Moe House – a Hobby Space in Kota Kinabalu
Moe House is a hobby shop located on the 1st floor of Asia City Phase 2 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. I found it while searching online for Warhammer 40K Citadel paints in May of 2022.
We are talking about tabletop hobbies such as Warhammer miniatures, Lord of the Rings game, Star Wars board-games, card games like One Piece, Digimon, Dragonball and Magic The Gathering.
After years of reading Warhammer 40k books, I finally bought my first set of miniature online. I wanted to start painting Warhammer miniatures and because they looked good, I got a set of Primaris Space Marine Reivers.
It turned out that my Acrylic paints worked great on paper but not for plastic models. So another hobby shop in 1 Borneo, Tabletop Arena (you can find them on Goggle Listing) directed me to Moe House. Moe House, as it turned out was the place to go if you wanted Warhammer 40K models and Citadel paints.
If you want to paint miniatures, I really suggest you try Citadel water-based paints. The colour selection is mind-boggling but the paint goes on really easily and mistakes are easy to fix especially if you are a beginner.
Not just paints and models
If you want to get started in Warhammer 40K, you should know that you have to build and paint your own army. The models have to be assembled (either push-fit or glued) and then you paint your factions colours.
This is the old school way of hobbies, you build, you paint, and then if you want to, find a tournament or someone to play your army against. Some people, like myself, are more interested in the collecting and painting part of the hobby. Others just want to go to war.
The Warhammer 40K universe is enormous. It is unlikely you will ever get to build and paint everything you want. The best way to enjoy the hobby is to start small and enjoy yourself.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Then I found out there was another game called the Age of Sigmar. This is or used to be Warhammer Fantasy. Whereas Warhammer 40K is sci-fi, Age of Sigmar is fantasy. So if you like knights and monsters, barbarian and sorcerers, this is what you should pick up.
Personally, I do both. I pick the models I want to paint and build them according to the rules, That way, my army or warband can be used on the tabletop for a game.
The game mechanics is similar, but generally Warhammer 40K has a longer, larger and slightly more complicated gameplay and rules.
Warhammer 40K, Warhammer, Age of Sigmar are games published by Games Workshop. They have been around since the early 1980s. So the lore is very well established, the characters and story-lines have a depth to them that you do not typically find in other products.
No L-92, 1st floor, Star City Mall Phase 2, C-stage 1 (link bridge), Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Mon – Tue : Closed
Wed – Sun : 12.30pm – 6.00pm
Public Holidays : 9am – 6pm