I saw a video on you tube which detailed how to make parrot wings out of card and paper and it really inspired me to have a go at wings made from individual feathers. So I cut a basic card armature the cut lots of individual feathers and stuck them on, above and below, bending some before I glued them.
When I build this sort of thing I often cannot really tell just how fun or awful the final outcome will be. Not until I have painted the model will the terrible truth be evident! So this weekend is when I will know.