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, the fact that it was a $30 model marked down to $7.50 made the decision easy. I was still concentrating on my jets, but thought a car would be a nice change of pace–and I was right. Unfortunately, I had paint struggles with my F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-22 Raptor. (namely finding the correct colors)

My Crestline Concept

So, I decided to take a break from the greys and browns of military and work on a custom car. 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.

The Build

1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner


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