Yeah, those models are optimized for Poser so to really make 'em sing in DS you need to do a bit of materials tweaking. Nothing too daunting, though. Things like applying all the illumination maps by hand and such.
Okay, I'll give it a shot. A question though, if I may; did you have trouble with the material settings? The ship looks strangely bright and plastic in my draft renders, despite my efforts to alter settings and lighting conditions.
Well it loads with Ambients set to white and cranked to 100%.... but it DOESN'T load the luminance maps that are supposed to be regulating them. Did you notice this... and have you loaded the lum maps? That's the only real funky thing I encountered and it's true for all Shawnaloroc's models that I've bought.