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Well news....  BUT! We have arrived this afternoon and we had to get to work asap :)
I like how it all looks :)

Anyways, Paris shots are uploaded!! Hope you like them, I certainly do :D

A filmclip will be released later this month I think (hope) :D :D

Hope you like them!!
For those attending GC, maybe see you there!!!

All the best,
Rick

ACU - The Notre Dame by night... by RBF-productions-NL
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Silence in hotel room (Actually.. Do is unpacking)
  • Watching: Paris shots :)
  • Playing: AC IV - Freedom Cry
  • Eating: Nothin' (I swear... I just ate)
  • Drinking: Rum (just a wee bit!)


I'm actually in there. Twice :)
Can you find where?

Really getting pumped for this! Packing a crap load of stuff.... We're almost ready :)

See you there!!!
Rick
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Tangled - I have a dream
  • Reading: Nothing really
  • Watching: Disney's Tangled
  • Playing: AC IV - Freedom Cry
  • Eating: Nothin'
  • Drinking: Red Bull - light
Allready posted it here under this upload, but during the entire Gamescom event, we will be there!!!

ACU - From Paris to Cologne!! by RBF-productions-NL


If you find us, please shoot a pic and don't hesitate to come up for a chat!! If time permits we'll be all yours!! Ha ha ha!

Never been to Gamescom before, we are really looking forward to it!!!

See you there?

All the best!!
Rickerd
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Pixar greatest hits ( le festin, no joke)
  • Reading: Nothing really
  • Watching: Babylon 5 - A call to arms
  • Playing: AC IV - Freedom Cry
  • Eating: Nothin'
  • Drinking: Water
That was fun!!
twitter.com/Ubisoft/status/492…

Merci beaucoup, Ubi!!
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: VandenBerg's Moonkings
  • Reading: Modern History
  • Watching: Babylon 5 - season 5
  • Playing: Pokemon Y version (Do has got X ofcourse...)
  • Eating: Special K!!
  • Drinking: Water
Hi folks!
Just realized I hadn't updated my journals lately.
Alot has happened!!! Our daughter D'Elenn is growing fast!!! She gained more then a Kilogram in a month!!! We are very proud of her and her big sis for keeping it cool (most of the time that is :P :D )

Anyways, the teaser form my Arno costume from Assassin's Creed Unity was uploaded by Ubi, so I smacked it up here aswell. You probably figure I have more to show. Anyways, that'll have to wait a while :) I updated a few things visible in the teaser and it's all more to my liking now.

I wish I could show more, but for now I'll keep spamming Edward shots.... sorry about that, but Nice shots keep rolling in here and there.

More soon, so please.... stay tuned!!!

Even though the Unity stuff has all yet to start... My hands itch reading and seeing more from MK X..... :) Well, first it's time for the summer break. We've earned it I think.

All the best!!
The Boer clan.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Frozen - soundtrack
  • Watching: Babylon 5 - season 5
  • Playing: Pokemon Y version (Do has got X ofcourse...)
  • Eating: Ice cubes...
  • Drinking: Rum Coke
Upcoming weekend there's a convention that is always alot of fun. Even B'Elanna enjoys it; the elf fantasy fair.
There's an Assassin meet up. I won't be there... weird huh? We'll be going for just one day. With friends.... and...

I'll go as Snake! !! (Totally out of place on a fantasy fair)... I want to be there as.... me. As something I like, something that won't atract a crowd but is still fun. Never been the Boss on an event :)

Think I'm missing out on something? I don't think Snake will be there in any other form.... Like I said.... looking forward to it. But shouldn't I be an assassin?

How to act "in character" with a character you're not supposed to see? Ha ha ha! Maybe I'll bring a cardboard box :p well I've got the voice right?! ;)

Thoughts.... anyone? If at all.... not sure why I posted this :p

Well... it'll be Snake eff 2014 :)
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: AC/DC Black Ice
  • Reading: Desperation - Stephen King
  • Watching: Babylon 5 - season 3
  • Playing: MGS V - Ground Zeroes
  • Eating: Doxycycline tablets... ugh...
  • Drinking: Apple juice
Hi folks!!

