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[IC] KAM Wraith
« on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:21:40 »
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Heavily inspired (and assumed) by the Sinclair ZX Spectrum from 1982, this set aims to have an 80s aesthetic with double colored legends, which is kinda unique and innovative IMO.
This is possible using the all-over dye-sub technique. The manufacturer from the KAT profile (Keyreative) told me they are able to do that, and since I wanted to keep a uniform profile to fit the look of vintage Sinclair keyboards, I thought it would be nice to use KAM profile (I also thought about XDA, but I need to ask the manu'). Also, KAM keycaps looks smooth/glossy which I think looks better than the grainy surface of XDA.

Thanks in advance for your feedback :)


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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:22:45 »
nice

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:36:20 »
Pretty cool.  What is KAM again?  Is that the edrug profile?

That red on gray is gonna be hard to pull off, but I guess that's what samples will help with.  I like it.
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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:36:44 »
i dig the theme, this may be the first KAM set for me.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:37:53 »
This I like.

Make it so.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:38:15 »
Pretty cool.  What is KAM again?  Is that the edrug profile?

That red on gray is gonna be hard to pull off, but I guess that's what samples will help with.  I like it.

I fixed the link in the description. It's basically KAT row 2.
Here is the link: https://www.zfrontier.com/post/detail/7214

And yeah, I will need to get some samples to find the perfect color combo without 'vibrating colors' contrast ;)
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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:42:53 »
nice

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:43:38 »
I'm down!!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:45:28 »
Looks great biip! Excited to try KAM now!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 09:48:03 »
Looks very interesting. I'm always down for novelty legends. Running this in KAM makes it all the more appealing (man I hope Starry Night ships soon). Definitely interested :D

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:24:46 »
I would 100% go in on this. I was feeling bad about not going for Space Cadet but I think I like this more anyways.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:37:01 »
Looks awesome, love the wide compatibility options, I'm in 100%!

But I have to admit that I would rather see it in the Kat profile :)

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:40:48 »
This looks really cool! Might be nice to also have examples of your inspiration/origin posted here for people to see as well.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:48:07 »
damn, that looks good
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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:50:12 »
Post your sig banners so we can show love!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:52:26 »
I understand the inspiration, but if this were Cherry profile... oof.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:53:46 »
Post your sig banners so we can show love!

Here you go!
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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:55:25 »
Pretty cool.  What is KAM again?  Is that the edrug profile?

That red on gray is gonna be hard to pull off, but I guess that's what samples will help with.  I like it.

I fixed the link in the description. It's basically KAT row 3.
Here is the link: https://www.zfrontier.com/post/detail/7214

And yeah, I will need to get some samples to find the perfect color combo without 'vibrating colors' contrast ;)

Gotcha.  Technically R2, but I see what you mean.  Looks extremely close to DSA, but taller and much thicker.  I bet they will sound nice :)
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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:57:33 »
Post your sig banners so we can show love!

Here you go!
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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 11:03:34 »
Post your sig banners so we can show love!

Here you go!
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 :p

Woups, it was still XDA Wraith on the banner  :-*
Now it's fixed!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 11:03:54 »
oh this is amazing

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 11:05:02 »
Post your sig banners so we can show love!

Here you go!
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 :p

Woups, it was still XDA Wraith on the banner  :-*
Now it's fixed!

Lol

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 11:11:16 »
This can't possibly look as good as the renders, but my god if it does...

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 12:00:38 »
This can't possibly look as good as the renders, but my god if it does...

You would be surprised! :) Dat Air-Dyesub really makes wonders happen.
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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 12:13:42 »
Really nice Interested.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 13:01:33 »

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 13:10:10 »
The double colored legends look really nice. This is a unique set. Great work!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 13:20:04 »
The double colored legends look really nice. This is a unique set. Great work!  :thumb:

Thanks, that's the challenge :)

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 13:21:38 »
I really love how it looks on render but, how does KAM profile feel? Like DSA concaveness/curvature (or w/e the term is) or XDA flatness?

Also, I kinda liked the PBT texture, so I'm not sure how to feel about the smooth surface. Still, it seems like it could be one great kit to get.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 14:40:28 »
Color me interested. I'd change the ergo kit so the esc key is 1.5u and the delete key is 1u though.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 14:41:15 »
I'm definitely interested in this!  I'm always open to new profiles I haven't tried before.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 14:52:28 »
Needs the case with the rainbow corner stripe!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 14:56:56 »
not so sure why i love this but if it happens this is an insta buy for me

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 15:17:14 »
This is sweet, I love busy keycaps.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 15:59:12 »
Not even a fan of uniform profiles but the colourway and the legends look amazing. Count me in!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 17:15:16 »
Yes! This is amazing. :thumb:
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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 20:32:59 »
I love this  :D

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 22:32:56 »
Wow, interested in seeing how this develops! Looks great!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 22:58:17 »
Perfect opportunity to give KAM a spin!  I am curious if you will include 6u spacebar (offset) to Wraith.

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In regardless. Great work!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 30 August 2018, 23:50:17 »
Oooh, this I like a lot!  I hope the Cartel74 ships someday...  This set would be absolutely perfect for that board!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 00:52:43 »
this is great!!!
definitley in!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 01:23:25 »
Nice, I like it. Would also buy the rainbow sticker to complete the look. :)

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 01:24:16 »
This looks great, any renders of KAM from the side?  How high does it sit?

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 11:09:04 »
This looks great, any renders of KAM from the side?  How high does it sit?


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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 13:43:12 »
Make that NorDe kit happen :)


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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 17:08:37 »
I really like the profile and renders, but are there any examples of all over dye sub with lighter legends on these caps?

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 17:56:52 »
Very interesting. I don't think I have ever used the device that inspired the set, but theres something about it that speaks to me.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 31 August 2018, 21:30:58 »
Space bars would be better grouped in a single kit.

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 02 September 2018, 11:20:55 »
Thank you all for your interest!

Make that NorDe kit happen :)

I'll work on it!
I'll also maybe work on different regional kits, depending on the MOQs.

I really like the profile and renders, but are there any examples of all over dye sub with lighter legends on these caps?

I'll need to contact Keyreative in order to have official 3D files of KAM profile asap for that.

Space bars would be better grouped in a single kit.

It will!

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Re: [IC] KAM Wraith
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 04 September 2018, 00:13:38 »
Totally willing to try out KAM for this set.