How to???

Hey guys. I modeled some of my made-up character and I wanted to see how his body looked colored. So I colored it but it colored the whole object, not the legs (which I only wanted colored) Do I have to make a whole new mesh so I can color each part differently?
I’m using Blender 2.49.

Thanks!
Don’t forget your tie! :smiley: jk

Apply different materials to different faces.

UV unwrap then texture paint
go to blendercookie.com for tutorial

Y u no use 2.62

Thanks. I don’t know how to use the newer versions.