I'm finished the riveting on the Hasegawa Spit Mk I over Christmas, its my 3rd completely riveted 1/32 build. Before starting the riveting process, I use calipers, various straight edges, and a sharp pencil to draw the lines on the aircraft of where I want the rivets to go (you need a good set of plans for this). Typically I do the fuselage and wing halves separately. After drawing the lines, I use DYMO tape to ensure a straight line for the riveting tool.
Rivet wheel is used for flush rivets, Rosie the Riveter for domed rivets, in the case of the Spitfire Rosie (along with the metal template guide that comes with it) was used on aft (more or less) portion of the fuselage. The template is placed over the line being riveted and taped down at the ends with Tamiya Tape.
When using the rivet wheel, recommend you mark one cog/tooth with a Sharpie and always use that tooth as the starting point. It allows you to go over a section if you feel you didn't use enough pressure the first time.
When laying the DYMO tape down, try to work it so the tape is always on the inside/covering an area that has just been riveted, so the tape does not lift off pencil likes from an unriveted area. Even then you'll likely have to re-draw some lines because of wear/handling.
After the riveting is complete, take a normal pencil eraser and erase the remaining pencil lines. Then step back and admire the miracle of your work.
As careful as you may be when gluing the halves together, you'll likely need to do some touch up riveting.
Oh, and when drawing the lines, join the wing/fuselage halve together to be sure the rivets line up where required.
Its a long long process and it may drive you nuts. I do it in bits and pieces, one section at a time, building ... dare I say it... tanks.... in between.
Over Xmas my son, who was home from University, walked by me while I was finishing the wings. He thought I was totally nuts.
He may have a point. Oh well it seems to make me happy..... I think....
Cheers and have fun!