"Just a couple of snowflakes..."
The high elves finally got a phoenix kit, and there is an icy variant. Snowflakes aside, it was a fun model to paint and relatively quick. Unlike the other birds in the army, I went with a blue-grey for the talons and beak which I thought would look better than yellow. The entire model was kind of like an exercise in painting blues multiple ways.
This marks the end of the first wave of elves, the second wave already has a couple of minis delivered. There is word of a second frost phoenix, this time with a mounted character. These large splashes of blue will really stand out over the orange and white.