Character modelling for newbies

I would like to modell a character (in this case a cowboy) and I would like to follow a tutorial. I already can the basics of Blender, so Im not a complete newbie. Is there any tutorial to modell a character with clothes (not so complicate)? Im using blender 2.49b.

David Ward has a very nice series on creating a character, if you watch them all, you get modeling, rigging body, rigging face, texturing, sculpting, and clothes.

But the problem is that he uses blender 2.5. I use Blender 2.49. Im learning with this but I would like to make the jump soon. But for now, I must use the 2.49 version because Im doing a course in the university.