polygon cube might work better.
there are so many ways and approaches to modelling, everyone has a differant approach like any art. it is a matter of blocking out the model first with the final outcome in mind, how you do that depends on your experiance and preferance.., EXPERIMENT and you cant go wrong, and if you do go wrong, when you fix it you just learnt something new
not much help but..??
take it easy and life will be easy