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Offline merlin64

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[IC] GMK Cerulean Sage (GMK Merlin)
« on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:40:06 »
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Hello and welcome to my GMK "Merlin" IC. This is one of many keysets Iíve been playing around with but the first Iím throwing out for public viewing to see if I can make it a reality.

Iíve been in the hobby since about late 2014 and have always been looking into ways to contribute or make this community better. You may have seen some of my work on QMK or on my YouTube channel where I review everything I can find related to this hobby. Iíve also ran two group buys related to Duck keyboards, and before you ask, no, there is no traction on my part regarding Duck Viper/Eagle weights.  :p

Colors

Anyway, if you think youíve seen these colors before, the colorway is most similar to

Signature Plastics DCS Doraemon
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=83994.0

and the currently in IC GMK Fate.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94868.0

My set differs in that it uses stock GMK colors, and the way the colors are arranged are slightly different.

CP White: As seen on GMK Stormtrooper
TU1 Blue: As seen on GMK 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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Inspiration

The colors are inspired by my love of both Yellow and Blue. While I personally prefer a darker shade of blue, Iím 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. I've made note of sets that use these colors above. 

I've been passing this around using the codename GMK Merlin but the name I've been playing around with is Cerulean Sage. While TU1 isn't exactly cerulean, I like the alliteration and it still conveys "wizard".  Other things that may remind you of these colors:
1. Canary Islands Flag
2. Golden State Warriors
3. A faded Ikea sign
4. Give me ideas!

Compatibility

v0.1.0
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New Compatibility:

v0.2.0
193152-5

I have endeavored to get common layouts on common boards compatibility. Please pipe up if thereís a common layout Iíve missed.


Things To Do

1. Novelties
2. Additional Kits
3. Get Pricing
4. Find some company to help me run it
5. Get more renders


This is my first ever Keyset IC so I could use all the scrutiny/advice/criticism/encouragement available to make this a success.


This is still very early on in the design process so when this makes it into GB is still up in the air, but hopefully soon! One of my goals this year is to run my own set and this looks to be it!



« Last Edit: Thu, 05 April 2018, 11:05:25 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 »
nautilus x TA
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I like what this guy said

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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
Do you think that if you were able to somehow run around in a circle at the speed of light you'd be able to create a sort of tear in the space-time-continuum where you'd be able to **** your own ******* continuously?

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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:

193154-0

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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« 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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« 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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