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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - 1 week left!!
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 20:59:48 »
Beautiful set. I really want to get in on this buy. My only holdup is having been burned before by GON for 600+ I notice that they are not due to ship out until September, which is scarily close to PayPals 6 month limit. Can you offer any reassuring words for someone who is hesitant such as myself?

Pretty sure any of the vendors are more interested in staying a legit business for the next decade+ than scamming you out of 200$ one time and getting the **** sued out of them.

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - 1 week left!!
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 21:27:34 »
Tomorrow, 3/20 is the finaL day to order, right?

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - 1 week left!!
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 21:47:57 »
Tomorrow, 3/20 is the finaL day to order, right?

Due to the kit remake we're actually going to be extending the GB to the 24th! I was gonna post a little something on r/mk tomorrow

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - 1 week left!!
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 20 March 2018, 12:19:23 »
Beautiful set. I really want to get in on this buy. My only holdup is having been burned before by GON for 600+ I notice that they are not due to ship out until September, which is scarily close to PayPals 6 month limit. Can you offer any reassuring words for someone who is hesitant such as myself?

I can assure you that ripping people off and getting hit with a class action lawsuit.

I've been pretty upfront on various outlets that this is a passion project for me, and is not even remotely close to being a get-rich quick scheme. I'm dedicated to getting the set made, even if it means me buying up the rest of the sets to meet MOQ, I'm in it to get made, not to get rich :)

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - 1 week left!!
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 20 March 2018, 17:01:59 »
I like your answer, I'm in, will submit my order shortly

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - 1 week left!!
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 21 March 2018, 10:32:56 »
I like your answer, I'm in, will submit my order shortly

ay thats great! Thanks for the support!  :D

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - 1 week left!!
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 22 March 2018, 15:10:18 »
Beautiful set. I really want to get in on this buy. My only holdup is having been burned before by GON for 600+ I notice that they are not due to ship out until September, which is scarily close to PayPals 6 month limit. Can you offer any reassuring words for someone who is hesitant such as myself?
I know both of these guys running the GB (Mechkeys, Thrill) personally. There's nothing to be afraid of dude lol. If some **** went down id go and slap em around for you

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Extended to 24th!
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 24 March 2018, 08:21:15 »
what time is this closing today?

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Extended to 24th!
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 25 March 2018, 17:20:43 »
Wow came here to find out about how much time left in this GB - I missed it by  a day :(
> The way GH looks now, to a regular person, it screams, "Oh dang, this is one of **those** sites for really devoted and weird people".

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Extended to 24th!
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 25 March 2018, 22:31:52 »
Lovely set. Just send a PM :(

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Extended to 24th!
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 06:53:21 »
Did all kits meet MoQ?

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Extended to 24th!
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 14:57:55 »
Did all kits meet MoQ?

will provide a fancy update later today once we've finished crunching numbers :)



Lovely set. Just send a PM :(

Wow came here to find out about how much time left in this GB - I missed it by  a day :(

pm'd

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - GB concluded - number crunching!
« Reply #62 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 22:33:24 »
March 26th Update

Ive updated OP to reflect current GB status.

currently crunching numbers with Dave before we submit our order to SP. Will have more details about number of kits sold, kits that didn't make it and other important details as soon as possible.

thanks to all who supported this project throughout the many phases and I llook forward to providing you with some great information asap

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - GB concluded - number crunching!
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 27 March 2018, 01:10:28 »
March 26th Update Continued

Attention all those who purchased the Blanks and 40s kit...

I sadly regret to inform you that we unfortunately undersold on the 40s kit, and after careful evaluation of our numbers, couldn't find a justifiable way to get the 40s set made :(


An e-mail will be sent out from Mechkeys later tonight asking those who bought the 40s set if they wish to refund JUST their 40s set, or their entire order


I'm really sorry guys, I really tried my hardest to sell the 40s kit to prospective buyers (I think 50% of my reddit posts highlighted BTS on a 40%) and I truly believed that the great coverage would be enticing enough to get the MOQ met, but unfortunately it was just not in the stars for us on this run!

Believe me when I say we evaluated our options of buying up the remainder of the sets at the bare minimum MOQ, however we found that it would mean the groupbuy taking on a huge loss, and would leave us with a handful of 40s kits that would have to be sold at nearly double the original sell price in order to break even :(

And to the few who bought blanks kits, thank you so much for believing in the sets color scheme enough to get blanks! I honestly wasnt sure there would be a single set sold, but to you who believed in the set that much, much love you're my heroes!

