Just a dumb question. (Still relevant to my interests.)

Hi, (newbie question) I am trying to get into modeling and skinning, and I was wondering, are there any good tutorials for beginners in this type of work? Thanks. (/newbie question)

This might help.
http://racer445.com/pages/tutorials/ak-tutorial.php
http://racer445.com/

here you go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xTAmtqmvg8