Alternate Reality IBM colours

xxhellfirexx

06 Apr 2020, 03:31

SneakyRobb wrote:
05 Apr 2020, 19:52
I was trying to make this Red Selectric on a wheelwriter. The only issue I had is that the keys are very flat white and thus its hard to make them look good in a gray/black colour given my skills.
This thread caught my interest so I gave it a shot.

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ramnes
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06 Apr 2020, 09:31

Made real by Ellipse!

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Definitely a killer scheme...

Lost In Static

08 Apr 2020, 01:54

How about a Industrial IBM Model F?

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

08 Apr 2020, 02:09

ramnes wrote:
06 Apr 2020, 09:31
Made real by Ellipse!

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Definitely a killer scheme...
This is what I might be in for :P

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snacksthecat
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08 Apr 2020, 18:54

Lost In Static wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 01:54
How about a Industrial IBM Model F?

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How you do dis?

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ddrfraser1

08 Apr 2020, 20:27

Dang. Now I need a sapphire blue F 122. Here's an F 122 and M 122 that I did.
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SneakyRobb
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08 Apr 2020, 21:04

Lost In Static wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 01:54
How about a Industrial IBM Model F?

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Wow looks nice!

xxhellfirexx wrote:
06 Apr 2020, 03:31
SneakyRobb wrote:
05 Apr 2020, 19:52
I was trying to make this Red Selectric on a wheelwriter. The only issue I had is that the keys are very flat white and thus its hard to make them look good in a gray/black colour given my skills.
This thread caught my interest so I gave it a shot.

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Also looks nice!

zippolupan

08 Apr 2020, 21:08

ddfraser1 wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 20:27
Dang. Now I need a sapphire blue F 122. Here's an F 122 and M 122 that I did.
Did you make that black square badge yourself? You have a very good taste for mods.

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ddrfraser1

08 Apr 2020, 21:14

zippolupan wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 21:08
ddfraser1 wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 20:27
Dang. Now I need a sapphire blue F 122. Here's an F 122 and M 122 that I did.
Did you make that black square badge yourself? You have a very good taste for mods.
Thanks! Yes, it's a sticker that I bought off a guy on eBay who makes them. It was slightly too small so it showed the silver badge underneath so I put two strips of electric tape under it to hide it. The sticker itself is very high quality. I'm pretty pleased with it.

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Invisius

09 Apr 2020, 13:02

These all look so good, I wish we had a better idea of what kinds of dyes and shades would actually work for cases like this.

I may grab some cheap IBM mice from that era and try using them as guinea pigs. They can be had for around 5 bucks a piece, use similar materials (with the M cases at least), and are easy enough to disassemble to test a couple dyes on each.

Fkazim

09 Apr 2020, 13:55

Lost In Static wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 01:54
How about a Industrial IBM Model F?

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WOW Your AT looks amazing where did you get the keys?

Neonkyle

09 Apr 2020, 14:41

Fkazim wrote:
09 Apr 2020, 13:55
Lost In Static wrote:
08 Apr 2020, 01:54
How about a Industrial IBM Model F?

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WOW Your AT looks amazing where did you get the keys?
It's just a photo edit I made for myself, thread about making it real soon :D

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ddrfraser1

09 Apr 2020, 16:06

Invisius wrote:
09 Apr 2020, 13:02
These all look so good, I wish we had a better idea of what kinds of dyes and shades would actually work for cases like this.

I may grab some cheap IBM mice from that era and try using them as guinea pigs. They can be had for around 5 bucks a piece, use similar materials (with the M cases at least), and are easy enough to disassemble to test a couple dyes on each.
I know what you mean. When I did mine, I sort of took a big gulp, crossed my fingers and started painting. I actually used a shitty paint on my first go around on the white one and it looked awful. I had to sand it and start over but now I'm satisfied with it. I just spent loads of time on google images seeing what other people did. You kind of have to get a vision of what you want and then take a stab at it. I think where a lot of people go wrong is when they try to mix too many colors. I like to keep it simple. There's a lot of good inspiration to be found with newer boards too, especially in key cap renders :D

__red__

09 Apr 2020, 19:50

Two thoughts spring to mind:

1. You can already buy black cases from unicomp
2. I wonder if we approached them with an MOQ they'd be willing to stamp out some of these in custom colours.

I'd love the yellow ;-)

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ddrfraser1

09 Apr 2020, 20:15

__red__ wrote:
09 Apr 2020, 19:50
Two thoughts spring to mind:

1. You can already buy black cases from unicomp
2. I wonder if we approached them with an MOQ they'd be willing to stamp out some of these in custom colours.

I'd love the yellow ;-)
I think the whole community is chomping at the bit for them to make industrial grey.

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snacksthecat
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09 Apr 2020, 20:23

Neonkyle wrote:
09 Apr 2020, 14:41
It's just a photo edit I made for myself, thread about making it real soon :D
Oh wow, looks great. I thought it was real at first. Now that I look again, I can see some of that good old IBM beige peeking out.

SnoepGames

15 Apr 2020, 23:10

I saw your post, all those nice variations and I just had to do this, all 121 keys :D
I don't know much about keyboard, but I do know about obsession.
Have a good one.
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ddrfraser1

15 Apr 2020, 23:19

SnoepGames wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 23:10
I saw your post, all those nice variations and I just had to do this, all 121 keys :D
I don't know much about keyboard, but I do know about obsession.
Have a good one.
The IBM A.T. (Acid Trip)

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funkmon

15 Apr 2020, 23:34

SnoepGames wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 23:10
I saw your post, all those nice variations and I just had to do this, all 121 keys :D
I don't know much about keyboard, but I do know about obsession.
Have a good one.
Let's get a Corsair Model M going!

Excelso

16 Apr 2020, 02:29

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