All this being said, I'm ecstatic we made it with the rest of the kits, and as the recent owner of a beautiful silver Pearl, and the equally unique CONTRA, I was really crossing my fingers that the 40s kit made it, but my mama always told me to never give up on something you believe in, so maybe not today but in the future, us 40s freaks can figure something out :)

Again sorry for the inconvenience everyone, and I hope you understand that we did everything we could to try make it happen :)

Cheers
Cody


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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - GB concluded - number crunching!
« Reply #64 on: Tue, 27 March 2018, 06:29:14 »
March 26th Update Continued

Attention all those who purchased the Blanks and 40s kit...

I sadly regret to inform you that we unfortunately undersold on the 40s kit, and after careful evaluation of our numbers, couldn't find a justifiable way to get the 40s set made :(


An e-mail will be sent out from Mechkeys later tonight asking those who bought the 40s set if they wish to refund JUST their 40s set, or their entire order


I'm really sorry guys, I really tried my hardest to sell the 40s kit to prospective buyers (I think 50% of my reddit posts highlighted BTS on a 40%) and I truly believed that the great coverage would be enticing enough to get the MOQ met, but unfortunately it was just not in the stars for us on this run!

Believe me when I say we evaluated our options of buying up the remainder of the sets at the bare minimum MOQ, however we found that it would mean the groupbuy taking on a huge loss, and would leave us with a handful of 40s kits that would have to be sold at nearly double the original sell price in order to break even :(

And to the few who bought blanks kits, thank you so much for believing in the sets color scheme enough to get blanks! I honestly wasnt sure there would be a single set sold, but to you who believed in the set that much, much love you're my heroes!

All this being said, I'm ecstatic we made it with the rest of the kits, and as the recent owner of a beautiful silver Pearl, and the equally unique CONTRA, I was really crossing my fingers that the 40s kit made it, but my mama always told me to never give up on something you believe in, so maybe not today but in the future, us 40s freaks can figure something out :)

Again sorry for the inconvenience everyone, and I hope you understand that we did everything we could to try make it happen :)

Cheers
Cody

A shame that 40s and Blanks could not make it.  :(

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Too bad those didn't make it, but I'm really happy the rest of the set did! I'm looking forward to it.
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hey! i just was able to place an order today for the base kit only shipped to US. Was I able to get in? Really want one of these badboys.

Thanks
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hey! i just was able to place an order today for the base kit only shipped to US. Was I able to get in? Really want one of these badboys.

Thanks
Joey

haha, we reopened the set on the site to let those who had their order refunded re-purchase sans blanks/40s kits

if you got in I highly doubt Dave(mechkeys) is gonna void the order haha!

We're submitting our order to SP early this week so you may have lucked out!

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hey! i just was able to place an order today for the base kit only shipped to US. Was I able to get in? Really want one of these badboys.

Thanks
Joey

haha, we reopened the set on the site to let those who had their order refunded re-purchase sans blanks/40s kits

if you got in I highly doubt Dave(mechkeys) is gonna void the order haha!

We're submitting our order to SP early this week so you may have lucked out!


NICE!!!!! Guess i got lucky, thanks! :)

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urgh ... late to the game ... but if there's still space i'd love to jump for a TKL set!

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4/15/18 - Updates, final numbers, production schedule, novelties

Hey everyone sorry for the lack of update since our GB ended, been busy fine tuning the details with SP, but I wanted to give everyone an update on where we're at!


Final Kit Numbers
Base Kits: 108
Novelties: 82
Numpads: 53
Non-Standard Adapters: 56

We sold quite well with our basekits and fortunately JUST cracked the 50 MOQ for the numpads and NSAdapter kits! Thank god too, because if we didn't crack the 50MOQ for the 2, then we'd have probably had to refund the entire groupbuy, so hooray for making it everybody!

Production Schedule
Payment was submitted officially to Signature Plastics on 04/10/18 so we've secured our spot on the production schedule

With Pulse R2 and a crapton of other SA set orders coming in just prior to ours, our spot on the production schedule got bumped down to Q4 of this year 2018


Artwork/Novelty Tweaks
and finally, just minor tweaks to some of the novelties had to be made due to SP's tooling restrictions

mainly, parts of the sisters and boat novelties being too thing

I've submitted revised artwork for SP to work with, so I'll hear back soon enough whether the revised works or not!