Another "Men Vs Cosplay" Calender is coming out.

If you like this shot enough:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
Please like it on FB.
 I might end up in the claneder again :) I'd appreciate it, but aso take a look around on the other work presented there, there's some amazing stuff up there!!

All the best!!!
Rick
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Disney's Tarzan OST
  • Reading: Desperation - Stephen King
  • Watching: Babylon 5 - season 1
  • Playing: MGS V - Ground Zeroes
  • Eating: Doxycycline tablets... ugh...
  • Drinking: Apple juice
Anne-Fleur Boortman (UbisoftNL's former video assistent) is now producing a new film clip. Here's the trailer:

Velvet Art presents:
youtu.be/v4VAnWIa948

She shows 2 sides of the cosplay hobby and I am personally really looking forward to the final film :)

Hope you like it!!!
- Rick
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Reading: Desperation - Stephen King
  • Playing: AC IV
You're the best :)
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Reading: Desperation - Stephen King
  • Watching: BNN
  • Playing: AC IV
Hi folks!
Just a question here. Have you seen the feature on Kotaku of me as Snake?
If so, you must have read the amazing intelligent comments there.

Some were really nice and thanks for that! Others were beyond insulting. Now I am not bothered by those comments perse, but it's amazing to see what people type that I would love to hear in real life.... cause seriously... without any crued or colorful language I'd verbally smash them to pieces.

Mr. Kojima tweeted my picture and mr. Hayter stated I was the best impression yet. And even the person at Kotaku who posted the pics loved them (thanks Luke!!). Those comments state more then enough. And are a thousand times worth more then any ridiculous insult on Kotaku by a random nobody. Mix that with amazing support on here and I think I'm doing allright :) thanks everyone!

I am kind of curious though if these people are always bashing people or items on Kotaku or if they just do that to me as Snake. I don't drop by there very often so I was hoping you could help out (if you do visit there regulary).

All the best!
Rick
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Reading: Desperation - Stephen King
  • Watching: we're still looking for a new series to watch...
  • Playing: Peace Walker... Zadornov 7... Yeah!
  • Eating: nothin...
  • Drinking: cola light
Wow, just wow!!! We did another shoot and a helpful Jeroen, Cynthia, Roel and Anne-Fleur were there, along with a gang of Airsoft dudes.... We made the best of an allready cool situation imo!!

We even had red, blue and yellow smoke grenades!!! Wha!!!

Check them out here, wich one is your favourite??


MGS V - Get Ready... by RBF-productions-NL

MGS V - Diamond Dogs are here! by RBF-productions-NL

MGS V - Stealth mode! by RBF-productions-NL
MGS V - Dynamic CQC! by RBF-productions-NL

MGS V - The waiting game... by RBF-productions-NL


MGS V - Gotcha! by RBF-productions-NL
MGS V  - Cipher send us to hell... by RBF-productions-NL

MGS V - Close up by RBF-productions-NL
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: 3FM
  • Reading: Donald Duck - huidig week nummer. ..
  • Playing: Peace Walker... Zadornov 7... Yeah!
  • Eating: nothin...
  • Drinking: cola light
Wow!!! Thanks Konami and thanks to the guys on the official MGS FB page!!!
Despite some remarks about the fake make-up and what not.... close to 7000 likes in less then 2 hours sais enough right.... RIGHT?!


Ha ha ha ha! I am very proud!! Thanks everyone for the amazing support!!!!! :D

Konami UK article: (loved the read!!!! thanks guys!!!)
www.konami.co.uk/2014/02/19/ri…

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…


MGS V - Make the legend come back to life! by RBF-productions-NL



MGS V - A new Breed of Stealth! by RBF-productions-NL

MGS V - I'm allready a demon... by RBF-productions-NL

MGS V - How and where you make it.... by RBF-productions-NL


MGS V - ALL FOR REVENGE!! by RBF-productions-NL
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Disney Infinity doodles
  • Reading: Donald Duck - huidig week nummer. ..
  • Watching: Mike and Sulley
  • Playing: Disney Infinity and before that Peace Walker
  • Eating: nothin...
  • Drinking: Loaded cola! I deserved one tonight, right?
We did it!!! Hope you like the result!!!

