Could someone point me to a good tut for...

Making a body! Dow do i make the arms and the chest, and, well, everything!!

Any help would be appreciated!!

cannonball, first read through the great notes about edgeloops, poles, etc. of Toontje which you can read in the sticky, in this modelling forum:
For a body tutorial, ie. do a search on ‘joan of arc’
Maybe this can also be of interest:

If you want to see my journey in creating Elissa a female, then start following this link, read through >all< pages (it improves a lot to the end… it is actually a journey which started from scratch with zero knowledge about blender and 3D):
It continues on another forum, go through all pages :

ah. I see thank u alot!