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 Post subject: Distortions Life Size Queen
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:42 am 
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Originally created by Stan Winston Studio, this life sized Queen Alien was manufactured by Distortions Unlimited in the 1990's. It was fabricated from the original movie molds and is fully licensed by 20th Century Fox Corporation. I purchased it in 2008 and have since added the Bruce Hansing face. It originally stood 16 feet tall, but I paid a talented San Diego welder to modify it's stance into what you see now. Other than the face and new stance, it is in original unpainted condition. The two little arms that attach to the chest and the six spines or fins that protrude from it's back will be added later, but can be seen below.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:44 am 
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Here are some manipulated pics of what it should look like with the Hansing head and crown attached:


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Instead of using the body as a pin cushion, I have worked out alternative mechanisms for attaching the six spines on her back, and the two small arms in front. This is the main cause of damage over the years to the Distortion queens. Luckily this one was protected from most of that kind of damage. I believe it is a complete queen - all six spines, tail, two legs, four arms and crown.

Still a work in progress.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortions Life Size Queen
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:48 am 
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Here is the Bruce Hansing head and crown to be used with the Distortions queen.


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Not sure yet if the open or closed mouth will be used.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortions Life Size Queen
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:16 am 
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Wow. I absolutely love what I am seeing and actually prefer the new stance to the uprightoriginal.
Thanks for sharing !

PS: Here is my Bruce Hansing head:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:29 am 
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That is absolutely amazing guys,so where is the powerloader:))

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:54 pm 
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Wow!

Moloch that is fantastic. Beautiful work. That is exactly what I had in mind to finish the queen. Bruce Hansing to the rescue!

I needed to see those pics. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Hi schotti,

We have seen a few power loaders out there, but the one in the UK is amazing -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwqnCUMhR64

or this one -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd4HG2BbN60

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:03 pm 
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That is nuts. So is that thing just your permanent roommate? Hanging out and watching TV together?!

Very very impressive, and I agree that stance is far superior to the default.

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 Post subject: Re: Distortions Life Size Queen
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:18 pm 
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Hi icon

I've never seen that one before,just amazing thanks for that:)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Thanks bigbisont

I like the new positioning too. Actually, it can be positioned in both the current position, and the taller slightly bent over stance. But it cannot be stood straight up again without a welders modification.

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Icom: that is going to be monmentally epic. Damn.

Moloch: those are stunning shots! Very inspiring!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:58 pm 
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Hi retrogarde

It should turn out pretty good - eventually, but Moloch's is the crown jewel. Majestic, magnificent, doesn't begin to describe it - and it's complete!

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Wow, so awesome!!!!

Respect...!

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 Post subject: Re: Distortions Life Size Queen
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:48 pm 
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Very cool. I sold mine...

I was not able to display her right...not too mention the weight. Putting it together becomes an engineering feat in itself.

I still have half!

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 Post subject: Re: Distortions Life Size Queen
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:16 am 
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BobFett wrote:
Very cool. I sold mine...

I was not able to display her right...not too mention the weight. Putting it together becomes an engineering feat in itself.

I still have half!



Hi BobFett,

I'm glad you were able keep part of her.

That's especially true for the full upright versions like this one or the leaning forward one on eBay. While it's difficult to display them indoors because of the height, it's the weight and size of the parts that gets dangerous in the upright position if you don't plan out the build. You need at least three people to set it up. Safety and wanting to display indoors is why I decided to have a talented welder modify the Queen's stance. As a result, I now have a solid, easy, one person routine for assembly and disassembly. It can be setup anywhere, always the same, no compromises to safety or looks.

Below is the stance Distortions originally had them displayed from their catalog.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Holy crap. That is not something you see every day!

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 Post subject: Re: Distortions Life Size Queen
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:39 am 
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Old pic, mine was all fiberglass. I hung the head with steel cable.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:18 am 
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Unbelievable BobFett!

Yours and Moloch's are just perfect. Hansing queens are so nice.

Do you have more pics of this piece? Perhaps some of it disassembled and different angles?

It's just so interesting to see all the different variations Bruce produced. I can see where the crown seems to be in two sections. That's how my fiber crown is. I would love to see the internal structure of how it all fitted together if pics were taken.

Thanks for posting that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:53 pm 
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icom wrote:
Unbelievable BobFett!

Yours and Moloch's are just perfect. Hansing queens are so nice.

Do you have more pics of this piece? Perhaps some of it disassembled and different angles?

It's just so interesting to see all the different variations Bruce produced. I can see where the crown seems to be in two sections. That's how my fiber crown is. I would love to see the internal structure of how it all fitted together if pics were taken.

Thanks for posting that.


Couldn`t agree more. Love the mouth part on this one. What I would give for a torso and the arms....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Couple pics of bust...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:49 am 
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Terrific pics BobFett. Nice resolution too. Thanks!

Is that a different bust from the first pic?

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It is. Shoot me an email...check your inbox.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:12 am 
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That email is long dead, sorry for not updating. I am going to update now.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:22 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:05 pm 
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