Fails here too... Strange, try with other attachments and let me know.
It happens with other 3ds files too, they appear as tif's.
Someone plz check out the model also, i am convinced it gotten buged... can't see/show any edges (They are there) If i delete 1 face/edge the whole thing is deleted. There are to many poly's for the little detail it has i think (Can't see the edges so i can't be sure about that one) if i convert to editable poly it goes to 1 polygon.
It's a bit bugged, I got the same thing with grey model. Are you using max? Collapse the whole thing and convert it into patch, then back to mesh or poly, and you'll have a workable model.