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[IC] GMK Sandstorm | GB is live!
« on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:33:52 »
GROUP BUY THREAD



GMK Sandstorm

Inspired by cerakoted keyboards and tactical equipment, GMK Sandstorm is a simple cream on
beige custom keycap set designed by Zambumon.

Perfect for beige cerakoted keyboards, polycarbonate keyboards, and dark grey, silver, or
copper finishes, GMK Sandstorm is a must have for those that would love to have a beige
set on their desk.





TIMELINE
- Order open on: September 9, 2019
- Orders close on: October 4, 2019
- Estimated shipping date: March 2020

Proposed kits



This 138-key Core is your starting point and it provides coverage for most common boards:
60%, 65%, 75%, TKL, WKL, Fullsize, and 1800-CP. The kit includes some accent keys, barred
and scooped homing keys, and stepped caps lock.




A compact extension kit for Sandstormís Core that provides coverage for ISO, FC660 like
layouts, 60% with arrows, 40%, and split/ergonomic boards (including an extra B).




The space bars kit extends Sandstormís layout support by including two 6.00u spacebars so
you can cover your HHKB, and Cherry G80-1800 keyboards. The kit also includes accent space
bars for standard and split keyboards.



RAMA ◊ ZAMBUMON HITMARKER KEYCAP A Brass keycap. Light gold pvd finish, white enamel fill with green glow in the dark.


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Group buy details

The idea is to have a group buy for this set in September 2019. I'm currently in talks
with vendors. But I have already confirmed the interest to run this set from:

-Australia and New Zealand: Daily Clack
- EU: Mykeyboard
- China: Zfrontier (CN) and ZFrontier (EN)
- South East Asia: iLuMKB
- North America: Switchmod keyboards
- Japan: Yushakobo



Specs
  • Made in Germany by GMK Electronic Design GmbH
  • Original Cherry Corp. profile
  • Made in Germany
  • 1.5mm thick doubleshot ABS keycaps with legends that will never fade



Links of interest

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GMK Sandstorm project page




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« Last Edit: Tue, 10 September 2019, 11:48:32 by Zambumon »

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:34:51 »
Ooo this is cool.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:36:39 »
Ooo this is cool.

It's not cool, it's tactical.

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[IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:38:12 »
Ooo this is cool.

It's not cool, it's tactical.

Tactical cool . I think Iíd need more inspiration like renders before I could make a decision. Itís definitely courageous though!

Maybe a novelty like camo or something that adds some green or grey?
« Last Edit: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:40:00 by cijanzen »

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:38:26 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:40:55 »
Z obv gunning for large US military contract for new keycaps throughout the corps.

IN.

EDIT: Some darker beige/sand/cammo mods might look really cool. I hope it stays subtle and classy as always!
« Last Edit: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:46:11 by mrpetrov »

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:41:28 »
This would look really good in a safe/Hunter green case

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:42:21 »
Z obv gunning for large US military contract for new keycaps throughout the corps.

nice pun. Well aimed.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:42:53 »
I think some slightly darker mods might make this really pop.
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:43:47 »
This would look really good in a safe/Hunter green case

Yeah that would look good. Even a nice vintage racing green would go nicely!

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:47:00 »
I think some slightly darker mods might make this really pop.

Noted.I'll render a some tests so we can check it out.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:48:12 »
This would look really good in a safe/Hunter green case

Yeah that would look good. Even a nice vintage racing green would go nicely!

M60-A Seq2 Sage should might work too.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:48:46 »
This would look really good in a safe/Hunter green case

Yeah that would look good. Even a nice vintage racing green would go nicely!

M60-A Seq2 Sage should might work too.

Donít tempt meÖ

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:52:44 »
stop taking my money

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:54:34 »
Camo kit where we can replicate splotches of darker beiges when

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:57:59 »
Make the mods darker and add black enter & escape accents.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 17:59:46 »
Some crosshair novelties might be cool. And/or bullet novelties: single bullet for semi-auto, two for burst, three for full-auto. Speaking of which, other gun-related novelties like SAFETY or SAFETY ON/OFF might be nice, as well. Just some ideas. Of course, these ideas might look too childish and we don't want that.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:00:10 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:02:17 »
Camo kit where we can replicate splotches of darker beiges when

That would be expensive, but it could be done in large volumes.

