Here is another free modeller by the name of Wings.
The model in the image is modelled in Wings and textured and rendered in Vue. The complete process taking less than an hour.
It can be downloaded from : http://www.wings3d.com/
I'm currently giving it a test run.
And so far I have found it to be a really nice modelling applications.
And as I said..it's free.
If you whant to give it a try and are running windows then:
And download and install the file R8B-0 by clicking the yes link under Windows binary in the table. This is something like the Java Virtual machine that you need to run Java but in this case it is installed so that you can run ERLANG programs.
Then goto: http://www.wings3d.com/
At the bottom of the left colum you will find the Headline 'Pre-built Windows Version' klick the link with the text 'Download Wings 3D 0.86.04 for Windows'. Download and install. Now you should be able to run the Wings 3D modeller.
For some documentations goto: http://www.erlang.org/project/wings/...ide/index.html