Green Cross Code Droid Project. Dave Prowse
In 2014 after attending a South West Sci-fi convention Podpadstudios received a great commission. Dave Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in Starwars and the 1980's Green Cross Code man asked the studios if we could help him out with a project.
'Droid', the little green robot that had been used in the 1982 TV commercial 'Always use the Green Cross Code' was in need of a 21st Century refurbishment. It was a great honour to be asked to complete this rebuild of the iconic 80's screen robot which was brought up to date ready for Mr Prowse new TV commercials. Rebuilding the 30 year old robot was a considerable challenge as it was very important that the original look was retained.
Warminster Activity Airsoft and Paintball Centre. The StarGate Portal Project
This build was for Warminster Activity Center which caters for the Paintball and Airsoft community.
After seeing the 3 meter diameter Stargate which was made for a Cosplay event many years ago the owner of the site commissioned his own Stargate to be used at the heart of the site by his clients. The three and a half meter diameter Stargate now resides at the 50 acre site and is enjoyed by all the players. After the success of the StarGate the owner decided to commission a full sized DHD, which featured working crystal bay and removable electronic symbols.
Weston Super Mare Grand Pier
One of our latest Client has now retained our services to work on the Ghost Train feature on the Grand Pier as well as lots of ofter features and upcoming events.
Company and Event Testimonials
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"Steampunk dalek and droid to make Marlborough Science Fair out of this world"
“We were delighted to have Poppadstudios attending the Marlborough Science Fair in March 2015. Mark and his steampunk robots were a popular attraction for both children and their parents. They interacted with visitors leaving an everlasting memory., I am sure all visitors will be eager to see them again next year” Organisers Marlborough Science Fair.
| || Corsham Sci-fi event 2015, Wiltshire.|
"Mark Enright from Devizes with Bubo the Owl, one of the great creations from Podpadstudios"
| || "Calne teacher creating his private robotic army"|
| ||"He builds fully-operational scale models of his favourite sci-fi robots and shows them at fan conventions around the country. |
His impressive models of robot dog K-9 from Doctor Who and an R6 droid unit from Star Wars are made from recycled materials."
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"One Artoo in particular catches Dak’s eye, a Steampunk Droid built by local teacher, artist, and props builder Mark Enright, whom the BBC profiled in 2010"
Endorsements by the Stars
| || Warminster Activity Center.|
Full size Stargate prop was designed and created for the Paintball and Airsoft Centre at Warminster placed in the centre of the 50 Acre site. .
was chatting to my marshals
and they told me Mark
builds film quality props, so I
had to have a chat and find out more. As
we chatted the enthusiasm
out he was a sci-fi buff as well, as we chatted about projects past
and present the
came into the conversation
and I wanted one there and then.
week later Mark
came back to me with
detailed drawings and ideas and various price options. I
choses the one for me and with in 2 weeks I
a 3 meter Stargate
that looks amazing and is a center piece to my growing Airsoft
of this world
him to build a DHD (DIAL HOME DEVICE) to complete the the Stargate
experience and cant wait to get
will have more props from mark in the future as they are an
to the business.
Dave George. Owner Warminster Activity Centre
| || Danny John Jules: Red Dwarf.|
Offered some great comments about our SteamPunk Droids at this years Corsham Sci-fi event.
"The Steampunk droid really made my day" Danny John Jules
| ||Brian Wheeler: StarWars|
We see Brian at many events we attend and he is such a great guy, always offering positive feedback on our creations.
"These are the best droids I have seen and would quite happily fit in any film I have been in and in the near future! The steam R2 D2 is the most creative one and brings a smile to my face as soon as I see him, which by the way, I never notice the operators". Brian Wheeler (Ewok & Jawa on ROTJ)
| ||John Levene . Dr Who|
John was very taken with the T3:E1, C.I.D and the laser projection system fitted in its head. He spent sometime doing a photo shoot with the droid and got some great images.
| ||Caroline Monroe James Bond|
We met Caroline at this years Stars of Time and she was very taken with Zoe R11:E1
"What a beautiful creation"
| ||Dave Prowse: Star Wars : Green Cross Code|
Podpadstudios was very honoured in 2014 as we were asked by Mr Prowse to refurbish the 1982 iconic Green Cross Code Droid used by him in his role as the Green Cross Code man.
There was a great smile on his face when we presented the rebuilt Droid back to him.