I just expanded your suggestion into something bigger than just helping one person with a couple of auctions advertised on the front page here.
I'm thinking more along the lines of Star Wars Customizing-AID spread out over multiple fan web sites. Each site would have its members donate items to bid on. The site that donates the most money to the red cross gets the bragging rights.
The only problem with ebay is that we have to pay the fees on the auctions. I'd like to see 100% of the winning bid go to the red cross instead of just 90%. That is why I suggested we do the auctions ourselves. I sure someone could come up with a page that could track bids. There is probably web software out there that can manage auctions for a web site.
I like the way you brought all of those elements together in photoshop. Reflections of the droids would be cool as would ripples around their feet. I like the spray of water near Ventress's skirt.
Chewie, have you ever heard of a program called Bryce? It's a 3d landscape generator. You can do this same image more realistically in Bryce than you could ever do in photoshop. You could even add some animation to it. The program is really easy to use and creates fantastic images. The program is about $100 but very powerful.
I think jokabofe is on to something here. We don't need ebay to raise money. JD and the other star wars sites could run auctions on custom figures, exclusives and other toys from their main pages. Members could donate items to be auctioned off.
This could be a friendly competition among all the star wars sites to raise bids. Since this is charity work by the site staffs, 100% of the winning bids would go to the red cross to help everybody.
I could see daily totals saying that Jedi Defender is ahead on their auctions by $2500 over RebelScum. All together they raised $54000. You know how much Wise likes to be numero Uno so he would spam his forum members with email to bid on his auctions. But at least the spamming would be for something good instead of TRU advertisments.
This seems to be the most effective way to get the most money donated to help the most people.
What did you do to the Dooku to make him look more realistic? The cross eyes should be a two minute job to fix. What version of photoshop are you using now? Have you tried Paint.net ? I'm actually finding it easier to use than photoshop and I can still do lot of the same effects.