Hi Michael, You might consider the following books on wax
modelmaking. All have interesting content and
illustrations/photographs. While they are all jewelry industry
specific, they offer different approaches.
Jewelry Wax Modeling by Adolfo Mattiello, ISBN 0-9644193-1-9 Focuses
on subtractive techniques of carving hard wax. Very systematic and
moves from simple to complex wax modeling (ie. Ballerina Ring)
projects much in the manner that Alan Revere's Professional
Goldsmithing goes from basic to complex projects.
Basic Wax Modeling by Hiroshi Tsuyuki (Introductory book. See
Practical Wax Modeling: Advanced Techniques for Wax Modelers by
Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Yoko Ohba, ISBN 0-9637463-0-8 Covers wide range
of waxing techniques including carving hard wax, building up wax,
working with wax sheet and wire, making mitsuro (wax/pine resin).
Lost Wax Jewelry Making: The Build-up Technique by Minoru Azama,
ISBN 4-905588-99-5, Kashiwa Hobby Books (Printed in Japanese but a
separate translated manuscript is available.) Min Azama was/is(?) a
member of Orchid. You might be able to find reference to his book
and how to purchase it in the archives. His process emphasizes
building up wax as opposed to starting with a wax blank and carving
away material. He uses this approach for organic as well as