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The Keys to Time and Space by Police-Box-Traveler The Keys to Time and Space by Police-Box-Traveler
Well, I thought that I'd just drop a picture of the Tardis Keys I've collected and used in my photos and cos-play costumes and such. A few of these i have made, one was customized by me, and the rest are actual licensed collectibles.

From left to right, top row: An old six pin Yale key that I had filed out nice and smooth front and back, same with the second key which is a more standard 5 pin type that I had cut to match the John Pertwee key from the episode Spearhead From Space which was Johns first episode as the Doctor. I had used screen caps for comparison. Next key is an ERA key based on the 2005-present series, and the last is a brass key that I had smoothed out, then textured with a fine wire brush wheel and then aged with a hydrochloric acid based solution.

Second Row: A solid cast aluminum key that I had customized with a set of precision files and then made a new chain loop for out of a strip of aluminum, then strung on an antique snake chain. Next, is a John Pertwee era key that was molded from a screen used prop. This key was the first spade shaped key in the Doctor Who series and was featured in episodes such as Planet of the Spiders. Next is a Sylvester McCoy key as seen in the episode Ghostlight that I had purchased from ebay and then had aged and blackened with the same hydrochloric acid solution I had used on the brass key. The last two are official releases based off the spade shaped Tardis key. One is limited to 3,000 pieces and then the original mold was destroyed. It is pewter and therefore rather soft and easy to scratch. The Last is made of Pewter as well, but seems to be of a higher tin and silver content and is much harder and darker a metal, it is also the most readily available of the officially licensed Tardis Key Replicas.
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Megan2950 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I`ve seen that had two TARDIS keys
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
EBay usually has a bunch too.
Carthoris Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Key-Rific! :D
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
HAHAHA! Thanks! ^_^ I added a few more variations since this was taken. I'm on a site called the Replica Prop Forum and apparently the McCoy key there is actually a recast XP I got a different one that was based on the recast but is an all new mold though as well as this other one made by Mooncrest Models that is bigger but very nice. On the RPF there's a guy going by the handle Megatron that is supposedly going to make more of the one the recasted copies were based on buuut I haven't heard anything in awhile.
Carthoris Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
RPF? Me, too! :D

As Tremas.
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Tremas? I don't know but I may have seen you aboot on there here and there. I'mma gonna add you as a friend thar.
galifreyianart Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Writer
Omg! i have the same TARDIS Keys Bottom row: last key [link] and middle key [link]
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
yes the Baker key is the same but I only recently added that exact same McCoy 7th Doctor key to my collection. I have three different versions of that now XD I really should post an updated picture of ALL the keys I got XD
Arcalian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
I could never make out the key Sylv brandished in Ghostlight, happy to see it here properly. It now rivals the spade-shaped key for me.
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Actually I got a better one recently off eBay but haven't updated anything yet. I also added another spade shaped key and upgraded one of my official keys by filing off the copyright because just doesn't seem likely that the Doctor would copyright his key with a BBC copyright XD
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