Moving away from the scaling, I think the lighting on mine could have been a whole lot better, if it was ever going to pass as a viable 'fraud' lol
Lighting is tough. The original picture is very light, so... Probably a bad picture to work with.
Something with a bit better color would likely work better, e.g.
It's tough to work with poor source materials. Though when you see the pros do things, it's like magic.