Who the Hell Is Colin Cantwell?

Colin Cantwell was a modelmaker at the fledgling ILM and was tasked with the initial interpretation of Ralph McQuarrie's designs into physical models. Consequently, his versions of the familiar vehicles from Star Wars Episode 1 - A New Hope are the original basis for the models that ended up being photographed for the film.  The T15 Skyhopper model that Luke plays with in the film was actually his concept model.