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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #200 on: Fri, 15 December 2017, 10:33:30 »
We never discussed changing the grey, this was jchan's own opinion but something that wasn't decided on by rainb1ood, gatix and me. It stays the same. The colors that we decided to ask new samples for are the mod base and alpha base colors. As for the time it will take we have no idea, we haven't received the new samples, GMK didn't give a tracking number, and we have no idea when the samples will arrive.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #201 on: Tue, 19 December 2017, 17:11:38 »
This is not much of an update, but I haven't received the samples yet. We're not sure why GMK sent it without tracking, and it would've been preferable if they charged us for expedited shipping.


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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #202 on: Thu, 21 December 2017, 18:50:17 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!
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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #203 on: Fri, 22 December 2017, 07:13:24 »
Update: GMK sent us an email this morning, they have sent another sample as the last one may have been lost in the mail. This time its via UPS and should arrive by December 27

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #204 on: Wed, 27 December 2017, 12:39:53 »
Update: GMK sent us an email this morning, they have sent another sample as the last one may have been lost in the mail. This time its via UPS and should arrive by December 27


Ok, so if the samples arrive today and look good are we now 16 weeks from today to get this produced?
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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #205 on: Wed, 27 December 2017, 12:45:48 »
Update: GMK sent us an email this morning, they have sent another sample as the last one may have been lost in the mail. This time its via UPS and should arrive by December 27


Ok, so if the samples arrive today and look good are we now 16 weeks from today to get this produced?

No, we are far along the GMK queue. Once the colors are confirmed it will take about another 2 weeks for the full amount of plastic to arrive. Once that has arrived at the factory they'll start production and sorting.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Samples lost in mail, GMK shipped replacement
« Reply #206 on: Thu, 28 December 2017, 18:22:01 »
Update

New samples arrived on the 27th, we have discussed with thesiscamper and gatix and weíve agreed to approve new samples except for new legend.

Here are the images of the new samples
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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #207 on: Thu, 28 December 2017, 18:25:51 »
Which is which

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #208 on: Thu, 28 December 2017, 18:29:19 »
Sorry forgot to type that :p

On mobile at the moment but heres a reference

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #209 on: Thu, 28 December 2017, 19:17:16 »
Here are the chosen colors:



Here's the reference mock-up:



We chose the old alpha legend color, as the new sample is virtually white and wasn't really requested by rainb1ood, gatix and me.

The new alpha base color looks too dark in the photos, but it's really hard to capture the color. It is very close to the mock-ups I did, at least the way I see it in my monitor (Dell IPS).
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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #210 on: Thu, 28 December 2017, 19:21:25 »
Good to know, those look pretty damn close. What's the time frame like now?

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #211 on: Thu, 28 December 2017, 19:31:03 »
Iíll send another email shortly to GMK about that inquiry, although I think theyíll respond on January 2nd according to their auto response I received earlier.

Sorry cant give you answer right now :(


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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #212 on: Thu, 28 December 2017, 19:49:05 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

Upon checking the GMK mock-ups, it looks like we don't have a colored Fn included with the kit.


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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #213 on: Fri, 29 December 2017, 09:52:33 »
The new samples look perfect. Thanks for the update!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #214 on: Fri, 29 December 2017, 13:42:21 »
Hyped, glad things are progressing positively  :D

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #215 on: Fri, 29 December 2017, 16:27:07 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

blaaaaaaah

Why did you have to point this out. every single board I have uses a split right shift >_<. sadness.

now i almost wish id gotten an ergodox just for a blank. wonder how hard it would be to run a GB just for that key lol.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #216 on: Fri, 29 December 2017, 17:40:13 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

blaaaaaaah

Why did you have to point this out. every single board I have uses a split right shift >_<. sadness.

now i almost wish id gotten an ergodox just for a blank. wonder how hard it would be to run a GB just for that key lol.
Haha, I'd join it if it happened. I really want the key too :(
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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - 2nd Batch of Samples shipped
« Reply #217 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 01:22:50 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

blaaaaaaah

Why did you have to point this out. every single board I have uses a split right shift >_<. sadness.

now i almost wish id gotten an ergodox just for a blank. wonder how hard it would be to run a GB just for that key lol.
Haha, I'd join it if it happened. I really want the key too :(

The problem would be moq.  I donít think they even sold 250 mod kits. But since itís a custom color we still would need 250. I think itís something like $2-3 a key, so somewhere in the $600-1000 range.

Weíd need something like half the people who got the mod kit to buy in for like 2-3 caps each if we wanted to get it down to something reasonable like $5-10 a person.

