


I'm confused. It took them 15 years to make the Burton version?

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Re: [IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 11:26:47 »
I'm confused. It took them 15 years to make the Burton version?

The project was started in 1991, multiple directors were considered for the film as well an actors such as Bill Murray, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, Brad Pitt, Will Smith and even Adam Sandler where considered for the role of Willy Wonka.

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Re: [IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 11:31:52 »
I'm confused. It took them 15 years to make the Burton version?

The project was started in 1991, multiple directors were considered for the film as well an actors such as Bill Murray, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, Brad Pitt, Will Smith and even Adam Sandler where considered for the role of Willy Wonka.

Holy wow.

Well, I liked the result. Sure, there were some unnecessary additions (Wonka's father, the perverted jokes), but overall I think it was much better than the original film. It followed the book more closely, albeit modernizing some aspects--the songs used the lyrics right from the book, and even the title of the film is correct.
I've had many arguments with older people regarding the two films, who've said the recent film is not as good as the original, and when I asked if they read the book they'd say "no."

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Re: [IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 12:15:21 »
I love this set and looking forward to getting it.  My only key comment would be, would you consider offering the Alt Gr in the ISO base set?   Some sets do and others don't.

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Re: [IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 13:13:37 »
What color chip are we going with for Brown?  Hoping for TGH.
The SA Retro was WCK letters on TBN (I think).  TGH will keep my boards looking unique
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Re: [IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 15:14:57 »
Since space bars are included in planck and ergodox kits can you put a 7u space bar in tsangan kit also?

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Re: [IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 17 February 2016, 17:16:34 »
I love this set and looking forward to getting it.  My only key comment would be, would you consider offering the Alt Gr in the ISO base set?   Some sets do and others don't.

Well, the International and UK kits doesn't include the Alt Gr legends, so it wouldn't make much sense to include one.

What color chip are we going with for Brown?  Hoping for TGH.
The SA Retro was WCK letters on TBN (I think).  TGH will keep my boards looking unique
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Alphas are TGH with TM legends, modifiers TBN with WCK legends (TM legends didn't look good on them).

Since space bars are included in planck and ergodox kits can you put a 7u space bar in tsangan kit also?

I think that space bars should have their own child deal.
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Re: [IC] The Amazing Chocolatier SA Keycap Set
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 18 February 2016, 01:35:40 »
Beautiful renders, absolutely lovely.