Note, FWIW, I recently assembled an FV-1 board (Octagon). This was just one SMD part to do, so I opted to try out low temperature solder paste from adafruit with a hot air rework station. This worked successfully for me. No special tape required to hold it down. I had one unwanted solder bridge which was fixed with some desoldering braid. I find the key is to use a small continuous dab. A little goes a long way.
That shimmer effect is a sweet ambient sound.
Cool! Hot air rework station looks like the way to go! What type of temperature do you need to use? Looks like you can get rework stations reasonably cheaply (~$60) I think I might look into that, thanks yes I have a ThreeVerb and love it! I obviously opted for pre-soldering tho