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Offline Zambumon

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[IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:27:19 »



This set is a tribute to the Japanese National Football Team, a team that had a brief, yet fantastic participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup,
displaying a great level of football. The Japanese squad almost made it to quarter-finals, but sadly lost against Belgium in the very last
minute of the extra time.








Technical Specs



  • Original Cherry Corp. Profile
  • High quality 1.5mm thick keycaps with doublsehot legends that will never fade.
  • Made in Germany by GMK electronic design GmbH.
  • GMK Latin + Hiragana doubleshot legends, including Hiragana sublegends.
  • Color matched to the official JFA 2018 World Cup jersey.




Available kits

The set will feature my standard lineup of kits adapted for small & medium sized Group Buys, designed to be as affordable as possible,
while maintaining great compatibility and allowing to reuse some of the modifiers with other sets by providing an extra tab key.


Core kit
One of these two core kits will be offered depending on the region. For the Americas, and China, the Core [US] will be the kit to go, while for
European costumers Core [EU] will be the one to go. What's the difference between both kits? Core EU is exactly the same as the US one,
but it comes with an ISO kit bundled with it.




Composed by around 150 keys, this kit is the starting point for everyone, and provides great coverage for many boards including Nemo, Verne, Andromeda,
Uniqey’s C70, Leopold’s FC660 & F980, TADA68, Massdrop CTRL & ALT, 96-key layouts, as well as winkeyless keyboards.  Two 6.00U spacebars
have been provided (one with a centered stem and another one with an off-centered one), as well as an extra Tab keycap, that will allow users
to reuse their unused modifiers with another keyboards.




40s

And add-on kit for those that like small form factor keyboards, which need smaller modifiers and split spacebars. With this kit, keyboards such
as the so popular Planck, Preonic, Minorca*, Sebright, J40, JD45*, Percebe, Vortex Core, Golbat, Quark, or Pearl are covered. A 2.00U shift has
also been included with this kit.



Some other small form factor ergonomic keyboards such as Iris, Atreus, or Minidox can be covered in some of their configurations.

* Provided with an extra spacebars kit


Novelties

A small kit with Japan’s national flag in various sizes and R1 and R4 profiles as well as a set of accent arrows will also be offered.







Spacebars

For those in need of accent color spacebars, here is your kit. Some nice dark blue spacebars for “classic” and split spacebar layouts.






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Offline nickaster1

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:30:41 »
They fought valiantly. Let’s keeb their images on our caps

Offline Myoth

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:31:49 »
just a question, did you wait for them to be eliminated to post this ?

Offline mkarlsson

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:33:03 »
Uhh... I like it!

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:34:08 »
Love it, I'm in. And I'm sad
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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:34:14 »
Nice colorway! Was definitely an enjoyable game to watch today

Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:35:21 »
I'm in! unlike Japan  :-[

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:37:34 »
Second favorite upcoming set to GMK Space Cadet.

This will be a must-buy for me!

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:39:21 »
Yet again, a weak justification to force weeb alphas on the rest of the community.

Disgusting.

But it's blue so I'm in for 2.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:39:52 »
just a question, did you wait for them to be eliminated to post this ?

well... maybe he pulled an all nighter to make all these renders  :blank:
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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:41:41 »
Add 2u Shift and make it with icon mod, maybe it will be better

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:42:10 »
WTS left kidney for jamon, chocolatier, samurai blue. Low mileage, has a solid 100k miles of life left.

Solid set, would you consider white base accent keys with either blue or dark blue or red legends (I'd try to render these if I knew how) or nah?

Offline Zambumon

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:45:18 »
just a question, did you wait for them to be eliminated to post this ?

No, in fact I've been salty the whole World Cup because back when I did my Japan trip I didn't get a jersey and they have been out of stock for the last couple weeks, unlike the Spanish ones...