I only bought this set to use with the color mods though, which it looks like I wonít have a use for. Guess it will probably be a quick flip on this one. Such an odd omission. They even have all the different versions of Control and an hhkb delete. Bummer.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #218 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 06:23:59 »
Could you not just use the R4 Fn key from the base kit? All legends from the mod kit have different colors anyway, so the cyan would just be another different legend color.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #219 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 07:23:03 »
Could you not just use the R4 Fn key from the base kit? All legends from the mod kit have different colors anyway, so the cyan would just be another different legend color.

The colors are done in rows, so Caps lock and enter are 1 color, tab and |\ are another. It would be jarring to me to not have the fn key match the row. Same reason I would never use the color mods on a 65%.

I guess Iíd nothing else the normal mods will probably look pretty nice with the nautilus alphas.

Itís my own fault for not noticing. Is just a bummer. Iíll probably see if there are extra ergodox kits just to get a blank lol. That said Im not sure I even like the final color anyway. I hope it looks better in person.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #220 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 09:56:43 »
Here are the chosen colors:

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Here's the reference mock-up:

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We chose the old alpha legend color, as the new sample is virtually white and wasn't really requested by rainb1ood, gatix and me.

The new alpha base color looks too dark in the photos, but it's really hard to capture the color. It is very close to the mock-ups I did, at least the way I see it in my monitor (Dell IPS).

Much better than before. Good job.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #221 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 14:56:01 »
lol you're barely gonna notice the off color fn key.  just use the tu2 cap :D
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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #222 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 15:41:06 »
lol you're barely gonna notice the off color fn key.  just use the tu2 cap :D

I am extremely ocd about such things. It will not be something I would barely notice.

Like I said. Itís my own fault.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #223 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 20:11:38 »
lol you're barely gonna notice the off color fn key.  just use the tu2 cap :D

I am extremely ocd about such things. It will not be something I would barely notice.

Like I said. Itís my own fault.

The colored mods were a relatively late addition, and we tried to keep the kit as small as possible. If there were enough requests we would've added it. It is unfortunate that this one key leaves you disappointed. We hope you will change your mind when you receive the kits, or at least be able to pass it on to someone who likes if you're still unhappy.


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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #224 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 20:18:00 »
lol you're barely gonna notice the off color fn key.  just use the tu2 cap :D

I am extremely ocd about such things. It will not be something I would barely notice.

Like I said. Itís my own fault.

but they're not all the same color in each row.  bottom row for example, and even more if you use iso enter.  I just have a feeling that when all assembled, the tu2 fn will not look out of place.
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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #225 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 20:58:29 »
lol you're barely gonna notice the off color fn key.  just use the tu2 cap :D

I am extremely ocd about such things. It will not be something I would barely notice.

Like I said. Itís my own fault.

The colored mods were a relatively late addition, and we tried to keep the kit as small as possible. If there were enough requests we would've added it. It is unfortunate that this one key leaves you disappointed. We hope you will change your mind when you receive the kits, or at least be able to pass it on to someone who likes if you're still unhappy.

Oh, no doubt. I didnít mean to sound like upset or anything. Itís impossible to judge with photos or renders. I loved the nautilus renders, and hated it in photos. In person I hate the mods and love the alphas so Iím still keeping it.

My only real concern is it just looks grey and not dark teal, but Iím guessing the color is impossible to capture without a lot of effort doing color timing.

If nothing else I can put it on a 65% with the accent arrows. Iím just disappointed because I should have paid better attention.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #226 on: Sat, 30 December 2017, 23:40:26 »
Why oh why did I only recently find this group buy. Watching these threads is like sweet torture. I really hope that someone has a few extra sets ordered. My collection won't be complete without this set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #227 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 10:42:32 »
Why oh why did I only recently find this group buy. Watching these threads is like sweet torture. I really hope that someone has a few extra sets ordered. My collection won't be complete without this set!

an extras will be available on keyclack.com, don't worry

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #228 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 18:09:03 »
Why oh why did I only recently find this group buy. Watching these threads is like sweet torture. I really hope that someone has a few extra sets ordered. My collection won't be complete without this set!

an extras will be available on keyclack.com, don't worry

Whew! That is a relief to hear. I need the base set and colored modifiers bad.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #229 on: Wed, 03 January 2018, 10:47:49 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

I've inquired GMK about this and they will add this to the order  :thumb:

Regarding the new timeline, GMK will check with the material supplier tomorrow in order to come up with a more accurate schedule asap.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #230 on: Wed, 03 January 2018, 11:12:15 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

I've inquired GMK about this and they will add this to the order  :thumb:

Regarding the new timeline, GMK will check with the material supplier tomorrow in order to come up with a more accurate schedule asap.
Man, that's really nice of you guys / gmk. I don't plan on using it personally but just wanted to say good on you guys for this.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #231 on: Wed, 03 January 2018, 16:02:40 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

I've inquired GMK about this and they will add this to the order  :thumb:

Regarding the new timeline, GMK will check with the material supplier tomorrow in order to come up with a more accurate schedule asap.
Thank you so much for this! It is wonderful that you made this possible on such short notice. Really excited for the set to arrive now!!
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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #232 on: Wed, 03 January 2018, 19:54:14 »
yay!! can't wait!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #233 on: Wed, 03 January 2018, 20:17:29 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

I've inquired GMK about this and they will add this to the order  :thumb:

Regarding the new timeline, GMK will check with the material supplier tomorrow in order to come up with a more accurate schedule asap.

Wow, crazy. That's awesome! Will be very nice to have the extra flexibility to use it on my 60% instead of just TKL.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #234 on: Wed, 10 January 2018, 12:38:37 »
I am getting really excited for this!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #235 on: Wed, 10 January 2018, 13:35:29 »
Might be a little too late to ask but will the dark modifier set come with a green legend 1u R4 Fn key? I'm planning on doing the hhkb layout but using the coloured legends. Cheers!

I've inquired GMK about this and they will add this to the order  :thumb:

Regarding the new timeline, GMK will check with the material supplier tomorrow in order to come up with a more accurate schedule asap.

Is the new timeline available?

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #236 on: Thu, 11 January 2018, 21:06:02 »
Update: GMK said they are expecting the keys to be shipped by the end of February

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #237 on: Thu, 11 January 2018, 22:06:59 »
Update: GMK said they are expecting the keys to be shipped by the end of February

Very nice!  Looks like February will be a busy month for me!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #238 on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 06:19:38 »
Update: GMK said they are expecting the keys to be shipped by the end of February
nice... I'm guessing EU Proxy will get and ship them to customers first, since they're basically neighbors? ;)

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #239 on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 11:29:25 »
Update: GMK said they are expecting the keys to be shipped by the end of February
Thanks for your update. Faster than I expected.
Canít wait!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #240 on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 12:46:03 »
Update: GMK said they are expecting the keys to be shipped by the end of February

Very good news. Thank you for the update.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #241 on: Sat, 13 January 2018, 15:22:04 »
Took a break from keyboards and just caught up with this group buy for the first time in a few months. Good to hear things are moving, I'm still super excited for this set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #242 on: Sat, 13 January 2018, 18:47:05 »
I know people are saying that there will be extras after the sets are received but Iím wondering if we can get confirmation on this. Missed the GB but very interested in this set!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #243 on: Sat, 13 January 2018, 20:55:45 »
Awesome to see some rapid progress! Been a while since this ran but I'm very excited to see the final product  :cool:

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #244 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 08:38:36 »
Small update:  GMK expects production to kick off next week.  They might deliver earlier than the earlier announced end of February.
To people asking about extras.  Yes, there will be a limited number of extras.

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #245 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 08:52:17 »
Small update:  GMK expects production to kick off next week.  They might deliver earlier than the earlier announced end of February.
To people asking about extras.  Yes, there will be a limited number of extras.


sweet :)


will you get the EU batch directly from GMK, or will it detour via US? (here's hoping EU won't be the last to receive a gb set for once) ;)

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #246 on: Tue, 23 January 2018, 09:14:25 »
Small update:  GMK expects production to kick off next week.  They might deliver earlier than the earlier announced end of February.
To people asking about extras.  Yes, there will be a limited number of extras.

Thank you for the update sir!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #247 on: Wed, 24 January 2018, 04:04:01 »
Small update:  GMK expects production to kick off next week.  They might deliver earlier than the earlier announced end of February.
To people asking about extras.  Yes, there will be a limited number of extras.


sweet :)


will you get the EU batch directly from GMK, or will it detour via US? (here's hoping EU won't be the last to receive a gb set for once) ;)

Directly from GMK! :-)

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #248 on: Wed, 24 January 2018, 09:43:11 »
Small update:  GMK expects production to kick off next week.  They might deliver earlier than the earlier announced end of February.
To people asking about extras.  Yes, there will be a limited number of extras.
Great news! This is my first ever keyset group buy and I'm excited to have it in hand!

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Re: [GB] GMK Solarized Dark - Colors approved
« Reply #249 on: Thu, 25 January 2018, 18:53:48 »
yay! great news