Just to clarify, this little reindeer is made from carving wax and not any type of clay. It is currently my favorite sculpting material.
A few hours more of work and below is the progress I have made.
As cute as it would have been to be able to swivel her ears, I have decided not to make them a separate joint. They are now part of her head, which may make a challenge for making the head mold and casting it in resin.
Some of her body parts were made into a mold to help make reproduction easier.
A plaster mold would have added difficulty figuring out seam lines. A
moulage mold would have been temporary, but I needed to be able to use
these molds for a while. A silicone rubber mold would have been
costly. So I decided to use my Amazing Mold Putty. I am able to
quickly make re-useable molds which I can cast carving wax from.
Above you can see 3 molds I made. The one on the far left is for casting legs, the top right is for the stubby antlers, and the bottom right is for the ears.