Welcome to the collection
and handcrafted indoor dioramas of
Rob Menagh, IA
I've been with GIjOE since the
When I was a kid, my first GIjOE was with me for about 4 to 5
years--until he became M.I.A. in "the bush."
That left me with only my Stony Smith squad
(they were more in line with the family budget and needed a leader
Eventually I acquired a new GIjOE Green
Beret set that kept me going until the Adventure team arrived
in the early 1970s. Then I acquired a Black Adventurer and some
extra equipment sets which helped my passion to continue to grow.
Around the early 1980's, the remains of
my original GIjOE were miraculously returned to me. (That was
quite a moment.) And in the 1990s, when my children saw my Joes
and wanted to play with them, I got back into the hobby once
Nowadays, my original GIjOEs are the only
ones that are actually "collected" (sorry kids, DO
NOT TOUCH!). Everything else gets its intended use...PLAY!
I also build my own 1:6th scale furniture, barbed wire and other
diorama items for use in table-top displays (such as the one
my son is holding in this photo) and in outdoor photo setups.
Enjoy the pictures and thanks for looking!
Rob's office doubles
as his Joe room. Those shelving units look custom made too!
Some samples of Rob's
1:6 scale artistry. Three brand new table and bench sets are
ready for dioramas.
A playful shot showing
Rob's figures enjoying some R&R in their "rec room."
Another cool tabletop
diorama. How many of us actually set up our tents? Check out
the dirty laundry on the line. HA!
Vintage Green Berets
peek from behind another of Rob's hand-crafted tabletop displays.
Rob's hand-made concertina
wire and sandbags create a great defensive position.
Nice combination of real
outdoor plantlife and some artificial indoor trees create a perfect
1:6 scale illusion. Great shot, Rob.
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