Miss Budweiser Race Boat Model Kit
AMT Miss Budweiser Hydroplane / race Boat.
is a large kit, 1/25 scale, and is around a foot long. My
kit came with stickers for the graphics on the deck, but
I believe some of these kits had actual water slide decals.
An additional decal sheet has all the smaller markings.
(these can be seen below where I scanned them).
they switched to stickers on the hull-deck, because of issues
with decal printing? They would have been quite large sheets.
is one of those kits that if it was packaged correctly,
with the right box art, would sell like crazy to me. And
it's on my wish reissue list.
not this kit, I have built two
Budweiser race boats.
is a deck sticker. Note that this is as
long as the kit, about 1-foot long.
This decal sheet is smaller, and has the markings
picture, and a lot more,
can be seen
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for the Gold Cup - The Crown Jewel of Hydroplane Racing.
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