A mod was added (Lumy Skin Patch), which brings back your super nice Minecraft skins (and if you play with other people, theirs as well!).
Installing a modpack using the Technic Launcher is easy. If you don't already have the launcher downloaded, visit our download page to get the latest version.
Type in the modpack name (Tekkit) or paste the following url into the search box.
Finally, click Install at the bottom right of the launcher after you select Tekkit from the list on the left. The launcher will handle everything else!