can someone point me in the direction of some good modeling tutes for someone totally new to Blender? Thanks.
Have you tried looking around a little? This is a very commonly asked question.
Also, when in doubt, Google it.
try to make gus, guess is the standard intro (but dont skip the 'understanding the interface intro)
Noob to pro - some very solid stuff here
Thanks to all who took the time out to respond. I am following up right now. Take care and happy Blendering!