The tool is a bernzomatic solderer. More specifically a "ST500T Auto Ignite Butane Torch" that I got from home depot. I use it for final polishing just before molding or coating with ceramic shell. I just used a plumber's torch (seen lying on its side in the photos) to polish the body in the photos above.
I got some legs on it today.
I also made a lot of wax rods and sheets so I can quickly start adding features.