This is my first time make a model too. most of the time i give up.
looks good. are you making a game?
no. but i plan to make an A.R. App for my phone
ok been trying to add the textures on the uv map but when it pops up on render the colors are washed out.
might be any number of problems. I would try asking in the materials and textures sub-forum, and post a screen shot of the issue.