I really like the U.S. Army intelligence report diagrams of the German armor that were captured during WW2. They have a cartoonish quality about them, but they are still very accurate. They remind me of the instructions of the plastic scale tank models that I used to build as a kid. I really loved the Monogram model kits with the Shepard Paine diorama instructions. The box had the pictures of Shep’s diorama on them and I would take the box tops and tape them on the walls in my room as they were real art to me. Here’s a link to his site with the diorama tip sheets: http://sheperdpaine.com/monogram/index.htm. Of course I still build models (dioramas) now as an adult. Some of the model kits that I built as a kid were some of the cheapest and worst detailed kits, but as a kid I loved them and built them as quick as possible. I have an old Aurora Panther tank in 1/48 scale that I think I will “speed build” the next time I sit down at my table…here’s a pic:
As always you can see this t shirt at my store Achtung T Shirt.