Scale Models

1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner

The 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner replaced the Super Deluxe and was followed by the Fairlane. This model was Ford’s luxury sedan for the mid 1950’s.

When I spotted this model at Hobby Lobby, I hadn’t initially intended to buy it. However, it was a $30 model marked down to $7.50 so I picked it up. This would be my first automobile model in over 30 years as well. What I learned rather quickly is that the paint problems for military models didn’t exist for cars. (The only places I’ve been able to find the period/unit correct colors are online or out of town) During the process, I also gained a much deeper appreciation for some of the cars from the 50’s and 60’s. Namely, that use of chrome! Our new cars use faux-chrome and they don’t have the smooth lines of these classics!

My Crestline

The model pictured on the box was build in a standard light blue as you can see. For my build, I wanted something closer to the 1948 Ford Super Deluxe that Daniel Laruso drove in The Karate Kid. Laruso’s car in the movie was a light yellow. A friend on Online Scale Modelers suggested the following as a guide: 1954 Crestline Sunliner Convertible.
I finished this model on 6/23/2018. I’ve updated the gallery below to show the complete build process.

The Build

(You can also check it out in the OSM Group Build.)

 

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