FAQ: How u model dem shapes? Hands-on mini-tuts for mechanical sub-d AKA ADD MORE GEO - Page 78 - Polycount Forum
An old character study of mine from 2008. I have started on v3, but I have had little time to make any real progress. The 3d printable figurine can be found on Shapeways if you search for bitgem there. :)
Good reference on how to block out characters. Remember, if your taking more than thirty minutes to block out what you're doing, you're going to be taking too much time.