Henry Cavill Has Been Painting Warhammer Miniatures During Quarantine

It’s no secret that Henry Cavill is a huge geek in real life. After all, he nearly missed his audition for Man of Steel in 2013 while raiding in World of Warcraft, and played hundreds of hours on The Witcher 3 years before even being cast in the Netflix series of the same name. He’s even personally declared that the PC Master Race is the way to go. If there’s anyone who doesn’t need to prove their geek cred anymore, it’s him.

However, what many don’t already know is that Cavill is also an avid Warhammer fan. Yes, yes, we’ve seen him go on record talking about his love for the Total War PC game. But this time, we’re talking about the OG miniatures game by Games Workshop.

Recently, he posted a picture of him “polishing some old skills” by painting an Adeptus Custodes Warhammer 40K miniature on his Instagram, having had to stay at home amid postponements for The Witcher Season 2 and his other projects.

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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?

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One of his “almost life long hobbies”, Cavill, like many geeks in the UK, is no stranger to the wonderful world of wargaming. After all, Games Workshop is based there, so naturally many folks would establish what the actor fondly describes as “plastic crack” as one of their prime hobbies.

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And during these dark times, the 36-year-old found a way to rekindle one of his oldest passions, much to our glee.

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Of course, the Internet being the equally passionate beast that it is, caught wind of Cavill’s painting antics and did up a rather well-done picture of him as the Emperor of Mankind (courtesy of Redditor u/CrypticBrush):

Now, if only Games Workshop and one of the big-budget studios would make this so!


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