Okay, you have a basic understanding of what modeling is and you have a grasp of some of the fundamental concepts like the skeleton and the triangles. Now lets get the Milkshape program and start familiarizing ourselves with it.
Milkshape 3d is the product of a company called chUmbaLum sOft and it is not a free program. You have to pay to register it but it does have a 30 day trial period so you can give it a good try and see if you like it before you decide to register it.
The homepage is here: Milkshape 3d
On this page, in the left hand column you see a link called "Download" go to that page and download the latest version of the software. As of the writing of this tutorial the latest version is: 1.8.4
It is a reasonably small file (5.27 Meg) so unless you are on dial up it should only take you a few seconds.
After you have it downloaded unzip it and run it.
To run it you should have a desktop icon that looks like this:
If you don't have this icon on your desktop you can run the program by using start > all programs > Milkshape3d 1.8.4> milkshape3d 1.8.4
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