Godzilla (1954)

 In Rare & Unusual

I still can’t believe I am saying this because we all know that Godzilla was really a man in a rubber suit, but someone in Japan decided to create the skeleton of the Big G as if he were real. Hey, this is the stuff that this hobby is all about. I used more pins to connect the various bones together than any other model. I now have a greater appreciation for all those paleontologists who assemble dinosaurs from their bones; a painstaking job! The hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone is connected to the knee bone, the knee bone is connected…

Kit Maker: M-1

From Wikipedia:

The film went through several different drafts. Science Fiction writer Shigeru Kayama was hired to writer a storyline for the film. Kayama’s story was different from the final version, however it served as the basis for the film’s story. In Kayama’s draft, entitled Kaitei ni-man mairu kara kita daikaijû (lit. “The Giant Monster from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”), Dr. Yamane was the antagonist and was seen as a mad scientist wearing a cape who lived in a gothic style house. Godzilla’s first appearance was to have him rise from the sea at night and destroy a light house. This was on obvious homage to The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Takeo Murata and Ishiro Honda altered and changed a few things from Kayama’s draft and added new elements, like the love triangle between Emiko, Ogata, and Dr. Serizawa. Dr. Yamane was changed from a mad scientist to an acclaimed archeologist who seeks to study Godzilla rather than destroy him.

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