My version of the 1:10 Saladin bust from Nutsplanet. For the skin tone, I tried to depict an old man who had lived many years in regions having a hot and dry climate. For the metal parts and leather stripes, I chose a color palette that is a bit different from the original box art painting – just trying to represent what fits with my personal taste.

Metals parts were painted using acrylics, oil paint and printers' ink. All other parts were painted using acrylics only.

As always, any feedback and comments are truly welcome. Hope you like it. Thanks!
  • John 'Painterman' van Pelt

    My favorite version!!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, John. This is really nice to hear

  • Luc "Windtalker" Vanpoucke

    This is a beauty Jason

    • Jason Zhou

      Thanks a lot Vanpoucke. I am glad you like my work.

  • Vincent Zhang (duskfrost)

    simply gold!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, bro:)

  • Roman "Light_one" Gruba

    Nicely done Jason, really like skintones)

    • Jason Zhou

      Many thanks, Roman. I’m very happy you like it!

  • brian snaddon

    The face you’ve painted is the best by far on all of the Saladin busts i’ve seen,including my own

    • Jason Zhou

      Hi Brian, much appreciated for your kind words. I saw your Saladin bust posted here a few months and it is also a really great work! Actually, I got inspiration from your work to go for a black+gold version for armor instead of the red+gold version in box art. Thanks again!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    This is not just the single best painted bust I’ve seen in my entire 25 plus yr career ,but it’s also the most frighteningly realistic as

    • Jason Zhou

      Oh, thank you for your praise, John. I am so humbled. Actually, I am glad to see there are quite a lot people sharing the same interest in this hobby can post their works and exchange ideas here in this site. I think it is the inspiration, critique, and encouragement people receive from each other that help us develop techniques, create better works and enjoy this hobby from the bottom of heart.

  • Karsten -Elaphus- Poepping

    Wow, that is brillant !

    • Jason Zhou

      That’s very kind of you, Karsten, I’m glad you like it!

  • Albert Moreto FontPLUS

    insane painting jason. Congratulations!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, Albert. I am very happy you like my recent painting :)

  • D@nny _

    As always great work

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, Danny. Very glad you like it!

  • Sebastian "Simon Moon" Reschke

    i love your version! Very great job on this!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, Sebastian. Very glad you like it.

  • Hasan Akyildiz

    very nice job

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, Hasan

  • smallsoldier (Scott Pasishnek)

    Ahhhhhh… WOW!!!!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, Scott

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Fantastic painting, I love it!

    • Jason Zhou

      Thank you, Magnus. Very happy you like this work though it is a work completed more than 3 years ago :)

  • Gavin Booth

    It was you that inspired me to take up painting busts and this one in particular Jason was absolute motivation.  Thank you and continue to inspire us with your work my friend . Regards Gav.

  • Paul "Duxxie" Duckers

    WOW! amazing piece of work. Outstanding paint and detail. Well worth a GOLD

  • Pierre Balmette

    Outstanding version, I really like the tones. I’ve finished mine recently and I love your work. Gold!