The live chat guy recommended this for a beginner: http://www.pvelectronics.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=140 Not as fancy, but a little simpler, and maybe less DIL soldering. I would say if you’re right with one, you’re probably right with the other too. Another thing he did say if you mention you’re a beginner he’ll throw in a practice PCB. That could be very helpful if you solder all of the cheap components first and save the IC’s etc till last (and the nixies being on plug in modules is all good). You could afford to make a mess of the first one early.