Another excellent update. Your attention to detail just gets more and more refined with each build.
Since my move to 1/32 scale, I'm faced having to replace rivets and panel lines that I usually just let slide in 1/48 scale. I'm going about this little by little. I will be ordering those notched straight edges. I found for repairing rivets a sharpened finishing nail works better for me then a sewing needle that just makes deeper, narrower holes. What I really should get is that awl set you have. I also need to get a few sheets of Archer rivets.
Most sewing needles are admittedly too narrow and sharp, but if you go to a sewing store (my wife is a big time quilter), you can find almost any type of needle you want. I use a fat needle with a shallow taper, which creates the initial perforation and then I can control the width of the rivet detail based upon the depth of the needle penetration. I hope this makes sense.