So can anyone recommend any alternatives? I'm looking at making models like
Nothing hugely complicated, and I don't need incredible precision, e.g. a 3D CAD system, just something that looks good as a 2D image. Preferably free or not too expensive!
Later - just tried the current (and apparently last) version of the TrueSpace download, it turns out to be crippled and lacking most of the modelling features I need. Wonderful... And the icing on the cake is that earlier versions aren't on line anywhere, and in any case the unlocking codes are no longer around.
Later still - managed to find the same version of TrueSpace I've been using (which turns out to be 3.2) on line, and installed it using the code from my old PC. Seems to be working much better than it did on the old PC, probably because it isn't continually running out of swap space etc. I think for now I'll regard this one as solved.