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Offline Clemence

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[IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 16:05:03 »


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Foreword


With colours inspired by a smith corona typewriter sitting in my cupboard. As I was putting together the initial KLE for it I noticed that the colours that I'd chosen also matched closely to a lot of red, black, and beige propaganda posters. Combining the two I decided that future dystopia was a great theme for the set. I will be running the set through massdrop and will have a poll up in a week or two.

More
Some have raised concerns over the similarity of this set to Wolf mark, I PMed the creator of the set and asked permission and he agreed, so away we go!

Profile

I decided on Signature Plastics' SA to keep with the retro vibe of my typewriter. Sculpted SA initially seemed like the way to go, however due to compatibility and ergonomics, R3 uniform also seemed tempting. To compromise I decided that Filco Profile SA, that is 333322, with number and function rows being r2 and the rest r3.



Colours



The set will be ABS Double shot with colours RAS, WBO, and GB. Scans are from Flickr.

Layouts

TKL

Base+60% Mods+TKL Mods

40% OLKB

Base+ 40% OLKB Kit

65%

Base+Tsangan+60% Mods

Minivan

Base+Tsangan+60% Mods

Kits

Base Kit

Updated 14.01.17

60% Mod Kit

Updated 13.01.17

TKL Mod Kit


Numpad Kit

Updated 14.01.17

Novelty Kit.

2xR2 1u, 4xR3 1.25u, 2xR3 1u, 2xR3 2.25u
Updated 16.01.17

Tsangan

Updated 13/01/17

65% Kit

Added 14.01.17
To allow for different combinations of the right hand column of keys.

Iso Return Kit


International kit


UK Kit


Windows Kit


Apple Kit

Added 14.01.17

Ergodox Kit

Updated 13.01.17
All r3

40% OLKB Kit

All r3

Space bar Kit.

To be sold in 7u, 6.5u, 6.25u, 3u, and 2u Kits. 3u and 2u are not true spacebars, simply blanks.

Macro Kit


Homing Kit


Worklog

More
13.1.17Added Row indicators to some sets to avoid confusion.
14.1.17-Added Row indicators to some sets to avoid confusion.
Added profile side view.
Added legends to 40% OLKB kit due to feedback.
Removed Legends from Ergo Kit due to feedback.
Added 2 1u R2 keys to novelty set, removed 2 1.25u R3 keys and replaced with 2 1u R3 Keys due to feedback.
Added Apple Kit due to feedback.
Added 65% Kit to allow more combinations of right hand side column keys due to feedback.
Added 2 1u Ctrl and 2 1u Alt keys to Tsangan due to feedback.
Added screenshot (with permission) of creator of Wolf Mark giving permission to run this set.
General post housekeeping.
Wrote and added Utopia theme.

16.1.17- Added keys to numpad Kit
Slight Changes to Utopia Enter Key

To Do
Finalize Finalize Kits
Get renders
Run Massdrop Poll
« Last Edit: Wed, 18 January 2017, 19:26:33 by Clemence »

Offline loud_asian

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 16:06:34 »
I'll go ahead and say it: looks a lot like Honeywell

Offline xondat

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 16:08:22 »
I like everything about this apart from SA. That's my only complaint, and it's a very personal thing. Reminds me of Honeywell, but it's a off white which is nicer.

Offline climbalima

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 17:05:52 »
gmk honeywell is based off of of a terminal board just like round 5. Utopia is based off of a different retro board, so I think this is cool. It may not be the most goundbreaking set, but I think its neat!

Offline zslane

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 17:38:16 »
Lovely colors. Do you have a photo of your Smith Corona we can see for comparison?

Offline Clemence

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 17:39:17 »


Here we are. Nice old thing, took the colour of the case for the mods as the typewriter itself doesn't really have any.

Offline zslane

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 18:24:16 »
It's a terrific set of colors.

I'd be in for a Base + 60% Mod set for sure.

Offline Niomosy

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 19:45:00 »
Honestly as much as it's Honeywell and my first thought was, "oh, Honeywell", the creamier white does make the set look rather nice.

Offline zslane

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 19:53:59 »
And the GB gray isn't as dark as NN black as used in the Honeywell set. It's just different enough to have its own character, I think.

Besides, at the rate Round 6 is going, this could very well get produced before Honeywell...

Offline aznreaper

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 20:09:31 »
Your mini van picture isn't actually a minivan

Offline Clemence

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 20:21:22 »
Your mini van picture isn't actually a minivan

Whoops! Fixed.