MGS V - I'm allready a demon... by RBF-productions-NL

MGS V - A new Breed of Stealth! by RBF-productions-NL


MGS V - V has come to.... by RBF-productions-NL

MGS V - How and where you make it.... by RBF-productions-NL


MGS V - ALL FOR REVENGE!! by RBF-productions-NL




  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: 3FM
  • Reading: Donald Duck - huidig week nummer. ..
  • Watching: a reflecting skull... weird stuff Cynthia....
  • Playing: Peace Walker
  • Eating: Tuc Koek!!!!
  • Drinking: Vitamine something
Punished Snake.... to be precise...
Will it work? In relation to Naked Snake that is!
Your thoughts,  Please! !
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Acda & de Munnik - suiker & azijn
  • Reading: Donald Duck - huidig week nummer. ..
  • Watching: the vacated living room with a loaded cola...
  • Playing: AC IV
  • Drinking: Rum/Cola
Worst part of Punished Snake.... period.... did find the perfect one though :D just a few tweaks and it'll make for some nice shots!! Not to mention con-proof!
(And I'm not even a smoker....)
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: 3fm... waar is Veenstra... zucht...
  • Reading: Asterix en de Picten
  • Watching: my wife finishing the Tommyknockers by King...
  • Playing: AC IV
  • Drinking: Rum/Cola
...But dude!! You haven't finished the last one!!!

Ha ha, don't worry!!! Ocelot is underway!!! Just getting the final pieces done, but there's not much left to be done on him.

Anyways, check out the scrapbook or "watch me" and check the scrapbook. You should get an update automatically.

Something to get me started!! I am reallt enthusiastic about this project and I hope it's gonna be great!!!

rbf-productions-nl.deviantart.…

More soon!!!


You know what... or who this will turn in to??? Fire away!!
-Rick
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Infinity Disney songs
  • Reading: AC Black Flag - Oliver Bowden
  • Watching: Me wife playing Disney Infinity (she's Woody now)
  • Playing: AC IV
  • Drinking: Rum/Cola
When new year's eve comes I always look back at the year that has gone by.
And now 2013 is almost over...
2013 was a good year :) Lot's of fun, great, hard, sad and happy things!! It sure was a fast one :0

Have a safe and good new year's eve tonight and let's see what 2014 will bring!!
Here's to you!! See you next year!!!

We wish you all the best!
-Rick & Co.

RBF's 2013 to 2014... by RBF-productions-NL
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Dangerous
  • Reading: AC Black Flag - Oliver Bowden
  • Watching: The screen
  • Playing: AC IV
  • Drinking: water
RBF and Edward Kenway wish you a merry X-mas! by RBF-productions-NL
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Wham! (the Christmas song!
  • Reading: AC Black Flag - Oliver Bowden
  • Watching: The screen
  • Playing: AC IV
  • Drinking: water
It stated here and there that I am so called "The BEST"  cosplayer in the world.... yeah.... well I don't think there is something like a "BEST" in any art form and I certainly see some amazing work around out there that I find amazingly inspiring.

Therefor I want to say that I never have or would ever say that I am the best... for that is just not true.

That said, I do bellieve I am good at what I do but above all, I like doing what I do!!! :D I really enjoy this hobby!!

Also, I believe it was pretty clear a while back that things were a little bit more then hectic. For that reason we decided to let go of some digital contacts and message boards (Facebook) etc for it started to feel like a job next to a job.
It is becoming clear that this did not go well with some people and now they feel the need to post in between the line messages of how I turned into some kind of a-social, arrogant ass because of my "fame" in the cosplay world.

Well, here's an in between the line message from me.

