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Hi New to JCF. Hello! (Colin Cantwell - I Modeled the Film Death Star!)

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Colin Cantwell, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Colin Cantwell

    Colin Cantwell LFL Concept Artist and Ship Designer VIP

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    Feb 6, 2017
    Hello everyone. Back in 1974 I was brought into a small project with a big dream. I would go on to concept and build the models for the original ships. I created the: X-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE Fighter, Star Destroyer, Sky Hopper, Blockade Runner, and Imperial Shuttle. I also built the models for the Death Star and Millennium Falcon with input from Lucas.

    I haven't been very involved in the community or project since the release of the first film, but have recently reached out online and at conventions. It has been such a wonderful experience to meet all of you and to share a love for Science Fiction and Star Wars.

    I'll try my best to check this forum several times a week. Please ask me anything using this thread.

    Some basic questions can be answered via my Reddit AMA's -https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/5kkzu7/i_am_colin_cantwell_death_star_creator_star_wars/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comme...ar_creator_star_wars/?st=j8treq4w&sh=8969de49

    I would love to get to know you on Social Media -
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ColinCantwellCB
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/colin_cantwell/

    I also offer autographed prints of my original concept designs. I've maintained the copyright on them (somehow), making this the only source for these very first ships designs -
    http://www.cantwellcollection.com

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  2. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 6

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    Jan 8, 2005
    Good to meet you! I believe our mods have to check to make sure you are him. If you are, though, you'll join the Wookiee (PeterMayhew) as famous people on here.

    Enjoy!

    Sent using Tapatalk this was!
     
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  3. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Hand of the Mod Squad and Enforcer of the Realm star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Its Confirmed. Mr. Cantwell also has a thread going in the CT.
     
  4. Lady Belligerent

    Lady Belligerent • WNU Adoptions Coordinator• star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    Hello! It’s awesome that you’re joining in the discussions here. :) Please let us know if you need assistance finding anything.
     
  5. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 12, 2017
    Welcome! Thank you for joining us here on the forums!
     
  6. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Jan 25, 2013
    It's an honour having someone on this board who's contributed so many iconic Star Wars ships! We hope your time on here is pleasant - this certainly is one of the best Star Wars fan communities online
     
  7. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Knight star 2

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    Oct 12, 2017
    Colin, your image looks very familiar. Maybe I have seen you in documentaries before. Are you in some of the early documentaries?

    The force is strong with your designs.

    <<<X-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE Fighter, Star Destroyer, Sky Hopper, Blockade Runner, and Imperial Shuttle. I also built the models for the Death Star and Millennium Falcon with input from Lucas. >>>

    Those are all of the major ships from the first film. It's an honor to communicate with someone who has had such a great contribution in the period from 74-77!
     
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  8. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Aug 14, 2002
    Welcome Colin!

    Great to see you here amongst us.
     
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  9. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 6

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    Jan 8, 2005
    BTW, @Colin Cantwell, I still use the original explosion of the ANH DS as an example of really good, practical FX!
     
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  10. Kyber Acyk

    Kyber Acyk Jedi Knight star 2

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    Nov 30, 2017
    Welcome to the forums Mr. Cantwell - I have been a huge fan of your work for many years and I hope you will enjoy it here :)
     
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  11. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Feb 18, 2014
    Welcome, @Colin Cantwell! I hope you have fun checking out the forum.

    I do have a question for you. When designing these iconic ships what were some inspirations you pulled from? Also, did George Lucas ever give you directions on what to do and what not to do? What other sorts of interactions did George and you have?

    See you around.
     
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  12. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 3, 2003
    Welcome Good Sir! I bow to your brilliance as an X Wing Lover!!! You Sir @Colin Cantwell are a God in my eyes!!!
     
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  13. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oct 8, 2011
    Greetings to you, my dear Sir. Welcome to JCF. :D If you have any questions, feel free to ask! :)
     
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  14. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 26, 2016
    @Colin Cantwell Congratulations on having one of your original ship designs in Solo:A Star Wars Story. I can't wait to see the Imperial Arrestor Cruiser on the big screen.