Offline smithyithy

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 12 January 2017, 00:55:25 »
I like the theme and colours, matches my copy of 1984!
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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 12 January 2017, 01:56:26 »
Pretty stoked that it has a macro kit of all things, which would be really useful on a current project of mine.  Personally I think it'd be fun to see a couple text-based novelty keys, like 'obey' or maybe 'submit' for the enter key, dunno.  Just my 2 cents.

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 12 January 2017, 05:05:11 »
Yeah maybe something like a Big Brother style eye
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Offline Clemence

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 13 January 2017, 03:22:14 »
Good news friends! The creator of wolf mark has allowed me to run this set. I've asked permission to screenshot his message to add to the album. This set looks to have the go ahead!

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 19 January 2017, 06:08:44 »
very nice :)

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 19 January 2017, 20:11:55 »
Good color way and nice render.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 19 January 2017, 20:23:40 »
6.5u spacebars don't exist for SA profile, only 4, 6.25, 7, 8 and 9

Offline Clemence

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 22 January 2017, 01:14:32 »
6.5u spacebars don't exist for SA profile, only 4, 6.25, 7, 8 and 9

Thanks for the heads up.Will fix in next update.

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 22 January 2017, 06:14:32 »
Base+Tsangan+60% Mods+Apple Kit+Novelty Kit, please. I'm in.

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 24 January 2017, 19:09:21 »
The colours are pretty much perfect, and I really like the legends as well. I’d prefer SA (343211), though. And actual, oldstyle arrows instead of triangles, but, well …

I’m not on massdrop yet, but if it comes with Alps mount, I could be in for TKL+Numpad+ISO Return Key+International+Space bar. Depending on the price tag maybe even more. It’s really the kind of key caps I’m looking for. Those colours, the profile, double shots. Great.

So, the big question: Alps? Please!

And shipment to Germany, but I think that won’t be a problem.

PS: Just noticed that 333322 makes it easier to apply alternative layouts, Neo is a bit tricky though.
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 January 2017, 08:07:04 by comblups »

Offline zslane

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 25 January 2017, 12:51:15 »
SP won't do Alps mount on SA keycaps.

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:22:25 »
Really? It says 36 different mount styles in their PDF.

What will the surface be?
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:30:01 by comblups »

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 25 January 2017, 16:58:41 »
colors are great.

to many keys in ergodox kit ?

2u
----
4 needed, 8  included
6 will do if 1 red, 1 beige, 4 dark
if 8 then change 2 darks to the other colors.

1.5u
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12 needed
21 included (if SP making this for free I will take even more)
no color ???
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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 29 January 2017, 20:46:31 »
I'd be in if it's all row 3 uniform.

I've read your reasoning and figure this is the half way point, but I've personally used the Filco doubleshot SA which is also 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3 and I find everytime I try to shift between row 2 to row 3 I always hit the "edge" of the keycaps.

When using all row 3 there are no such problems and I think the compatibility between different sets will be a lot better.

Also it's just very rare to have all row 3 SA.

Again you shouldn't change your entire group buy base on my own preference but it's something to consider.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 01 February 2017, 00:25:32 »
You have the same image linked for the 60% mod kit as well as the 65% kit - is this correct? Anyway, really looking forward to this set! Love the colors.

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 01 February 2017, 01:01:57 »
Fantastic colorway, I'm only sad it will be probably be 2018 before we see it

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 02 February 2017, 02:37:52 »
I like. :)

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 10:33:50 »
Yes!
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Offline mniels

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 10:59:18 »
I like this a lot, would definitely be interested.  But isn't SA super backed up right now?  Which is a shame because I like SA.

From SA'a site "Currently we are booked out to the end of 2017 in two-shot SA sets."

Offline anorak

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 13:31:00 »
I like this a lot but would prefer the normal row profile. Anyway, would be in for a drop. Many thanks for the international kit! Love to NORDE  ;D

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 13:56:48 »
Yeah, same here. I like the colorway a lot, but when it comes to SA, it's either 1-1-2-3-4-3 or 1-1-2-3-4-4 or I'm not putting it on my boards. I could probably be convinced to put this on one of my Pok3rs, but I prefer having the option of putting it on a full-size board too, and 2-2-3-3-3-3 just doesn't work for me there.

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 08 February 2017, 14:00:50 »
Nice - I like it.
Although I take my hat off to you for trying something different, my preference for profile is either fully sculpted or all Row 3.
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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 29 July 2017, 09:53:16 »
Love this set and the theme! Is there still interest to run this? Maybe with MaxKeys for faster turnover? I'd love to get one of these sets :)

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Re: [IC] SA Utopia - Renders 19.1.17
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 30 July 2017, 21:21:22 »
Amazing colorway, definitely looking forward for this set to go live.