Like the other guys have said, I really hope this won't turn you off from the hobby Callum. It won't always be like that and we've all been there in varying degrees.
Put it down to a learning experience and don't be afraid to lean on the members here for help. There are some very knowledgeable collectors on the forum who are always willing to lend their advice.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....