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[IC] GMK Merlin
« on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:40:06 »
Hello and welcome to my GMK "Merlin" IC. If you've been here before, you'll know that this was formerly known as GMK Cerulean Sage. While I like Cerulean Sage as a name better, it makes me think of Pokemon, and I think there's a magic card named after it. Also GMK Merlin is a lot easier to pronounce than GMK Cerulean Sage.

If you've never heard of me before, here's a quick tidbit about myself. I've been part of the community since early 2015 and started my journey as an Alps aficionado. I have run two GBs for the community for Duck weights, I host the MechMerlin YouTube and Twitch channels, and I'm also the QMK Community Ambassador. This is my first foray into the world of keyset design, I hope you like it! 

This set is mainly inspired by my favorite colors blue and yellow and my favorite keysets Nautilus and Triumph Adler. I am also a huge fan of light colored keysets.

Renders
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Colors

Im very adamant about using GMK stock colors to make the set affordable and also reduce issues with color matching. I am very inexperienced with this, and I would like to point out that I'm partially color-blind when it comes to the color purple lol.

CP White: As seen on GMK Stormtrooper and GMK Olivia
TU1 Blue: As seen on GMK Triumph Adler and Aero
N6 Yellow: As seen on the legends of GMK Nautilus

Special thanks to donut_cat for providing actual cap photos of the colors I have chosen:

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Compatibility

Wizard Novelties are placeholders and I am waiting for renders to show them =).
I have endeavored to get common layouts on common boards compatibility. Please pipe up if theres a common layout Ive missed.

v0.3.0
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UPDATE: Kono is now running the IC on their website. Feel free to check it out:
https://kono.store/products/gmk-merlin-keycap-set

Things to Note:
1. First set to have QMK novelties
2. All stock colors
3. You can use the spacebar for GMK Olivia =P



« Last Edit: Fri, 17 May 2019, 10:24:57 by merlin64 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:43:32 »
Cool colors! Adding some white space to your KLE image may help with readability. <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:44:15 »
I like it.  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:49:39 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:51:16 »
I like it.

You're missing non 6.25u white spacebars.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 11:06:46 »
What is the 2nd 1.75u shift for? 40%?

in before: I NEED 2u shift for my DZ60/GK64!

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 11:15:38 »
Love the colors! Have you considered swapping the ratio of blue(-ish) and white?

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 11:16:03 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 11:17:15 »
Wizard novelties or we will riot! :mad:

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 11:20:11 »
Wizard novelties or we will riot! :mad:

I want a Merlin novelty from Sword in the Stone


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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 11:23:53 »
One of my favorite colorways so far, hopefully it happens soon!

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 12:21:19 »
Thanks for all the input so far guys!

I put in a new section in the OP tabulating suggestions that I'll review when I get home tonight! These suggestions are from PMs posts here and on reddit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 12:24:28 »
Set looks good and all stock colors is a HUGE plus for the viability of the set tbh

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 14:46:36 »
Special thanks to donut_cat for providing actual keycap photos for me of the colors I chose.

https://imgur.com/a/bdHEn

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 15:04:17 »
That's awesome, I'm actually digging this set a lot.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 16:36:04 »
really liking the colors on this set  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 16:39:18 »
Nice looking colorway, and you don't have to worry about similarity to Fate at least since that won't be going forward.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 18:36:46 »
Nice looking colorway, and you don't have to worry about similarity to Fate at least since that won't be going forward.

What? Really?

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:10:55 »
Looks great  ;D
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:38:44 »
Yep, Fate seems gone. I'll wait to see your novelties. Like the colorways  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 04:35:12 »
Super cool set ;) maybe a cerulean city gym badge from pokemon novelty? ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 05:19:29 »
very nice...like the colors...love your show...wonder how merlin will look on one of those fancy red scarfs...lulz

set is dope...hope it runs

the prior nov request seamed like funzies so here is mine...lulz
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 10:59:50 »
LOL Thanks

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 11:02:26 »
Updated with new base kit compatibility:

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Also changed nav cluster colors to mod colors
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 11:07:27 »
lol golden state. GMK KOBE

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 19:31:08 »
How about arrows? Shouldn't the default be mod colors as well?
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 06 April 2018, 00:15:09 »
How about arrows? Shouldn't the default be mod colors as well?

Hmm, is there another reason other than, "it should be default?". Do you think the accent arrows should go in a kit then?

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 06 April 2018, 05:37:42 »
Very nice! Looks really sleek.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 06 April 2018, 11:41:43 »
Very nice!
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 06 April 2018, 20:10:12 »
How about arrows? Shouldn't the default be mod colors as well?

Hmm, is there another reason other than, "it should be default?". Do you think the accent arrows should go in a kit then?

I don't know about others, but I usually use mod colors on arrow, ESC, and enter keys. So having all that possible in base kit is what I prefer. If sometimes I wanna change to accent color, I would be happy to buy it in a separate kit. Just my 0.02$.
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 19:56:39 »
i like this color ! (tu1) :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 20:07:46 »
Oh. cool novelty keys. the modifier colorway is so cool as well.
N6 yellow is a more daker one in three existing GMK yellow colors. The render in OP with more light make the yellow more light ,am i right?

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 08:02:05 »
Oh. cool novelty keys. the modifier colorway is so cool as well.
N6 yellow is a more daker one in three existing GMK yellow colors. The render in OP with more light make the yellow more light ,am i right?

Maybe? I posted the actual colors from a color ring in the OP as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 01:12:42 »
I want to see a merlin hat novelty.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 01:47:37 »
I want to see a merlin hat novelty.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 01:51:17 »
i thought gmk necro shipped already

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 19:44:54 »
Oh ****, this is looking good. What happened to it?
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 22:29:30 »
Coming Soon =)

Keep an eye out

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 22:54:13 »
Coming Soon =)

Keep an eye out

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 03:21:19 »
nice, definitely in

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 04:28:38 »
Really nice kit!
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 09:12:27 »
I want to see a merlin hat novelty.

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But yeah looks very good! Some nice nautilus vibes emanating from this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 09:50:34 »
I just want to say how much I appreciate everything that mechmerlin does for this community. Hes so helpful wrt QMK and hes very involved in many of the online forums and distributed communities. Overall hes just a really helpful, reliable, and friendly member of the community. I will be fully supporting this kit from him. Thanks for everything, mechmerlin! :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 10:54:30 »
I just want to say how much I appreciate everything that mechmerlin does for this community. Hes so helpful wrt QMK and hes very involved in many of the online forums and distributed communities. Overall hes just a really helpful, reliable, and friendly member of the community. I will be fully supporting this kit from him. Thanks for everything, mechmerlin! :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 12:15:56 »
Thanks guys for the support! I'll be making a more formal announcement on recent developments Soon. LOL. In the meantime, here's a photo.




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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 12:19:41 »
Thanks guys for the support! I'll be making a more formal announcement on recent developments Soon. LOL. In the meantime, here's a photo.




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Wow, wow.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 12:20:58 »
reminds me of IKEA

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 19:51:28 »
I'm in if there will be split spacebar support!

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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 20:06:21 »
Neat


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Re: [IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 23:14:21 »
I would like the Number Pad Kit to be separate.
More people than you think will not use the Number Pad.