[IC] GMK Ashes Final Kit Renders! [Launches Feb. 15th]

Hello Keebtalk!

This is my first Interest Check for a keyset, GMK Ashes, A achromatic set that resembles ashes from a volcano.

GROUP BUY STARTS Feb. 15th till March 16th 2020

Design & Inspiration
This idea originally began as a dark keyset, I was working with a lot of dark gray and red pantone colors, after rethinking what I was trying to achieve I decided to look at other keysets to get ideas, I decided to try to invert the colors similar to GMK Honeywell to test out that idea and really liked the look of it. I threw out the red because it just didn’t fit in well with the set but kept the gray colors. Then I started messing with more with different shades of gray and came to love the final result of colors!

I present to you GMK Ashes:

OSA by BlindAssassin111

Kit Design
I plan on having support for standard TKLs to 65%, WKL bottom rows, HHKB, a numpad, UK-ISO and more! I am also working on getting some renders that will use Left Centered Legends for Mods! I really would love to give the legends a shot seeing as they are going to be on 9009 R3! I Originally had Pantones that I was going to use to color match but ended up switching to RAL colors that were very similar to the Pantones.

Ashes Kit
Support standard layouts, basic ISO Support, Full Size, TKLs, 75s, 65s, WKL boards etc!

Ghost Kit
Mod Colored Alphas, with basic ISO support and standard layout support when combined with Base Kit.

Basalt Kit
40s - UK ISO - Ortho - Ext Kit.

Caldera Kit
Accent - Novelties Kit.

Lahar Kit
Spacebars - Alice Support Kit.

I’m working on making a couple of deskmats for the keyset! One simple design and one that is more busy and pays homage to a special game that I love. :wink:

Adventure Deskpad

Ghost Deskpad

Artwork for GMK Ashes by @hiki_draws on instagram

Group Buy / Vendors
EU: MyKeyboard.eu
Oceania: DailyClack
Asia: DailyClack

Many thanks to the following for your help and support during the design of this set:
BlindAssassin111 for feedback and support on the set guiding me on how to make an IC!
OneFiveNine for giving me ideas on what to theme the set after, running the set and helping me out with the set!
The Texas Mechanical Keyboard Discord for all the feedback and support everyone has given me in there!
MetallicCharles for helping me out with these amazing renders of the set! (More renders on the way by him and other renders in the community!)
HamKenobi, DixieMech, Kristmascane, TennisShoeNinja, Erin and Gus along with others from the Houston Discord for being there for me for these past two years!

N E Renders Avail?

Satisfaction75 designed by CannonKeys

OSA by BlindAssassin111

Full Album with more renders!

Next Steps
Listen to community initial interest
Adjust kits if there is demand

Check for Updates on my Discord


Looks really nice!
Although way too similar to the Symbolics PN364000 keycaps.


Woah! That’s awesome! I haven’t seen that old vint board before! Very cool hahaha!

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I’d say that’s actually in this kits favour in my opinion! Nice way to visualize it and another potential inspiration point to build off of.

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Hey guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve updated this Keyset! Thought I’d refresh everything that’s changed in it, I did the same thing for reddit and geekhack too!

Please 6u in base kit…

Just wanted to update y’all a little bit right now, I’m going crazy not being able to update this IC. lol
So right now I have been working on getting final renders, not too sure when those will be made, I’m hoping they will be done before the end of the month.
I have another thing in store for the set that I want to show off, but I’ll wait till Christmas Eve to show it off ;)

I also just wanted to reconfirm that the black accent Enter and Esc will be back in base kit! I have a plan for the kits and will show them off once I get the renders back for each kit. I know there was a lot of feedback for the Black Accent going away, and I agree it definitely should stay! Thank you everyone for supporting this set!

I have noticed a few people asking about NorDe kits and while it is possible to run that kit, the past few keysets to run the kit have not had any luck having the kit hit MOQ, at this moment in time we will not be running the kit. Sorry.

Looks like someone is now designing a JTK versison of this Symbolics board. JTK 3600. I can’t wait to see more reversed GMK Keysets. Dark Alphas with light Mods might be a new trend to change up the look of keysets!

Updated this thread with the newest information in the set! :slight_smile: Everything is moving just fine to be on track for the Feb. 15th Group Buy Date!