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Riveting has started in the first picture and it is done in the second picture.  Riveting is very satisfying but it goes very quickly in comparison to all the prep steps.

Take a look at the plastic container in pictures one and two that holds the rivets. There are 7500 CCP-42 - the most common used on the plane.  That container has since been emptied and I even had to buy 500 more.  I'm still not sure I have enough and may need another hundred or so.

In the last two pictures you see one happy airplane builder.  I had a part to show off.