Couple of very small bits from me,
They are starting work on the 'SM assault lander' from tomorrow - from the mock up onwards. I can reaffirm it is in addition to the GW lander.
The grot tanks are all interchangable, turrets, tracks etc and they had designed a ton of ork stuff (vehicles) that they couldn't fit into IA8 which *may* be released in the near future. Apparently some stuff (like the grot tanks) was only finished last week and will therefore not have artwork (but will have rules) in IA8
Will Hayes mentioned that he had conversed with Jes regarding the Phantom to get his input as it was Jes that designed the original epic model. It will be much more dynamic in stance upon final release with poseable joints designed to give a 'fluid' motion.