Hello Welshtrooper, I'm sure this 'wooden' kit will try your patience for sure, as do a lot of kits!, and without doubt you'll come accross a few 'ill fitting' parts, you can get these with 'plastic' kits as well, you've just got to 'adapt' to the different materials..... and fix it!!
The hull is'nt quite the 'nightmare' you may think it is, study and understand the instructions, but if you're like me, I 'deviated' a lot from them and did it my way. Look through the forum and all other relevent material on other sites, there's a lot of help out there that will benefit you as a 'new starter'
So good luck, be patient with it and you'll end up with a great model, always be thinking ahead.
So, I wish you happy building 'Welshtrooper', and please remember, members of this Forum will only be to glad to assist you if need be.....Dave