Witcher/Superman needs a hobby anyway…
So what’s a Hollywood actor to do when he’s not able to go out of his home during the COVID-19 lockdown that’s happening worldwide? He paints Warhammer miniatures, that’s what. When that actor turns out to be Henry Cavill, then people start noticing.
The star of the Witcher Netflix miniseries and Man of Steel seems to love showing off his nerdy hobbies. Being a big Witcher fan, a World of Warcraft player who nearly missed one of his major auditions because of a raid, and having played Total War: Warhammer 2 six times as six different races, you’d think this guy would be a shoe-in to endorse fantasy RPGs or miniature titles.
Check out the post below, complete with some word of thanks to the National Health Service in the UK.
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Considering we are, both, going through the Easter period, and going through The Lockdown, I figured it a good time to put a silver lining onto the cloud that is some of the darker moments during this time. So I've decided to polish some old skills and try my hand at some new ones! It is a time of rebirth after all. So, as you can see here, the obvious might look a little bit like a tiny helmet…which it is. One of my almost life long hobbies, that I've been following but not actively doing, is this. A company called Games Workshop…or plastic crack as "we" call it. Genuinely can't get enough of the lore they have built over the decades. They have been some of my most enthused reads! If you were in denial about me being a geek before, you can't hide from it now. Also, in the background of this photo, there may just be some completely new skills I'm working on…..or there may not be, so all of your eye squinting and attempts at digital unfocusing will be in vain….orrrr maybe they won't. I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all of the NHS (National Health Service, here in the UK) and healthcare workers worldwide, for your unceasing efforts to protect us. I imagine it might be feeling a little rough right now, but you Ladies and Gents are absolutely smashing it! Keep it up! You got this. "Hold on a second", I hear you utter….."if he has both hands in the photo…how is he taking the photo??" New skills, my friends….new skills. #Easter #Passover #GamesWorkshop #ProperGeek #Custodes #NewSkills #NHS #ThankYou #Raggy?
There’s even a petition for him to star as the Emperor of Mankind in a big-budget Warhammer HBO series, which for the record isn’t happening. Yet.