the goal of this thread is to be a gathering place of links for different tutorials, material and model repositories, and helpful tips for beginners or someone looking to learn something new. this has been done already and is to hold me off until my website is finished. enjoy and learn.
first links http://www.blender-materials.org/
model repositories http://e2-productions.com/repository/index.php
http://www.blender.org/education-help/tutorials/ (another duh)
(i like this one)
again enjoy and post