Offline stoic-lemon

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:45:33 »
This set should really have a yattagarasu novelty. Mythical three legged crow as seen on the JFA badge.

Offline tomusan

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:47:35 »
naijs

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:48:34 »
You already know I'm in for GMK ISJGEFTWC baby.
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Offline Zambumon

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 20:52:03 »
Add 2u Shift and make it with icon mod, maybe it will be better

2.00U shifts often come paired with 1.00U ones and split spacebars. This might be negotiable, but I'd like to keep the base kit as small as I possibly can.

I don't have any plans to offer the base kit with icon mods, or an icon mods pack.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 21:32:36 »
Would prefer standard Latin alphas (or at least as a separate kit with them), but either way I'm interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 21:42:55 »
I like it

Offline hikashi1988

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 21:49:01 »
Japan is out but still last longer than Germany. :(
anyway good match

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 22:08:07 »
I forget... GMK has a “Meta” mold, right? I much prefer meta to code, but that’s a nitpick. I like this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 22:24:25 »
It's monotone, it has weeb alphas, and it has the usual good GMK support, so I guess I'll have to throw my money at this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 22:29:39 »
Love it! That blue is perfect.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 22:36:12 »
Nice to see more monotone, if it weren't for blue cadet I'd probably be in but given my immense interest in that particular topic as opposed to my very minimal one in this, I'll probably pass. Still, wonderfully designed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 22:55:37 »
Looks very nice, and still a bit sad I had to miss out on Serika.  This will make up for it!

... but I am interested in a spacebar kit.  The hope of hope is that it comes with 2x2U, but understandable if only one.
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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 23:01:36 »
Nice colors, any chance the alternate esc and enter colors could match the japan flag novelty colorway?
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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 23:11:33 »
Really digging this set. I’m normally not that fond of Hiragana sub-legends but they really add a the right amount of white for this monotone set. I’m calling it now, this will be the set I use on my single white keyboard.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 23:51:13 »
damn.. following this.
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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 23:55:03 »
Usually not a fan of 2-colors, but man, this one takes the cake. A must buy.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 00:31:15 »
I'm interested in this and that blue Verne.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 01:33:41 »
I’m sad Japan are out , this set would have some great memories attached to it

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 01:46:07 »
No way, you actually did it!!! OMG!  :eek:

And it looks amazing!!! I want a discount for giving you the idea ...  :cool:


PS: Change the modifiers legends to a super light baby blue and it will look perfect.
« Last Edit: Tue, 03 July 2018, 01:59:19 by RSC »

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 03:57:00 »
you are doing so many projects, I hope you will not neglect the jamon because I am very interested. Anyway also this great set.  :thumb:

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[IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 04:05:46 »
PS: Change the modifiers legends to a super light baby blue and it will look perfect.

Oooooooooooooooh THIS (though, sadly, I don’t think this is possible since my assumption is those sub-legends are double-shot with the other and I dunno... triple-shot? Probably not.)
« Last Edit: Tue, 03 July 2018, 04:07:29 by gutsack »

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 04:15:55 »
Came for the memes, stayed for an actually not bad looking keyset

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 04:19:50 »
Yet again, a weak justification to force weeb alphas on the rest of the community.

Disgusting.

But it's blue so I'm in for 2.


Damn weebs smh. I need a set tho. That blue is too nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 05:41:04 »
The blue singlehandedly won me over
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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 08:16:52 »
Yes it's a beautiful blue color I'm in

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 08:18:08 »
I watched the last ten minutes.

I want the keyset.

****.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 09:11:39 »
you are doing so many projects, I hope you will not neglect the jamon because I am very interested. Anyway also this great set.  :thumb:

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We are in the middle of 2018, Jamón won't be a thing up until 2019.

Nice colors, any chance the alternate esc and enter colors could match the japan flag novelty colorway?

I didn't like the white accents with red text, a darker blue looks much better.

