I use rustoleum paints a lot on signs. Laquer works better to thin, but takes a while, usually at least overnight. If I need one done fast, cut it with acetone. Makes it fast, usually dries to touch in and hour or so.
Also, Tractor Supply now carries the Majik line of tractor and implement paints. sell paint, reducer, and hardener. you could get an allis chalmers orange that would be close to the color of the general, it lays down quick and easy, is pretty durable, and with the hardener, helps add gloss. They even sell a rattle can of touch up. Painted lots of stuff around the shop and farm with it, mostly low gloss black. Been pleased so far.