I’m wondering whether you’re supposed to model in orthographic views or the other type that I can’t remember the name. (You enter the other view type by pressing 5 on the pad) In what view does the render come out?
You can set the view either to Ortographic or Perspective. You can model in both of them, depending on what you prefer. Unless specified in the Camera settings, renders are alwais in Perspective mode.
There’s also a setting called “auto perspective” which switches between ortho for front, side, and top, and perspective for any other view.