I finally had a chance to shoot the Elder Thing dissection scene today. Here's the final shot:
I'm particularly proud of the loathsome ichor leaking from the slowly thawing eye stalk. I whipped it together from some cornstarch, water, and instant tea. Yes, that's right- it's basically lumpy gravy.
We're on the cutting edge of special effects here at Manse Propnomicon. Heh.
Update: Based on feedback I re-shot a couple of different views focusing on the "gooey" bits of the prop:
Of the three black and white pictures I'm leaning towards the third one directly above, but I'm open to suggestions. Here's what the setup looked like while I was shooting it. Just click through to see the large version in "Gore-o-vision":
Ooey, gooey goodness. Heh.