Unless the kid is Extremely talented, very unlikely he will get one of Tip's kits built. Sounds to me like the kid needs a GPR kit or something like that.
I have built well over a dozen of Tip's parts sets (I don't call them kits) and they are parts sets & there is allot to do to them to get to the end results. Don't get me wrong, I like them & have always had too luck & good results with anything from Tip. And they are great because they are not over-inlet, like I am seeing in allot of parts sets now from other venders. (It really ticks me off to buy a stock & immediately have to start gluing in pieces to fill the over-cuts the stock carver made)
But IMHO, Tips parts sets are Good, but are not toss together sand, stain, done kits, these are "parts sets" to build rifles.
I have built his big Lancaster, York, Dickert, Isaac Haines, Bucks County, Tenn., & Jaeger rifle parts sets.