what format is the mesh? If it isn't in a standard format, you may need someone with another modeling program to get it remade.
I could do that with 3D Studio Max if you want...
Hey SivCorp, thanks for the offer! and to answer your question It has multiple formats included: 3DS, MAX, and OBJ.
Here's the link: http://www.filefront.com/17049679/SSV_Normandy_SR2_v1.0.rar
and by the way, the model is a bit of a heavyweight... (understatement) if you could take out any unneeded details thatd be much appreciated. I also have much less detailed model, but i have to download a separate program to convert it, plus it would definitely need a re-texture. if this model proves to be too much i'll go ahead and attempt to convert the other one.
Thanks to both of you for your help, hopefully i'll be able to catch on to this modeling stuff and start doing things myself