Ok, like in the modelling site, I will put links up for information and how-to's on doing the skin side of a model. This will include everything from UVW mapping to creating Shaders.
Per128 tutorial: Preparing to skin
Check out the tutorials at Skindom
A tutorial from HyPer: Game Art: Something for everyone
Modeling & Skinning Tools, Tutorials, & Resources
Skinning color tones
For those of you with Paint Shop Pro-
Another great tutorial-
Red Armour Texture Tutorial
Shaders - What are shaders
Hell! Check out all of his tutorials.
More to come.
1/2 assed tutorial on skinning-
OmNi Clan Forums, Azmo's Skinning FAQ
j3-p0's Skin Recoloring for Complete Idiots