Behind the Mask Artists

Lorne Peterson

Built Slave I with Ease Owyeung


Based on early drawings by Nilo Rodis-Jamero, chief model maker Lorne Peterson built the Slave I model with Ease Owyeung. Peterson also built the Death Star and the Millennium Falcon.

In his 2006 book, "Sculpting A Galaxy - Inside the Star Wars Model Shop," Peterson says the Slave I is based on the design of a street lamp. (However, according to Nilo Rodis-Jamero says the inspiration was a radar dish after talking with Joe Johnston: "I remember seeing a radar dish and stopping to sketch it very quickly to see if I could get something out of it.")

Peterson was also interviewed about his role in Star Wars Insider #145, where he said his favorite model was Slave I.

Last updated: January 10, 2024
Article ID: 193