This tutorial from 3d-palace will show you how to create an entire spaceship using 3ds Max and no additional tools.

The tutorial shows how to make an Arvus Lighter, a small cargo shuttle commonly used to transfer supplies and small personnel units ship-to-ship or from fleet positions to planetary installations. While unarmed, the Arvus is capable of standing in as an assault boat, able to transport small infantry squads or boarding parties.
The tutorial is aimed at increasing your proficiency in building hard surface models and in becoming more aware of techniques important to vehicles and especially science fiction pieces in 3D development. The use of the Arvus is only as an example and we encourage you to try developing your own designs once you are comfortable with the techniques.