Photos: An Iron Maiden, Dance of Death Inspired YT Jeffsy

Jul 10, 2020
by E9G  
Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com

The album artwork that inspired the frame
Not all custom paint jobs are for pros; Aberdeenshire local Struan Cruickshank had set his sights on having a custom paint job for his new Jeffsy build. He had a few different ideas on what he could do and after some discussion we narrowed it down to an Iron Maiden tribute, and settled on a motif from the Dance of Death album cover laid out over the entirety of the frame.

With the pandemic happening, media blasting the frame wasn't an option so many hours of toil with the not-as-good-as-it-used-to-be branded paint stripper were involved, followed by primer, and base coat before any artwork is applied. Probably half the hours involved were in removing the factory paint.

Lots of masking is part of every custom paint job, and all the lines on a geometric design like this need to be measured out and matched on either side to the millimetre. It's not unusual to spend 5 or 6 hours masking for about ten minutes of spraying paint.

Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com

Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com
Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com

Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com

Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com
Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com

Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com
Custom painted Iron Maiden inspired YT Jeffsy - paint by www.element9graphics.com

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69 Comments

  • 75 7
 He really is The Trooper for doing all of that. Did he finish it a 2 minutes to midnight? He must have had practice to do such a good job, they certainly weren't Wasted Years.
  • 31 3
 Now all that's left for him to do is ride to the hills.
  • 7 0
 @hubertje-ryu: or become a powerslave and begin another
  • 10 0
 @hubertje-ryu: And go see Charlotte at 22 Acacia Avenue when all's done...
  • 7 0
 Definitely the Longest Day to pull off such an Ace job.
  • 10 0
 the evil painting that man did will live on and on. ...
  • 11 0
 With all those colors he should not have a fear of the dark
  • 5 0
 Well, there's a thin line between love and hate. Unfortunately I'm still undecided which side I'm on.
  • 12 0
 But where's all Di'Anno-dized parts?
  • 5 0
 He for sure nailed it when combining the Red and the Black
  • 4 0
 Unless He was Caught Somewhere In Time.
  • 4 0
 @likeittacky: I wonder if all that painting gave this wicker man a bad wrist.....
  • 1 0
 Love the two minutes to midnight reference, great song and funny show!????
  • 1 0
 Wouldn't expect anything more from a Clansman.
  • 2 0
 @Shafferd912: That was an Eddieotic!
  • 1 0
 ride at night!! dont have Fear of The Dark!
  • 2 0
 If only he had a Mac Ride to bring his daughter... to the slaughter.
  • 36 2
 Before i say anything else, i love it. Shame it's the worst maiden album cover in existence, thankfully the best part of it was used as the influence... Most of the maiden album covers are Killers.
  • 4 0
 agree 100%

but it's Maiden so no matter what it is still cool Cool
  • 3 0
 should have done a brave new world themed bike in my opinion, there's so much potential with the blue/purple clouds, eddy's face and lightning .. But dance of death is clearly one of my favorite Maiden song so even though I don't like this paintjob, props for keeping the iron alive. UP THE IRONS
  • 1 0
 a cool Maiden video game that covers all the eddie's

speedoflight.ironmaiden.com
  • 1 0
 @maxgod: personally I'd have gone for Killers or 7th son but to do either of them justice on a bike would be pretty tough and probably cost about 50% of the bike's value again!
  • 3 0
 @Erskine-Atom: Killers is my favorite ..
could have just did this Smile all eddie's
i1.wp.com/ghostcultmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/maiden_mfit.jpg?ssl=1

the detail in somewhere in time is really insane when you start looking closely at everything going on in the background..
cannabinoid.media/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/iron_maiden_sit_cover.jpg
  • 36 8
 That bike is ugly as Af
  • 18 2
 Just like the album cover...
  • 1 0
 Beatle Juice's bike!
  • 15 0
 Maiden Taiwan lol
  • 8 0
 I've been trying to get my guy to put the Nevermind album cover on my bike but he says he doesn't feel comfortable painting it.
  • 4 4
 @lou-talks-mtb: nirvana? How basic...:P
  • 3 1
 @Narro2: basic is a weird description
  • 6 0
 A Megadeth inspired paint job with perhaps Countdown To Extinction so you could name the bike High Speed Dirt would be neat. A Slayer bike would be even better but half of the Rocky Mountain owners already have that covered.
  • 3 0
 When putting your tire on becomes a Holy War......
  • 1 0
 Alloy RM Maiden?
  • 2 0
 You'll be Sweating Bullets the first time you send it and hanging on By The Skin of your Teeth!
  • 8 0
 Why pick the worst Iron Maiden album with the worst cover art though?
  • 1 0
 Are we just pretending Blaze Bayley never existed at this point?
  • 2 0
 @boozed: Doesn't everyone?!
  • 7 3
 More metal in biking is a really good thing, but not really what I would want from custom paint job!
May be back in black is more my taste?
  • 12 24
flag BenPea (Jul 11, 2020 at 5:31) (Below Threshold)
 If you mean aluminium, steel and titanium yes. The musical genre is already way over represented and frankly it makes mountain biking a lot less sexy. Change my mind.
  • 5 3
 @TW80: Honestly not helping your self....
  • 5 1
 @aljoburr you say more metal in biking and than name a rock album lol go home poser!!.
  • 4 0
 The Altars of Madness album cover from Morbid Angel would work nicely. Cranking these tunes sure makes you ride quicker too Smile .
  • 7 1
 Love everything Maiden! Scream for me YT!
  • 12 1
 Scream for me long reach!
  • 4 0
 That album cover looks like a TV screen at a bowling alley whenever you make a strike.
  • 3 0
 The best maiden album cover is the orange sleeve of the soundhouse tapes. Which I have a very carefully preserved version of, right here. If you know, then you know.
  • 4 1
 Megadeth - Rust in Piece would be a killer inspiration for a custom paint job.
  • 4 0
 ...for a steel frame.
  • 3 0
 How about a Metallica black album paint job? Oh wait, I pretty much have that.
  • 1 0
 I bought one of those as well.
  • 4 0
 Cool but not a Maiden themed bike without Eddie
  • 6 3
 That is truly ace's high.
  • 2 0
 Thanks for posting this guys! \m/
  • 2 0
 It deserved posting ! A job well done.
  • 2 0
 My 16 year old would kill for this my adult self would kill for this
  • 1 0
 I would have one of those shocks if it has a climb switch
  • 3 1
 \m/ -_- \m/
  • 1 0
 Metallica. The black album
  • 2 0
 sanctuary!
  • 1 0
 No dork disc on the cassette? Hard pass
  • 2 0
 Ride On!!
  • 1 0
 I'm more disturbed by the amount of spacers under that stem.
  • 1 0
 Rob halford rides a banana seat
  • 1 0
 i like the spacers
  • 1 0
 (*)
  • 2 4
 A Judas Priest Rob Halford bike would trump this Bruce Dickenson monstrosity. The YT is dope though.
  • 3 6
 I plasti-dipped some Mustang wheels once.
Should I send a photo to a car website so they can make a story about it?

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