There's a TON of things on our mind now that pale cosplay, hobbies or anything else. Good and fun things and horrible stresful things.
I am Rick, I am a father and a husband, a son and a brother. I am a good friend and somewhere down those lines I am a teacher and a student. How can anyone who does NOT know me really judge me for anything that I do? Especially in the digital world (and then I try to conduct myself in the most kind and proper way I can come up with, even amongst the crap that is said here and there about us) You can never please anyone, but it's sometimes very frustrating to see people type such negative things about me or my wife , appearantly not realising they are actually talking about a real person, for it is obvious these people do not contact me to discuss things personally. I therefor doubt they would have the guts to confront me directly  and in real life. (Not that I feel the need to meet these people in real  life but you catch my drift right?)

I will not turn this into a discussion, but there are some things that these people need to remember the next time they post something that in anyway is about me and goes far beyond saying "I like this picture" or "I donnot like this picture":

1. Letting go of vague digital contacts in favor of contact with friends and family in real life or even more time for eachother within a relationship is in my opinion.... a good thing. And I strongly suggest it to everyone :)
2. Typing about someone and not giving them the chance to respond is... Well, I guess it sais more about the person typing then about the person being spoken of.
3. I just wanted to get this of my chest... I donnot... really care about this BS for there is like I said... other things that I like caring about alot more :) AND there's much, much, much more positive feedback and great reactions and support from everywhere!!! So.... thanks all!!!! :D :D

As I have seen tips and tricks posted here and there I also have one:
If you have nothing constructive to say....  say nothing at all.

AC IV -  try me... by RBF-productions-NL


And finally an apology for all who donnot have to read this message because they have been MORE then kind and supportive to us :) We love you all!!

Rick & Do
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: AC IV - Soundtrack
  • Reading: AC Black Flag - Oliver Bowden
  • Watching: The screen
  • Playing: AC IV
  • Drinking: water
Well that and more.
I recieved avDD on this picture here:
AC IV - killing Templars is one thing... by RBF-productions-NL (Thank you so very much!!!)
So the reactions shot up and I really, really appreciate all the great compliments and nice words!!!! I am trying to find some time to get to all the messages, but it might take some time to get to all of them soon. Again, thank you so very much!!! It's really appreciated!!!

Next to that we did a shoot with Dominique as Aveline from Assassin's Creed Liberation. I updated the costume a bit to get it closer to the Black Flag extra mission thingy. The color of the vest, the thingies underneath the sash, an extra ring on her back belt, the right shoulder guard, black back flaps and trousers... well a bunch of thingies.
Our trusted and steady photographer Cynthia Veekens from Merdahn Photography was away at this particulair shoot, but we had to do this now. This meant I had to pick up a camera meself... well, I was fiddling with the thing (I only got it the night before shooting) so don't be to hard on me... please...)

Also, life is again (or still) hectic. We made some more choices, especially in our digital correspondance in regards to the costuming and other thingies that come with it, that were not easy or fun to make. But well... life is hectic. Sorry about that!!!! :( We are doing very, very well though :) And we are really looking forward to the holiday season!!

Enough of that, here's some of the pics:
AC III - Dominique IS Aveline by RBF-productions-NL


AC III - Make my day.... by RBF-productions-NL



AC III - ... it's close by RBF-productions-NL

Thanks for all the kind words and messages!! Please, I'll try to get back to them and I (we) do read all of them!! :)

(Also... *No spoilers*, but I really chuckled at the ending of AC IV... Well maybe that was also because of the whole situation we're in and the ending of the last couple of Ubi-filled activities months. But I lost track of the story because I was tinkering around to much with all the sailing and upgrading the Jackdaw. Then I went back to replaying the story levels straight up to the ending... Like I said, it hit me :) Loved the game! Still do! Thanks Ubisoft!!! )
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: AC IV - Soundtrack
  • Reading: Historia - Assassins Creed Pirates
  • Watching: AC IV - End credits
  • Playing: AC IV
  • Drinking: water