The Rhino is... I forgot the percentage, but yes, it is quite a bit more substantial than the first-gen Hornets.
To be honest, the thing I've been wanting to try at some point is kitbashing the VII and the VIIE to better match the nose and canopy sections to the canon fighter, as those areas look a bit awkward in comparison. The canopy is a bit too bulbous in the front from my perspective, and the nosecone exhibits a rather strange bulkiness that is more akin to the original Vipers (1978) than the new Mk VII's from the show. Please don't take any offense to that, it's just my own feelings on the matters of detail.