Man Ray Metronome. The great surrealist Artist, Man Ray, created a sculpture entitled 'Object to be Destroyed' in 1923 as a readymade. These are the instructions he included with this sculpture:
Cut out the eye from a photograph of one who has been loved but is seen no more. Attach the eye to the pendulum of a metronome and regulate the weight to suit the tempo desired. Keep going to the limit of endurance. With a hammer well-aimed, try to destroy the whole at a single blow.
This model uses mental ray for the rendering. Texture resolution - 320 x 240 avi for the eyeball. Other textures are procedural mental ray shaders. No 3rd party plugins hurt during the creation of this object.
Feel free to model a hammer and then animate the smashing of this model.