1. Ammo Box from Harbor Freight.
It's light, compact, and reasonably priced. I think it's $5.99, and you can usually find a 20-25% off 1 item coupon to get it cheaper. I could've gone smaller, like just those W&N travel set kit, that gives you everything you need to paint. but again, I wanted something so that i can paint a little larger, and use my existing brushes.
this box was the perfect size!
2. Bamboo brush holder mod.
This is not new for me. It's actually my second one now. I love these brush holders. It rolls up nice and compact, and gives a great protection for the brushes. I wanted a travel one so I'm not carrying all my brushes, nor am I scattering the ones I leave at home while I'm using it for travel.
But here's what I'm really proud of. I CUT IT! It's shortened to fit the ammo box.I cut about 3 inches at the top. I always forget that you can modify anything you buy. They don't have to be used as is. After cutting with regular scissors, i sanded the edges so it's nice and smooth. you can't even tell that it's shortened.
Now I need a nice compact palette. The one I bought is too big for my ammo box.