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Been a little while since I posted here, especially a journal. Lots of things are going on right now here in my house. One is, it looks like we are moving. Well,m it's more of a sure thing it seems seeing as how we're getting a listing together right now and are already packing things up. That means my collection is getting boxed so, not much in the way of new pictures. We're shooting for a mid-April listing and hoping to find a new place away from the city where it's more quiet. We're staying in my home state though most likely so we'll all still be close to family here but probably moving to my old area I lived in so it will be familiar to us all and still be closer to the jobs I usually do. We're hoping to have the move completed no later than autumn though apparently things move quickly around here. Only tricky part will be timing this with the purchase of a new house. We've already started the looking process and there's some nice candidates in the areas we're looking at so we should do well.

Regardless, it will probably be pretty quiet here from me for a long while but I'll pop in here and there and let everyone know what's up.

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Hordriss Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I've got one! A Spirit of Light key!
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Nice! eBay or somewhere else? I keep getting Tardis Key search results from eBay but it's usually just a POS undersized key that looks terrible.
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Hordriss Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
It was eBay. Very badly tarnished, had to give it a light going over with wire wool in the end because nothing would lift it in the slightest.
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Ahhh. My searches with Ebay that I have them email to me have been practically useless really. My emails I get usually are FULL of those undersized Chinese keys.

My recommendation would have been Brasso, but I almost wonder if the key had a coating on it. I know one of mine is plain but the other has an age wash over it that makes it look tarnished.
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Very nice key! We just posted our findings on the RPF. You got most of the details very well but we might have found a few more: www.therpf.com/f9/yale-era-tar…
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Hordriss Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I've said for ages that it is clearly not a copy of the Pertwee key in a lot of the stories in which it is seen, thank you for vindicating me.

I can't take the credit for this, when I got the knod from you a while ago that the prop was different I went to Mooncrest's BookFace page to see if they were busy, they'd just finished the TARDIS model and were starting on the MKI console so rather than bother them, and knowing I couldn't make a good one myself, I contacted an interweb aquaintence who builds props and models. I guided the design with my knowledge of the original prop but the model is his. I also instigated his De-Mat circuit (pre-Mooncrest) and Stattenheim recall disk.

Criticism would be the wrong word but if I were to suggest one tiny improvement it would be that the top of the shield part should be broader and so the cross above. I do love this prop, so much that I'm afraid to wear it lest it break (it being resin). 
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Well, to be fair, there were at least two out of the four stories in season 12 that the prop was a Pertwee copy, but people all seemed to think it was only the Pertwee copy, but I twas told by the folks that own the original Pertwee that there was also a simplified key so that was always in the back of my mind until Terrasolo and I started talking about it.

Well, we've spoken to Gary at Mooncrest and he's said he is interested in making this key. We're going over details now and I'm drawing up what I can see at best.

As for your key, you got a lot right. The sides being angled is correct but the bottom lip on the back is missing on the Baker key and yes, the head at the top needs to be diamond shaped but over all it is close. I honestly wouldn't mess with it and just wait to see what Mooncrest does with his.
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fourth-heir Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Hi there - thanks for faving :)
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Any time!
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