Hi guys, I'm still new at this and am practicing soldering. I'm just soldering with small capacitors and resistors now. Just practicing really. When i solder i touch the tip to the wire and hold the rosin core at a 45 degrees angle on the other side of the wire. I make sure that the core does not come into contact with the heated solder tip. But when the rosin melts it inevitable sticks to the heated tip and not the wire lead to which intend. Furthermore if it doesn't stick then it leaves a big bulbous joint. This must be a cold solder joint from the pictures i viewed. Maybe i'm just venting here, but anyone have any personal tips on hwat they do or what i might be doing wrong? Thanks a bunch.