I tend to shy away from vehicles.... so yeah 1/35 figures are my interest. I make little dioramas... Im not that good but I find it really relaxing just sitting *sniffing glue* ... I mean trimming the sprue, sanding a seam or trying not to shake while painting in eyebrows... LOL
I have a Badger Anthem 155 and I haven't had any problems with it at all. I have had it for 10 years.
My modeling time is limited so there aren't many miles on it.
Keeping them properly cleaned is a must for any air brush.
I had the same compressor but without the tank, it lasted almost 20 yrs, no matter what brand yours should have a tank and a regulator. Stay away from those no name compressors + airbursh combos. The tank is a must so the compressor doesnt gets way to hot and it extends its op life. There are many routes to a compressor its a personal taste almost.