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  1. MrSinistar's Avatar
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    Nov 6, 2012, 10:26 PM - The Shining Keychain #1

    Some great new pictures of the keychains made for the Shining:



    Thanks to these pics we can finally see the back of the keychain fob, as well as getting a great look at the key. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to make the keychain?
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    Nov 7, 2012, 1:02 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #2

    Very cool! Thanks for posting the photo, that's certainly a wonderful reference shot of the Overlook keys.


    -Carson
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    Nov 7, 2012, 3:28 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #3

    Took forever but I found a font that matches up perfectly with the 237 number:

    Planscribe NF - Webfont & Desktop font MyFonts

    Apparently it's based off of one of the standard fonts from the Leroy Automatic Lettering Machine, so they must've used one of those for the original props.

    The fonts for actual words on the keychain fob are Univers Medium for "The Overlook" and AG Schoolbook Regular A for the rest of the text and phone numbers.
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    Nov 7, 2012, 3:59 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #4

    Hi

    Here's some pics of mine (post nbr 3)
    http://www.therpf.com/f9/make-believ...27/index2.html
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    Nov 7, 2012, 11:56 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #5

    MAKE BELIEVE said: View Post
    Hi

    Here's some pics of mine (post nbr 3)
    http://www.therpf.com/f9/make-believ...27/index2.html
    Awesome!! How did you make yours?
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    Nov 7, 2012, 12:17 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #6

    I could make the actual key portion...thats not an issue. The key tag is also a matter of engraving, which isnt too difficult.
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    Nov 7, 2012, 12:20 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #7

    oooh id like one of these. so whos doing a run? im in for one.
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    Nov 7, 2012, 12:26 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #8

    I can only assume the red tag says Room 237...but what about the green tag?
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    Nov 7, 2012, 1:04 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #9

    Cool pic, I made one a couple of years ago, from start to finish it took about 10 min.

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    Nov 7, 2012, 1:33 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #10

    According to the theoverlookhotel.com, where I got the image from, Kubrick himself kept the 237 key. In fact he actually used the same key tag for his own house keys, haha.

    I'm currently talking to an engraver and hopefully if they can do a nice job, I can look into the possibility of a run.
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    Nov 7, 2012, 3:13 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #11

    MrSinistar said: View Post
    Awesome!! How did you make yours?
    Thanks for your comment. Acrylic red plaque cut to size and a small hole on top to house the metal ring. As to the letters/number I considered having it engraved but it was way too expensive to make just one (didn't remember to make a run and offer it here....) so I decided to use white decal letters (it wasn't perfect but for the ridiculous price it all costed, I couldn't ask for more; besides I was happy with the final result).
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    Nov 7, 2012, 4:12 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #12

    I think we have all the colours in that pic at work...I am gonna make em all lol. I came very close with the font I used but think I can get it spot on now.
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    Nov 7, 2012, 11:49 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #13

    Spaceace said: View Post
    I think we have all the colours in that pic at work...I am gonna make em all lol. I came very close with the font I used but think I can get it spot on now.
    Awesome! Perhaps you can make a run for all of us, haha

    Here's my recreated graphics for the key tag:





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    Nov 8, 2012, 8:02 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #14

    Id love them fobs The Shining is one of my favorite movies..

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    Apr 12, 2013, 9:12 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #15

    Has this died? I'd love one.
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    Apr 26, 2013, 12:58 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #16

    Decided to have a pop at this one due to a few fond memories watching this film with friends.
    The fonts were a pain to locate, but thanks to Mr Sinistar for the graphics and working on the font identification this made it a tad easier.
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    Apr 26, 2013, 6:45 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #17

    If anyone does a run and even matches the keys to screen..Id take some if they werent crazy high...be cool to pull out this Halloween watching the movie.
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    Apr 26, 2013, 11:42 PM - Re: The Shining Keychain #18

    Any of them for room 1408?
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    Apr 27, 2013, 2:49 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #19

    I could arrange for a run but have new member status. I don't want to break the rules re advertising and sellng, etc.
    Copper9, in red? I dont think it would be an issue to arrange.
    Kysupernatural I have been trying to match the key to screen, any idea on the brand, etc. I can't quite make it out on the images I have. Just trawling through The Overlook Hotel now.
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    Apr 27, 2013, 3:18 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #20

    I may make another one having dwelt on my build as well, as the fob isn't screen correct but is reference correct from the images provided.
    Just have to move the address up a cm or so and rotate the number on the reverse so it hangs correctly.
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    Apr 27, 2013, 4:44 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #21

    Chettus, I think you should be fine with the rules. I would love a screen-accurate fob as well. It looks fantastic!
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    Apr 27, 2013, 4:59 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #22

    Thanks, already had a few friends asking for them
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    Apr 27, 2013, 5:04 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #23

    I would be in for 1
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    Apr 27, 2013, 10:08 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #24

    This is worthy of my first post.
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    May 7, 2013, 4:13 AM - Re: The Shining Keychain #25

    I have got a very small run sorted of these for some friends, with amendments to my original
    I have enquired about the key type to a few people but haven't had much luck
    (Though amusingly, the key shape appears similar to my back door key)

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