[IC] Samurai Blue


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Welcome to the GMK Samurai Blue Interest Check!

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.



Gallery


Zambumon Percebe



Zambumon Nemo



Zambumon Verne



Andromeda



Zambumon F96H



wilba.tech Thermal



tokyo.keyboard Tokyo60



Percent Canoe



rama.works M65-A



Uniqey C70



Uniqey Q100



Desk Candy Modern M0110






Links of interest

Thanks for your time!

Zambumon






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#2

This set is awesome! I’m committed to this set. Where do you plan on running the GB?


#3

Honestly, I don’t know yet because I haven’t contacted any vendors regarding this set.


#4

this with verne hnggg


#5

I need another keyset like I need a hole in my head but I guess I’ll have to get this one too. Whats the deal with the Andromeda board, whos making it, is there a IC thread?


#6

I am really liking the US/EU kit split that you are doing with this and chocolatier. IMO It is a great way to break it down to keep the most people happy. :+1:

Also really digging the two-tone blue combo. Usually I’m not really into layering up colors like that, but I think with the uniform mod/alpha colors the second “accent” blue works really well.

I probably wouldn’t pick a set up myself because I’m not really feeling the sublegends (though you should probably keep them as they match thematically, just not my kinda thing).

What I am even more interested in that the caps is some of those boards that I don’t think I’ve noticed in your renders before (maybe I just missed them? idk), notably the Percebe, F96H (is that based on a beamspring case?), and the @Wilba Thermal board in there (60s aren’t really my thing, but that design is really sweet, and it looks like a brass sheet is sandwiched in the middle there?). Are those all buys that are going to happen eventually, or are they all still pretty tenuous future plans? If there is a buy for that Percebe sometime I especially wouldn’t want to miss that. That is starting to venture shockingly close to my ideal 40/50% board.


#7

Percebe, Andromeda, and Wilba’s Thermal will eventaully happen. The F96H has the least priority of all of those, because there are many things I want to finish first.


#8

Awesome! I’ll keep my eyes peeled :eyes:


#9

Sounds more romantic than naming a board “goose barnacle” … :grin:


#10

Considering that I have a set named after cured ham, I don’t know what people were expecting of me.


#11

TBH, the only thing that comes to my mind when somebody mentions ham is the taste of Penelope’s tits from Jamón Jamón. I was expecting her breasts to be the main motif of your keyset. Kinda dusappointed.


#12

Let’s just not derail the conversation too much from Samurai Blue, GMK Jamón will get its own IC thread whenever I have find time to make it.


#13

I’ve never been a huge fan of sublegends, but this one might convince me otherwise! These are some of my favorite shades of blue and I’m really stoked for this set! Also I work at a Japanese company so I’m sure I’ll get props for having this set on my work board :laughing:


#14

@Zambumon Love the colors, legends and theme. But no Minivan love again in the 40s kit? :pensive:


#15

Ah-e-ah-e-ay WHERE’S MY SAMURAI???
Mousemat idea: (Background picture)


#16

We have already discussed about this topic Mike.


#17

@Zambumon It wasn’t much of a discussion. More like a cease and desist. Every time I bring it up, you and your buddies call out the mods to squash the “discussion”. Such a shame.


#19

why do 40% keyboards upset you so much? no one is making you use them. 40% is just as relevant and important to the community as any other size.


#20

I see all these renders for your great keysets @Zambumon when are we getting this Nemo though. Did I miss the group buy or something?

What’s going on I’m ready to buy a red or a blue Nemo since Nautilus happened.

With regards to the keyset though I think the blue is great, I personally don’t care for the Hirigana but it makes a lot of sense for the story just like Serika.

Basically as soon as you showed this off I stopped considering getting GMK Space Cadet.


#21

40% are great and probably would be my daily driver if ANSI was my default layout. However, for anyone using any variation of ISO, they simply don’t offer enough keys and are practically useless.