The latest work I finished painting - 1:10 Samurai bust which was sculpted by Charles Agius and released by Limbo Miniatures.

It was a great experience for me to paint this bust because it provided me with the opportunity to do some interesting reference research before painting and try some new stuff during painting, which I always enjoy.

Hope you like it. As always, any comments or suggestions are truly welcome.
  • Martin Lavat


    • Jason Zhou

      Thanks a lot, Martin!

  • John 'Painterman' van Pelt

    Great work Jason, congrats.

    • Jason Zhou

      Many thanks, John.

  • ronald Corné


    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you very much, Ronald.

  • Leonardo "LeoPelo" Archini

    That’s awesome !!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thanks a lot, Leonardo

  • CriCri

    Stunning work, saved for reference! :)
    Gold, of course

    • Jason Zhou

      Very happy you like it. Many thanks, CriCri

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    that`s somewhat really hard to give gold, as it deserves much more. but gold is all i have here, so you got gold.

    • Jason Zhou

      Much appreciated for your kind words, Nakatan. Very happy you like this new work of mine.

  • Vincent Zhang (duskfrost)

    I want to rate adamantine but there is only gold I can choose.

    • Jason Zhou

      Haha, thank you so much, Vincent!

  • ricktaylor

    Beautiful paint job..

    • Jason Zhou

      Thanks a lot, Rick!

  • xeonfish

    Very nice paint work, love the freehand especially.

    • Jason Zhou

      Many thanks, xeonfish. Glad to know that the freehand looks great to you.

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    from another world… WOW!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you very much, Francesco. I am very happy to receive such kind words from you.

  • pit rehmke

    Hello Jason
    Fantastic as the facial features are worked out and then the many details, all the best!
    Wonderful painting work!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you so much, pit-rehmke. Very glad to know you love the facial features and other details :)

  • Nicolas_wang


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  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Amazing work. Everywhere. Even with so much detail going on I love how much attention the face draws. Like I said i like everything aboit this paintjob, but especially enjoy the way you treated the sword. It looks simple on the first view but on the second look it is a wonderful and thoughtful interpretation of metal. Love it! Great work!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to give comments, Roman. That type of sword is very long and is an interesting item to paint. Besides using some different tones, I tried to capture a few very shining areas as well as depict the hamon on the blade to make the sword more eye-catching from an overall perspective. The painting did take quite a while; but I am glad to hear from you that the result is satisfying.

  • NateZhang


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  • Marc MussatPLUS

    splendid Jason !

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you very much, Marc!

  • Mij Deral

    Very good, nire reallism

    • Jason Zhou

      Many thanks, gaetano19 :)

  • fruityscone

    Stunning realism. Sublime transitions, incredible colour combinations.
    Work of art!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you very much for your compliments, fruityscone.

  • Luc "Windtalker" Vanpoucke

    Wooooow, again a spectacular painting Jason. Trippel Gold !

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you so much, Luc. Glad you like it!

  • Matthieu Roueche - "Blabla"PLUS

    Pfiou…impressive paintjob!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thanks a lot, Matthieu!

  • Ki Yeol Yoon

    Gold. ^_^ ~~

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, Yoon :)

  • Jay Martin (Redrum)PLUS

    Simply stunning, the level of accurate detailing, the balance, that crazzzzzzy sword and the attention to the face is incredible, different level my friend. Beyond GOLD!

    • Jason Zhou

      Much appreciated for your kind words, Jay. Very happy you like it!

  • Simon Rozek

    Just WOW

  • Simon Rozek

    Just WOW.

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, Simon. Glad you like this.

  • Clive Jackson

    Fantastic paint job!! amazing work on the armour and silks…loving it! Just got a mounted samurai to do…its daunting, but really looking forward to it…you given me some great ideas! Excellent!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thanks a lot for your kind words, Clive. I am glad you like my work and to know that my work can be sort of useful reference for the figure you are going to paint. Looking forward to seeing your new work as well. Thanks again.

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf


    The face is very realistic, the textures are awesome, especially the grip of the sword is amazing!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you for your kind words and voting, Herman. Very happy you like it.

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    Gold !

  • Paul "Duxxie" Duckers

    Hi Jason. Stunning, Outstanding and beautiful piece of work. You have captured the anger and fight. The detail and painting has been well executed. Well you get a GOLD from me. well done.

  • Pierre Balmette

    A wonderful work, I don’t know where to start. Everything is photorealistic, I love this piece. Gold of course

  • Luis UgartePLUS

    Excellent work, Gold!