Thanks for the reply and the link, Alf. I was already studying the different ways of applying rivets. When it’s time I will start practicing. It‘s for me in the same order as making the railing and ornaments fore The Lee and treenailing in the right scale on my BN.Rivets: There are folks who make and sell rivets on decal film for the armor/military, railroad, and aeronautical modeling hobbies. The products essentially are 3D-printed pips on clear decal film and they come in a myriad of rivet patterns appropriate to the intended prototype and scale. Hundreds of rivet patterns to choose from. There are companies that do this in Europe as well as the US altho the most prolific of the US companies, Archer, just closed down his business and retired about six months ago. If this kind of product might be foreign to you, here is an instruction booklet from Archer that explains it. <<http://archertransfers.com/ASSETS/ArcherRivetManual.pdf>>
Meanwhile, you may already have decided how you'll rivet up a hull. Based on your finished BN, we know you'll make it right.