3DS import problems

I’ve downloaded a couple Star Wars models from www.scifi3d.com and imported one of the Star Destroyers in blender and instead of this:

http://www.scifi3d.com/downloads/Star_Wars/SWImperial/large_isd.jpg

I get this…

I’m running version 2.46 Blender, is this the reason, and I just need to upgrade the script or is there something I can do to fix this. Thanks in advanced.

Yep, that is the current state of 3DS import. I experience failures about half the time. Upgrading probably won’t fix it, but you could try. A better approach is to try and obtain or convert your models to the OBJ or LWO format. Those Blender importers seem work ok.