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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

 

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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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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

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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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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

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Hi Carl

I would have to dance on one leg, there's only one clog left ...

Where are you from in Gelderland? I am from Arnhem.

Cheers

Pieter

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Live in Empe, near Voorst ... Zutphen. I see you swapped living quarters ... lovely region where you are

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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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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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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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I think I would pass for seafood on my baguette in the morning ;)

 

So what will you do with the other clog?

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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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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 

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55 minutes ago, flying_dutchman2 said:

may just do what you did

Hi Marcus

thank you for your kind words.

Let's start a group build and call it the Armaclogan!

Cheers

Pieter

 

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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

 

 

 

Edited by peveka
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You could cut away some of the hull to make the platform bigger, and have it extend along the sides ...

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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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