Thanks for the replies.
Like I previously mentioned, I do have the PLE DVD/Book set, plus several other 'beginner' references.
But I tend to find the structure of the tutorials is a bit misleading, as for example, last night I attempted to model a male's torso using the template supplied on the CD. Yet following the instructions on how to import the said template via the book was very confusing, as I was supposed to toggle between the hypergraph window and the attributes box which took me half hour to figure out as it was not stated to do so
I have come across similar instances to this which completely throw me off course.
One main aspect which I am stuggling with is the simple moving the 'box' around and manipulating to the shape of the torso, I end up with something that looks like an extra out of one of the Alien movies!
Thanks anyway for the tips guys
Ps If you do happen to come across some seriously easy/basic modelling tutorials to get me started it would be greatly appreciated