Bill, basically there are two ways that are popular in making wax
models. One is what you’ve mentioned, the modeling technique, which
in sculpture would be clay modeling. And the other is the hard
carving wax method, which in sculpture would be like carving wood or
stone. Try both methods and find which best suits your temperment and
meets your requirement. Rodin, was a great sculptor via the clay
method and Michalengelo, was the master with the chisel…find your
tool. Min Azama in Tokyo.