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.
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.
"I 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 and knowledge became apparent straight away.I found out he was a sci-fi buff as well, as we chatted about projects past and present the Stargate came into the conversation and I wanted one there and then. 1 week later Mark came back to me with detailed drawings and ideas and various price options. I chose the one for me and with in 2 weeks I had a 3 meter Stargate that looks amazing and is a center piece to my growing Airsoft site: it is out of this world. I have commissioned him to build a DHD (DIAL HOME DEVICE) to complete the the Stargate experience and I can't wait to get it.
I will have more props from mark in the future as they are an asset to the business."
Dave George. Owner Warminster Activity Centre
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.
"Many thanks once again to Podpad Studios for helping make Stars of Time's 2015 show the best yet! Your props and display's just get better and better!" South West's Premier Sci-fi & Entertainment show Dave Burrows.Event organiser.
"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."Full article
"Calne teacher creating his private robotic army"Full article
April 2016 edition of Airsoft Action Magazine featuring the Stargate by Podpadstudios
Great Article by The Swindon Advertiser on Podpadstudios Ltd. February 2018: Full article
BBC Wiltshire on The Steamer: See Full article
BBC Wiltshire on the Smart Car Time machine: See Full article
Endorsements by the Stars
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)
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
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.
"It is simply outstanding, what a great job" Dave Prowse.
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"