Whats the best way to make feathers in blender? i have read/watched a few tutorials but they seem to be outdated and i cant create feathers with the blender 2.49

use feather background image
go to front view (NUM3)
loop cut the plane a couple of times (CTRL+RKEY , horizontally)
fit the vertices to the shape of the feather (only in horizontall axis)
select all vertices , UKEY -> project from view
and map the image to you mesh

i made that before ,it really low poly but i got nice result