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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2008 9:18 p.m. PST

Check this out:

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In case anyone wants to build anything like it.

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2008 9:21 p.m. PST

Could be used for a secret Nazi base, or for a 007 adventure too, right?

CC

MrDodo Inactive Member15 Jul 2008 12:38 a.m. PST

Scenes like this come to mind whenever I see those pre-made pond bases in garden shops.

Dewbakuk Inactive Member15 Jul 2008 1:26 a.m. PST

Ooh, good call MrDodo. Shame I don't have the space :(

Smokey Roan Inactive Member15 Jul 2008 4:32 a.m. PST

So who's gonna build it and inspire us?

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jul 2008 6:15 a.m. PST

Why, there is a small island JUST LIKE THAT right off the eastern coastline of Bongolesia not too far from Port Tuziak.
A delightful little place it is, now that the smugglers, cannibalistic natives, bloodthirsty butchering pirates, and poisonous snakes and spiders have been mostly cleaned out.

The Govt. will be happy to lease it to you…for a nominal fee of course…

Dewbakuk Inactive Member15 Jul 2008 9:55 a.m. PST

If I move house soon (which is a possibility) then I may have to. Damn you all!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2008 11:25 a.m. PST

You could always put some dinosaurs and cavemen on it too . . .

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Dewbakuk Inactive Member15 Jul 2008 11:47 a.m. PST

It's me. It'd probably become a Steampunk pirate haven :D

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2008 11:58 a.m. PST

Photo of Vulcania as viewed from above:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2008 12:06 p.m. PST

This is the "Vulcania" restaurant in Tokyo:

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And this is one way to get there:

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CC

Smokey Roan Inactive Member15 Jul 2008 12:42 p.m. PST

I have never forgiven Disney World for taking away the "20,000 leagues" ride!!!

:(

Tanuki Inactive Member16 Jul 2008 1:53 a.m. PST

Smokey, it's still at Tokyo Disney Sea, along with the Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Inside a giant volcanic island, no less, with some authentically VSF detailing and a life-size copy of the Nautilus:

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OTOH, Tokyo Disney is the busiest theme park I've ever been to :(

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2008 9:30 p.m. PST

How about having some Pirates AND Dinosaurs on it???

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Personal logo J Womack 94 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2008 12:44 p.m. PST

Flying Steampunk pirates, naturally. Right? I mean, who doesn't love an aerial pirate? Really?

YoursInaWhiteWineSauce24 Sep 2008 1:08 p.m. PST

Anyone who doesnt surely wounldn't peruse this particular board!

Glenn M Inactive Member24 Sep 2008 2:49 p.m. PST

Skies of Arcadia JWOMACK94?

Anyways, that is pretty sweet, seems like it'd fit in great with Crimson Skies.

Sargonarhes24 Sep 2008 3:18 p.m. PST

Damn if that isn't one of my favorite Disney movies of all time. Just so well done for the time it was made, and the recent remakes of it a few years back were horrible by comparison. Even today the giant squid attack still gives me the creeps.

If you want to see another steampunk type of movie I recommend the anime movie Steamboy. They got Patrick Stewart to voice the grandfather and have Victorian steam powered armored suits. Fits the VSF very well.

YoursInaWhiteWineSauce25 Sep 2008 11:55 a.m. PST

>Photo of Vulcania as viewed from above:
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>CC

CC, I managed to get a bigger version from Disney and have made it available here:
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Thanks for the link CC and great thread guys!

yours in a white wine sauce,
Paul

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2008 10:08 p.m. PST

Wow. Excellent detail on that larger photo!

Thanks so much.

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2008 10:18 p.m. PST

The photo is a bit grainy, but here are some of the installations within the crater bay:

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CC

YoursInaWhiteWineSauce29 Sep 2008 4:07 a.m. PST

Anyone got an idea of how big the island is supposed to be? Trying to determine how large it should be at in 1/1200 scale

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2009 8:38 p.m. PST

Paul,

I think the photo link you provided is amazing:

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But I guess this other illustration gives some idea of its size, when you compare it to the ships around it:

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This island looks very much like Vulcania:

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I would love to see someone make labs and buildings like the ones Disney's Nemo had in Vulcania:

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disneysub.com/Files.html

Nemo-esque boats and landing craft would be fantastic too!

CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2009 1:39 a.m. PST

I guess there would have to be lots of space in the center lagoon to service a vessel this size:

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CC

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2010 9:30 p.m. PST

Are those radars or something like it in the background of this picture?

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Dan

Colonel Hairy Haggis Inactive Member02 Aug 2010 4:08 p.m. PST

Dan,

I'm thinking solar collectors.

Unless there were aeither fliers I didn't see in the movie. Speaking of aeither fliers
I think I'd add a deck gun or maybe a rocket battery to the Nautilus

As always at your service,

Colonel Hairy Haggis

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2010 1:08 a.m. PST

"I'm thinking solar collectors"

Excellent guess!

Dan

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