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Offline frostylove

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Apostle Keycaps: Octopus
« on: Sun, 04 December 2016, 16:00:02 »
Hi  ^-^,

I'm glad to share with you guys some pics of our next project: Blue-ringed Octopus. All of these keycaps are made by my friend Apostle, an artisan keycaps maker from China.

Inspirations comes from this
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Here's the final products~~~ GB will not be earlier than the Chinese New Year.
Enjoy!

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Some thoughts from the maker, Apostle:

Each keycap is made by hand and each one has its own different colors and distribution of blue rings.

About 3D-printed technique, I want to say this is a remarkable leap of craftsmanship. But the efforts it takes keep the same when the author still has to spend lots of time in front the screen. It's like doing the same thing just using different tools, that's it. While I think there's no big difference between hand-modeling and digital modeling cause the problem we are dealing with are exactly the same: materials, details, dimensions and so on. Actually, I feel it's a bigger challenge to make keycaps using digital modeling as more technique problems come up compare to the conventional way.

More colorways coming up...

Prototype Potatoes:
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For the first time, we plan to run our first GB in western community with this design.
So I really want to hear from you guys, what's your dream style octopus? We will choose some great ideas as our final design.

154625-4
Transparent single color octopus

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The raw model here waiting for colorizing.

Check out our previous design:
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Alduin
154627-6


Rathalos
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metal slug tank
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EVA 02 beast
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Deathwing
154635-10

Please reply with you most wanted design, we will try our best to make it come true.

Cheers! :thumb:
« Last Edit: Thu, 16 February 2017, 00:10:39 by frostylove »
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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 06 December 2016, 10:21:26 »
Hey when are these going for sale or Raffle? :D

And I would love to be able to buy some of those Dragon ones!

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 06 December 2016, 10:29:39 »
I like the opaque grey one best.  The single solid color shows off the details of the sculpt the best.  Would love to see monotone black/charcoal, purple, or green, in that order of preference.

Love octopuses.  Just read a book called 'Octopuses'.  Was great.

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 06 December 2016, 11:34:16 »
Holy cow! I need these ASAP!

So many octopus caps coming out and I'm thrilled! I'll need to make an "Under the Sea" board as a home for our new cephalopod overlords!

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 December 2016, 15:21:30 »
I love this octopus sculpt!

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 07 December 2016, 16:46:57 »
Not going to lie: I thought these were 3D-printed.

I want one.  :eek:

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 07 December 2016, 19:15:17 »
Awesome design!  I think that the Giant Pacific Octopus' coloring would fit that cap great.  Dark enough to show the level of detail, with the contrast of the suckers really setting the design off.

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 08 December 2016, 11:28:54 »
This octopus is amazing!!!!  :eek:

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 December 2016, 11:32:05 »
Dang.
I generally hate all keycaps. Keycaps are for poofs. Real men touchtype on stems. Non-functional artisans are awesome, I use them for the ESC key ... escape is for cowards anyways, real men go frontal assault.

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 08 December 2016, 11:35:27 »
I'd love to add another black and blue octopus to my collection.


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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 08 December 2016, 12:23:55 »
I think that Rathalos looks great, when they come?

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 08 December 2016, 19:18:39 »
I would really like to see the EVA artisan comes true (Huge fan of it).

BTW, just wondering how did you get the matrix boards, I am figuring out where can I join the matrix GB.

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 08 December 2016, 22:47:39 »
I like the opaque grey one best.  The single solid color shows off the details of the sculpt the best.  Would love to see monotone black/charcoal, purple, or green, in that order of preference.

Love octopuses.  Just read a book called 'Octopuses'.  Was great.

I'd love to add another black and blue octopus to my collection.

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Awesome design!  I think that the Giant Pacific Octopus' coloring would fit that cap great.  Dark enough to show the level of detail, with the contrast of the suckers really setting the design off.

Thanks for the colorway suggestions! :thumb:

I think that Rathalos looks great, when they come?

It's from a previous GB in China. Due to high risk of damage, we are unable to run an international GB for them :-(

Hey when are these going for sale or Raffle? :D

And I would love to be able to buy some of those Dragon ones!

I think it's gonna be a GB, not a raffle, if not too many orders collected.

I would really like to see the EVA artisan comes true (Huge fan of it).

BTW, just wondering how did you get the matrix boards, I am figuring out where can I join the matrix GB.

Same problem of Rathalos, these artisans are quite vulnerable during international shipping especially going through customs check. So we can't do any sale for them at this time ;/
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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 09 December 2016, 01:14:35 »
Hi, sorry just wondering aren't Rathalos and Alduin 3d printed and then painted?

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 09 December 2016, 03:13:39 »
I NEED THIS!   :cool:
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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 09 December 2016, 18:14:37 »
Same problem of Rathalos, these artisans are quite vulnerable during international shipping especially going through customs check. So we can't do any sale for them at this time ;/

Just curious when would be the next GB in China, and where could be the site for that. I am going back China recently for a new position, so hopefully I can get in one of these group buys.

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus Prototyping
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 20 December 2016, 23:26:44 »
like your design  :thumb:

Offline frostylove

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus - Final products preview
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 05 January 2017, 19:38:41 »
Updated with final products pics
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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus - Final products preview
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 05 January 2017, 20:08:00 »
Updated with final products pics

That blue with white suckers!!!   :eek:

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus - Final products preview
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 05 January 2017, 21:49:00 »
those look great!
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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus - Final products preview
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 05 January 2017, 21:52:30 »
SPONGEBOB!


And my favorite octopus is green, so sleek!

Offline frostylove

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Blue-ringed Octopus - Final products preview
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 00:09:44 »
Finally got my little precious on hand...

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Octopus
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 00:12:36 »
I've been excited for these keys since you first posted them. Excellent work  :thumb:

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Octopus
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 00:52:38 »
Very beautiful. I wil buy it.

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Octopus
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 01:02:25 »
Looks gorgeous, I would definitely buy one (or five)!  ;D
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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Octopus
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 19 July 2018, 18:19:36 »
I want

Offline sinetwo

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Re: Apostle Keycaps: Octopus
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 13:13:10 »
Hi guys, is this being worked on or sold anywhere?