Luce, this comparison picture is really interesting, and in my opinion it also shows that your team has done quite a good job with the 3D model !
I have two remarks:
- I hope the canopy of this F-104 will look as good as the one from the Harrier (I think the glass material with reflections is extremely realistic on that one)
- don't you think the textures in the engine intakes should be darker ? It's almost black in the real picture (because of shadows/lack of light) and it's very clear on the 3D model.