The major conversion that I'll apply to this faction is that they'll all be wearing haori jackets. I used this banner man (pictured) as a test to see first if I could actually sculpt a haori (that green-stuff, vest-looking thing you see him wearing.) The only thing missing is a tie/knot holding the front of the haori on; I think I'll just leave them off.
The haori will be slow to sculpt, but they'll also speed up painting a little bit since they're covering up a lot of the lacing on the lower armor pieces.
The banner man's "banner" here is actually a wooden sign (sculpted from green stuff, with styrene and brass rod.) I will write some Japanese characters talking gloom and doom on the sign (I'll use Google translate; I don't need it to be authentic, I just want it to be close enough to look good. The characters will probably be too small to read anyway.)
The uniforms will be dark and will reflect Lord Kaage's colors (pictured below. I also plan on converting and painting up an armored version of Kaage.)
|Lord Kaage. I will also do an armored version (of the character, not this figure.)|