Welcome to the site of Star Wars’ first ship creator and model maker, Colin Cantwell.

Here you can learn about Colin’s amazing career & find his upcoming events




Colin and I miss our visits to Colin’s fans.
Hopefully we will be able to resume our trips in the near future.
In the meantime we are working on a surprise for all of you … coming soon.
We hope you are staying safe.

Colin & Sierra




CANCELED Saturday March 14th Roswell NM UFO Center
Sun March 15th
12-2 Carlsbad NM – Public Library 101 S Halagueno St, Carlsbad, NM

Thurs March 19th
5-7 El Paso TX – Rebel Comics 12400 Montwood Dr Suite t

CANCELED Sat March 21st
12-2 Alamogordo NM – Museum of Space History 3198 State Rte 2001, Alamogordo, NM

CANCELED Sun March 22nd
1-3 Las Cruces NM – Zia Comics 125 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Tues March 24th
5-7 Sierra Vista AZ – Orbital Games 177 E Fry Blvd,

CANCELED Sat March 28th
11-1 Tucson AZ – Bookmans 6230 E. Speedway Blvd

CANCELED – Sun March 29th
11-1 – Scottsdale AZ  – Fantastic Worlds Comics
9393 N.90th St. 

CANCELED Tues March 31st
5-7 Prescott AZ – Game On 3250 Gateway Blvd #428,

CANCELED Sat April 4th
12-2 Flagstaff AZ – Bookmans 1520 Riordan Ranch St.

CANCELED Thurs April 9th
5-7  – Albuquerque – Lobo Anime & Comics 1016 Juan Tabo Blvd. N.E. #D,

CANCELED Sat April 11th
11-1  Sante Fe NM – Puzzah! Escape Room 500 Market St #107,

CANCELED Thurs April 16th
5-7 – Pueblo CO Outer Limits Comics 427 S Santa Fe Ave,



Fans of the Death Star, Millennium Falcon, Star Destroyer, TIE Fighter, X-Wing, Sky Hopper, and the rest of the iconic ships created by Colin Cantwell will want to see the new developments at his table at one of the events above.

Don’t miss Colin’s video presentations where he describes various projects including: – His Star Wars’ ship designs/models, scene designs & his work with Lucas  – His contributions to the success of “2001, A Space Odyssey” – How he worked with Walter Cronkite on the First Moon Landing; – His work at NASA – Plus Colin’s work in War Games, Buck Rogers, Close Encounters etc.



Star Wars Ship Creator, Colin Cantwell, has been under the radar for much of his recent life until now. During his amazing career, he worked with George Lucas on designing the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Y-Wing, Death Star, Millennium Falcon, and Star Destroyer for the very first  “Star Wars” movie, “A New Hope”.  In addition, he collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on “2001 a Space Odyssey” (in which he was responsible for suggesting the theme song, “Also sprach Zarathustra“), and he worked with Steven Spielberg on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,”  Other projects included “War Games”, “Buck Rogers”, “Mars, the Search Begins”,  “Around the World in 80 Days” and more. One of his favorite achievements is sitting behind Walter Cronkite and being known as the “Hal 9000 Computer” that gave Walter the progress of the first Apollo 11 moon landing while Walter was broadcasting on live TV.

On this site you can find prints and other products showing the original concept drawings that Colin presented to George Lucas before Colin was hired to design the ships for the first Star Wars film.  

Check out the links above to Colin’s “Star Wars” Inside Stories as well links to his books, “CoreFires 1” and  “CoreFires 2”. 

Colin’s work is copyrighted and this the ONLY site (and it’s links) where Colin’s work is available. 

CONTACT COLIN and/or BE ADDED TO HIS MAILING LIST   – fanmail at colincantwell dot com