There are always different ways to go about modeling a particular object. Take a look at this helpful thread on the StrataCafe:
If you are not familiar with Strata's poly editing and SDS (subdivision surface modeling), you may want to take a look at the Art & Science of Design 3D that you may have received with your Strata 3D CX 6 or 7 purchase. That will help you through learn to use the modeling tools.
The Art & Science of Design 3D is also available through Strata's online store: