Visual effects supervised by Eiji Tsubaraya
|German lobby card.
It has a plethora of other miniatures in it as well with a huge array of very effective crumbling buildings and a large assemblage of slightly toy like tanks, jeeps trucks, helicopters and Maser cannons. There are a few shots that are let down by depth of field problems, generally in the shots where the smaller models are used.
The expansive miniature landscapes that the monsters caper about in are very well done particularly the rural settings which have extremely good miniature trees and foliage. This was helped by the fact that the monsters are somewhat shorter than the usual Godzilla scaled monsters so the miniature sets could be built to a larger scale.
|Eiji Tsubaraya and the two "gargantuas"
In one scene the green monster picks up a few of the tank models and throws them at houses so you can get an idea of the size as he picks them up in his hand.
I estimate the scale to be between 1/16th and 1/10th though it seems to vary from scene to scene.
|This is a composite still photo, there is no comparable scene in the film.
|Miniature background split screen with real beach foreground.
|Real airport foreground.
|Note descrepancy in scales: small doll in hand too big to be the same scale as the aircraft in the next shot.