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Cacique Caribe14 Jul 2008 10:18 p.m. PST

Check this out:


In case anyone wants to build anything like it.


Cacique Caribe14 Jul 2008 10:21 p.m. PST

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


MrDodo15 Jul 2008 1:38 a.m. PST

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

Dewbakuk15 Jul 2008 2:26 a.m. PST

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

Smokey Roan15 Jul 2008 5:32 a.m. PST

So who's gonna build it and inspire us?

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jul 2008 7:15 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…

Dewbakuk15 Jul 2008 10:55 a.m. PST

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

Cacique Caribe15 Jul 2008 12:25 p.m. PST

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

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Dewbakuk15 Jul 2008 12:47 p.m. PST

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

Cacique Caribe15 Jul 2008 12:58 p.m. PST

Photo of Vulcania as viewed from above:



Cacique Caribe15 Jul 2008 1:06 p.m. PST

This is the "Vulcania" restaurant in Tokyo:


And this is one way to get there:



Smokey Roan15 Jul 2008 1:42 p.m. PST

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


Tanuki16 Jul 2008 2:53 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:


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

Cacique Caribe23 Sep 2008 10:30 p.m. PST

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

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J Womack 9424 Sep 2008 1:44 p.m. PST

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

YoursInaWhiteWineSauce24 Sep 2008 2:08 p.m. PST

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

Glenn M24 Sep 2008 3:49 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 4:18 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 12:55 p.m. PST

>Photo of Vulcania as viewed from above:

CC, I managed to get a bigger version from Disney and have made it available here:

Thanks for the link CC and great thread guys!

yours in a white wine sauce,

Cacique Caribe25 Sep 2008 11:08 p.m. PST

Wow. Excellent detail on that larger photo!

Thanks so much.


Cacique Caribe25 Sep 2008 11:18 p.m. PST

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



YoursInaWhiteWineSauce29 Sep 2008 5:07 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

Cacique Caribe18 Jul 2009 9:38 p.m. PST


I think the photo link you provided is amazing:


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


This island looks very much like Vulcania:


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


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


Cacique Caribe19 Jul 2009 2:39 a.m. PST

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



Cacique Caribe30 Jul 2010 10:30 p.m. PST

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



Colonel Hairy Haggis02 Aug 2010 5:08 p.m. PST


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

Cacique Caribe03 Aug 2010 2:08 a.m. PST

"I'm thinking solar collectors"

Excellent guess!


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