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WWP-Disney-Radio-STL_edited-1watermarked-600x4762nd Annual Wounded Warrior Project Auction –  Written by Sabrina Chapa

Mark your calendars, July 4th kicks off our 2nd annual WWP Auction at VK Auction House!!   This years Wounded Warrior Project Vinylmations will be auctioned off in groups:
Auction dates for each grouping are as follows:

  • Group 1 auction: July 4-7
  • Group 2 auction: July 7-10
  • Group 3 auction: July 10-13

Some of the artist did a lot of molding work on the vinyls and work is pretty impressive.  These beauties are so much prettier in person then what the pictures show. This year the vinyls were on a little tour of sorts. They were displayed at one of Disney Radio’s events and also at Scott AFB AFRC. But the tour may not end there for them, they will make one final appearance for the 4 Star General’s command so that others can appreciate the work these artists put in. There will be an article written by MissionMouse.com describing the details of each piece and why the artists chose to do what they did.

Below is the link to the VK Auction House, so simply click on the image below and request to join.

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Josh Edwards

-3″ Little Green Army Man!  “Ohhhhhhhh”  This little army guy must have been in charge of Buzz’s Star Command.  I’m sure he would say to the winning bidder “I have been chosen.”

lgm-salute-600x243Bethany Norris

-Frozen’s ELSA!!  She has joined the Woman’s Army Corps during WWII.  Bethany said, “I tried to think of the perfect female who would be willing to fight in the war when most stayed home.”  I agree Elsa is strong character.  Any Frozen fan will love this 3″ vinylmation.

Elsa-WW-600x245Kathlene Evans

-Kathlene was inspired by the Disney short, “Private Pluto” .  She worked her magic and did some clay molding with his ear and hat. “Gurrrr”  don’t want to mess with this puppy.

pluto-oswald-600x243Chris Porter

-3″ Oswald!  Who doesn’t love Oswald?  Chris molded Oswald’s arm with clay so that he could salute.  This is a Patriotic vinylmation, and will brighten up anyone’s home.

pluto-oswald-Version-2-600x244Tom Shultis

– “Ka-Chow!!” this patriotic car is rolling with a metallic paint job that shimmers when the sun hits it.  Tom is a former Marine who is a gifted artist.  Tom airbrushed on a cars mold, Vinylmation 95, which is attached to a custom painted base with his message “Home of the free, because of the Brave”.  Base measures 12″ long x 7 3/4″ Wide x 1″ tall.  The vinylmation is about 8″ Long and 4″ Tall

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-3″ Saluting Jessica in Glass Shadow box.  The shadow box measures 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″ and it can be hung or placed on a desk or shelf.  The vinylmation can be removed from the shadow box but why would anyone do that…she looks pretty in front of the American Flag

DSC_0248-600x400John Paul Amezcua

-”Seven Seas Mickey” is what this 3″ vinylmation is named.  The name makes me think of  the Navy March “Anchors Aweigh” and the verse On seven seas we learn Navy’s stern call:Faith, Courage, Service true, with Honor, Over Honor, Over All.  John did clay molding on the uniform as well as the hat.  Another artist commented on this piece, “I love the serenity look to him.”

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Group 2 auction: July 7-10


Nanette Simard Belgen

-”A History of Bravery and Sacrifice” is what this 9″ Vinylmation is named.  Nanette painted the Gettysburg address on the front of the vinylmation, and she also painted names from the Vietnam Memorial wall, as many she could fit, on the side of the vinyl.   This piece is one that someone would have to appreciate in person.  The attention to detail is incredible.  Nanette made a custom base that reads “Here Rests in Honored Glory an American Soldier Known but to God” on both sides.  The draped flag, boots, news paper, military bag, grapes, and the ink bottle and feather were all molded with clay. Base measures 9 1/2″Long x 7″ Wide x 4″ tall9-vinyls-Version-2-600x240

Jerry Sinner

-3″ Navy Donald!  Don’t get in his way, looks like Donald is on a mission. “Non sibi sed patriae” – “Not for Self but Country”, I’d say thats whats written all over his face.donald-nurse-600x244

Deborah Min

-3″ Minnie Nurse!  From the beginning military nurses have been at the forefront in developing nursing as a science and profession of Caring.  They have served all over the world, cared for the ill during epidemics, provided care for the dying and are one of the most revered and respected professions in the military.donald-nurse-Version-2-600x244

