Modeling wax
Modeling Mod"el*ing, n. (Fine Arts) The act or art of making a model from which a work of art is to be executed; the formation of a work of art from some plastic material. Also, in painting, drawing, etc., the expression or indication of solid form. [Written also {modelling}.] [1913 Webster]

{Modeling plane}, a small plane for planing rounded objects.

{Modeling wax}, beeswax melted with a little Venice turpentine, or other resinous material, and tinted with coloring matter, usually red, -- used in modeling. [1913 Webster]


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  • Modeling — Mod el*ing, n. (Fine Arts) The act or art of making a model from which a work of art is to be executed; the formation of a work of art from some plastic material. Also, in painting, drawing, etc., the expression or indication of solid form.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Modeling plane — Modeling Mod el*ing, n. (Fine Arts) The act or art of making a model from which a work of art is to be executed; the formation of a work of art from some plastic material. Also, in painting, drawing, etc., the expression or indication of solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wax — wax1 [waks] n. [ME < OE weax, akin to Ger wachs < IE * wokso < * weg , to weave, prob. < base * (a)we , to WEAVE] 1. a plastic, dull yellow substance secreted by bees for building cells; beeswax: it is hard when cold and easily molded …   English World dictionary

  • modeling — (n.) also modelling, 1650s, action of bringing into desired condition, verbal noun from MODEL (Cf. model) (v.). Meaning action of making models (in clay, wax, etc.) is from 1799. Meaning work of a fashion model is from 1941 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wax sculpture — A wax sculpture is a sculpture made in wax. Often these are effigies, usually of a notable individual, but there are also death masks and scenes with many figures, mostly in relief.Beeswax is possessed of properties that render it a most… …   Wikipedia

  • modeling — /mod l ing/, n. 1. the act, art, or profession of a person who models. 2. the process of producing sculptured form with some plastic material, as clay. 3. the technique of rendering the illusion of volume on a two dimensional surface by shading.… …   Universalium

  • modeling or modelling —    A sculpture technique in which a three dimensional form is manipulated in a soft material such as clay either modeling clay (Plasticine is a well known brand) or ceramic clay or wax. The term also refers to the effect of light on a three… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • wax —    Any of various natural, oily or greasy heat sensitive substances, including beeswax, ceresin, carnauba, tallow, paraffin, and micro crystalline wax. Most waxes consist of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are insoluble in water but… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • modeling — Synonyms and related words: CYSP sculpture, anaglyptics, anaglyptography, architectural sculpture, bone carving, casting, ceroplastics, chasing, clay sculpture, conformation, creation, decorative sculpture, earth art, efformation, embossing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • modeling — noun 1. a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied • Syn: ↑modelling, ↑molding, ↑moulding • Derivationally related forms: ↑mould (for: ↑moulding), ↑mold …   Useful english dictionary

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