Operation Dynamo Colouring Book

Published: November 28th, 2017     
Product Image
Book cover
Author: Dariusz Grzywacz
Reviewed by: 
Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Company: Mushroom Model Publications
ISBN #: ISBN9788365281609
Other Publication Information: A4 size, 32 pages
Price: $4.95
Product / Stock #: Color 02

This is the second adult coloring book published by MMP following their Classic Fighters book. The Operation Dynamo adult coloring book focuses on the airplanes and military vehicles used at the time of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.

The book is 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" and includes 32 pages with 15 vehicles on two-page spreads. Each vehicle or aircraft includes a black-and-white photo, technical specifications, and a brief description. The image to be colored is a simple line drawing without a lot of detail, which makes coloring easier.

Aircraft & Vehicles Included:

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109 E
  • Char B1
  • Cruiser Tank Mk I
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk I
  • Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka
  • Light Tank Mk VI
  • Panzerkampfwagen I
  • Panzerkampfwagen II
  • Panzerkampfwagen III
  • Mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen Sd. Kfz 251
  • Souma S35
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
  • Dunkirk Evacuation
  • Bedford OY 3-Ton Truck
  • Universal Carrier

The black-and-white photos don't give much help in coloring the image, but there are many online images including kit box art paintings that can be used as a reference for the colors. The paper is matte, uncoated, with a very slight texture that lends itself both to colored pencils and airbrush with acrylics.

The book could be used by younger modelers to test out some color and markings schemes, or as a break from modeling for other modelers to try out their artistic skills.

This is an inexpensive book that can be lots of fun trying out different artistic techniques. Thanks to Mushroom Model Publications for providing the review sample to IPMS.

  • Sample page from coloring book
    Sample page from coloring book
  • Sample page from coloring book
    Sample page from coloring book
  • Sample page from coloring book
    Sample page from coloring book
  • Sample page from coloring book
    Sample page from coloring book
  • Sample page from coloring book
    Sample page from coloring book