I will build the armature with these Sprues.
Sprues are red wax sticks used when casting in bronze. Typically you use sprues to build the channels to get bronze in the cavity of a mold. They also function well for building armatures when you want to go from the wax directly to the shell and skip sculpting in clay and then making a mold.
The brown wax is hard so I put it in a plastic bag and lay it on a hot pad to make it pliable. The difficult part is keeping the warmed wax from making the wax armature loose it's shape.
More post to come.