-so in the original, the mouth on the sisters was too thin and thus became a block outline, I also smoothed out the eyes a bit so she's less derpy lookin
-then the boats rudder handle was too close to the boat so it had to be raised, but raising it goofed with the scale of the boat itself, so I had to raise the cabin up, and make it look a little rounder to balance it out! kind of what I wanted it to look like in the first place, the original was a bit too thin which wasnt really keeping with the movie
-artwork was also split on the boat novelty, so for the 1u boat novelty, the rudder handle will not have a hand-hole on it for the 1u novelty

again these are tentative changes, for all I know these revisions might not be good enough and more will have to come, but I thought I'd keep everyone up to date with any revisions that need to be made since we got a ways until we enter production stages :)


Thanks for bearing with me guys! Apologies for the lack of updates the past couple weeks, hopefully this one answers enough questions :)

TLDR

  • Payment submitted to SP 04/10/18
  • Production tentatively scheduled for Q4 2018
  • Artwork needed updating on Sisters and Boat novelties
  • Kit numbers were good!


here's an incredibly rushed/lazy render of the set on the upcoming Espectro for your patience!

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:44:41 »
Thank you so much for the update!

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4/15/18 - Updates, final numbers, production schedule, novelties

Hey everyone sorry for the lack of update since our GB ended, been busy fine tuning the details with SP, but I wanted to give everyone an update on where we're at!


Final Kit Numbers
Base Kits: 108
Novelties: 82
Numpads: 53
Non-Standard Adapters: 56

We sold quite well with our basekits and fortunately JUST cracked the 50 MOQ for the numpads and NSAdapter kits! Thank god too, because if we didn't crack the 50MOQ for the 2, then we'd have probably had to refund the entire groupbuy, so hooray for making it everybody!

Production Schedule
Payment was submitted officially to Signature Plastics on 04/10/18 so we've secured our spot on the production schedule

With Pulse R2 and a crapton of other SA set orders coming in just prior to ours, our spot on the production schedule got bumped down to Q4 of this year 2018


Artwork/Novelty Tweaks
and finally, just minor tweaks to some of the novelties had to be made due to SP's tooling restrictions

mainly, parts of the sisters and boat novelties being too thing

I've submitted revised artwork for SP to work with, so I'll hear back soon enough whether the revised works or not!

Show Image


-so in the original, the mouth on the sisters was too thin and thus became a block outline, I also smoothed out the eyes a bit so she's less derpy lookin
-then the boats rudder handle was too close to the boat so it had to be raised, but raising it goofed with the scale of the boat itself, so I had to raise the cabin up, and make it look a little rounder to balance it out! kind of what I wanted it to look like in the first place, the original was a bit too thin which wasnt really keeping with the movie
-artwork was also split on the boat novelty, so for the 1u boat novelty, the rudder handle will not have a hand-hole on it for the 1u novelty

again these are tentative changes, for all I know these revisions might not be good enough and more will have to come, but I thought I'd keep everyone up to date with any revisions that need to be made since we got a ways until we enter production stages :)


Thanks for bearing with me guys! Apologies for the lack of updates the past couple weeks, hopefully this one answers enough questions :)

TLDR

  • Payment submitted to SP 04/10/18
  • Production tentatively scheduled for Q4 2018
  • Artwork needed updating on Sisters and Boat novelties
  • Kit numbers were good!



Just following up, SP confirmed the revised artwork was good to go :)

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 11:14:33 »
Glad to hear that and cant wait for it!

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 23 April 2018, 12:44:10 »
Oh man, it's gonna be hard waiting for this :/
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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 22:21:56 »
shameless bump. regretted so much for not joining this. PM me if someone want to let go of their alphas + modifier.

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #76 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 22:48:08 »
05/15/18 Update - Color chip samples got shipped today! Should receive them in the next week or so!

I saw an old pantone book at work and compared it to Pantones own website and it was shockingly off, so hopefully thats just the result of me using an old book and we're still good...regardless, we got plenty of time to nail the color matching :)

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #77 on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 17:15:53 »
05/25/18 - Colors samples arrived



Hey guys I just received color chip samples in from SP!

