This guy is very sorely missed from the original star wars world
Ira Keeler was a master craftsperson possessing the uncanny ability to sculpt even the most complex shapes from a block of solid wood with near-perfect symmetry.
He was responsible for many of the things we all marveled at as kids, he wasn't limited to star wars either as he contributed to many, many films during his time with ILM.
Joining the company in 1982, he sculpted such iconic vehicles as Doc Brown’s DMC-12 DeLorean for the Back to the Future trilogy, the X-2 aircraft for Space Cowboys, the saucer pattern for the Enterprise E for Star Trek: First Contact, and a host of others too numerous to mention.
He contributed to the special effects magic of films such as three of the Star Trek series, The Rocketeer, Roger Rabbit, Always, the original Indiana Jones trilogy, Jurassic Park, Men in Black, and Starship Troopers, in addition to other projects such as commercials, and the original Star Tours attraction at the Disney Parks.
a true legend