Simon began modeling around age 7 but gave it up when he reached 16. Returning to the hobby in the 1990s, his first project was a 1/32 scale model of the aircraft his father flew in during WWII, the Bristol Beaufighter. Since then, he’s attempted to hone his skills in different scales and subject matters, with a predominant interest in WWII. He also enjoys unusual subjects, dioramas, scratch building, and includes model railroading as a side interest. Over the years Simon has written numerous feature articles for international modeling magazines.