I'll let you all peep the album, I tried to cover as many different lighting scenarios throughout the day to best capture how each color changes in different settings. Will add more when I get home so everyone can see what the colors look like in a mildly bright computer/gaming room.


https://imgur.com/a/6jeh3Ia


Overall I think these are a good start! In bright light all the colors are near bang on with the pantone guide and are quite accurate to the render! That being said, I noticed throughout the day as lighting changed, that the color samples also varied quite heavily from being near-bang-on to "that doesnt seem right?"

Fortunately with a production slot of Q4 this year, we've got plenty of time to nail down the colors, and while this was a good start, I think I'm going to do my due diligence and see if I can refine these to be more accurate


To be more specific, I'm going to request chip samples in a couple near-identical pantones to see how they compare, and ask to see if they can provide  the current pantones  but with their bases (magenta/cyan) a bit brighter, just so we have something to compare to!

But yah like I said, I still think the colors look great, really captures the palette of the film and really look great together!

Cheers!

EDIT:




^Picture in my comp dungeon - SA Camping for color scale (Camping also uses WCK alphas)
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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #78 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 00:49:31 »
 :thumb: very good color!
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05/25/18 - Colors samples arrived

Show Image


Hey guys I just received color chip samples in from SP!

I'll let you all peep the album, I tried to cover as many different lighting scenarios throughout the day to best capture how each color changes in different settings. Will add more when I get home so everyone can see what the colors look like in a mildly bright computer/gaming room.


https://imgur.com/a/6jeh3Ia


Overall I think these are a good start! In bright light all the colors are near bang on with the pantone guide and are quite accurate to the render! That being said, I noticed throughout the day as lighting changed, that the color samples also varied quite heavily from being near-bang-on to "that doesnt seem right?"

Fortunately with a production slot of Q4 this year, we've got plenty of time to nail down the colors, and while this was a good start, I think I'm going to do my due diligence and see if I can refine these to be more accurate


To be more specific, I'm going to request chip samples in a couple near-identical pantones to see how they compare, and ask to see if they can provide  the current pantones  but with their bases (magenta/cyan) a bit brighter, just so we have something to compare to!

But yah like I said, I still think the colors look great, really captures the palette of the film and really look great together!

Cheers!

EDIT:

Show Image



^Picture in my comp dungeon - SA Camping for color scale (Camping also uses WCK alphas)

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 02:15:19 »
Any updates on this? Are the colors being changed?
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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 10:12:29 »
Any updates on this? Are the colors being changed?

hey no colors aren't being changed. just in the arduous process of color-matching!

I put in a request for a separate batch of color samples from SP but have yet to hear back. Will follow up for a response!

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 22:06:45 »
07/06/18 - More Color Samples!

Hey guys, exciting stuff! I got a second round of color samples for the set and I'm REALLY stoked on them.

with the original colors I was pretty stoked and happy! However I wanted to see some them pop a bit more, a little bit lighter and not so flat/muted. We definitely got that 100% with the latest batch


Inside lighting conditions:



Natural lighting conditions:



Going to send an email to Melissa at SP asap, locking our color selections, and who knows, fingers crossed we can maybe slide up the production schedule :D

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #82 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 09:40:37 »
Looking good! Excited for this buy.
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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #83 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 09:42:55 »
Thank you so much for the prompt response and updates.

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 20:52:05 »
Has the payment been made and a production schedule been confirmed?

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 21:37:03 »
Has the payment been made and a production schedule been confirmed?

Yes yes, payments have all been made, Melissa last correspondence with me, she was ordering the custom color plastics for production!

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #86 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 11:51:04 »
Any updates on ETA?
> The way GH looks now, to a regular person, it screams, "Oh dang, this is one of **those** sites for really devoted and weird people".

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 14:46:46 »
Any updates on ETA?

Hey GT, I asked Melissa at SP about the possibility of samples for the Vancouver MK meetup and was told that our set is set for an end of December ship, with a production start date at the beginning of December!

A late Christmas/boxing day gift for us it looks like :)

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Re: [GB] SA By the Sea - Production Scheduled Q4-2018 + updates
« Reply #88 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 10:33:23 »
Any updates on ETA?

Hey GT, I asked Melissa at SP about the possibility of samples for the Vancouver MK meetup and was told that our set is set for an end of December ship, with a production start date at the beginning of December!

A late Christmas/boxing day gift for us it looks like :)

Cool thanks for the update!
> The way GH looks now, to a regular person, it screams, "Oh dang, this is one of **those** sites for really devoted and weird people".