The B-Wing was the first figure I created from the Star Wars universe. I had just given an origami demonstration at a preschool. On the way home I was thinking about the penguin I had shown the kids. It occurred to me the short wings of the penguin were just like those of the B-Wing. I was so excited I pulled off the road and started folding. A few minutes later there was the ship. I've since added a few details but the overall shape is the same.
The man holding the B-Wing figure is Tim Rose. He played Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi. In the expanded universe storylines, Ackbar designed the B-Wing fighter.