[WTB] Cherry R5 1u Caps

I bought an OG double-shot WKL set, thinking of making a WKL keyboard... but then I realized that I really want my windows key, so I would like a couple of these to fill that hole.

The R5 row mentioned (or the A row as Cherry called it) is the very bottom row that exists in OG Cherry caps but are quite uncommon on new custom sets.

The best caps for this would be the Windows and Menu key, but Right and Left arrow keys will do fine too. I would rather not take the . key however, since it's not gray like the rest of the modifiers.

I don't really care whether it's laser-oblated, pad-printed, double-shot, or dye-sublimated, as long as it's R5.

Willing to negotiate.

Thanks for reading!
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As far as I am aware at the moment (but someone could correct me),
the only keyboard having 1u Windows caps in A profile is the Alcatel MMK keyboard,
but the Menu cap is B profile and they exist only as one-colour sets (both grey, as shown in the wiki, and beige).

On the other hand, they have two other interesting symbol caps in A profile (on either side of Numpad 0),
but those also are the lighter colour.

The two windowed symbol caps at the far right bottom are darker, but probably too dark.
Their symbols are bad pad print which is easy to remove.

I have several incomplete sets and can have a look at what I have in my storage place if you're interested,
but am afraid it will take a few days.
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maybe he is referring to the beige R5 Cherry profile caps available through some GBs and shop (IMSTO), which is something that I'm looking for:

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source GB: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=64188.0
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Blue Alert featured R5 1u bottom row, however it did not feature a 1u menu key.

https://www.originativeco.com/products/blue-alert

Hammers new BSP replica has R5 but it will be a while before it will be available.
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kbdfr wrote:As far as I am aware at the moment (but someone could correct me),
the only keyboard having 1u Windows caps in A profile is the Alcatel MMK keyboard,
but the Menu cap is B profile and they exist only as one-colour sets (both grey, as shown in the wiki, and beige).

On the other hand, they have two other interesting symbol caps in A profile (on either side of Numpad 0),
but those also are the lighter colour.

The two windowed symbol caps at the far right bottom are darker, but probably too dark.
Their symbols are bad pad print which is easy to remove.

I have several incomplete sets and can have a look at what I have in my storage place if you're interested,
but am afraid it will take a few days.

Please do! I'm not in much of a hurry, so time won't be a problem. Thanks! :D
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I'll just bump this for now.
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kbdfr wrote:[…] Alcatel MMK keyboard […] two other interesting symbol caps in A profile (on either side of Numpad 0) […] two windowed symbol caps at the far right bottom […]

Fetched the 4 caps mentioned and put them on a classic G80-3000 with A profile bottom row for colour comparison.
I then made a photo with my old cell phone under office lighting, but…

it turned out being such a deplorable example of my photographic skills at their worst that I put it in a spoiler,
which readers should open only if they are psychologically resilient enough to suffer a serious shock.
I'll try to take another photo tomorrow, hoping the sun will shine and my miserable phtographic skills will have improved :lol:

Spoiler:
MMK caps on G80-3000.jpg
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Thanks man! Yeah, better pictures would definitely help. I'm definitely interested in those.
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Still far from perfect (wondering where the reddish hue comes from), but visualizes at least that there is a difference to the classic theme:

Alcatel MMK caps.JPG
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