David Falk

-3″ Wounded Warrior Marine!  David explains, “I wanted my figure to let everyone know that these people are heroes and who better than one of Disney biggest heroes Hercules. He is also wounded and representing the Marines.”  Another artist said it best “this piece is a very impactful design.”  This vinyl represents a strong and proud wounded Marine.Elsa-WW-Version-2-600x243

Craig Larson

-3″ Paratrooper Mickey with very special meaning!  Craig,”My grandfather was a paratrooper during WWII and the limited stories he told me were fascinating, so I dedicate this to him and his service.”  Craig did clay molding work with the custom hat and on his arm and hands so that Mickey could salute.lgm-salute-Version-2-600x323

Roman Rodriguez

-3″ USAF General Buzz.  For all those Buzz Lighyear fans this is a custom thats a must have.  Buzz’s head was sculpted with clay.  Not sure what he is thinking but he looks scared.buzz-doc-600x244

 

Matt Ferry

-3″ Blue Angels on a clear 3″ vinylmation.  Nothing like the awesome fly over of the F/A-18 Hornet to get the adrenaline going.  If you have one of those light up bases, this vinyl looks really cool placed on top of it.DSC_0228

 

 Group 3 auction: July 10-13

 Mike Vetrone

-Uncle Mickey Wants You!   This is a 3″ vinylmation has clay molding work on his hand so that Mickey can point.  Mike gave this piece a different tone that is sort of an antiqued look.  Beautiful vinyl!jess-pointing-Version-2-600x241

Brian Shapiro

-Army Doc!  Brian said the vinyl was, “a salute to the men and women who care for our troop’s medical needs.  As the proud son of my dad, who served as an army dentist, I want to honor the army docs out there helping our troops.”  Brian himself is not only a wonderful artist but also a great doctor and author.  This  3″ Army Doctor is a wonderful dedication to all those medical teams that are always there for our soldiers.buzz-doc-Version-2-600x241

Jason Cracraft-Windell

-There is an added special touch on the back of the 5 1/2″x 7 3/4″ glass shadow box.  You push a button and it plays Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”.  The Purple Heart Medal  is represented on this 3″ vinylmation.  This piece makes me sing the lyrics in my head…” That I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.  And I wont forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.”   DSC_0247-600x400

 

Ryan Marella

-3″ Pilot Mickey.  For all those military pilots or family of a military pilot, this is a really nice addition to anyones office or home.  Mickey in an old school bomber jacket represents the history of American pilots through out the yearssnow-white-pilot-Version-2-600x244

Celeste Villanueva

-3″ Snow White as Rosie!  “WE CAN DO IT!”  Rosie was an icon that represented American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced ammunitions and war supplies. Women sometimes had to took entirely new jobs replacing male workers who were in the military.snow-white-pilot-600x245

Jennifer Bednarskijess-pointing-600x244-3″ Jessica Rabbit Navy.  Jennifer was inspired by a retro navy recruitment poster she found.  The sculpting of Jessica’s hair is amazing and how can you not notice her curves.  Really beautiful work on this vinyl.

Mickey Real

-9″ POW MIA.  Mickey based his design from the POW/MIA flag.   It is a flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about US military personnel taken as prisoners of war (POWs) or listed as missing in action (MIA).  As on the flag, the message “You are Not Forgotten” is written across the bottom front of the vinyl.9-vinyls-600x238

 

 

Mission: Mouse – Wounded Warrior Project

WHEN: July 4, 2014

WHERE: VK Auction House Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vkauctionhouse

Sponsored by VinylMadness & Vinylmation Kingdom
Benefit fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project
100% proceeds donated to WWP.

How it works

1.  You will have to ask to join VK Auction House’s Facebook group.

2.  When the vinyls are posted they will have an end time indicated on the post.  If you are the winning bidder, you will be contacted by me or one of the Administrators as to where to send payment.  Immediate payment is required.

3.  Once payment is received, vinyl will be shipped within 24 hours and a tracking number will be given

4.  You are the happy owner of one awesome custom vinyl and you supported an incredible cause!!!  You rock!

**Once all the auctions are finished, we will let everyone know how much was raised to help our injured soldiers :-)