I forget... GMK has a “Meta” mold, right? I much prefer meta to code, but that’s a nitpick. I like this.

Meta is usually used as a substitue for "menu". I prefer to use either "system" or "code".

Would prefer standard Latin alphas (or at least as a separate kit with them), but either way I'm interested.

A standalone alphas kit isn't going to happen.

This set should really have a yattagarasu novelty. Mythical three legged crow as seen on the JFA badge.

Agreed. I'll work on it.


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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 09:57:05 »
Samurai blue makes me think of Date Masamune and Sengoku Basara - there should totally be a crescent moon helmet novelty!

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 10:08:40 »
Any idea on the order which your sets are being dropped Zam?

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 10:12:15 »
And here I thought I wouldn't be a fan of sets like this.

The blue is just so nice.
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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 10:45:28 »






try some pink color they used in World Cup 2014!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 10:55:04 »
Hiragana monolegends kit pls  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 11:01:28 »
I can dig this for sure.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 11:46:59 »
Any idea on the order which your sets are being dropped Zam?

I've only confirmed that Jamón will probaly drop in 2019 on Massdrop. For GMK Chocolatier, I've yet to prepare most of my stuff, create the project page, and get samples from GMK, but my intention would be to run the set through Novelkeys. So if we are strictly talking about my sets dropping: GMK Chocolatier, and later on GMK Jamón.

This set is in the IC stage, so it's far from getting scheduled. If there's a more than reasonable number of people that would want the set, I'll then bother vendors and propose the idea of having a GB, but we are very very far from that point.


Samurai blue makes me think of Date Masamune and Sengoku Basara - there should totally be a crescent moon helmet novelty!

I'll also consider that one too, but I don't plan to have more than the Japanese flag and probably the yattagarasu novelty Chokkan (stoic-lemon) has suggested.
Hiragana monolegends kit pls  ;D

Not going to happen. My idea for my near future sets it's to have  one core kit, spacebars, and maybe one extra kit that provides extra layout coverage. The less we mess up with GMK setting up the machines, sorting, and shipping the better. Specially for small group buys.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 12:26:49 »
Hiragana monolegends kit pls  ;D

Not going to happen. My idea for my near future sets it's to have  one core kit, spacebars, and maybe one extra kit that provides extra layout coverage. The less we mess up with GMK setting up the machines, sorting, and shipping the better. Specially for small group buys.

Then throw out the gaijin alphas and make them Hiragana only in the base, ez game.
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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 13:01:41 »
Hiragana monolegends kit pls  ;D

Not going to happen. My idea for my near future sets it's to have  one core kit, spacebars, and maybe one extra kit that provides extra layout coverage. The less we mess up with GMK setting up the machines, sorting, and shipping the better. Specially for small group buys.

Then throw out the gaijin alphas and make them Hiragana only in the base, ez game.

Sorry, I have to be super clear with this one, but hat's exactly what I won't do. There won't be extra alphas, or icon modifiers and I do not plan to do big changes to the base kit like the one you are suggesting.

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Re: [IC] GMK Samurai Blue
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 13:06:15 »
Hiragana monolegends kit pls  ;D

Not going to happen. My idea for my near future sets it's to have  one core kit, spacebars, and maybe one extra kit that provides extra layout coverage. The less we mess up with GMK setting up the machines, sorting, and shipping the better. Specially for small group buys.

Then throw out the gaijin alphas and make them Hiragana only in the base, ez game.

Sorry, I have to be super clear with this one, but hat's exactly what I won't do. There won't be extra alphas, or icon modifiers and I do not plan to do big changes to the base kit like the one you are suggesting.
 
Re-read what i wrote, this won't ADD anything. 

edit: in the end i wouldn't care though, would just be even more theme related if there were no latin alphas at all :> So many latin+hiragana sets out/on their way and no hiragana only as far as i can see.
« Last Edit: Tue, 03 July 2018, 13:09:35 by darthzero »
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