Our 60 minute painting workshops offer an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend some time on your own, with your children, or in a group.When you arrive we will give you a live demonstration on how to Cast (make) a metal model.Now the fun begins as you can now Make & Paint your very own piece. You can choose the mould you want to cast (e.g. toy soldier, cavalry, ballerina, fairy, Castle & Fairy doors etc). Then you cast your piece with our help. Once you have cast your figure you visit our creative corner, choose your colours and just start painting. Once you have finished painting, you take your masterpiece home. A visit to our exhibit depicting the historic Battle of Waterloo in 1815 is a must.This huge diorama measures 26×13 feet or 8×4 meters in dimensions and contains 15,000 hand cast and painted 25mm scale metal figures.Suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age.
Join Mary, Eileen and Joan as they guide you through step by step in how to cast (make) and paint your very own metal model figure using rubber moulds. Learn the history of Model making and of Europe's only Toy Soldier Factory.We all have 10 years’ experience. We design and produce our own rubber moulds, where you can make and paint soldiers, fairies, Christmas, Easter and many more.The Toy Soldier is half way between Killarney town and Cork City which are both a 40 minute drive away. The nearest public transport is in Macroom town which is 10 min drive from the factory, where we would be delighted to pick up if needed.The cost of the Workshop is €14 this includes casting, painting, priming and 60 mins studio time. A visit to our exhibit depicting the historic Battle of Waterloo in 1815 is a must.Learn how the Irish commander, the Duke of Wellington, recruited over 30,000 Irish men to the British army and how these courageous men fought off the French troops that were under the command of the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte.Their gift shop is filled with hand painted soldiers and themed chess sets from many time periods in history as well as fantasy creatures, even jolly little leprechauns. All figurines are hand painted here at the factory.We also stock Jewellery, Puzzles, Pewter gifts, PaPo figures, Irish hero’s such as Michael Collins, Brian Boru, Hugh O Neill just to mention a few. We manufacture a huge range of Tolkien’s figures from JR Tolkien’s Books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. All these creatures, from the mightiest dragon to the tiniest Hobbits, are available in hand painted or a pewter finish.A visit is a Must!