Thanks for finding and sharing those, Ravs! I made a nifty little bearing compass thingy following one of the tuts:
lot of neat tuts in there - gotta browse through a handfull of those I think :)
Looks like good stuff! I'll have to poke around with those and see if I can translate any of them to Gimp.
Thank you for these wonderful tutorial links. I am really going to enjoy working through them!