An archeological diorama: Gallarus Oratory

Up to now, most of my kits have been colourful streets of shops and pubs, so this new kit of Gallarus Oratory is quite different. I visited the oratory last April and was fascinated by its beautiful shape, like an upturned boat, so smooth and regular, and yet so rugged.

I followed the pattern of the stonework very closely while painting the model. I love the way it sags in places, and how the colours vary.

The kit itself includes interior stonework as well as the grave beside the oratory and the beautiful stonewall forming a crescent shape A diorama of Gallarus Oratoryaround it. I painted a base onto which the various parts of the kit can be placed in a very realistic arrangement.I really wanted the diorama to be authentic and educational from an archeological point of view.

As with all TinyIreland kits, very clear, easy to follow instructions are included, making it the ideal gift for archeologists young and old! Click on the images to buy it now....