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The Nulli Cedo by peveka - A Dutch war clog - size 5.


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I am starting a build log on my fun project to rebuild the famous Dutch War Clog, the Nulli Cedo (« I will not budge »), also known as «The Menace of Medway».

More about her history later.

 

I am also building HMS Bellona but in stead of waiting for glue or paint to dry I might as well stay busy.

 

I started with a very small clog which was absolutely inadequate to show the fierce appearance of these redoubtable sailing fortresses. So I took a size 5.

 

I am going to build a main deck with the usual clutter, a quarterdeck, two "inner gun decks", a balcony for the captain to sit and relax and enjoy his jenever, two masts and a bowsprit which all shall be rigged 18th century style. I will arm her and paint her and give her a coat of arms on the bow.

 

And I expect to have a lot of fun building her. Feel free to comment and if anybody has an idea to improve Nulli Cedo : please bring it on !

 

 

Picture below: first attempt. This mast will be used as the foremast on Nulli Cedo.

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Below: her Coat of Arms. Nulli Cedo: I will not budge.

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Below: The hull. Finest poplar ...

First gunports opened, decks and stuff dry fitted, vague drawings of where the inner gun decks will be situated. I haven't decided what to do with the "foredeck", maybe 2 caronades ...

 

 

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Below: a closer look.

 

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So here goes.

 

Enjoy. I will.

 

Cheers

 

Pieter

 

Some much wood so little time ...

 

Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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Update.

Almost finished the entrance to the captain's cabin (just needs some touching up) and I changed the design for the quarterdeck because there was no space for the stairs and the cannon in front of the cabin.

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Cheers

Pieter

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Some much wood so little time ...

 

Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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Update.

I have been working on Nulli's quarterdeck. The plan is to build up the bulwarks including supporting beams. Later I will cut out at least two gunports, maybe I'll install caronades. I made a railing on the front of the deck. After dry fitting I found the supports totally out of scale (6mm for an estimated 1:100 scale is a bit heavy ...) so I am going to change these. Gunports on the main deck are finished. Decks are roughly sanded and will be scraped. I won't put on varnish until I've glued everything in place.

 

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Cheers

 

Pieter

Some much wood so little time ...

 

Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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Nice to see something a little less serious once in a while. However, in a fight, wouldn't it be easier just to throw the clog? 

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Building up the bulwarks on the quarterdeck.

 

Admiral: don't you think you have enough of those, what, clamps?

Me: Nope.

 

Frank Martin has his rules of the car, I suppose we have our rules of the model.

 

Rule #1: Never assume you have enough clamps.

 

 

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Cheers

 

Pieter

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Some much wood so little time ...

 

Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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Nice build, Pieter. It has a certain panache. Whilst waiting for glue to set or paint to dry,  you can do a Dutch clog dance to kill some time

 

#2 if in doubt, use another clamp ... or two

Carl

"Desperate affairs require desperate measures." Lord Nelson
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Hi Jan

Our daughter lives in Amsterdam so we still have a reason to go to Holland at least once a year and "play tourist".

And of course buy jenever, drop, stroopwafels, zoute haring ...

Cheers

Pieter

 

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Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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Zutphen is more for tourist. I prefer Apeldoorn or Deventer. Maybe it's the Westerner in me .... You must miss  "hagelslag" .......

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Carl

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Deventer is very nice too.

Yeah, fresh baguette with salty Breton butter and hagelslag hmmm ... of course we always take stuff home.

It's good that we have a lot of compensation in Bretagne ;o)

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Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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9 hours ago, cog said:

So what will you do with the other clog?

Not sure yet. I also have a pair of very old original Breton clogs. Maybe I'll turn one of them into a French sabot de guerre.

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Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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This project is too cool. I love what you did with the clog. I have several old clogs in the garage and may just do what you did. 

 

I buy my clogs in Holland, Michigan which is a 3 hour drive from me. I wear mine in the winter when shoveling snow and when my edible garden is too muddy. 

.Marcus 

Current Built: Zeehaen 1639, Dutch Fluit from Dutch explorer Abel J. Tasman

 

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Many people believe that Captain J. Cook discovered Australia in 1770. They tend to forget that Dutch mariner Willem Janszoon landed on Australia’s northern coast in 1606. Cook never even sighted the coast of Western Australia).

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Some work done on Nulli Cedo.

 

I'm not unhappy with how the quarterdeck is coming along. It needs some paint work and I'll have to decide where I shall cut out the gunports. I also have to add a railing and find a nice way to finish the "entrance" at the end of the stairs. The carronades look nice and chunky, they will be outfitted with proper carriages.

 
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I've also been working on what I call the inner deck but I'm not happy with two "extensions" that sort of rest on the sides of the hull. 

 

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They have no function and look ugly.

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So I'll probably cut off a chunk of the deck which would also allow a view of what is going to be a "wall" with windows and a door, the entrance to the front part of the hull.

 

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Right, back to Bellona's gunports.

 

Cheers

 

Pieter

 

 

 

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Some much wood so little time ...

 

Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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Hi Carl

 

do you mean cutting away a part like in the marked area? Makes sense ... good idea! I'll have a look at it. Thanks!!DSC_8820log2.JPG.6774543ca7a4ec078a234d61e1287d3d.JPG

Cheers

Pieter

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Current builds: Nulli Cedo, an 18th century Dutch war clog,   HMS Bellona

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