They won't be as cool as CozCaps' camo mods.


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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:03:58 »
stop taking my money

This is just an IC, so I wouldn't be so certain about that.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:04:46 »
darker mods seems like it would put this more towards Dolch territory  :p
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:06:24 »
Some crosshair novelties might be cool. And/or bullet novelties: single bullet for semi-auto, two for burst, three for full-auto. Speaking of which, other gun-related novelties like SAFETY or SAFETY ON/OFF might be nice, as well. Just some ideas. Of course, these ideas might look too childish and we don't want that.

I was thinking about Safety and Pew Pew Pew.


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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:06:44 »
I like this dark green camo kit idea

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:07:27 »
Hunter orange backspace  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:07:35 »
Make the mods darker and add black enter & escape accents.

I considered dark enter & escape accents. I'll test darker mods, but I'm into monochrome for this sets so people can match keycaps and case.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:09:02 »
sold

bright orange accents?
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:09:41 »
I really like it, yeah maybe if the mods stay the same color the accents could be a third color instead of the legend color? something brown/greenish

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:10:21 »
Hunter orange backspace  :p

Defeats the purpose of tactical. I'll ask if GMK can make fluoro keycaps.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:12:38 »
sold

bright orange accents?

See latest reply. I don't know why you'd want orange accents too.

I really like it, yeah maybe if the mods stay the same color the accents could be a third color instead of the legend color? something brown/greenish

I'll consider then the accent kit with BRIGHT ORANGE and dark grey/dark olive mods. Something small.


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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:13:34 »
sold

bright orange accents?

See latest reply. I don't know why you'd want orange accents too.

I really like it, yeah maybe if the mods stay the same color the accents could be a third color instead of the legend color? something brown/greenish

I'll consider then the accent kit with BRIGHT ORANGE and dark grey/dark olive mods. Something small.

>MFW memeing about hunter orange makes it into a render  :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:16:35 »
Jae showed the render on discord. I should have known this was you.

Love it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:18:31 »
Jae showed the render on discord. I should have known this was you.

Love it.

It's easy to spot my renders because of the lack of ISO.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:54:07 »
How about a version for MAO "white" boards?

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 18:59:50 »
How about a version for MAO "white" boards?

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 19:00:32 »
How about a version for MAO "white" boards?

LMAO bow??


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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 19:06:19 »
ne space cadet alphas avail?

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 19:07:56 »
How about a version for MAO "white" boards?

LMAO bow??


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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 19:10:11 »
Darker tone for novelties for a digital camo effect?

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 19:19:20 »
Jae showed the render on discord. I should have known this was you.

Love it.

It's easy to spot my renders because of the lack of ISO.


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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 19:41:24 »
As a beige connoisseur myself, I love the subtle play between the main color of Flat Dark Earth, and the creamy light beige accent keys.
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:00:52 »
Will buy everything in this colorway.  My entry to the Massdrop keycap competition was beige hero.  This is everything I ever wanted.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:11:26 »
This would be amazing on Norbauer's Retro Refrigerator finish.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:12:48 »
This would be amazing on Norbauer's Retro Refrigerator finish.

The cyan one?

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:16:50 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:20:22 »
This would be amazing on Norbauer's Retro Refrigerator finish.

The cyan one?

Yes.  As it stands, I was planning to mix and match some PMK DSA PBT caps in various shades (GQN, GEC, WAN) for exactly that purpose, even though I'm not all that fond of DSA, because the colorways just make sense to me.  But to my eye, this is coming from the same place - and GMK would be far preferable.  Love it.  I'm in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:40:15 »
this is cool

make it more minimalist, 9009/muted style mods and a monolegend numpad would be good.

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:53:37 »
ne katakana avial?
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:56:33 »
ne cadet alphas avail

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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 20:59:16 »
You are draining my wallet. You can have it all :))
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Re: [IC] GMK Tactical Set
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 22:01:01 »
"Are you thinking of cerakoting your board?"

I already did actually!  :)) Only I went with "wild purple" and not "flat dark earth". Still a good looking set though.