I want to make a well informed decision with the case color as the day these will be produced approaches. Therefore I need to know how representable the pictures are to the final product.
For this picture I am especially wondering about the dark gray shade of the case compared to the darker keycaps. I like the fact that the case is darker than the keycaps.
I have seen pictures of other RAL 7030 industrial gray painted kishsavers but I think they look a bit off because the case is not dark enough compared to the rest of the keyboard. Have you made efforts to tweak RAL 7030 to more closely match industrial SSK?
Is the darkness of the case relative to keycaps shown in picture representative of the final product?
I am more skeptic on this picture. Looking at other pictures it seems like the entire picture looks more yellowish.
Can you confirm?
Sorry for being a bit pedantic. I just want to make sure I pick the best color possible. It would be lovely if you could answer all my questions.
If these colors are not representative of the final product I would like you to post pictures or video of the final industrial gray and off-white cases with keycaps on so we can compare them.
I checked more of the pictures.
I am very impressed with the color matching from the comparison photos.
Thank you for the response!
The colors are close matches to the original IBM Industrial SSK and IBM Model F77. They are difficult to photograph and do not match any Pantone or RAL colors (the factory custom mixed paint to match my colors). I would describe the Industrial color as greenish gray and the off-white/beige as off-white/beige with a hint of green. These cases have all finished production and are waiting for the remaining components to finish production before everything is assembled and shipped in the coming months.
I have already posted updated case photos but they still do not capture the color 100% accurately.
In my blog post, I have photographed a production off-white/beige case next to the original case to show they are close match (not 100%). The first few photos are these new photos while the older photos include prototypes and other parts. I also photographed the Industrial final color swatch sitting on top of an original IBM metal case. Again please do not rely on the colors in these photos to make your decision. https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/uncategorized/brand-new-model-f-keyboards-project-update-new-first-run-production-photos-order-window-still-open/