Not Exactly 1:1 Scale Models – Mothra vs. Godzillla
Even though the Mothra photo is from the 1961 film, Mothra, much of the design was used again in 1964 with Mothra vs. Godzilla. First showing his face in the 1954 film Godzilla, this big beautiful monster, has been a mainstay in the science fiction genre ever since. While Mothra may never have gotten as popular as Godzilla did in the Western world, both characters are cultural icons in monster flicks. These behind the scenes photos show the great lengths that the designers went to to create scale models of the city and the creatures themselves. Whenever the shot of Godzilla only required feet, the actor would be able to walk around without the headpiece, which is why we get candid shots like the one above.