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Cavill is a super fan of Warhammer and considers it to be one of his "life long hobbies" that he'll always have a fondness for. In lockdown, he shared that he had started painting his figurines again in order to look after his mental wellbeing in "darker" times. And, he's played Total War: Warhammer 2 six times with six different races - at the very least. In fact, the video of him building his gaming PC to the romantic serenading of Barry White almost sent the Internet into a meltdown. He knew what he was doing. He definitely did.
Get a behind the scenes glimpse at the upcoming second season of The Witcher here, featuring Cavill and his co-stars Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan!
Artist Bobby Clarke might not have donned the iconic red tights of Superman's getup but they do have a lot in common with the actor as a fellow Warhammer fan. To raise awareness and funds for CALM, a charity in the United Kingdom that aims to empower those who have struggled with suicidal thoughts, Clarke did something a little different for the #40hoursof40k event, which will be hosted at Imps Gaming in Lincoln.
"We hatched a plan to sculpt and paint a shield captain 'Geralt'," read the post, showing off the process from a Custodes character to the wholesome tribute to Cavill's portrayal. Clarke initially enlisted a friend, Barrie Watkins, to redesign the face of the miniature to achieve the actor's likeness. That even meant carving his pulled back ponytail into the scalp of the head, complete with a few wisps on his forehead. This is all extremely cool to me who would have dropped it and broken mini-Henry's nose many times.
Painting the figurine with golden armor and a gunmetal blue bladed sword, the tribute was brought to life with his silver locks and chiseled cheekbones. "He's a beacon of light in what has been a very difficult time for people," said Clarke when I chatted to him about the mission.
He then delivered it to a friend who would be working on the set of The Witcher and with Cavill. They managed to give the package to his team who then took it to his trailer. However, the team doesn't know if the miniature has been seen by the actor yet - he probably gets a lot of fan mail, to be honest.
Clarke knew that it would be a long shot for the figurine to land in Cavill's hands and the most important thing was to promote positivity, "reach any people feeling vulnerable" and break the stigma surrounding men's mental health. Clarke clearly holds the actor in high esteem and called him "a great role model for improving fitness, mental health, focus and drive, all factors that help with living a healthy and happy life." Here's hoping that Cavill gets to see this incredible model very soon, and if you'd like to support the team, the event will be live streamed on Twitch on September 11th and 12th.
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